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Updated May 6, 2021: K-12 transition to at-home learning

On May 4, the Government of Alberta announced that all students in Grades K-12 will transition to at-home online learning beginning this Friday, May 7. School leaders, teachers and staff are working hard to make the transition as easy as possible for students and their families. 

Under Alberta’s new public health measures, students are expected to return to in-person learning on Tuesday, May 25. 

Northern Gateway Public Schools students are expected to return to in-person classes on Thursday, May 27, due to a day in lieu and a non-operational day, as per the 2020-21 NGPS school year calendar.

We know this is a difficult  and stressful transition. Thank you for your patience and partnership as we work together to support your children. Please reach out to your child’s school principal if you have questions.

More Information:

What will the online learning day look like?

The online learning day for K-12 students will be scheduled as it was previously, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with lunch and recess breaks. 

Will the schools be closed?

No - school buildings will remain open with minimal staff.

Are ALL students required to learn from home? Are there exceptions?

There are exceptions as follows:

  • Students in need of specialized supports - some students in need of specialized supports will be able to continue in-person supports and appointments with their school. The families of these students will be contacted by their teachers or other school staff. 
  • Pre-Kindergarten programs continue.
  • Outreach schools remain accessible to students, by appointment only.

Can students continue their Work Experience / RAP / Green Certificate programs?

Yes, if the programs occur off campus and if the work location is willing and meets all current restrictions and guidelines.

Will the NGPS Division Office (including maintenance and transportation) be closed?

The Division Office and sites will remain open with minimal staff. 

Find more information through:

Government of Alberta, New COVID-19 restrictions to stop the spike
The Division website, ngps.ca
NGPS Facebook and Twitter accounts






Special Virtual Board Meeting, May 9, 1:00 p.m. Alberta Education is hosting Parent and Public Sessions on the K-6 Draft Curriculum