Functional school closure

After discussions with Interior Health, School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is implementing a functional closure of North Shuswap School for Dec. 13-17. The school will be pivoting to online learning for this week.

In order to support the North Shuswap Elementary School staff and students who are currently self- isolating due to COVID-19, and because of staffing constraints, it was decided to close the school for the week. In-person classes will resume after winter vacation on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Please note, that this is a functional school closure and has not been declared a COVID-19 school outbreak.


Interior Health is asking all members of the school community to self-monitor for symptoms and get tested if they are sick. Testing information is available on the Interior Health website here:

Schools offer very significant health and wellness benefits, physically, socially, and emotionally. Health authorities and school districts are working closely to ensure schools remain safe. Interior Health and School District 83 would like to thank school staff, students and families for their continued commitment to school safety by following the schools safety plans and for your understanding and support.