Need to Know: A New School will be built in Regina!

There will be a new $21 million Francophone school built in Regina; part of an agreement with the Saskatchewan government to build three by 2025.

The new pre-k to Grade 6 school will be located in Regina’s north and will provide space for 350 students to attend.

The new school is expected to be completed by 2023.

 

An employee from the Co-op Refinery Complex has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Refinery has advised anyone who has been in close contact with this individual to self-monitor and follow further instructions from the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

The individual tested positive on Aug. 30, and last worked at the Refinery on Aug. 25.

 

Bus services for both Regina school divisions will be up and going with pandemic measures in place starting on Tuesday.

The divisions did ask parents to consider driving their children to and from school if possible to allow for physical distance. If you are able to drive the kids you’re asked to confirm whether they can provide their own transport before the school year begins.

Regina Public Schools has mandated that all staff and students using bus transportation wear non-medical masks. For Catholic school students, only students in Grades 4 through 8 are required to mask. Seating wise students in Grade 3 and under can still be seated three to a seat. Those in grades 4 and over can be seated two to a seat. Students will have seating plans keeping same households or same daycares together.

The driver is going to have to sanitize their whole bus spraying down the seats before driving to collect new passengers.

Once the school buses are parked for the evening, a mass sanitization of the fleet will take place to prepare for a new day.