High school students from Mount Uniacke can continue at Avonview

Dr. Robert Strang said students from Mount Unaicke that attend Avonview High are not impacted by the closure of Unaicke District to in-person learning. (Communications N.S. photo)

MOUNT UNIACKE: While students at Uniacke & District Elementary School will begin to learn from home on April 29, high school students from the community won’t be as lucky.

During the April 28 COVID19 press briefing, Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for N.S., and Premier Iain Rankin announced all HRM public schools and those in the restricted zones, including Mount Uniacke; Enfield; Elmsdale; Lantz; and Milford, and CSAP schools, would close until at least May 7. Online learning would begin April 29.

This impacts CCRCE-run Hants East Rural High; Riverside Education Centre; Maple Ridge Elementary; Enfield District; Uniacke District School; and Elmsdale District School. It does not impact schools that fall under Hants North Rural High.

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However, high school students in Mount Uniacke attend Avonview High in Windsor. So while these students siblings at Unaicke District, will now learn from home their in-person learning remains unimpeded, said Dr. Strang in an answer to a question from The Laker News.

“At this point in time, those students are still able to go to that high school in Windsor,” said Dr. Strang. “We will continue to look at that and see if we need to make any changes there.

“We’re not seeing any virus activity at this point in time of the current outbreak in that area.”