COVID-19 Press Releases

Schools Remain Closed until at least May 1, 2020

Public schools across the province will remain closed until at least May 1, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This closure will be reassessed as the situation changes.

We recognize that these are extraordinary times. Government and our public education system have made learning a priority, while still protecting the health and safety of students and teachers.

During this time, students and families will have access to e-learning and at-home options that will be assignment and project focused, so they may continue their education.

We understand this is a challenging time for families. The Learning Plan is not meant to add more stress. If the Learning Plan is causing additional stress, please contact your child’s teacher or principal to discuss.

Students who need additional support will continue to receive it. We are all in this together and we appreciate everyone’s patience and commitment to education.

We have created a website with tips on reading, ideas for planning and appropriate online tools at

Any student who is on-track to graduate will graduate. Any student on track to move to the next grade will pass.

Provincial exams and assessments are cancelled for the remainder of the year.

Minister Churchill's message to families can be view and download at