Flin Flon School Division Superintendent Tammy Ballantyne has sent a notice to parents and guardians regarding a change in the school day for Ruth Betts Community School and Ecole McIsaac School. It advises them due to the rising number of cases in our community and issues around the mixing of students at recess and lunch times they have a short term response to try and combat COVID-19.
The Division has decided to shorten the school day for elementary schools. In order to do this the lunch hour will be shortened to one hour and dismissal will happen at 3:15. Bell times will be shared with parents via the schools social media pages and websites. The buses will continue to run and pick up and drop off times will be available on their website. The plan will take effect Monday and will run while they are in orange of the Pandemic Response Plan.
Ballantyne adds they have to do what they can to stop the spread so keep in mind this measure is in place for the safety of students and staff.