Saskatchewan teachers are back on the picket line today, Wednesday, February 7, and are withdrawing noon hour supervision services on Thursday, February 8. That means St. Dominic and St. Augustine schools in Humboldt are closed as local teachers join their Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools counterparts in the rotating walkout. All schools are operating normally today in the Horizon School Division.
As for tomorrow, school divisions are preparing for voluntary noon hour services. A message from the Horizon School Division states that students are encouraged to leave their schools and go home during their regular lunch periods. For the dozens of rural schools and bussed students, that may not be possible. The Division stated in a release that principals are making arrangements to look after the needs of those who need to remain in schools during the one-day withdrawal.
“Please note that anyone supervising our students will have an up-to-date Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check (CRC/VSC) on file and will be vetted by our office,” the message further states.”
“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority, and we will communicate any further changes to your children’s regular schedule over email, text message, on our website at horizonsd.ca, and social media.”
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools are also releasing messaging to parents and caregivers around protocols for the Thursday suspension of duties.