We understand that as the emerging COVID-19 situation unfolds, there are increased concerns and questions regarding many things including our educational plan.
On March 31, 2020, the Minister of Education has directed all schools to suspend classroom learning indefinitely for the remainder of the academic year. The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer has recommended this move, in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Department of Education has made it clear that the expectation, moving forward, is for students to be actively engaged in remote learning. At this time, we are waiting for more details and additional direction from provincial officials.
During what can be uncertain times, we see opportunity. Pembina Trails is aiming to deliver online instruction during the week following spring break.
Part of our strategy is for teachers to communicate and engage students and their families through digital platforms. These are tools that many are already familiar with including, OneDrive, Edsby and Seesaw (Early Years). Please make sure your children can access their email/portal by using their divisional username and password.
Instructions for the tools are available here:
Please keep an eye out for an email, from your school, with additional information and any necessary access codes. ***If you already use the tools select by your child's school, you do not need a code***
As staff return from spring break, communications will be sent about next steps. Learning will continue with new content introduced. In the meantime, there are plenty of websites that offer out of school learning ideas. Please do not hesitate to access those that are safe and appropriate for your children.
We are committed to supporting all our learners while classes are suspended. The digital part of our strategy will vary from community to community and classroom to classroom. Non-digital learning activities will be more prevalent in some settings than others. Our educators are extremely skilled and always aim to be inclusive.
Thanks in advance for your consideration, patience and support. We will continue to keep families informed.
For more on this emerging situation, please visit out COVID-19 main page.