Two schools with the Fort McMurray Public School Division are closed until further notice.
Due to last week’s flood, Composite High school, Dr Clark Public School and the District office currently do not have power.
Composite was the only one to be directly impacted by the flood as the first floor is currently flooded.
Despite these challenges, FMPSD counselors are working to provide mental health supports to students and staff who are impacted and displaced.
This service will continue through the summer months and into the next school year.
“We don’t know what recovery will look like at the moment, but, we are aware of the mental health impacts from last week’s flooding situation. While learning continues at home starting this week, we know mental health supports will be needed long into the future; helping our students and staff remains a priority,” said Jennifer Turner, Superintendent, FMPSD.
Over 725 students are a part of the FMPSD.
Staff are continuing to teach virtually from their homes and their temporary work space at Westwood Community School.