Holy Spirit's August 4, 2020 Superintendent Email page

August 4, 2020 Superintendent Email

August 4, 2020

Good afternoon Parents/Guardians of Holy Spirit Catholic School Division,


As many of you have likely heard, the Alberta Government provided an update today, August 4, 2020, that mask use for students in grades 4 to 12, as well as all school staff, will be mandatory as we begin the 2020/21 school year. Staff will be required to wear masks in all settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained, and students will be required to wear them in all shared and common areas, such as hallways and on buses. Mask use for kindergarten to grade 3 students will continue to be optional. Further, the government has committed to providing two reusable masks per student. More information about this can be found on the Alberta Government’s website.

In keeping with the government’s July 21, 2020 announcement, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division continues to plan for opening on September 1, 2020 in Scenario 1 mode, or “near-normal” with health measures in place.  As I mentioned in my email on July 29, 2020, to assist us in developing accurate plans, it is critical that parents/guardians complete this short survey for each student by Thursday, August 13, 2020.  This information is essential to helping schools structure learning in the best way possible. Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback on this matter.  If we work together, we can problem solve and overcome any challenges.  

For the most up-to-date information regarding the division’s response to COVID, please visit our webpage at: https://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/division/response_to_covid

Ken Sampson, Superintendent of Schools

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