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Transportation Changes for 2020/2021

Transportation Changes for 2020/2021
Posted on 06/26/2020
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June 26, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians of Holy Spirit Catholic School Division,

As we continue our plans for school re-entry on September 1, 2020, we know that one of our most significant challenges is how to provide transportation in a way that ensures the safety of our students. Our division staff have been working closely with our transportation partners to address the physical distancing guidelines set out by the Alberta Government. While there is still much to be determined, it is clear that space on any of our busses will be limited.

As a result, effective September 2020, Holy Spirit Catholic School Division will only be providing bus transportation to and from school for students who reside 2.4 kilometres or further from their designated school. This means that, as we continue to deal with the challenges of COVID-19, we will no longer be able to accommodate bussing students less than 2.4 kilometre away from their designated school or those students who attend a school of choice.

We understand that this situation is not ideal and may inconvenience many of our families. Our sincere hope is that this arrangement will be temporary. Should your child have additional transportation needs, based on their current Individual Student Plan, our division’s Inclusive Education Team will be in contact with you to make appropriate arrangements when more is known. Also, families of students eligible for transportation can expect to receive a survey in early August 2020, asking if they plan to use the transportation services available to them. This information will help us to establish our rider lists and routes for eligible students.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we seek to adapt to our current health climate and follow all necessary social distancing guidelines to ensure student safety. And, again, summer blessings to all of you.

Ken Sampson, Superintendent
Holy Spirit Catholic School Division

Transportation Changes for 2020/2021

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