Division News Article

Year-end letter to parents about re-entry

June 25th, 2020

We invite parents to read our year-end letter regarding re-entry in the fall.

The purpose of this message is to provide parents and guardians with information about the procedures and processes we are developing for re-entry to school this fall. The descriptions below are based on the guidance we have received from Alberta Education, the Ministry of Health and Pembina Hills School Division.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move to operationalize health measures. Our efforts are designed to maintain the health and safety of our students and employees while balancing the social, emotional and educational needs of everyone.

A summary of the Pembina Hills re-entry plan has been posted on the Pembina Hills website at
https://www.pembinahills.ca/school-re-entry-plan/. It describes the principles, guidelines and resources we’re considering as we develop procedures.

Please note that today’s message is with respect to the guidance provided for planning for Scenario 1: In-school classes resume (near normal with health measures). Scenario 2 will require additional measures which will reduce the number of students allowed in the school at the same time. We expect Alberta Education to inform us on August 1st regarding re-entry scenarios for our schools. Each of our school administration and staff will continue to refine the specific procedures for their sites.

Finally, our transportation department is working on the adjustments needed for student transportation. Information will be shared as plans are finalized.

We know that there are many more details that need to be worked out. We are continuing to identify issues and questions and solutions. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move through this unique time. We look forward to seeing students back in our schools this fall!

Please continue to watch the Pembina Hills website for information. You can subscribe to news updates at https://www.pembinahills.ca/subscribe/. You can also choose to follow us on Facebook.

Read the year-end letter to parents about Re-Entry

The full document contains further details about: 

  • Daily Screening for Illness – Parents and Students
  • Daily Screening for Illness – Staff
  • Records of Pre-existing Conditions
  • Social – Emotional Health and Mental Well-Being
  • Drop-off and Pick-up, Being outside the School, Entering the School
  • School Cleaning
  • Student Belongings and School Supplies
  • Lunches, Snacks and Food Services
  • Hygiene Etiquette: Handwashing, Coughing and Sneezing
  • If a Child Becomes Ill During the School Day
  • The Cohort strategy
  • Hallway Traffic
  • Recesses, Lunch Breaks and Transitions
  • When Face-to-Face Interactions are Necessary
  • In the Classroom
  • Communications