May. 29, 2020
With less than a month left in the current school year, planning is well underway for what the 2020-21 school year will look like for our students, staff and families.
Earlier this month, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced that the provincial government is considering three different scenarios when classes start again in the fall:
- A return to normal operations and routines in schools.
- Schools are partially re-opened, with some level of restrictions.
- Schools remain closed and students continue learning from home.
To help the CBE consider how we would respond to these three possible scenarios, we have launched surveys for families, students and staff. We encourage you to go online and provide your feedback by June 11, 2020. There is a survey for parents/guardians, as well as one for students. A summary of results will be shared by June 30, 2020.
The CBE has created an internal task force with representatives from every service unit to lead the planning. All of our decisions will be guided by the advice of the province’s chief medical officer of health and Alberta Education guidelines. The safety and well being of our students and staff will come first in any decisions we make.
We will provide more information in the coming weeks and over the summer to ensure all of our students are ready to return to learning as we begin the new school year on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.