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Halifax area students will return to classrooms Thursday

On Friday, the province announced children in all but HRM and the Sydney-area could go back to school on Wednesday of this week
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Students in the Halifax area, along with Sydney, will finish the academic year in their classrooms.

On Friday, the province announced children in all but the two communities could go back to school on Wednesday of this week.

Today, Premier Iain Rankin said due to the slowing of the virus's spread, those in HRM and the Sydney area can join them.

"Public Health has confirmed that our epidemiology clarified that schools in Sydney and HRM are also safe to open this week," he said.

"Students will go back on Thursday in those areas. The system needs that extra day to get ready to safely reopen."

Rankin said the best place for children to learn is at school with their friends and teachers.

"I want to thank teachers, all support staff and parents for all they are doing to work so hard to get their kids ready, and over the last month, doing that learning inside the home environment," Rankin added.

"I want to thank our students for working hard to stay connected to their education ... but please remember to follow the public health protocols and put safety first."

The province also announced, as of Tuesday, Nova Scotians will be able to travel outside of their communities for non-essential reasons.

The following schools will resume in-person classes on June 3:

Halifax Regional Centre for Education:
-- all schools

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education:
-- Sydney Academy
-- Sherwood Park Education Centre
-- Whitney Pier Memorial Middle School
-- Brookland Elementary School
-- Shipyard Elementary
-- Cusack Elementary School
-- Harbourside Elementary School
-- Adult High School
-- Riverview High School
-- Malcolm Munroe Middle School
-- Sydney River Elementary School
-- Riverside School
-- Marion Bridge Elementary
-- Mountainview Elementary
-- Coxheath Elementary
-- Robin Foote Elementary

Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education:
-- Uniacke District School
-- Elmsdale District School
-- Enfield District School
-- Maple Ridge Elementary
-- Riverside Education Centre
-- Hants East Rural High School

Conseil scolaire acadien provincial schools in HRM and Sydney:
-- École des Beaux-Marais
-- École Bois-Joli
-- École du Carrefour
-- École secondaire Mosaïque
-- École secondaire du Sommet
-- École Mer et Monde
-- École Beaubassin
-- École du Grand-Portage
-- Centre scolaire Étoile de l'Acadie




Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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