Please read the email below that has been sent to ALL STAFF from Darrell Robertson, Superintendent of Edmonton Public Schools.

The Human Resources Q&A – COVID-19 document is posted on CONNECT.  See link in the ‘Human Resources information below.

I have also attached an Information Update for Supply Staff/Lunchroom Supervisors/True Hourly  ROE Information Update For Supply Staff March 2020

Email from Darrel Robertson to your epsb.ca email 

Updates from Alberta Education and Human Resources

Today, we received an update from Alberta Education about the Government’s expectations for the continuity of instruction for the coming weeks and months.  

Guidelines released by the province are in alignment with the work you’ve already been doing to get ready for student learning after spring break. Our shared expectation is that every student, regardless of where they live in the city, or what technology they may or may not have, will continue to learn while in-school classes across the province are cancelled.

Key highlights: 

  • Education content will focus on core curriculum outcomes for Kindergarten to Grade 9, and the core courses required for high school graduation requirements.
  • Teachers will assign work to their students each week and support families in the delivery of these materials. 
  • Every student will receive final grades and a report card, appropriate to their grade level. Teachers will be responsible for assessing the student process and assigning a final grade.
  • Schools will work with high school students to complete the courses they are enrolled in.
    • If a student is unable to complete a course because of social distancing measures (i.e., work experience, etc.), principals have the ability to award credits to ensure student progression. High school students on track to receive 100 or more credits will still be eligible to graduate and receive a high school diploma.
    • Principals have the ability to award up to 15 credits to students in Grade 12 whose program has been negatively impacted by class cancellations. 
  • All Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests are cancelled.
  • All Grade 12 diploma exams are cancelled. 
    • Under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. We will provide clarity on how this can be accommodated once we are provided with more information from the province.

This new information doesn’t change our plans. Our first priority after spring break will be connecting with our students, getting comfortable with new processes and technology, and establishing routine for the upcoming weeks.  

Human Resources

To help answer some of the questions you may still have, here is a document (<- the link!!) from our Division’s Human Resources team. This document will also be posted to Connect, and updated as information is available.

Wishing you all a safe, healthy spring break.  

Thank you for your incredible efforts this week.”

Darrel

This has been an incredibly turbulant week for many of you.  Thank you for your patience while we continue to work through this difficult time.

 Please enjoy Spring Break with the important people in your life.  Stay healthy & safe and stay tuned!!

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