I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. I realize the coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on all of us in one form or another. As unexpected and challenging as it has been, I am proud of our people for adapting, because the ultimate goal is to keep everyone safe. According to the recent CMOH update, some restrictions will soon be lifted in a phased approach, and the Yukon economy will slowly begin to reopen. I ask Citizens to continue to monitor these updates and follow the recommendations.
KDFN remains engaged in the discussions with our government partners, and is using the information to guide a process for our own programs and services. We will be updating citizens soon.
I would like to thank KDFN Citizens for your patience and understanding as we have been adjusting, like you, to the drastic changes in life during the last few weeks.
I am extremely appreciative of our students, parents, teachers, and staff for their positivity, flexibility and resilience during these trying times. I know the new approach to learning has been hard.
For many parents, teaching your children at home is something you have never had to do before. So, it is important to remember that your homeschooling skills, whatever they are, do not have to be perfect. Please do not be too hard on yourself, you are doing the best you can for your children. There is no map for this journey that we are on.
While we all have a role to play in ensuring our children continue their education, we also want to be compassionate to the variety of difficulties that our families and employees are experiencing during this time. We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care, and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You do not have to do it alone.
There are many resources to assist you. For education help, Kenädän Ku staff are available by phone, email or internet appointments. Please call (867) 633-8422 for more information.
Council is currently reviewing plans for the gradual reopening of Kenädän Ku tutoring and Dusk’a Family Learning Centre. For up to date information on our programming and office closures please visit: https://www.kwanlindun.com/index.php/news/story/kdfn_covid-19_updates/
Together we can write the best story for our children. Teaching them to withstand crisis’, support one another, and learn from the past may be the most important lessons they could learn. Our children are going to remember this moment forever.
Stay strong and healthy. We are all in this together.
-Chief Doris Bill