Answering your questions about school programming through January 8th
To our Clearview communities,
The health and safety of teachers, students, families and the broader community are of the utmost importance, and Central and School Leadership is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation.
What does school look like for December 14 - 18, 2020 based on the mandatory provincewide restrictions?
Grade 7 -12 there is no change from the November 30 online at-home programming. Some staff may be working from home but the same attention quality programming and lesson delivery.
K- Grade 6 there is no change. Teachers and support staff will continue to work from school.
Is there any school programming during Christmas Break?
No. Staff and students will be on Christmas Break from December 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021.
What does school look like for January 4, 2021 - January 8, 2021: At Home Learning from Pre-K to Grade 12 based on mandatory provincewide restrictions?
On January 4 - 8, 2021, ALL Clearview schools will remain open with doors locked but staff will be strongly encouraged to work from home. There will be rotating support in the office from an administrator and administrative assistant. Limiting the number of staff in the school buildings will help mitigate risk.
What does January 4 - 8, 2021 programming look like?
Kindergarten to Grade 6 at-home delivery platform will consist of a combination of hands-on packages and digital resources such as Google Classroom and/or SeeSaw. The key to this programming is teachers connecting with students virtually or through phone calls and supporting the learning packages. You can expect regular check-ins with your teacher virtually. The hands-on packages will be arriving home the week of December 14 - 18th with further details from your school and their teachers
Grades 7 -12 continued programming similar to November 30 to December 18, 2020. Again watch for communication from your school and your child’s teacher.
What about my child with disabilities?
All students with disabilities who require support and services in any grade whose needs cannot be met through at-home learning can continue to receive supports and services in-person at school, regardless of the shifts to at-home learning before and after the winter break (Alberta Education). Your school will be providing parents with more information.
Senior Administration is strongly advising staff not be in the buildings during the week of January 4 - January 8 (if they can avoid it) as part of the “circuit breaker” strategy implemented by the Government of Alberta after the Christmas break.
We can appreciate that the messaging from the Alberta Government may seem both confusing and contradictory, but we will do our best to navigate this together.
The health and safety of our students and staff members is always our top priority. I want to thank you for your understanding, support, and flexibility during these unique times.
Stay healthy, stay safe.
Brenda MacDonald - Superintendent
Daram Van Oers - Deputy Superintendent