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Back to School Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year


Last Updated: April 7, 2022

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in the Edmonton region, Edmonton Catholic Schools remains committed to the ongoing evaluation of our Back to School Plan in the interests of student and staff safety. 

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The Alberta Government is lifting public health measures in 3 stages. Effective March 1, 2022 and as part of Step 2, the province will remove remaining school requirements including Kindergarten to Grade 6 cohorting, physical distancing, and masking for staff and visitors.

Families are still required to complete the Daily Health Checklist for children each morning to determine if it is safe to attend school. Youth screening for entertainment and sports activities has been removed.

While the Alberta Government no longer requires students and staff to wear a mask, families can make their own decisions, but masking will not be monitored or enforced by school staff. We will continue to support all children and staff, including those who choose to wear a mask and those who choose not to wear a mask at school. While any remaining school requirements have been removed, the City of Edmonton’s Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings bylaw continues to remain in effect in all indoor public places and ETS until further notice.

ECSD continues to have the flexibility and authority to temporarily pivot individual classes or grades within a school to online learning. The decision to move a class is not made lightly, and our Division takes into account high student absentee rates and staffing shortages as factors. All requests to move entire schools to a remote learning environment continue to require approval from the Minister of Education.

Navigating our way through the many challenges of the pandemic has not been easy. As a greater community, we have come to understand and respect that there are varied opinions about the measures and restrictions that have been in place. The health, safety, and well-being of students and staff have always been central to our ongoing response.

Click here to read the Back to School Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year

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We expect that only healthy students and staff will come to school each day. Parents and caregivers must assess their child daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before sending them to school.

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To keep families informed about what's happening in their school community, view the latest COVID-19 cases reported by AHS

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