Information for public school staff

Classes at all Yukon public schools have been suspended until April 15, 2020.

Changes to the workplace until April 15

Returning to work following Spring Break

  • School staff will start work again following their school’s scheduled Spring Break.
  • Returning to work may mean working from home or at the school.
  • School staff must contact their school administration about their work arrangements.
  • Staff who are required to self-isolate after traveling should discuss working from home with their school administration.

Supporting student learning

Until April 15, students will not attend school and are not expected to learn from home. Educators are not expected to deliver lessons to students during this time.

During this time, staff are working to assess potential impacts on school programs. They're also developing plans to ensure students' continued learning for the rest of this school year.

This includes the following.

  • Identifying where students are in their learning to date.
  • Identifying the most essential learning for students that should be completed between April 15 and the end of the school year.
  • Ensuring students who are eligible to graduate Grade 12 this year will graduate.
  • Identifying alternatives for delivering essential learning to students and communicating student learning to families should face-to-face classes continue to be suspended after April 15.

Communicating with families

  • School staff should communicate with parents/guardians by phone or email if needed.
  • To ensure social distancing is maintained, we do not recommend meeting in person.

School trips and extracurricular activities

  • There will be no school trips or extracurricular activities while classes are suspended.
  • Any international school trips, including to Alaska, are cancelled for this school year.

Changes to the workplace after April 15

We're planning for different scenarios, including ways to deliver lessons to students if face-to-face classes remain suspended after April 15. Students may be able to return to classes, or may need to learn at home, online or in other ways. This may look different at each Yukon school.

  • Every student will receive a final report card for 2019–20, as usual.
  • At this time, there are no plans to change the dates for the 2019–20 school year.
  • We'll communicate updates to staff and post to this page as the situation progresses.

Information for staff returning to Yukon from outside the territory

All staff

  • We require all school staff returning from travel within Canada on or after March 23 to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.
  • We require all school staff returning from international travel after March 13 to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

Rural school staff

  • Before returning to their community, we highly encourage all rural school staff who have traveled outside of Yukon to self-isolate in Whitehorse for 14 days. This will help protect remote areas with limited medical resources.
  • Rural school staff can safely self-isolate in Whitehorse at no cost.
  • Staff can arrange a safe self-isolation location by contacting covid19info@gov.yk.ca.
  • School staff should notify their school principal if self-isolating in Whitehorse.

Updates and contact

  • We will share further updates on this page closer to April 15, as plans are developed.
  • Your supervisor will also contact you directly with updates.
  • School staff should contact their principal for school-specific information.