The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Board of Education have carefully monitored the developments of the pandemic. In the interest of protecting the health and safety of our children, families, staff and community, the Kikendaasogamig Elementary School will remain closed until the end of June.
The Board recognizes that education instruction and learning has taken an unusual turn in light of the current circumstances. We also know, however, that our students, families and staff have risen to the challenges and shown determination and commitment to their educational achievements.
We will continue to work toward the evolution of education through 2020. Creative ways to acknowledge graduation milestones for students of grade 8 and grade 12 are currently being explored. A Summer Learning Initiative is also being considered to not only combat summer learning loss, but to maintain connections with other students and teachers, support students with special learning needs and to further prepare students for fall 2020.
The standard school year format is currently being researched and examined to not only accommodate the potential continuation of online learning, but also to be more balanced and inclusive of land-based learning and the unique culture of our community and our nation.
For social or emotional supports, please contact one of the following health or mental health resources:
- School Mental Health Ontario
- Grey Bruce Health Unit: (519) 376-9420
- Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey/Bruce: 1 (877) 470-5200
- Kids Help Phone: 1 (800) 668-6868, Or text CONNECT to 686868
- Nawash Health Centre: (519) 534-0373
HCC Nurse: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHN Nurse: email@example.com
- Nawash Wellness Centre: (519) 534-3764