Parent Letter - Nov. 30

Given the current transition many Rocky View Schools (RVS) families are experiencing this week as Grades 7 to 12 students move to temporary at-home online learning, we are extending the deadline for families to decide if they will change their child’s learning method (in-school or online). This change would be effective Feb. 1, 2021 and students would be committed to that mode of schooling for the remainder of the school year.

 

Nov. 30, 2020

Dear RVS Parents/Guardians,

Given the current transition many Rocky View Schools (RVS) families are experiencing this week as Grades 7 to 12 students move to temporary at-home online learning, we are extending the deadline for families to decide if they will change their child’s learning method (in-school or online). This change would be effective Feb. 1, 2021 and students would be committed to that mode of schooling for the remainder of the school year.

Kindergarten
Families of children who are of eligible Kindergarten age this school year and did not send them to school in the fall, may choose to do so at any time before the end of the school year. Please contact your school’s office for more information. Note, students that do not attend Kindergarten in 2020/21 and are six years of age or older on Sept. 1, 2021, must start Grade 1 next fall as required by Alberta Education.

Grades 1 to 8/9*
Families of Grades 1 to 8/9* students will now have from Jan. 11 to 15, 2021, to decide if their student will attend school in-person or online.

Grades 9*/10 to 12
Due to the complexities of high school timetables and the higher number of course offerings, RVS requires more planning time for these grades. Families of students in Grades 9*/10 to 12 will have from Dec. 8 to 14, 2020, to decide if their student will attend school in-person or online.

*Grade 9s at Chestermere Lake Middle, Indus, Langdon, W.G. Murdoch, Prince of Peace and Beiseker will make their selection between Jan. 11 and 15 given how their timetable is arranged; Gr. 9s in Gr. 9 to 12 high schools will need to make their selection between Dec. 8 and 14 given how their timetable is arranged.

Selection(s) will be made by parents/guardians through our SchoolEngage system (accessed through PowerSchool). The system will not open to allow selections until the applicable time periods mentioned above.

Additional information on RVS Online Learning will be provided by your school and on our RVS website shortly to help you consider the various options. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we all work together to keep our students safe, happy and healthy learners.

Sincerely,

Greg Luterbach Superintendent of Schools

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Parent Letter - Nov. 30

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