Expanded Mask Mandate

November 26, 2020

A letter to families from Board Chair Dwight Guy and Director of Education Barb MacKesey

Dear parents and caregivers:

We would like to thank everyone for your continued efforts in helping to keep students, staff, families, and communities safe and healthy. Thank you for staying home when you are sick, keeping your children home if they are sick, isolating when required, and following the advice of health professionals.
As you may be aware, on Wednesday, November 25th, the provincial government announced additional measures, including an expanded mask mandate for all students, employees, and visitors in all schools.

The updated mask protocols, will be implemented in all Christ the Teacher Catholic schools effective Friday, November 27 and, along with current health measures, remain in effect until December 17, 2020 as directed by the Government of Saskatchewan.

We understand that this may be new for some schools and for our younger students, so it is important to be flexible and patient while they adjust to the new protocol. Schools will continue to work directly with individuals who require accommodations and additional support.

Provincial Mask Mandate effective Friday, November 27, 2020

Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools

Mask Protocol
The Government of Saskatchewan has mandated masks for all students, employees and visitors in all schools. The following guidelines must be practiced consistently in Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools.
Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students
Masks are required at all times on buses and in schools, including class (except while consuming food/beverage or engaging in aquatic activities). Teachers may offer mask breaks in class throughout the day.
Staff
Masks are required at all times in schools, in Christ the Teacher buildings and on buses, unless individuals are working independently in a separate space.
Visitors, Parents, and Caregivers
Masks are required at all times. All visitors will be screened. Only essential, scheduled visitors are encouraged.
Physical Education
Masks are required, except while engaging in aquatic activities. Lower impact activities will be selected to minimize risks.
Performing Arts
The Government of Saskatchewan’s current Performing Arts Guidelines will be followed.
Outdoors
Masks are not required in outdoor spaces. Distancing and class/group cohorting is recommended.

Thank you for your continued support.
God bless you all!

Welcome to St. Michael’s School

St. Michael’s is a dual-track school offering Christian education to students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 in accordance with the curriculum as outlined by the Ministry of Education. Programs are offered in English as well as French immersion.

 

St. Michael’s is the newest Catholic elementary school located in the northeast corner or Yorkton, serving the Heritage Heights area and the Weinmaster Park area.  It opened its doors on August 28, 1998.  The design won international recognition by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International.  Architectural design by Frigstad and Downing of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Contractor – Graham Construction of Regina, Saskatchewan.

 

St. Michael’s School is part of a shared complex that includes 3 gymnasiums, 2 racquetball/squash courts, a walking track, a shared stage, servery and resource centre and a similar-sized public school. Cost of the initial project $12,000,000.00.  Saint Michael’s School – 2586.4 square meters with the addition of another 335 sq. meters in February 2006.  Shared resource centre – 570 square meters.  Walking track – 140 meters.