FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 released a letter to parents on Friday outlining details of their phased startup, as announced by the Province on Tuesday.

The letter states that regular instruction for all students will resume Monday, January 10th. Schools will be open next week for staff to work on contingency, safety, and continuity of learning plans.

The letter also says that essential workers are able to send their kids to school with priority given to the children of healthcare workers.

The District says that all school and District communicable disease plans will be updated with enhanced measures that include the following:

“The objective of this phased-in plan is to ensure we are able to keep schools as much as possible from January 10th on. The stronger our safety plans in schools, the less likely we will face school closures due to staff shortages and outbreaks,” The District said in the letter.

The District says that they need parents to assist by ensuring their children complete a daily health check and wear a mask while attending school.

To read the full letter, click here.