Parent Letter - April 29, 2021

The Government of Alberta announced that Grade 7 to 12 students attending in-person classes in “hot spot regions” will be temporarily taught at home online starting May 3, 2021, for at least two weeks as part of new regional restrictions.

Dear RVS Parents/Guardians,

The Government of Alberta announced that Grade 7 to 12 students attending in-person classes in “hot spot regions” will be temporarily taught at home online starting May 3, 2021, for at least two weeks as part of new regional restrictions. This impacts Airdrie schools only at this time but could impact other communities if case counts rise in those regions. Rocky View Schools (RVS) will continue to closely monitor cases impacting both our schools and their communities, required school-related close contact isolations, and substitute teacher availability, to determine if we need to request from government approval to shift other schools and grade levels temporarily online. RVS appreciates this could become confusing for families and will ensure clear communication by schools so that families are aware if their student(s) should be learning at home or at school. Students currently in RVS Online Learning will continue as they would normally.

RVS is activating our Scenario 3 Plan for students in Grades 7 to 12 in Airdrie only (all other grades remain in our Scenario 1 Plan). We have also included a Temporary At-Home Learning Parent/Student Guide on our website. This information is intended to help families prepare and to answer some of the questions you may have about temporary at-home learning.

Students attending in-person classes in Kindergarten to Grade 6 across RVS and Grade 7 to 12 in all communities except Airdrie, will continue to go to school as they would normally. Buses will run for all registered riders in Kindergarten to Grade 6 across RVS and Grade 7 to 12 in all communities except Airdrie. Bus service will temporarily stop for Grades 7 to 12 students in Airdrie starting May 3.

Impacted students and families will be contacted prior to Monday, May 3, by their school and their teachers about how learning will be supported during this temporary at-home period.

RVS wants to reassure you that your child’s well-being is our primary focus, and we are committed to supporting a smooth transition with as little disruption to their learning as possible. We thank you for your cooperation as we all work together.

Sincerely,

Fiona Gilbert                      Greg Luterbach
Board Chair                        Superintendent of Schools

 

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