ALERT: As a precaution due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19), our school will be closed until May 1, 2020 (inclusively)
UPDATED Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 p.m.
The Government of Quebec officially announced today that the school closure will be extended to Friday, May 1st (inclusively) in Quebec.
This extended closure applies to all educational institutions - pre-kindergarten, elementary, high school, adult education, and training centres, colleges, and universities within the province.
Friday, March 20, 2020 4:35 p.m.
There has been some mention in the Quebec media today of the possibility of an extension of school closures. At this time, there is no official directive from the Government of Quebec, therefore is no extension to the school closures. They are to reopen on March 30th.
The Cree Nation of Mistissini is situated at the south-east end of Mistassini Lake - the largest freshwater lake in Quebec. In 2016, the population of Mistissini was almost 3,000
Voyageur Memorial School is located in the middle of the village of Mistissini and is comprised of three buildings (a high school, an elementary school and the Pre-Kindergarten building). There are also two sabtuans next to the high school for Cree culture classes.
Built in 1983, the original building of École Voyageur Memorial now houses the elementary school where Cree, English and French are offered in Pre-K and Kindergarten. When entering Grade 1, children are put in English or French sector, while maintaining Cree Language and Culture classes until Grade 6.
The Elementary School has a gymnasium, a library, a computer room, a science lab, a resource room, two teachers’ room and a large well-equipped Special Education facility as well as a Safe Haven Room.
Voyageur Memorial High School first opened its doors on September 2, 1988.