We have some great news to share! The Nova Scotia Department of Public Health has told us to prepare for a regular start to school in the fall for our boarding and day students.
We are working together with Public Health to create a plan for King’s-Edgehill School that will keep everybody safe while learning, playing, and living together on campus. You can be assured that we will continue to offer world-class in-person, in-class learning while also focusing on the other pillars so important for the development of our students. Academics, Athletics, the Arts, Leadership, Service, and Health and Wellness will all remain important parts of the King’s-Edgehill experience.
As you may know, at this time, anyone arriving to Nova Scotia from an international destination or from another province is required to isolate for 14 days. We expect that this will still be the case in August and September and so we are excited to announce that we are finalizing details to provide a healthy and unique isolation experience at the beautiful Annapolis Basin Conference Centre (ABCC) here in the scenic Annapolis Valley. This 350-acre waterfront facility is officially approved as an isolation centre by the Nova Scotia Public Health Department. It offers single rooms, the safe delivery of great food for each meal, excellent wifi and lots of fields and trails.
We will send more detailed information about the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre next week, and this will include information such as arrival date options and more specific protocols around the stay at ABCC. At this point, international KES students will be met at Halifax Stanfield International Airport by KES Staff members. Students will travel by KES bus to the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre. Once you are at the ABCC, there will be a team of live-in KES Staff and Faculty who will greet, supervise, and organize all of the KES activities. At the completion of the two weeks at ABCC, students will be bussed to KES where they can participate fully in everything happening on campus.
Students who plan to join our ELL Summer Camp will be in the first wave of arrivals in early August so they can do their 14 days at ABCC and start the ELL Camp on August 22nd. Students arriving for the regular start of school will time their arrival approximately 14 days before the regular opening date of September 8th.
We are also pleased to announce that boarding students who wish to stay in Canada during the Christmas and March Break will be able to do so. We will still close during these longer holidays and students will still be free to travel home as in the past. However, we have heard your concerns about your child flying to Canada for the start of the school year and then having to take an international flight back home again in December and March. If you wish for your child to remain in Canada for the December and March Breaks, we will offer exciting programming options with full supervision during these break periods. More details will follow in the weeks to come!