École St. Catherine's Elementary School

ESCS Back to School Plan

Please see below attached letters for Back to School Plan

Important Link:

Hand washing poster:  https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/Hand-Washing-Poster.pdf

Physical Distancing: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/COVID-19-physical-distancing-sign.pdf

Masks: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/masks/

Wednesday August 26, 2020

Dear Families:

I hope you have had a safe and restful summer. After six months apart, I am so excited to welcome students and staff back to our building! The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 

All students are returning to school as outlined in Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan. To learn more about the plan, visit .

I recognize that you may have questions. Rest assured that supporting your child’s return to school is our highest priority. COVID-19 has changed what our school and school day will look like, but it has not changed the quality of education, or the care and support that your child will receive.

There will be many changes to routines in September. Among the changes:

All students who ride a school bus will be required to wear a mask.

All students in Grades 4 to 12 and all staff will be required to wear a mask when they are unable to physically distance.

Schools will received enhanced cleaning.

Increased handwashing and sanitizing as students enter and exit school and throughout the day.

Over the course of the next two weeks, leading up to the first day of school, I will be outlining what students and families can expect. These updates will be sent by email and posted on our website at: .

I will share some photos of our new signage, handwashing stations and our classrooms. They will be shared on our Twitter feed by going on our website. The Twitter feed is on the right column middle of the page.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to check in.

I want to assure you that together, we can make this a great year. We all have a role to play in helping students feel safe and supported when they return to school. I will do my best to communicate information to you so that you have a better idea of the changes for school this year.  We are all in this together.

We are so looking forward to seeing all our students, new and returning!


Rosie Bona

Principal/Directrice of École St. Catherine’s School