The Holmes District School Board has announced that schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 14 due to an increase in COVID cases and other seasonal illnesses.
In a statement released on Thursday afternoon, the district said the increased numbers of staff members being ill has impacted the ability to run the district’s schools with a reasonable number of staff to supervise students.
Extracurricular activities may continue as planned, at the discretion of each school. Please check with your individual school to verify any changes in these situations.
The district believes that by providing a wellness day in addition to the federal holiday on Monday, Jan. 17, students, and staff who are ill will have a time for recovery, and for everyone, a time to avoid possible exposure to illness. Schools will be back in session on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.