GPCSD Fall Re-Entry 2020-2021

Scenario 1
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Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools is pleased to provide the GPCSD 2020-2021 Scenario 1 Fall Re-Entry Plan. We are testing our safety procedures and protocols, prior to school opening in the Fall so we can best adapt our plans to the needs of our students and families. Implementation of this Re-Entry Plan may change based on future direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. This plan will be adjusted based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities.
Returning to In-School / Transitioning to 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 between online learning and 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 between online learning and 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 between online learning and 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 
 
GPCSD Re-Entry Plan
GPCSD Re-Entry Staff Guide
 
 
Documents
 
We are pleased to share the good news that schools across our division 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.
We 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.
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.

We are also making 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 Alberta Education’s commitment in the re-entry plan to bolster online resources, they 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 provides 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.

Resources and printable material are available on www.alberta.ca/returntoschool
 
 
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