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Re-Entry Plan

Planning the return to school

This information will help families know what to expect at St. Albert Public Schools this fall. Click here to download the PDF version.

Each school will follow this plan and build on it with their own school-specific details, to give families a clear picture of what things will look like in their own school community under Scenario 1 of the province’s re-entry plan. 

There are three key elements in this plan - safety and risk mitigation, options for families and continuity of learning - which work together to support a return to school in September. 

We will review this information on an ongoing basis to update it with the most recent direction and health advice from the province related to COVID-19 and school re-entry for the 2020–2021 school year. 

On July 21, 2020, the minister of education and Alberta’s chief medical officer of health announced the provincial School Re-Entry Plan for 2020–2021.

The provincial plan is designed around three operational scenarios during the COVID-19 pandemic:

SCENARIO 1: In-school classes resume (near normal with health measures)
SCENARIO 2: In-school classes partially resume (with additional health measures)
SCENARIO 3: At-home learning continues (in-school classes are suspended/cancelled)

The province has decided that students will return to school in September under Scenario 1 of the provincial re-entry strategy.

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health and the minister of education will continue to monitor information around the COVID-19 pandemic as they decide how to best keep students, staff and the broader community as safe as possible during a pandemic.

This means that, at any point during the school year, the province could decide whether schools across Alberta, schools in a particular region, or individual schools and classrooms need to move from one scenario to another. This decision will always be made by a medical officer of health in collaboration with education officials.
To help families better understand the provincial school re-entry plan, Alberta Education has developed the following:
Parents’ Guide 2020–2021 School Year
Get the Facts: Back to Class for 2020–2021
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