After discussions with Interior Health, it has been decided to move to remote learning at Sorrento Elementary for the remainder of this week, says School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger.
As you are likely aware, COVID-19 activity has increased throughout the Interior region in the past few weeks. Recently, there have been some cases of COVID-19 among the school community, and as such there are a number of school community members that require self-isolation for 10 days.
In order to support the Sorrento Elementary School staff and students who are currently self-isolating, School District No. 83 has decided to close the school for one week due to staffing constraints. In-person classes will resume on Monday, October 18th.
Tuesday will be a preparation day for staff, and then remote learning will start on Wednesday, October 13. Classroom teachers will be providing resources to parents via email, and will also be connecting with students and families personally.
Please note, that this is a functional school closure and has not been declared a COVID-19 school outbreak.