For Immediate Release

The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils (NLFSC) wishes students, parents, and all school staff a productive and successful 2021-22 school year.

“A new school year means new learning opportunities and a new beginning for students,” says Don Coombs, NLFSC President. We know the past 18 months have been a challenge, however everyone is working hard to keep our students and school staff safe as they return to near normal pre-covid conditions in school.”

Although mask wearing is no longer mandatory on schools, the NLFSC encourages students and school staff to continue to wear masks when possible and remain vigilant about washing their hands.

NLFSC also encourages parents and guardians to consider running for a school council position at their school.

“School councils are mandated organizations that facilitate parental participation in our schools, says Coombs. “School councils are an excellent way for you to get involved in your child’s education and is an important forum for involving parents/family and community in matters that affect education.”

NLFSC says positive parental involvement in education has a great impact on student achievement.

“When parents play an active role in their children’s education good schools become even better. Parent engagement is a key factor in the enhancement of a student’s academic success and well-being. Parents are a child’s first educator and have a major influence on their development and learning.”