Division COVID-19 Information 2020-2021

Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools is proud to assist and provide families with a variety of educational options:
  • In-person learning at school
  • Online Learning through St. John Bosco
  • Home Education
 
Also located on this page is:
  • COVID-19 Symptom List for Children and Youth
  • AHS Daily Health Checklist for Children
  • GPCSD Re-Entry Plan
  • GPCSD Staff Re-Entry Guide
 
Returning to In-School from Online Learning
Parents wanting a change of learning environment must contact both their resident school and St. John Bosco to make this request (email: stjb@gpcsd.ca or phone 780-532-7066). Any changes between online learning and the in-classroom environment will coincide with report card periods (See terms down below). Note: Students are required to return to their boundary school for in person classes.
 
1) In-Class Learning: In Scenario 1, in-class learning will resume with significantly increased health and safety measures, including daily screening, bus seating plans, physical distancing when possible, frequent hand washing, outdoor physical education, no out-of-school field trips, modified music/band programs, strict stay at home when sick requirements, and limited school visitors.

2) Online Learning through St. John Bosco: Families will have the opportunity to select online learning as a potential option for existing GPCSD students. This approach to learning will be fairly hands on for both parents and students. Communication with your current school will be provided and maintained, but you will not be able to participate in school based activities. Multi grade classrooms may be a reality.
 
Grades 1-9
Term 1: September 1 to November 27

Students wanting to change from online learning to the classroom environment would give notice on or before Nov 13 to start ‘new’ classes on November 30.

 

Term 2: November 30 to March 12

Students wanting to change from online learning to the classroom environment would give notice on or before Feb 26 to start ‘new’ classes on March 15.

 

Term 3: March 15 to June 25

Students will not be permitted to move between online learning and the classroom environment during this time. 

 
Grades 10-12
Term 1: September 1 to January 29
Students wanting to change from online learning to the classroom environment would give notice on or before January 15 to start 'new' classes on February 1.
 
Term 2: February 1 to June 25
Students will not be permitted to move between online learning and the classroom environment during this time.
 
 
3) Home Education: a program delivered completely by you the parent. It will be your responsibility to gather information, plan, deliver and evaluate your child's progress. Students who are inquiring about Home Education must contact St. John Bosco directly at stjb@gpcsd.ca or call 780-532-7066 and be registered in a Home Education program as of September 30. For additional information please view Administrative Procedure 230 - Home Education.
 
After Sept. 30, Students must remain in Home Education for the entire year.
 
Online Learning and Home Education inquiries should contact St. John Bosco Catholic School at 780-532-7066 and/or email stjb@gpcsd.ca 
 
 
COVID-19 Symptom List for Children and Youth
 
GPCSD Re-Entry Plan
 
GPCSD Re-Entry Staff Guide