School operations in the 2021‒22 school year: COVID-19

Each school has developed their own operational plan for the 2021‒22 school year. Public health officials and school superintendents approve these operational plans.

The plans are available:

  • from your child’s school; and
  • on school websites.

Find your child’s school website by:

  • following the link for their school; and
  • clicking on the link to the school's website.

School administrators develop school operational plans based on:

Daily update: current learning delivery in Yukon schools

We update this information every weekday. The table shows whether a school's program delivery is in person or remote based on: 

  • operational capacity, and 
  • public health direction.

During remote learning, while most students are learning from home, some students may be able to attend in-person. This may include, but is not limited to: 

  • essential service workers' children; 
  • students with diverse learning needs; and
  • students in a Shared Resource Program. 

Contact the school administration for details.

School

Program delivery

End date (2022)

Centre scolaire secondaire communautaire Paul-Émile Mercier (CSSC Mercier)

In-person learning

 

Chief Zzeh Gittlit School

In-person learning

 

Christ the King Elementary School

In-person learning

 

Del Van Gorder School

In-person learning

 

École Émilie-Tremblay

In-person learning

 

École Whitehorse Elementary School

In-person learning

 

Elijah Smith Elementary School

In-person learning

 

Eliza Van Bibber School

In-person learning

 

F.H. Collins Secondary School

In-person learning

 

Gadzoosdaa Student Residence

In-person learning

 

Ghùch Tlâ Community School

In-person learning

 

Golden Horn Elementary School

In-person learning

 

Grey Mountain Primary School

In-person learning

 

Hidden Valley Elementary School

In-person learning

 

Holy Family Elementary School

In-person learning

 

Individual Learning Centre

In-person learning

 

J.V. Clark School

In-person learning

 

Jack Hulland Elementary School

In-person learning

 

Johnson Elementary School

In-person learning

 

Khàtìnas.àxh Community School

In-person learning

 

Kluane Lake School

In-person learning

 

Nelnah Bessie John School

In-person learning

 

Porter Creek Secondary School

In-person learning

 

Robert Service School

In-person learning 

 

Ross River School

In-person learning

 

Selkirk Elementary School

In-person learning

 

St. Elias Community School

In-person learning

 

Takhini Elementary School

In-person learning

 

Tantalus School

In-person learning

 

Teen Parent Centre

In-person learning

 

Vanier Catholic Secondary School

In-person learning

 

Watson Lake Secondary School

In-person learning

 

Wood Street Centre

In-person learning

 

Changes to exposure notices for schools

We'll continue to closely monitor student attendance and work with Yukon Communicable Disease Control (YCDC) staff to monitor the public health situation at each school.

With the introduction of rapid antigen tests, as well as the current number of active COVID-19 cases currently in the Yukon, Yukon Communicable Disease Control staff will change how they conduct their case follow up activities.

They'll shift to school-based surveillance and away from managing individual cases and contacts.

In the coming days, Yukon Communicable Disease Control staff will decrease the amount of case and contact management work they do for schools and will no longer issue school exposure notifications.

What happens if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19?

If you or your child have been tested at a Government of Yukon testing facility

Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 are required to:

  • self-isolate at home; and
  • follow Yukon Communicable Disease Control's online guidance.

If you or your child have taken a self-administered test for people who are symptomatic

Are classmates close contacts? Do I need to tell my school about my positive rapid antigen test? 

All Yukon schools have an operational plan for communicable disease that follows the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s K12 school guidelines for 2021–22: COVID-19. Yukon schools apply layers of public health measures to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the classroom. 

Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 are not required to notify the school or other people at school about their positive result. To protect personal privacy, schools cannot use test result information about students or staff members to notify other people.

If you're contacting your school to notify them about your absence, you can let the school know it's due to illness and, if you choose, tell them it's because of a positive COVID-19 test.

What happens if I have a family member at home who tests positive for COVID-19?

If your family member was tested at a Government of Yukon testing facility, Yukon Communicable Disease Control staff will contact them and their family if they've been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The person who's diagnosed with COVID-19 is required to:

  • self-isolate at home; and
  • follow the instructions Yukon Communicable Disease Control staff give them.

Yukon Communicable Disease Control staff will provide any follow-up recommendations, including whether other family members need to self-isolate.

If your family member takes a self-administered rapid antigen test they should follow the directions provided with the testing kit. 

If someone tests positive for COVID-19 at school, will the entire class or school have to stay home and self-isolate?

Because of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant we assume that most staff and students are infected outside of the school setting.

The change to school based surveillance for respiratory illnesses may mean we issue general school notifications about rates of illness in school settings but not specific guidance to stay home and self isolate.

Staff and students should:

  • continue to monitor themselves daily for symptoms of COVID-19;
  • stay home if they're sick; and
  • get tested as needed.

When can students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 return to school?

If people get tested at a Government of Yukon testing facility, Yukon Communicable Disease Control staff and the Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health will provide the direction for when they can safely return to school.

People taking a self-administered rapid antigen test should follow the directions provided with the testing kit. 

If students or staff test positive for COVID-19, will you inform the school community?

If people get tested at a Government of Yukon testing facility, Yukon Communicable Disease Control staff will directly contact them and their family if they've been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Yukon Communicable Disease Control will only inform the school community if they decide it's necessary in order to manage a suspected outbreak.