On the recommendation of Superintendent Mears, the Holmes District School Board voted this morning to amend the 2020-21 school start date to Wednesday, August 19 which represents a one-week delay. Teachers will officially return to work on Monday, August 10. Printable versions of the updated calendar will be posted later this week.
This change in start date will allow additonal time for employee training on new procedures, safety, health, sanitation, and new instructional platforms. This will also allow additional time to ensure all schools have an adequate of supply of cleaning products, and for additional student technology to arrive and be prepared for distribution.
As always, the safety of our students, employees, and families is our top priority, and we remain committed to providing a quality education for every student. We appreciate your understanding and support.