New to the 2021-2022 School Year
Over the last year, the Board of Trustees has approved revisions to the Division calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.
New to the 2021-2022 school year:
Thursday, September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The Government of Canada has proclaimed September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day will honour survivors, their families, and their communities. It will also ensure that public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
At the June 23, 2021 Public Meeting of the Board, the Board of Trustees approved the 2021-2022 school year calendar, adding the new national day on Thursday, September 30.
Monday, October 18: Municipal Election and Faith Formation/PD day
There will be no school for ECSD students on Monday, October 18 to accommodate for the municipal election. Many of our schools will be used as polling stations. Faith Formation/PD Days previously scheduled for half-days on October 28 and April 28 will now be a full-day on October 18.
At the April 28, 2021 Public Meeting of the Board, the Board of Trustees revised the 2021-2022 calendar to include the PD day. This decision aligns with Alberta’s other metro school boards.
November 11-15: Fall Break
New for the 2021-2022 school calendar is a Fall Break. It will immediately follow Remembrance Day running from November 12 to 15. The change amounts to two additional days off. A survey last year asked parents about their thoughts on a Fall Break. More than 10,000 families responded to the survey, with the majority, 88 per cent, saying they supported the November days off.
At the January 27, 2021 Public Meeting of the Board, the Board of Trustees approved a Fall Break to the 2021-2022 school year calendar.