Fall Relaunch Survey Results
June 22, 2020 - Parkland School Division is planning for what the 2020-2021 school year might look like for our students, staff and families now that Alberta Education has released its K-12 Re-Entry Plan. In May, Alberta's Ministry of Education (through the Alberta School Councils Association, ASCA) surveyed parents to ask for feedback on three potential scenarios that are being considered. School authorities will be directed by the Ministry once they decide on a path forward and all plans will start with the most up-to-date public health measures set by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Knowing what's important to our families will help us plan for versions of the three different scenarios being considered by the Government of Alberta:
- Normal return to operations
- A modified school calendar - Eg. longer/shorter school day hours, alternating days, split class attendance morning/afternoon, combination of in-class and at-home learning
- Schools remain closed for classes and at-home learning continues
Participation in the PSD parent/guardian survey was completely voluntary and was conducted after the ASCA survey. The PSD survey was open for a total of 9 days and generated 5,271 responses.
The survey covered three topics of consideration including students learning-from-home, safety measures and transportation concerns.
For a more detailed breakdown of the data, click here.
It's important to note that the government will be choosing the scenarios that school jurisdictions will have to follow and those scenarios may vary by region. The decision on which scenario will be in effect for the start of fall classes will be made no later than August 1, 2020, and that decision will depend on advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health based on how the pandemic is trending at that time.
Parkland School Division continues to work with the provinces Re-Entry Plan documents and will be considering input from stakeholders as Divisional and individual school guidelines are developed for the return to in-school classes as soon as public health orders permits.
For more information, contact:
Parkland School Division