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.
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.
Masks are not required in outdoor spaces. Distancing and class/group cohorting is recommended.

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

Note to Families Regarding Mask Usage Update November 19, 2020

St. Paul’s School has updated its School Plan regarding mask usage to align with the
protocol noted below.

Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division, in consultation with the Local Medical Health
Officer and Team, and as recommended by the Chief Medical Health Officer, will utilize the
following mask guidelines effective Monday, November 23, 2020:

  • All Grade 4-12 students are required to wear masks while in school and when using
    CTTCS transportation.
  • Students in Prekindergarten to Grade 3 are encouraged to wear masks while in
    school and when using CTTCS transportation.
  • All staff are required to wear masks.
  • Families may choose to provide students with a mask. Disposable masks are
    available at school.

Thank you for continuing to encourage your children to follow all safety guidelines as we
work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Note to Families regarding mask usage update November 19 2020.pdf

God Bless!
Mr. Q. Haider, Principal