Back to school is just around the corner for many here in our province. Students at the Lethbridge School Division are set to dust off their backpacks and head back to their desks. Video Journalist Micah Quinn was at the Lethbridge School Division Education Centre on Monday to outline the health measures that parents can expect for their kids this fall.
According to Dr. Cheryl Gilmore, the Superintendent of the Lethbridge School Division, certain health measures will be implemented, including optional masking.
“What we say is if you feel that if you want to wear a mask, you are absolutely supported and embraced. It’s not a mandatory piece going into the school. Those recommendations have to do with recognizing or trying to monitor if their child or children have covid, and then the recommendations from there is that as long as someone is diagnosed with covid or is symptomatic, that they stay home. Again, those are all recommendations, they’re not specific to schools. Our schools certainly have the close monitoring of cleanliness and encouragement of hand sanitization, and of course constant monitoring of our filtration systems and ongoing maintenance of those. We feel we’re in a great space in terms of being safe and healthy for children and staff to walk in those doors.”
Students at the Lethbridge School Division will head back to the classroom on September 6th.