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COVID-19 Information for Families and Staff

UPDATED ON JULY 7, 2020

On March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced a province-wide school closure, canceling all in-school classes indefinitely.

Letter to Parents from the Minister of Education, March 20, 2020

LEARNING AT HOME

On March 20, 2020, the Government of Alberta released new Content Delivery Guidelines to direct how students would learn while in-school classes were canceled.

  • All Kindergarten to Grade 12 students, regardless of their geographic location or socioeconomic status, received at-home learning opportunities, either through online means or through other accommodations, such as course packages and telephone check-ins.
  • Every K-12 student received final grades and a report card for the 2019-20 school year
  • Provincial Achievement Tests and Grade 12 Diploma Exams were canceled. 

NGPS staff have been working hard to provide learning within this new context, adapting lessons for online formats, planning for ongoing technology needs and keeping students and parents informed.

Questions & Answers - Alberta Education Continuity Plan (QA)

SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS RE-OPEN

All NGPS playgrounds and sports fields were re-opened to the public in conjunction with local municipalities and the direction of Alberta's Chief Medical Officer. In accordance with Alberta Health and Government requirements visitors must follow public health guidelines. Playground equipment is not supervised or sanitized and adult supervision is required. Please wash or sanitize your hands before and after use.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

This is a stressful time for many Albertans. Resources are available if you, or someone you know, is struggling or needs a little extra support, or advice on handling the stress, or ways to talk to children.

STAY UP TO DATE

In pandemic circumstances, our Division is guided and directed by Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta (GOA). For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please refer to:

More Division information will be shared as information becomes available on:

LATEST UPDATES FOR FAMILIES AND STAFF

July 7, 2020 Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 School Relaunch Handbook

July 6, 2020 Re-Entry Survey Results

June 22, 2020 June 22 is the last day of school!

JUNE 11, 2020 Re-Entry Plan: Scenarios for September

JUNE 1, 2020 Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry scenarios

MAY 27, 2020 School Playgrounds will re-open in conjunction with local municipalities

MAY 6, 2020 Update on Student Learning

APRIL 27, 2020 Letter to Parents from NGPS Superintendent Kevin Andrea

MARCH 28, 2020 Funding to School Divisions Temporarily Adjusted

MARCH 24, 2020 Continuing Student Learning

MARCH 20, 2020 Questions and Answers about Alberta's Education Continuity Plan: COVID-19

MARCH 20, 2020 Letter to Parents from the Minister of Education

MARCH 20, 2020 Content Delivery Guidelines from Alberta Education

MARCH 20, 2020 Important Information from Alberta Education

MARCH 18, 2020 Information for Families

MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families and Staff

MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled