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COVID-19 Response

This page contains the Cree School Board’s current situation and response to COVID-19. For a record of all CSB communications, please visit our news archives.

If you have questions regarding symptoms, please call Cree Public Health at 1-866-855-2811. Visit their dedicated site for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information in Eeyou Istchee.

August 18

Virtual Information Session

About the 2020-2021 school year

Closing Remarks

Back to school

Local information videos

On your community page

Current situation

Our Schools & Learning Sites

Elementary and high school students will return to the classroom beginning August 27th.

The CSB has developed the three scenarios in consultation with the CBHSSJB’s Public Health. With the risk level low in Eeyou Istchee, we are currently in scenario A. We are prepared to move to scenario B or C should the risk level increase in Eeyou Istchee.

Further details will be communicated soon.

Our Offices

The CSB reviewed our office reopening plan with the Cree health Board public health officer, and it was determined that head office employees could begin reintegrating back into the office beginning July 20, 2020.

The head office employees have been split into three groups during the reintegration period, with altering groups working in the head office two weeks at a time with the remaining time working from home. All offices remain closed to the public.


All teachers returning to Eeyou Istchee for the 2020-21 school year will be self-isolating for two weeks upon re-entry into the territory. Teachers have been provided with information to support their self-isolation and to guide them through the school year. Teachers may direct any additional questions to their principal, CEA or supervisor.



In accordance with Scenario A, all Youth sector students will return to school full-time on August 27.

Schools will have new health & safety procedures in place this year, including physical distancing between class groups and regular hand washing/sanitizing.

The Online Learning Platform will remain online, so students and their families can continue to access digital education resources at home.

For more information on the return to school for Pre-school, Elementary, and Secondary students, please contact your school principal or CEA.


Continuing adult education students (those who attended last school year) will resume classes on September 8, 2020. Continuing students who wish to return to adult education in September must complete an online application between August 3-15.

Community members who did not attend adult education will begin later in the Fall, and can apply starting September 1, 2020. Please join our mailing list if you would like to receive updates on upcoming programs.

For more information, please refer to the Adult Education 2020-2021 FAQ.


Students may study online, either from their place of study or their communities.

A reminder that, should you consider traveling to or from your community at this time, you must contact the PSSS office at .

Wellness Links and Resources

For Teachers

EdCan "Well at Work"
A collection of podcasts, blog posts and magazine articles to help you focus on your own well-being and resilience.

For All

Morneau Shepell
A wide variety of webinars and other training modules for online collaboration, wellness, and leadership in times of crisis.

For Children

pdf My COVID-19 Story  - Video
A social story by the Cree Health Board, to help children understand and make good decisions about COVID-19.

Cree School Board

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Admin Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday : 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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