In the winter of 2020, the world experienced an unprecedented pandemic response to the coronavirus COVID-19. The situation evolved rapidly and information was shared as soon as it became available. This page contains your current "need-to-know" information. For a record of all communications, please visit our news archives.
All in-class instruction is suspended for the current school year.
We are offering opportunities for students to learn in an online environment on our Online Learning Platform. Alternate arrangements are available for adult students.
All our offices are operating for essential services only. Employees are asked to work from home until further notice.
A gradual return to work is expected in the coming weeks. Details will be shared publicly and by internal mail. Offices outside Eeyou Istchee will remain closed until it is safe to open.
In most cases, non-teaching staff are working from home. Maintenance of schools and other buildings is completed as needed. Principals and Vice-Principals are continuing in their roles, entering the school building only as needed (for example, to facilitate Emergency Child Care Services).
As a teacher, please work with your principal, CEA or supervisor to determine next steps (for example, pack up your classroom, order materials for next year). Travel or moving arrangements will be considered once travel restrictions are lifted. You may also continue your role supporting students with online or distance learning.
Students who would normally attend school in Eeyou Istchee (elementary or secondary) qualify for online learning on our Online Learning Platform.
Students who hope to graduate or be promoted this year should visit the platform for the requirements. There will be no exams this year.
The deadline for applications to Room & Board Program is extended to Friday, May 29, 2020. Students are encouraged to contact their local Student Administration Technician after the Goose Break. Read more
All in-class instruction is suspended for the 2019-2020 school year. Distance learning options are available for some General Education and Vocational Training courses. Your teachers will be available to help you during normal class hours. Distance learning will be offered until June 10, except for Goose Break from May 4-15. SAES Students FAQ
Students who were registered to study at a post-secondary school in 2020 will be provided the May allowance. This holds whether you have returned to your home community or not. The May allowance was issued on May 1, 2020.