Community Notice – Sioux Valley Education Pandemic Plan (06.07.21)

We would like to take this opportunity to update the community in the following areas of education.
Sioux Valley Education tuned into the recent provincial announcements that pertained to this area specifically. Please be aware Sioux Valley Education works closely with Sioux Valley Health in all areas of safety for students and staff. We are currently in the process of creating our 2021-2022 Sioux Valley Education Pandemic Plans. These will have teacher input, Education Committee input, and forwarded to the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Chief and Council for approvals. 

Sioux Valley Education has created a framework for our “Recovery Learning Plan” for the 2021-2022 school year. Once this has gone through the proper channels, we will be publicizing this near the end of June.
Sioux Valley Education is very hopeful that we can move forward with in-class learning come September 2021. This will be strongly dependent upon the situation of the pandemic come mid to late August. An announcement will come at that point. Sioux Valley Education staff have been over 85% fully vaccinated, with some moving forward on their own to achieve this. We are very grateful for the medical technology advancements that have allowed for vaccination options for students’ ages 12 to 17. Sioux Valley Health has reported a good launch to this age demographic. We are hoping these efforts will enable us to have a near normal start to the 2021-2022 school year. 

Sioux Valley Health has provided the following information: 

All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in Canada have been shown to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19.

Based on what we know about vaccines for other diseases and early data from clinical trials, experts believe that getting a COVID-19 vaccine also helps keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.

Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

COVID-19 can have serious, life-threatening complications, and there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. And if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you. Please do your part and get your shot.

Please be safe,

Sioux Valley Education Administration