In-School Classes Cancelled for the Remainder of the Year
May 1, 2020 - Some questions arose following the Government of Alberta's unveiling of the province's Relaunch Strategy when it comes to the suspension of classes in school. As the learning-from-home scenario continues until the end of June, the Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange was able to provide some clarity in an update to school jurisdictions Friday, May 1:
As announced yesterday by Premier Kenney during the release of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy, the province has made the decision to not have students return to in-school classes for the remainder of the academic year. While I know many of you anticipated this decision, I do understand it is still difficult to hear. It is another example of the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it has changed the lives of all Albertans in so many ways.
While the Premier touched upon concepts such as re-opening some schools on a trial basis, the possibility of summer school and coming back earlier than normal to regain some of the lost time, I want to be clear that no decisions have been made on any aspect of the re-entry plan. These items are only three of many considerations before us. Also, proposals that ultimately appear in the re-entry plan will be subject to approval from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and subject to the terms of collective agreements. (with teaching and support staff) - Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education
As a result of the official cancellation of classes in schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the processes for credits/refunds with respect to School Fees will now be finalized in the coming weeks.
For further information, contact:
Parkland School Division