Information about Alberta schools, post-secondary institutions, day cares and day homes

 Alberta Schools

  • https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
  • All Classes in K to 12 schools are cancelled until further notice
  • All Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests and grade 12 diploma exams are cancelled
  • School authorities will offer at-home learning opportunities for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students
  • Each student will get final grades and a report card appropriate to their grade level
  • High school students on track to receive 100 or more credits will still be eligible to graduate
  • More information on student learning during COVID-19 here:  https://www.alberta.ca/student-learning-during-covid-19.aspx

 Alberta post-secondary institutions

  • https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
  • Effective immediately, student attendance at post-secondary institutions is prohibited until further notice.
  • The government will also be working with post-secondary institutions to ensure that these extraordinary circumstances do not prevent students from being eligible for admission to post-secondary studies for the upcoming school year.

Is there any support for students paying student loans during the COVID-19 pandemic response? 

 Alberta Daycares and day homes

From AHS website (March 21, 2020):

  • Licensed child care
    • – All licensed child care facilities in Alberta are closed at this time. This includes daycare, out-of-school care and preschool programs.
  • Child care for core service workers
    • – Select licensed child care centres will begin reopening to provide child care for core service workers.
      • – Access will be prioritized to health care practitioners and critical infrastructure workers.
      • – Additional space will then be available to first responders and others.
    • – Children’s Services will contact the centres that will be reopening directly.
      • – Centres will initially be chosen based on proximity to health care facilities and will be reopened in phases based on areas of need, starting March 23.
    • – Parents will be notified by their employer if they qualify to send their children to newly re-opened centres.
  • Home-based child care
    • – Approved family day homes are exempt as they care for fewer than 7 children at a time, but should use enhanced sanitation practices.
    • – Private home-based child care providers remain open as they can only care for up to six children, not including their own, at any one time.
    • – The government does not monitor private child care providers but can issue closures if they are over this limit.
    • – Any home-based child care provider – approved or private – should routinely clean and disinfect surfaces that people regularly touch like toys, door handles, keyboards, toilets and tables.
    • – Visitors and children should not enter if they are feeling unwell.
    • – Regardless of where a child is being taken care of (family, friends or day home) handwashing facilities or hand sanitizer must be available to children, and visitors are encouraged to wash their hands frequently.
    • – While grandparents and other seniors are a great help with child care, older Albertans have an increased risk of complications if they get COVID-19. We encourage limiting exposure to children who have any signs of illness.
    • – Parents should take precautions and limit the number of playdates to reduce the chances of community transfer.
  • More information at:  https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx#toc-2