Eastern Shore District High School

Letter from our Principal - August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020

Dear Eastern Shore District High School families,

I hope you have had a safe and restful summer. We look forward to welcoming our new and returning Schoons!

All students are returning to school as outlined in Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan. To learn more about the plan, please visit www.novascotia.ca/backtoschool.

I recognize that you may have questions. Rest assured that supporting your child’s return to school is our highest priority. COVID-19 has changed what our school and school day will look like, but it has not changed the quality of education, or the care and support that your child will receive.

There will be many changes to routines in September. Among the changes:

  • All students who ride a school bus will be required to wear a mask.
  • All students in Grades 4 to 12 and all staff will be required to wear a mask when they are unable to physically distance.
  • Schools will received enhanced cleaning.
  • Increased handwashing and sanitizing as students enter and exit school and throughout the day.
  • School routines will be organized differently.

Over the course of the next couple of weeks, leading up to the first day of school, I will be outlining what students and families can expect. These updates will be sent by email based on our PowerSchool files.  If you know of someone who has not received communication in this manner, please encourage them to contact the school to update our information.  The updates will also be added to our school website.

Everyone’s safety is everyone’s responsibility. We all have a role to play in helping students feel safe and supported when they return to school. We are all in this together.

Again, we look forward to seeing our new and returning Schoons!


Jennifer Murray

Principal, ESDH