Return to School Update

August 17, 2021

Dear Parents,

On Friday, August 13th, we received information from the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) and the Minister of Education regarding a provincial return to school plan for the 2021-22 school year.  You can view the full provincial 2021-2022 School Plan here and the Guidance for Respiratory Illness Prevention and Management in Schools here.

We have been working through the documents and have a number of meetings scheduled in the next few days to discuss the provincial plan with trustees, school leaders, and department leaders.  We are currently working on a Grasslands Return to School Plan 2021-22 and will share it with you next week.

Some important components include:

We appreciate your patience as the Grasslands' team reviews the new details from the Alberta Government; we want to ensure our plans align with all provincial requirements. We realize there may be a number of questions, concerns and different emotions as a result of the provincial announcement last week or due to entering a new school year with COVID-19 still a factor. We will do our best to provide timely information and will continue to adjust our plans as the situation requires. 

Our schools will be open next week if you have specific questions regarding your child's school.  Feel free to also call or email our Central Office.  We are excited to have your children back to school on August 31st or September 1st and we are proud to continue serving our Grasslands' communities.  Enjoy the rest of your summer and we wish all our families and students a wonderful 2021-22 school year.

Sincerely,

Scott Brandt

Superintendent