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.