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PWPSD School Re-entry Planning Update #1: June 8, 2020

June 08, 2020

We are committed to keeping you informed of the progress of our school re-entry planning. We will provide several updates to families during the summer months. PWPSD school re-entry will be based on recommendations provided by Alberta Education and Alberta Health, and will prioritize the safety of our staff and students, and their families. 

Update #1: June 8, 2020

As of today, June 8, 2020, we have not received a decision from Alberta Education on school operations for the 2020-21 school year. 

The province is working with school authorities and education system partners on developing a comprehensive re-entry plan, to be announced in August, that considers three possible scenarios. 

They are:

Normal school operations are able to resume.
Schools are partially re-opened, with some level of restrictions.
Teacher-directed at-home learning continues.

We understand that you may have many questions and concerns. Please know that we are parents also, and we share in your feelings. This is a unique time that requires a very careful approach to planning. 

For this reason, we have developed a 2020-21 School Re-entry Committee consisting of PWPSD Central Office Administration, including Transportation, and School Principals who represent the variety of schools in our division, including high school, elementary, K-12, large and small schools, and urban and rural schools. 

We invite you to complete a short survey by midnight on Sunday June 14, 2020 to help us understand your unique situation, and to share your concerns and questions. 

Please remember that we will be providing regular updates to families during the summer months that will reflect the latest guidance from Alberta Education and Alberta Health. Answers to some of your questions will depend on direction from these ministries. 

Schedule of PWPSD School Re-entry Planning Updates to Families

Update #1, June 8, 2020: 
The purpose of this update is to inform families that we are working on School Re-entry Planning. We will share the following updates with our families over the summer months. 

Update #2, end of June 2020: This update will include the results of our School Re-entry Survey, along with any new information. Please note that Alberta Education will not be providing direction to school boards until August. 

Update #3, early July 2020

Update #4, end of July 2020

Update #5, early August 2020

Update #6, mid-August 2020: This update will include our finalized school operations plans for the 2020-21 school year, including transportation plans.