Students Returning to Classrooms for 2020-21 School Year

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The Government of Alberta has announced today that K-12 students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year.

Schools will implement a number of public health measures, including

  • frequent cleaning of surfaces
  • placing hand sanitizers at school entrances and classrooms
  • grouping students in cohorts
  • planning the school day to allow for physical distancing (staggering start times for classes, recesses and lunches, etc.)

The Government of Alberta has developed a re-entry tool kit to prepare parents and students for what to expect in the new school year. The tool kit includes:

  • videos for students explaining some of the health measures
  • a guide for parents
  • frequently asked questions
  • school posters
  • links to health guidelines.
  • a self-screening questionnaire in 10 languages (English, French, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese)

All you need to know about K to 12 school re-entry: https://www.alberta.ca/k-to-12-school-re-entry-2020-21-school-year.aspx

Word of the Day:

Recess: a break between school classes.