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Return to School 2020

On July 22, 2020, Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) Minister Zach Churchill, along with Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health announced Nova Scotia's plan for the safe return to school for all students, teachers and staff on September 8, 2020.

Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan was developed with input from public health, advice from experts at the IWK Health Centre, feedback from union partners, teachers and most importantly, families and students.

Click here to read the news release.

Further updates will be provided to families throughout August as the HRCE implements the plan in preparation for opening. Information will be posted on this webpage.

Nova Scotia's Back to School Plan 

All information related to Nova Scotia's back to school plan can be found at www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool .

Documents and Resources

Messages to Families

The HRCE and individual schools will communicating with families throughout August as we implement the plan in preparation for opening. Any HRCE messages to families will be posted below:

  • September 4, 2020 - link (Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year)
  • September 2, 2020 - link (Update on the Back to School plan)
  • August 14, 2020 - link (Update #2 on Back to School plan)
  • July 30, 2020 - link (Update #1on Back to School plan)
  • July 22, 2020 - link (Announcement of Back to School plan)

More Information

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