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EMBM in North Battleford moves to remote learning

EMBM students won't be back in school until after Thanksgiving
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Ongoing transmission of COVID-19 at EMBM has caused the school division to move to remote learning.

NORTH BATTLEFORD - Ecole Monseigneur Blaise Morand in North Battleford is moving to remote learning until after Thanksgiving, according to a release issued Sunday evening.

Director of Education for Light of Christ Catholic Schools Cory Rideout announced on the school's Facebook page that “Due to increased positive case numbers and continued in-school transmission of the COVID-19 virus, we will be moving the entire school to remote learning effective immediately.”

The release said teachers will be setting up virtual meeting spaces and reaching out to students to support virtually learning opportunities. Students can access their daily class material via EDSBY.

“We understand that this is sudden, and likely inconvenient,” stated Rideout. “However, without this break, we anticipate continued transmission and rising case numbers at the school. We will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, directly following the Thanksgiving holiday.

The school was listed on the school outbreaks section of the Saskatchewan Dashboard on Sept. 17, with 11 cases out of a school population of 343.

Other local schools listed included Lawrence Elementary, with 1 out of 244, North Battleford Comprehensive High School with 3 out of 1,026, Notre Dame School with 1 out of 213, Holy Family School with 1 out of 254, Bready Elementary with 1 out of 216.