The Northern Lights School Division is making adjustments to its learning experience for students returning to classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s back-to-school plan released indicates that the school division is not requiring masks or other personal protective equipment, similar to provincial guidelines, but will provide enough sanitization supplies for students.

Students in grades one-to-nine who will not be returning to classes will have the option to view live-streamed/ synchronous in the Teams environment. High school students will participate in either a synchronous or asynchronous learning environment.

Pre-kindergarten classes will be capped at 16 children, while Kindergarten will have a maximum of 20 students.

Theses students may be required to attend full-day classes, while splitting classes may be required if too many students are registered.

Lunches and recesses will be staggered as recommended by the province.

Teaching will be done in a manner to help minimize contact, in that arts, music and drama lessons will be taught remotely.

NLSD is still developing a plan for school sanitization. Schools will have a self-quarantine area for children feeling ill, until the child can be safely picked up.

For transportation, buses will be sanitized and students will have assigned seating. Parents are encouraged to drive their children to school.

A plan for extra-curricular activities is still be developed.