We are looking forward to an exciting year of teaching and learning in 249 CBE schools! To keep us all as safe as possible, the government has laid out three possible scenarios for K-12 learning in the 2020-21 school year. They are:
Scenario 1 – In-school classes resume (with health measures) – this links to information about what scenario 1 will look like, including sample videos of an elementary, middle and high school, high-touch cleaning video and transportation video. It will also include information about the declaration parents will need to make about in-school or at-home learning.
Scenario 2 – In-school classes partially resume (with additional health measures) – this links to a page about what scenario 2 will look like
Scenario 3 – In-school classes are cancelled (learning continues at home) – this links to a page about what scenario 3 will look like
Key points about 2020-21
- At any given time, your child’s school could be in any one of the three scenarios. Parents should check the scenario status (link) frequently to keep up to date.
- If your child is ill, they will not be permitted to board the school bus or enter their school. Parents must have back up plans in place if their child is ill.
- If your child becomes ill while at school, they must be picked up as soon as possible. Please ensure your school has your correct contact information.
- An online/at home option will be available in all three scenarios, and parents will be given the opportunity at various points in the year to declare whether their child(ren) will be returning to class or learning at home.
Update to Families | Planning for School Re-Entry
June 12, 2020
On June 10, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the preferred and likely scenario is that students will return to daily in-school classes in September. The government will share its final decision by Aug. 1 on which scenario will be in place at the beginning of the school year. The government has also provided
public health guidance for schools and the measures that would be required or suggested to reduce risks.
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Alberta Education Helpline
May 6, 2020
Recognizing that many families have questions about at-home learning, a provincial education helpline is available to parents through which Alberta Education staff will address their questions and direct them to their school authorities, where applicable. The intent is to provide advice to families, particularly to parents of children with disabilities, who have questions about their child’s program now that the traditional delivery process has changed. Parents can reach the helpline by calling
780-422-6548 (toll-free by dialing
310-0000, followed by the 10-digit phone number) or by emailing
Ongoing Learning for CBE Students
Mar. 30, 2020
The Ministry of Education has been clear with its expectations about where we must focus our efforts in the coming weeks. They have shared guidelines to direct student learning while in-school classes are cancelled. Schools will be contacting students and families this week. Visit Ongoing Learning for more information as we implement ongoing learning for our students.
Diploma and PAT Exams Cancelled
Mar. 24, 2020
The government has cancelled all Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests and Grade 12 diploma exams. Under
special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. For more information, please review Alberta Education’s FAQ document on
All City and School Playgrounds Closed
Mar. 23, 2020
The Calgary Emergency Management Agency announced today that effective immediately, the city is closing all playgrounds - including school playgrounds - in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The city's parks, however, will remain open. Parks offer open spaces, making it easier to maintain the six-foot distance from others.
Let's all work together to protect the public's health.
ALL CLASSES CANCELLED, Effective Immediately
Mar. 15, 2020
This afternoon, the government announced that all classes are cancelled immediately and indefinitely due to COVID-19. We thank the government for listening to school boards and parents to support the health and safety of students, staff and families.
Please do not send your students to school Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice. Before and after school programs are also cancelled.
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Alberta Health Services (AHS) is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and leading the response in Alberta. We take our direction from AHS and will continue to respond and act in-line with their recommendations. For up to date information regarding the situation in Alberta, visit
COVID-19 Info for Albertans
If you have further questions, please call Health Link at 811. School staff are unable to answer medical questions.
AHS recommends the following to help prevent respiratory illnesses, including flu and COVID-19, from spreading:
We will share any further information we receive on COVID-19. Both cbe.ab.ca/covid19 and school websites are the best source of information as it relates to schools and will be continually updated. Thank you for your support.