The spokesperson for the Halifax Regional Centre of Education says there's a lot of work that needs to be done as students get set to return to classes.
Last month, the province released its back-to-school plan which outlines public health guidelines for students and staff.
Doug Hadley told NEWS 95.7 students will notice a big difference when they return to class.
"In schools, we often take students to the stuff so we take them to the library, we take them to the cafeteria, we take them to the gymnasium," he said. "But now we're going to flip it and stuff is going to come to students."
Hadley says schools will have different plans that suit their community the best, adding teachers will look for more opportunities to teach outside if need be.
He adds they are distributing more than 130,000 non-medical cloth masks to schools this week in addition to 25,000 disposable masks.
Classes are set to resume Sept. 8.