News release

In-person Classes to Resume in Halifax Regional Municipality, Sydney

NOTE: A list of schools that will return to in-person classes on June 3 follows this release.

In-person classes at public and private schools in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Sydney will resume on Thursday, June 3.

This decision is based on advice from public health about the province’s improving epidemiology. All public health measures as outlined in Nova Scotia’s Back to School plan will remain in place.

“Thanks to the continued hard work of all Nova Scotians, our new case count is dropping, and all schools can now safely reopen,” said Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “I want to thank parents, teachers and students for being flexible and for working hard all year to keep schools safe. I’m glad all our students can finish this year in class.”

Schools, regional centres for education and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial will provide more information to families later today.

“Everything is trending in the right direction – cases, testing and vaccine. Given how quickly things are improving, it’s safe for children to be back in the classroom where they belong,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “The in-school experience is vital to a young person’s development and well-being. I’m very happy children will be able to finish out the year with their friends and classmates.”

In-person classes will resume for students outside of Halifax Regional Municipality and Sydney on Wednesday, June 2.

Quick Facts:

  • all school gyms provincewide will remain closed to community use
  • school teams will be allowed to practice inside the school but there will be no games

Additional Resources:

Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/backtoschool

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In-person classes will resume on June 3 for students at:

Halifax Regional Centre for Education:

  • all schools

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education:

  • Sydney Academy
  • Sherwood Park Education Centre
  • Whitney Pier Memorial Middle School
  • Brookland Elementary School
  • Shipyard Elementary
  • Cusack Elementary School
  • Harbourside Elementary School
  • Adult High School
  • Riverview High School
  • Malcolm Munroe Middle School
  • Sydney River Elementary School
  • Riverside School
  • Marion Bridge Elementary
  • Mountainview Elementary
  • Coxheath Elementary
  • Robin Foote Elementary

Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education:

  • Uniacke District School
  • Elmsdale District School
  • Enfield District School
  • Maple Ridge Elementary
  • Riverside Education Centre
  • Hants East Rural High School

Conseil scolaire acadien provincial schools in HRM and Sydney:

  • École des Beaux-Marais
  • École Bois-Joli
  • École du Carrefour
  • École secondaire Mosaïque
  • École secondaire du Sommet
  • École Mer et Monde
  • École Beaubassin
  • École du Grand-Portage
  • Centre scolaire Étoile de l’Acadie