In order for Horizon to provide the appropriate levels of support in classrooms and for at-home learning, please confirm your plans for your child's/children's schooling this year, 2020-21.
On July 31, Premier Jason Kenney and Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange announced that schools in Alberta would reopen in September under "Scenario 1" – directing schools to resume near-normal operations and implement health restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. All Horizon schools are open and we will meet the health guidelines provided by Chief Medical Officer of Health, including any adjustments which may come in the future.
This year, Horizon will provide schooling at home for students whose parents do not wish for them to attend regular classes in school. This programming can take different forms depending on the needs of the students and we will work with parents to develop a plan for you. Please understand that this will be more complete than the emergency programming provided in the spring when teachers were asked to only teach essential outcomes (only a fraction of the curriculum). We also have options for parents who wish to design a home education plan themselves.
IMPORTANT: No matter how your family accesses schooling this year, each student must register at a school. It is the law in Alberta that all children between the ages and 6 and 16 are registered with a host school division or school.
School offices do not re-open until the week of August 24th and parents may contact their community school after that time. Thank you for your assistance in helping us plan for the start of the new school year under these challenging conditions. We sincerely appreciate you sharing information so we can prepare for student needs this year. You may call the Horizon School Division office at 403-223-3547 for general information.