PRSD Releases Scenario 1 of School Relaunch Plan
Peace River School Division (PRSD) is pleased to provide the PRSD 2020-21 Scenario 1 School Relaunch Plan. Implementation of this School Relaunch Plan may change based on future direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. It is based on the best available information and conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan will evolve and be adjusted as the status of the COVID-19 pandemic changes.
Currently, our plan is drafted to reflect scenario 1. Scenario 2 and 3 will be released in the coming weeks and will be posted on our website and social media. Alberta Education is committed to advising us by no later than August 1, 2020, as to which scenario we will be guided by.
CLICK HERE to view the 2020-2021 Scenario 1 School Relaunch Plan
On July 21, 2020, the Alberta Government announced the decision to open schools in the fall under Scenario 1 (in-school classes resume with health measures).
View the full broadcast of the announcement HERE
Also, below is a message from Education Minister, Adriana LaGrange sent to all school divisions on July 21, 2020 in regards to the Government decision to open schools in the fall under Scenario 1:
I’m pleased to share the good news that schools across Alberta will return to near normal operations with health measures at the beginning of the new school year, which is scenario one of the re-entry plan.
I would like to thank everyone for your continuing work to prepare for the upcoming school year. I am confident schools will be ready to once again welcome students into the classrooms.
I hope the decision we shared today will provide you with the clarity to proceed with plans for scenario 1. Health officials continue to evaluate public health practices in other jurisdictions that have returned to school earlier and will update the health guidance if necessary.
School authorities should still make arrangements if the need arises at any point during the school year to transition to partial in-school learning or at home learning. Any decision to transition will be made by the government based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health or local Medical Officer of Health while working with the impacted school authority.
As part of our commitment in the re-entry plan to bolster online resources, we have launched a new Student Learning Hub on new.learnalberta.ca. It is available for parents, students, and teachers to more easily access educational materials to support development of student literacy and numeracy, and provide health and wellness information.
Everyone has a role to play to keep students and staff safe. To help prepare for the new school year we have an online toolkit including school posters, videos, guides for parents and resources for schools in various languages. Please share with your school community and we will continue updating the toolkit leading up to the new school year.
Resources and printable material are available on www.alberta.ca/returntoschool
Minister of Education