December 17: A Message from the Director of Education, Warren Hoshizaki

Dec 17, 2020

Dear DSBN Families:

During 2020, we have all learned to expect the unexpected. As we approach the start of the winter break, we wanted to share some information with you.

At this time, students are scheduled to return to school on Monday, January 4, 2021.
However, the Ministry of Education or Public Health may decide to extend the winter break beyond January 4 for students.

If the break is extended, I would like to reassure you that the DSBN is prepared to move to a remote learning environment for your child.

Elementary Students:
To begin, students in elementary would have access to asynchronous learning materials which would be made available through our website at Your child’s homeroom teacher will also be connecting directly with you during the first week of January.

Secondary Students:

Students in secondary will continue to learn by accessing the online component of their courses.

How Information Will Be Communicated:

Should the break be extended you will receive further communication directly from the DSBN. We will also share this information on our social media, and with local media.
If the break is not extended, the first day of school will remain Monday, January 4, 2021.

Preparing for the Winter Break:
Although we do not know what the Ministry of Education/Public Health will decide, as usual, your child should bring home any personal items from their desks/lockers.

Thank you for your understanding, and I wish you and your family a safe and healthy new year.


Warren Hoshizaki
Director of Education