Please note that after tomorrow, the school is on a scheduled break until TUESDAY, April 6th. We will not be available in person or on-line until that day.
Please note that the school has a scheduled break from February 15-19, 2021. We will continue offering in-person AND at-home learning simultaneously again on Monday, February 22, 2021.
Any students who need a new for timetable semester 2 should contact us directly starting again on Monday, Feb. 22.
Here is what you need to know about attending school here in the new year:
- Our students MAY attend in person. Note: ALL safety protocols remain in place for in-person learning. This includes wearing masks at all times in the building, observing physical distance, using hand hygiene regularly and staying away if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
- At-home learning IS ALSO AVAILABLE online or in hard copy – communicate with your teachers for more information.
- Diploma exams are optional – They will still count for 30% of their mark if written.
The following link takes you to the revised Youth (<18) and Adult (18+) screening tools (as of November 2nd, 2020).
While the screening tool goes into more detail, you should NOT attend school if you have the following core symptoms:
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath
- Loss of Smell or Taste
Here is the link to the new screening tools.
As always, if you cannot attend In-Person, you can continue to study remotely by going to www.office.com and entering your BSEC student ID and Password on any internet-capable device (desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone).
Please call 780-428-1420 if you have any questions about COVID screening and school.
Wed Nov 4th (9:52 am – 12pm)
Write a letter for someone who is not able to hear or see it. Go with staff and students to the river to burn it, and then release a rose down the river as a symbol of letting go.
The school staff are on break as per the calendar approved by our board last spring. While this is usually a time when the school is not accessible to our students, we recognize that some connection is needed during these times.
We will be posting content for students to engage with at our StaffAtBSEC Facebook page (you need to be a friend of the page to view the content).
Also, the school will continue to arrange food baskets to students in need this week. If you need a basket, please send us a message on Facebook Messenger before Wednesday!
Stay well wherever you are and, if you’d like to play, check out our first video – Staff Match Game!
School Re-Entry Planning – 2020-21 School Year
As you know, in-person classes are cancelled for the rest of this school year. At present, Alberta Education is working with Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services to prepare school re-entry strategies for the next school year.
The school re-entry plan for Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools for the 2020-21 school year is based on three scenarios that could exist by the fall:
- Normal operations
- Schools are open with some health restrictions that affect operations
- In-person classes remain cancelled and At-Home learning continues
None of these is the “official” plan yet. We have to prepare for all of these scenarios because this public health emergency might suddenly require us to switch from one scenario to another.
Next Year – Registration and Calendar
We will release next year’s registration form in the coming week. We will also release the 2020-21 calendar at the end of this month (along with some other information around the conclusion of this school year). We will share more information about how our school will be conducting re-entry when the planning has been finalized.
For more information about Alberta’s approach to re-launching the economy, visit their website here – https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.aspx
Use this card and cross off everything you find yourself doing between now and next Friday! Send your results to Jamila and Teena by next Friday for the chance to win a prize!
Today is the National Day of Awareness and although it is an American initiative we feel it is important and we encouraged our staff, our families and students to wear RED to support and honour the missing women and girls. They are our Mothers, Sisters, Aunties, Nieces, Family and Friends.