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Updates to COVID-19 Reporting in Schools

To Westmount Staff and Families, We are pleased to share the information below from the Acting Deputy Minister of Education regarding changes to official communications about the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Frank Superintendent Westmount Charter School ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As students and staff returned to in-person learning this week, I recognize you have undertaken extensive preparations to make sure schools follow COVID-19 precautions [...]

2021-01-14T19:09:06-07:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Provincial Government Update on Jan. 11 Return to In-Person Learning

To our Westmount school community, We are pleased to share the following news brief with you from the provincial government.  Our schools will be open to welcome back those students who have chosen to participate in onsite learning. We wish everyone a happy, healthy and more prosperous new year. Joe Frank Superintendent All students will return to in-person learning, as [...]

2021-01-08T14:00:13-07:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |

Alberta Government Announcements November 24, 2020

Alberta Government Announcements November 24, 2020 During COVID-19 updates yesterday, Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Dina Hinshaw made important announcements about new health measures for all K-12 schools in the province. Impacts to Grade 7-12 Students Move to at-home learning (AHL) starting Monday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Jan. 8 (except during winter break, Dec. 21, 2020-Jan. 1, 2021) In-person classes [...]

2020-11-25T13:33:35-07:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

New COVID-19 Daily Checklist for Children under 18

Based on new evidence, starting November 2, there are updates to the daily COVID-19 symptoms checklist for children under 18.  The checklist for those 18 years of age and older has not changed.  Both checklists are available here. This link is also posted on the home page of the WCS website. What has changed on the checklist for those under 18? [...]

2020-10-30T13:53:08-06:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

What to Do if Your Child Has Been Identified as a Close Contact of a Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Alberta Health Services has launched a new tool to provide COVID-19 guidance for parents of children attending school (or childcare). The tool walks through symptoms and provides information about next steps for testing and isolation, when household members need to isolate and when children can return to school. The tool is now available at https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16998.aspx. For a flowchart that will [...]

2020-10-28T13:44:40-06:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Federal Funding Announcement

On August 26, 2020, the federal government announced that it would provide funding to the provinces for COVID-related school re-entry measures. Alberta’s total share will be approximately $262 million, made in two equal instalments. School authorities will be eligible to access this additional funding for COVID-19-related expenses. As you may have heard the announcement today from Minister of Education, Adriana [...]

2020-09-03T09:13:23-06:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: K-12|Tags: , , |

MH Music Program Update

Instrumental Music Program at both School and Home The Grade 6 to Grade 12 students in the WCS Instrumental Music program will continue to learn fingering patterns and valve patterns on their wind instruments in conjunction with digital sound recordings.  Please note that all students will be expected to keep their mouthpieces in their cases during class.  Throughout the school year, these students will be encouraged to record short [...]

2020-08-12T12:52:51-06:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Grade 5-12|Tags: , , , |
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