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Parents, teachers concerned over new school 14-day self-isolation policy in Saskatoon

Parents, teachers concerned over new school 14-day self-isolation policy in Saskatoon

A new policy could further disrupt an already difficult school year in Saskatoon’s major school divisions amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) said students and staff in a class with a potential case of COVID-19 must now self-isolate for 14 days. For Saskatoon mom Annette …

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Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation says members should avoid extracurricular activity

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation says members should avoid extracurricular activity

The union for Saskatchewan teachers is advising its members not to volunteer for extracurricular activities such as sports. Patrick Maze, president of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF), said those activities undermine efforts to keep students safe. Read more: Saskatchewan summer camps say they need help before next year Those …

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Some teachers inquiring about right to refuse work: Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation

Some teachers inquiring about right to refuse work: Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) President Patrick Maze says many teachers in Saskatchewan are voicing concerns for their safety as the coming school year approaches, and that some have begun to inquire about how to legally refuse to work. “Part of the concern is that there seems to be two standards …

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Saskatchewan school divisions mandate masks, but parents say more needs to be done

Saskatchewan school divisions mandate masks, but parents say more needs to be done

In just a few weeks, Saskatchewan students will be heading back to class, but some are still concerned that the COVID-19 safety measures in place aren’t enough. “I’m feeling nervous,” said Esmee Wasylynka, an upcoming Grade 12 student at Dr. Martin Leboldus High School in Regina. “There is the school …

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Group testing key to early coronavirus detection in Saskatchewan schools, biochemist says

Group testing key to early coronavirus detection in Saskatchewan schools, biochemist says

Group coronavirus testing in Saskatchewan schools could help to rapidly identify new cases in students, a Saskatoon biochemist says. Kyle Anderson, an assistant biochemistry professor at the University of Saskatchewan, is calling on the province to conduct pool testing on a regular basis once students go back to class. Pool …

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Saskatchewan teachers lack confidence in province’s plan to head back to school

Saskatchewan teachers lack confidence in province’s plan to head back to school

Teachers in Saskatchewan say they question whether or not proper safety protocols are in place for children and staff returning to the classroom in the fall, according to a recent survey. Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation addressed the national survey done by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation on Monday. Read more: Saskatchewan school …

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