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Elijah Smith Elementary School
1399 Hamilton Blvd, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6G3
Phone: 867-667-5992 Fax: 867-393-6288
HOME OF THE EAGLES
Welcome to the Elijah Smith Elementary School website.
Our school is named in honour of Elijah Smith who became a member of the Order of Canada on January 14, 1976 for his dedicated services to his people and for his ability to settle grievances peaceably.
View the school news or browse through our Student Projects and Photo Gallery to acquaint yourself with the staff and students of our beautiful and dynamic school.
As announced this morning Wednesday March 18 classes will be suspended until April 15, 2020. More information will follow in the near future!
Deputy Minister’s office (E-1)
PO Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
March 18, 2020
RE: Classes in Yukon suspended until April 15
At the recommendation of Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley, classes
for Yukon students will be suspended as of today until April 15. This includes Kluane Lake
The health and safety of students, school staff, families and communities is our first priority and
we are taking all necessary precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are continuing to
monitor the situation and we will be working together with school principals and school staff to
assess potential impacts to school programs and to plan for measures needed to ensure
continued learning for students.
Every student who is eligible to graduate from Grade 12 this year will graduate. The BC
Ministry of Education has postponed graduation assessments for Grade 10-11 students. The
only graduation assessment needed for Grade 12 students this school year is the Grade 10
numeracy assessment. We will be working with the BC Ministry of Education to ensure
students who have not taken this assessment can meet this graduation requirement.
We know we are changing routines for families and that this adds to concerns. This is why we
are taking the time to get plans in place to support families, students and staff. We know there
will be many questions moving forward. We will continue to provide updates to students,
school staff and families on next steps as this situation progresses.
Right now, there are no cases of COVID-19 in Yukon. It will be a team effort to limit the spread
of COVID-19, to do our part to protect those that are more vulnerable and to mitigate impacts
on students and learning. To quote Dr. Hanley, “this is our time to really be Team Yukon”.
For updates and health information on COVID-19:
In Yukon (including school-related updates): yukon.ca/en/health-and-wellness/health-concerns-diseases-and-conditions/find-information-about-coronavirus-covid
Deputy Minister of Education
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