COVID-19 Update - winter break extension

COVID-19 update - winter break extension
Posted on 12/31/2021

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant poses serious staffing and operational challenges to the education system.

Yesterday afternoon, Alberta’s Minister of Education announced that the Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 student winter break has been extended to January 10 province-wide. Minister LaGrange also announced that Diploma Exams for Grade 12 students will be cancelled in January.  The extended break will give Clearview time to assess staffing implications and the potential operational impacts of the current COVID-19 situation.

Clearview is planning for a return to in-person learning on January 10, 2022.  If circumstances dictate there is a need to move to at-home learning, we will be prepared for that, and we will communicate with our staff and families.

 

To help support a safe and successful return to school, the Alberta Government will also be providing additional rapid test kits and medical grade masks to schools for distribution to all students and staff who want them.  We will provide more information about this as we receive it.

 

We know that the government’s announcement adds additional challenges for parents/guardians, students and staff. The pandemic has been difficult. We thank you for supporting our students, staff and schools. 

 

Take care and we wish you all good health in the new year.