Mission’s Heritage Park Middle School will close for the next week and move to a remote learning system. / Google Maps Image

Mission’s Heritage Park Middle School will close for the next week and move to a remote learning system. / Google Maps Image

Mission’s Heritage Park Middle School is closing for a week

Will move to a remote learning system due to shortage of teachers

Mission’s Heritage Park Middle School is closing and moving to a remote learning system for the next week.

In a letter to parents, superintendent Angus Wilson explained that, “Due to higher than usual staffing absences at Heritage Park Middle School this week, I have determined that operationally we will need to close the school as a functional closure for the next week due to staff shortages in the building.”

He went on to say the shortages impact the learning and safety of students.

Remote learning will commence Friday afternoon, Jan. 14, until Wednesday, Jan. 19. School will reopen Thursday, Jan. 20.

“I know this will cause considerable challenges for some families and is not a desirable situation for any of us. I apologize for any difficulties this unexpected event places on families. If you are an essential service healthcare worker or MPSD staff we will offer some limited supervision at the school, as we will for some students with complex support needs,” explained Wilson.

Parents can expect contact or instructions from the child’s teachers by tomorrow afternoon.

He suggested parents contact Principal Condon if they have questions about supports or other issues.

For other concerns you can contact the superintendent at angus.wilson@mpsd.ca.

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