Lethbridge School Division reacts to the return of at-home learning

The Alberta government announced Thursday that regions in the provinces targeted hot zones will move back to at-home learning for students in junior and senior high schools. About 11,000 students in the Lethbridge School Division are impacted by this decision. The board’s superintendent, Cheryl Gilmore, says that staff were not informed ahead of the decision.

“The youth and young men and women in our high schools…this is tough on them. We have many students who want to come to school, who love to come to school,” says Gilmore “certainly it looks different for their connection (to) social and emotional development”.

Rapid testing for COVID-19 in 300 schools was announced three weeks ago by the provincial government. These tests have now been postponed for students affected by the new measures. 

Ainsley O'Riley

Ainsley O'Riley

Originally from Ontario, Ainsley started her broadcasting career at the age of sixteen with Rogers TV. She is a graduate of the College of Sports Media in Toronto and has previously worked with TSN on The Jay and Dan show, and Canada Laughs on Sirius XM. She has also worked for the Canadian Football League. She is looking forward to connecting with the community.

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