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Coronavirus Information

Classes Cancelled

On March 17, the Alberta Government declared a state of emergency under the Public Health Act. The decision came two days after the provincial government cancelled all classes indefinitely across Alberta. This means:

  • All schools are closed to students starting March 16.
  • All childcare centres and all other programming that takes place inside Edmonton Public Schools is also closed.
  • Yellow school buses are also cancelled. 

We know this decision has a significant impact on families, students and the larger community, but there’s nothing more important than the health and safety and well-being of our students, families and staff. We’re asking for your co-operation and understanding as we navigate this uncharted situation, together. 

Re-entry Plans for September 2020

The Government of Alberta released more details on June 10 about the province’s re-entry plans for schools. The province is planning for three possible scenarios:

  • in-school classes resume (near normal operations with health measures)
  • in-school classes partially resume with additional health measures
  • at home learning continues (in-school classes are cancelled)

A letter was sent home on June 12 to let families know how we’ll be planning for these three scenarios in the coming weeks.

Our Division is developing plans for each scenario to meet provincial requirements set out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Education. The Government of Alberta is expected to announce final re-entry details by August 1. We will share more information about our plans for re-entry here, through SchoolZone, Facebook and Twitter once we receive direction from the Alberta government.

Staff 

Our Division has implemented a work-from-home protocol. Some critical staff remain in our schools and Division buildings. Staff who are sick, including those with mild cold symptoms, are expected to stay home and follow all guidance from Alberta Health Services.

Stay up to date

SchoolZone is an important way to stay connected with your school. If you do not have your login information, or login information for your child, please call their school to ask for usernames and passwords.

SchoolMessenger may also be used to keep families informed of important school updates as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

Our Division takes guidance from Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada. All families are encouraged to stay updated on the latest COVID-19 information. Here are credible sources on the coronavirus situation in Alberta:

LETTERS TO FAMILIES‌