2021 -2022 Sturgeon Public School Year Plan
LAST UPDATED: March 2, 2022
The updated 2021-2022 School Year Plan, the Government of Alberta COVID-19 Information for K-12 Schools and School Buses and the Alberta Health Daily Checklist for Adults and Children are provided here for your information.
(Updated: March 2, 2022) Key changes:
- Remaining provincial school requirements (including cohorting) will be removed.
- Screening prior to youth activities will no longer be required.
- Capacity limits will be lifted for all venues.
- Limits on social gatherings will be removed.
- The provincial mask mandate will be lifted in most settings. However, masking will still be required in high-risk settings, including on public transit, at Alberta Health Services-operated and contracted facilities and all continuing care settings.
On February 26, 2022, the Alberta government confirmed that the province is moving forward with Step 2 of the staged approach to relaxing COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. You can read the announcement here.
- As was announced, effective March 1, Step 2 of the staged approach includes:
Mandatory isolation requirements are still in place and are included in Step 3 of the phased approach. The timing to shift to Step 3 will be determined based on decreasing hospitalization rates.
The provincial masking mandate is removed in most settings in Step 2. In alignment with Step 2, school authorities are not able to require anyone entering the school to wear a mask, unless in accordance with isolation requirements. Individual family choices need to be respected and individuals should not be stigmatized for their choice related to masking going forward. Staff and students can continue to wear masks if they choose to. Schools should support students and staff who choose to wear masks.
Schools will continue to provide any remaining rapid test kits to any students and staff who request them. School authorities may also choose to redistribute the masks to organizations and community groups within the school community.
Please note that while the provincial masking mandate has been removed, there are still instances, such as related to isolation and on public transit, when masking is required.
As part of Step 2, provincial schools are not required to cohort students. While cohorting is no longer required, this shift does not mean schools need to re-design current timetabling or classroom structures. Schools may choose to retain their current timetabling and classroom structure for the remainder of the school year to avoid learning disruption and should consider their local school context and needs.
The mandatory requirements to isolate have not changed. Information about isolation requirements is available here. Additional information related to isolation and masking is available in the Guidance for K-12 schools and school buses.
Mandatory isolation requirements will be removed in Step 3 of the phased approach to relaxing COVID-19 measures and will become a recommendation at that time.
Shifts to at-home learning
For the time being, the school shift process for provincial school authorities will remain. School authorities have the discretion to shift a grade or class to at-home learning should it be operationally required. Shifts for schools or entire school authorities for operational reasons require Minister approval.
Updated guidance documents
Moving forward please refer to the following updated guidance documents to support you with the transition during these steps:
2021-2022 Namao School Relaunch Guidebook
Alberta Daily Checklist
UPDATED: January 2022
Alberta Guidance for Schools
UPDATED: January 2022