Due to Covid-19 restrictions our Participation Nation program delivery model has changed for the start of the 2020-21 school year. For our Specialized Program ie: Play-4-Fun and PN Unplugged, we did not open registration in May 2020 for new schools to apply.
As situations and circumstances change throughout the year, and based on direction and guidance from the Department of Public Health and NLESD, schools and community partners will be updated on any further changes. The following are the PN program delivery plans in place as of Dec 1, 2020.
This program will be delivered online. Facilitators will deliver the content from their homes and all participants will have the opportunity to join in from their homes. This program does not start until mid-October into November, so more details will be sent to all schools that have participated in the past. As well, we will entertain new school communities who would like to implement this program from their homes.
PN Unplugged After School Program (Gr. 4-9)
This program will be taking place outside this year. Schools who implement the program will be contacted to receive funds to purchase outdoor equipment.
PN Outdoor Adventures (Gr. 7-9)
This program under the NLESD Reopening plan can operate as it is an outdoor activity. However, physical distancing, equipment cleaning and hygiene protocols will need to be followed. We will contact our program facilitators individually to ascertain if they plan to start. As well, we are opening this program to 5 additional schools in the winter. The application form will be on our website.
PN Sprockids Bicycle clubs (Gr. 4-6)
This program under the NLESD Reopening plan can operate as it is an outdoor activity. However, physical distancing must be adhered to, as well as appropriate hygiene protocols. We will contact our program facilitators individually to ascertain if they plan to start.
PN Primary Achievement (Gr. 2-3) & PN Pin Winner (Gr.4-6)
Any student is eligible to receive their past rewards earned up into March 2020. Teachers may send student’s participation records to SSNL by following the link below or by visiting the SSNL website. We will send the students rewards to the school. Students may receive rewards for participating in their classroom cohorts during lunch.
Junior High Jubilee (Gr. 7-9)
We await further information from NLESD on whether we can continue our regional Festival of Sports focusing on the outdoor activities such as soccer, track and field, softball, cross country running. These activities will need to take place after school or on a weekend on Community facilities with parents providing their sons/daughters transportation. Please stay tuned.
High School Spirit (Gr. 10-12)
This student-led High School program will be suspended until further direction is given from NLESD. Their current guidelines that recommend students stay within their class cohorts, and no activities after school, reduce the possibility of the programs implementations.Program staff are still working hard on program delivery. Please contact us if you have any questions.