PHOTO: Students waiting outside of Martensville High School on the first day of classes in September 2020.
In a media release sent on Tuesday, November 10th, Prairie Spirit School Division explained that a case of COVID-19 had been reported in an individual within Colonsay School, as well as a number of individuals at Martensville High School (MHS).
It was noted that the school communities had been informed; however to protect privacy, no details would be shared with the public.
Later that same day, a letter was sent to families with students attending MHS that explained that following a consultation with the Medical Health Officer and the Ministry of Education, a decision had been made to move MHS to Level 4 in the Saskatchewan Safe Schools Plan.
Due to this, effective immediately, all in-person classes at MHS will be moving online until November 23. As of November 23, the school will then move to Level 3, which will continue until the Christmas break.
All plans will depend on further direction and information from the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
“We all have a shared responsibility to decrease the risk of COVID-19 entering schools. Our school plans contain many important measures, processes and protocols which add layers of protection for students and staff,” the release stated.
Students and families within the Prairie Spirit School Division are reminded to be diligent in performing the daily health screening, staying home if ill, calling HealthLine 811 if exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, practicing proper hygiene, maintaining physical distancing as much as possible, wearing a mask when appropriate and doing everything possible to keep one another safe.