COVID-19 Information for 2020/21 School Year

We re in this Together 2

We're in this together; putting student and staff safety first.

Students have re-entered school under Scenario 1: In-School Learning with classes resuming at near-normal operations with increased health-measures. RVS continues to follow the guidance provided by the Government of Alberta.

Plans for Scenario 2: Blended Learning and Scenario 3: At-Home Learning are available should the situation change. We will continue to communicate with our parents, staff and students as the situation evolves. Please see previous parent updates below.

Parent Updates

Free Webinar - Keeping Your Kids Healthy and Happy During the Pandemic
On Feb. 22, the University of Calgary will host a free webinar exploring how to keep your kids healthy and happy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online Learning - Elementary/Middle Parent Guide
Parent Online Learning Guide for Elementary and Middle level online programs
Returning to In-Person Learning Tip Sheet
Students returning to in-person learning this February may be both excited and unsure of what to expect. Please review the following RVS tip sheet with your child to help prepare for a successful return to in-person learning.
Parent Letter - Jan. 8
The period to decide the learning method (in-school or online) for students in Grades 1 to 9 this spring is quickly approaching. SchoolEngage will open at 8 a.m. on Jan. 11. Families will have until 5 p.m. on Jan. 15 to commit your child to a learning method from Feb. 8, 2021, until the end of the school year. If no selection is made, those students will remain in their current learning method.
Parent Letter - Dec. 3
In preparation for your decision regarding the learning method (in-school or online) you will commit your child to from February 2021 for the remainder of the school year, more information has been provided on our website.
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.
Parent Letter: Gr. 7 to 12 - Nov. 25
The Government of Alberta announced that as of Monday, Nov. 30, the province will shift to Scenario 3 for students in Grades 7 to 12 across the province. This means all Rocky View Schools (RVS) students in Grades 7 to 12 currently taking classes in-person will begin learning at-home through temporary online learning using a variety of digital means.
Parent Letter: K to Gr. 6 - Nov. 25
Kindergarten to Grade 6 students engaging in face-to-face learning in RVS will continue in-person learning until Dec. 18, which is our scheduled last day prior to winter break. Bus transportation for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 will continue as planned.
Parent Letter - Nov. 13, 2020
As you are likely aware the Government of Alberta announced new COVID-19 public health measures that will come into effect Friday, Nov. 13. We wanted to inform you of some temporary changes that may affect your child(ren).
Change in COVID-19 Positive Notification Process
As the number of COVID-19 positive cases continue to climb across our province and region, we are seeing an increase in the number of cases impacting our schools and buses. The safety and well-being of our students and staff continues to be our number one priority. In support of this, we are changing our COVID-19 positive case notification process to inform close contacts/families of close contacts faster.
AHS Releases a New COVID-19 Checklist for Students
In an effort to reduce the number of students required to isolate without sufficient cause and to address the growing demand on the health system, AHS has developed an updated daily checklist for students.
Parent Letter - Sept. 25, 2020
As we come to the end of September, the Board of Trustees would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your part in Rocky View Schools’ (RVS) successful return to school.
Student - Should I Come to School Today
To help keep everyone safe, RVS students are required to complete the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist (for children under 18 or who are 18 and older in high school) to determine if they should attend school. This flowchart is a simplified version of the checklist.
RVS Online Parent Letter Sept. 4, 2020
Welcome to RVS Online Learning, we are really excited to be offering an expanded online offering in Rocky View Schools! The teachers are looking forward to meeting their students and getting started. Online parents and students will be hearing from their online teacher prior to the start of classes next week.
Parent Letter Aug 28 Update
We are excited to welcome back approximately 85 per cent of RVS students to in-person classes, just over 11.5 per cent to RVS Online Learning and about 1 per cent to RVS’ homeschooling option this September.
Parent Letter Aug 21 Update
If you have not yet let us know of your intentions, we strongly encourage you to complete the Learning Intent Form before the 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24 deadline. We also want to take this opportunity to inform you of some recent updates.
RVS Parent Letter Update - Aug 14
Due to health concerns and parental choice related to the pandemic, RVS families may choose to access education for their child/ren in various ways for the 2020/21 school year.
RVS Parent Letter - Aug 7 Update
With the return to school fast approaching Rocky Views Schools (RVS) is continuing to finalize plans that allow for the safe return to school for our students and staff.
Students Returning to School Under Scenario One
On July 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that all Kindergarten to Gr. 12 students will re-enter school this fall under Scenario 1: in-school learning with class resuming at near-normal operations and health-measures.
RVS' Preliminary School Re-Entry Plans Announced
Board Chair Fiona Gilbert and Superintendent of Schools Greg Luterbach announce, July 9, 2020, the release of Rocky View Schools' (RVS) preliminary school re-entry plans for September 2020.
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