From Monday, Grade 7 to 12 will now shift to online classes because of the rise in Covid-19 cases among the students.
On Wednesday, Alberta Education approved the request of Calgary’s Board of Education and Calgary’s Catholic School, who want the shift to online classes for at least two weeks which will be started from Monday, April 19.
The approval includes Airdrie and Cochrane schools as well, which are under CBE and CCSD.
The decision has been taken by Alberta Education on the below-mentioned criteria:
- The best solution for teacher shortages.
- A large number of students and staff members under isolation.
- Requests from the boards for short-term shifts for a few of their schools.
- Substantial COVID-19 cases in the community.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief medical officer of health released a statement saying, “We are seeing a sharp increase in cases among school-aged Albertans, as well as those in other age groups including grade 7 to 12. While this is an operational decision, I extend my support it and ask that parents and students make safe choices to reduce the spread of COVID-19,”