Updated: Aug 15
For families, back-to school-planning this year is even more stressful than usual. We know that schools are re-opening and wonder about the pandemic and what is best for our children. We are worried and hopeful, and need to be positive and pro-active to help prevent spread… There is a lot to think about. Here are a few links to help you consider options, prepare yourself and your children for what to expect, and get your supplies: Free backpack program: If you are interested contact them asap! There is a limited amount for each grade.
The Salvation Army Backpack Program:
https://www.cognitoforms.com/TheSalvationArmy8/_2020SalvationArmyCSCBacktoSchoolProgram The form is offered in English, French or Spanish. If you are having difficulty registering, call 403.220.0432 and one of the Resource Workers will help. Note you have a choice of pickup location and one is Ernie Starr Arena. School: In-person or virtual options: (note that kindergarten is not mandatory in Alberta) CBE options – decision required by August 24
Here is a Global News article that helps explain your options.
Scenario 1: In-school learning: What to expect.
Hub online-learning: What to expect.
Home Schooling: fully at home, or combination with support at Windsor Park school.
https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/homeeducation/about-us/pages/default.aspx Calgary Separate School Division – decision required by August 21
Scenario 1: In-school learning: Videos and updates available that help explain what to expect.
School Resumption Handbook
Online learning (grades 1-12)
children returning to school will be required to wear masks:
https://www.facebook.com/233680270017312/posts/3509002169151756/?sfnsn=mo&extid=jnxyLFZF1g3YDuMl We know there are other school boards and that you may find other options that suit your family. Please check their websites for accurate information.
Parent Support Network