Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and what is best for our students. École Mother Teresa School continues to be monitored by Alberta Health Services (Outbreak number 2021-EI-2883). The cases this past weekend have continued to have an impact on our Grade 8 English Classes (8-2, 8-3, & 8-4) and Grade 9 English classes (9-2, 9-3 & 9-4) : both staff and students.
Therefore, the Grade 8 - 9 English Home Room will be shifting temporarily to online learning beginning tomorrow, Monday, April 19, 2021- April 30, 2021. We will resume in-person learning on May 3, 2021.
All Grade 8 - 9 English Language classes will be offered online learning following a weekly class schedule so that students can work directly with their teachers throughout the day. Transitioning of school supplies, textbooks and Chromebooks will be communicated to you from the school tomorrow, Monday, April 19, 2021. More details will be communicated to your child in their regular scheduled classes online on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, with their teacher. This will ensure that we will be able to keep moving forward with the curriculum and to continue the strong learning that is happening within classes. Your child’s homeroom teacher will contact families via email this evening with further details.
It is important to note that we will be keeping all other students with in-person learning at EMTS as they have not been affected by the current situation. All of the cases are in Grade 8 - 9 english language classrooms. Where possible we want to maintain normalcy, we see this opportunity to maintain the same structure for most of the students as an important part of mitigating this pandemic.
Please know that this decision was not made lightly and, as we continue to realize the strains that COVID-19 places on us, we need to be flexible with our decision making and place our students and their learning at the center of all conversations. We will support your family with technology if your child requires it. Scheduling for technology pick-up will be available beginning tomorrow.
As always, do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher, school counsellors, and school administrators for additional support or clarification. While this is a challenging time, we continue to trust in the Lord with all our heart, leaning on each other for support and companionship. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Have a safe and blessed evening. God bless,
Kathleen Finnigan, Superintendent of Schools
Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools