May 1, 2020
Scholastic Canada is committed to supporting children, parents, retailers and educators whatever the circumstances.
We are watching with interest and caution as schools and businesses across the country begin to think about re-opening and what a gradual return to normal might look like. In the meantime, we are working to provide alternate ways to bring books and other experiences to kids, parents and educators.
We continue to ship our books to retail and online stores, and our Classroom Essentials site remains open, delivering books and teaching resources directly to homes. Much of the kid-friendly material that you would normally find on our Reading Clubs can now be found at our Club Shop. We are developing new digital products to help educators, and free resources for kids and parents are being added to our site regularly.
Our amazing Canadian authors and illustrators are writing and painting, creating new titles for kids to enjoy in the months and years ahead, as well as reaching out online to their readers at home. Their commitment to their young fans inspires us.
And as always, we are taking care to monitor the health of our staff, instituting increased sanitization processes for all materials entering and leaving our warehouse and following hand-washing and health protocols. Though most of our employees are now based at home, a small and dedicated team from our warehouse operations group is working tirelessly to get orders out to customers and retailers as quickly as possible.
Thank you for being part of our Scholastic family, and please stay safe and healthy during this challenging period.