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Coronavirus Response

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.

Please refer to Cree Health for current information on virus incidence, travel restrictions, and precautionary measures.

Current situation

Our Schools & Learning Sites

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.

Entry to our school buildings and learning sites is strictly controlled at the current time. Please contact the principal, CEA, or site manager

Our Offices

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.

Our Employees

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.


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


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 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.

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

Telephone: 418-923-2764
Toll Free: 1-866-999-2764

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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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