BY CHRISTINE BRODERICK
Schools are officially closed, for an indefinite amount of time, due to concerns of COVID- 19. On Monday, March 16th, the Saskatchewan government announced that families would have until that Thursday to plan for childcare, and then schools would be closed. High school kids have been told they will end the year with their current mark and grade 12 students have been assured they will graduate.
Parents and teachers both continue to be unsure of what education will look like for the remaining months of the school year. As of Thursday the 19th, Chinook School Division has called an educational pause for one week. Teachers are waiting for instruction as to how to proceed, but in the meantime, families are coming up with some unique ways to pass the time at home.
Both Chinook School Division and Leader Composite admin have stressed the fact that there is no need to jump into homeschooling and setting up a schedule, yet. They suggest relaxing and helping calm any fears that children have as we practice social distancing. Each family will continue to find activities that work for them as our community navigates through this uncharted territory.