Christ The Redeemer (CTR) Catholic Schools Re-Entry Plan
Last updated August 25, 2020
On July 21, 2020 The Minister of Education indicated that classes will resume in the fall as near normal with additional health measures in place, and the Minister ordered additional health measures on August 4, 2020. Please refer to Alberta Education’s Get the Facts: Back to Class 2020-2021 for the Ministry’s reasons for return.
Please note this plan may be revised as new information becomes available and/or as conditions related to COVID-19 change. CTR Catholic’s Re-Entry Plan is indicated in black text with individual school information to be added in blue. Individual school information will be emailed to parents and posted on their websites no later than August 25, 2020.
CTR Catholic is focusing on multiple ways to increase safety including the best physical distancing possible, cohorting in K-9, teaching and promoting respiratory etiquette, teaching and promoting proper hygiene and handwashing, enhancing cleaning, supporting students in Grades K to 3 who choose to wear masks, ensuring Grades 4 - 12 students and all staff wear masks, and supporting students and families in the regular screening and monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.
CTR Catholic will cooperate with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Ministry of Education to provide your children a safe return to school in the fall. Parents also have a role to play in supporting the process. Please refer to Alberta Education’s Parents’ Guide 2020–21 School Year for the suggestions.
The safety and well-being of our students and staff is top priority for CTR Catholic. Our efforts are to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. Below are some of the health and safety measures that make up CTR’s Re-Entry Plan.
1. General Building Safety
2. Daily Self-Screening
3. Responding to an Illness
4. If There Is a Case of COVID-19 At School
5. Getting Settled in the First Two Weeks Back
7. Physical Distancing
8. Cohorting and Seating Plans
9. Hallway and Locker Protocols
10. Shared School Spaces
11. Specialty Classrooms (Band, Music, Foods, Construction, Art, Drama, Computer Labs, Phys. Ed, Library)
12. Expectations for Dropoff and Pickup
15. Belongings/School Supply List
16. Lunch/Hot Lunch/Breakfast Program/Vending Machines
18. Extra-Curricular, Co-Curricular, and Field Trips
19. Responding to Learning Delays from Last Year
20. Support for Students with Special Needs
21. Live Streaming (if available at your school)
22. Moving from Regular Operations to Full or Partial At Home Learning
23. Supporting Students Who Are Self-Isolating or Ill at Home
24. Options for Choosing to Continue with an At-Home Model
25. Parent Requests to Transition Individual Students Between At School and At Home Learning
26. Diploma Exams and Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)
27. Mental Health
CTR Catholic will implement a plan for building safety upon return. This will include, but is not limited to the following:
Cohorting will be used wherever practical. A cohort is a group of people or students who remain together as much as possible. This limits exposure to others. Cohorts are beneficial in the event that schools need to work with AHS to assist with contact tracing.
CTR Catholic sees parents as partners in education. Some things parents can do to help ease anxiety and apprehension of a child include:
More information can be found on the CTR Catholic website here and in the links below: