GUIDED by the advice of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs and following consultations with stakeholders, including the Saint Lucia Teachers’ Union and the National Principal Association, the Department of Education wishes to advise of the following:
• The annual Planning and Preparation week for principals and teachers previously agreed for the period Monday 30th August, 2021 to Friday 3rd September, 2021 has now been extended to continue through to Friday 10th September, 2021 to allow for further development of plans given the proposed teaching and learning modality for the reopening of school.
• Instruction and Learning will commence for all educational and training institutions on Monday 13th September, 2021, utilizing the Distributed Learning Approach. This means that there will be no face-to-face instruction and students are not to report to the physical school plant. The public will be informed of any changes to this approach after further consultations with the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs and relevant stakeholders.
• Early Childhood Centres shall be opened for face-to-face engagement on Monday 6th September, 2021.
• The newly commissioned Early Childhood Centres in Monchy, Gros Islet, Jacmel and Micoud shall open for face-to-face engagement on Monday 4th October, 2021.