(CMR) Parents and students should prepare to return to school on Tuesday with the exception of Savannah Primary School which will remain closed for the remainder of the week due to damage sustained during TS Eta.
The Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL), the Honourable Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, advises that following the effects of Tropical Storm Eta, all Government Schools will re-open on Tuesday, 10 November 2020, with the exception of the Savannah Primary School which will re-open on a later date of Monday, 16 November 2020.
A post-storm assessment conducted by the Department of Education Services’ (DES) Facilities Unit and Government School Leaders revealed that several schools were impacted, primarily, by leaks and damage to vegetation and fencing. The work required to address the minor damage will not impact teaching and learning.
The Savannah Primary School was significantly impacted by downed electricity and telephone pole lines, damage to several areas of the roof, air conditioning units, fencing and the canteen area. As a result, the Savannah Primary School will remain closed to allow for the necessary repairs to be undertaken and is scheduled to re-open on Monday, 16 November 2020. During the school closure, students and teachers will switch to remote learning. School staff will communicate with students and parents in this regard.
MEYSAL will continue to provide any updates to school re-opening schedules through the official channels for the latest government news and updates.