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Guidance for PWPSD Parents/Guardians: November 30 - January 8New

Dear PWPSD Parents, 

With a state of public health emergency declared by the Government of Alberta on November 24, 2020, the following three new mandatory measures will be in place for education province-wide, effective Monday, November 30, 2020.

  1. In all schools, Grades 7-12 will move to at-home learning on November 30. This grouping of students will participate in at-home learning during November 30 - December 18, and January 4 - 8.

  2. Students in ECS and Grades K-6 will continue to attend school until December 18. This grouping of students will participate in at-home learning during January 4 - 8.

  3. All students will return to in-school learning on January 11, 2021.

Diploma exams are optional for the rest of the school year. Students and their families can choose whether to write the exam or receive an exemption for the January, April, June, and August 2021 exam sessions.

Please review all mandatory public health measures currently in place, which apply to all Albertans, including mandatory restrictions on social gatherings:

  1. No indoor social gatherings are permitted in any setting (private homes, public spaces or workplaces).

  2. Outdoor social gatherings are limited to 10 people and must not have an indoor component.

Please review the attached information for guidance on learning during November 30 - January 8. 

Thank you,

Peace Wapiti Public School Division

Sears, Angela11/26/2020 5:05 PM26 Nov, 2020Attachment
Nominate an Exceptional Educator for a 2021 Prime Minister’s Award by January 12

​Nominate an exceptional educator today! Three categories:

  • Teaching Excellence
  • Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Nomination Deadline: January 12, 2021

Nomination Package: www.canada.ca/pm-awards  



Sears, Angela11/17/2020 3:55 PM17 Nov, 2020Attachment
PWPSD 7th Annual Christmas Card Art Contest: Open to Grades 7-9

PWPSD has launched its 7th annual Christmas Card Art Contest. Each year, the school division rotates the contest through grade divisions (Division 1: Grades 1-3; Division 2: Grades 4-6; Division 3: Grades 7-9; and Division 4: Grades 10-12). The 2020 Christmas Card Art Contest will be open to Grades 7-9 students enrolled at PWPSD schools. Contest rules and a printable PDF of the poster are included below. 

​Contest Rules 

  • Theme: “The best thing about Christmas is…”

  • Open to: Must be a Grades 7-9 student enrolled at a PWPSD school.

  • Artwork: 
    • Can be completed outside of school hours, but must be submitted to Central Office by the teacher via the PWPSD internal courier. 
    • Artwork size: A full flat sheet of 8.5” x 11” plain white paper (letter-size paper). The artwork must be in colour (no pencil drawings) and should fill the page. Do not fold the page to create a card. Do not include words or titles. Artwork will be scanned and applied digitally to a card layout.
    • On the back of the artwork, students should print their first and last names, grade, teacher's name and school name.

  • Deadline: Submit artwork to your teacher by Friday, November 27, 2020.

  • Prize: A $100 pizza party for the winner’s class and an individual prize bag for the winner.

  • Winner: The winner will be announced during the first week of December. 

  • Send to: Artwork submissions will be gathered by classroom teachers and placed in a large envelope, without folding or creasing, labeled “Central Office Art Contest, c/o Angela Sears.” Envelopes will be collected from school offices by the internal courier pick-up on Monday/Tuesday, Nov. 30/Dec. 1. (Pick-up day varies by school - teachers should check with the school's administrative assistant.)

Sears, Angela11/17/2020 10:53 AM17 Nov, 2020Attachment