Outlook High School to stay closed through December

The best-case scenario for a return to in-house learning in the classrooms of Outlook High School was originally set to be this past Monday, December 7 after it was revealed that there were positive cases of COVID-19 coming out of the school.

However, word has now come down that the school will remain closed through the month of December and that online learning at home will continue for the time being, with the new target date of returning to school set for Tuesday, January 5 after the Christmas holiday break.

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“The Local Medical Health Officer has ordered the continued suspension of in-person classes at Outlook High School until January 5, 2021.  This will require community compliance with public health guidelines so that the Saskatchewan Health Authority will have confidence that a safe return to in-class learning will occur,” reads a letter from Sun West School Division’s CEO and director of education, Randy Emmerson.

Outlook isn’t the only high school within the school division that has recently moved to at-home learning in recent weeks.  It was reported last week that Rosetown Central High School was moving to Level 4 remote learning after a second positive case of COVID-19 was found in the school’s population.  Classes will hopefully resume in Rosetown on the same target day as Outlook, that being January 5 after the holiday break.

Rosetown's Walter Aseltine School has also moved to at-home learning until after the Christmas break following the discovery of three positive COVID cases that were identified.

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