On December 30, 2021 the Province of Alberta announced that all students in Alberta public schools would have their winter break extended to January 10, 2022. All students in Grasslands, Pre-K to Grade 12 will not attend school the week of January 3-7, 2022. This is an additional week of vacation for our students. This extra week was provided to school divisions to prepare our schools for the presence of the Omicron, COVID-19 variant which is highly transmissible. Our schools are safe and we are using this additional time to ensure that all of our existing COVID-19 protocols are revisited and put into place with high fidelity. This time also allows our teachers and school administration time to prepare for any shifts to at-home learning that may occur, to make adjustments to programming and planning for the new year and to complete important professional development.
When your students return to school on January 10, 2022 there are a few things we ask you to keep in mind. Please review the attached link.