COVID-19 Information for 2020/21 School Year

Thank you families, students and staff for working together all year to keep our schools safe and positive! COVID-19 information on our website was for the 2020/21 school year. We recently received guidance from the Alberta government for the 2021/22 school year and will updating our plans over the summer.

Watch for new information on this website and through other means prior to the start of the new school year.

Parent Updates

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.
School Re-Entry Survey Results
From June 18 to June 25, 17,282 stakeholders across the jurisdiction participated in Rocky View Schools' School Re-Entry Survey. Highlights of the survey were presented to the Board of Trustees, July 9, 2020.
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