Palliser staff roll up their sleeves to offer learning outside the classroom

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Staff at Coalhurst Elementary School help a parent with a Chromebook to take home to their child so online learning can begin.

Educating children is what Palliser Regional Schools is all about, but doing it under the current scenario brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic took some preparation.

With in-class learning cancelled by the provincial government until further notice, Palliser staff have been busy working on alternate means of delivering those learning experiences to all of our students.

Staff at each school were tasked with brainstorming to come up with the most effective way to meet the specific needs of their own students. Recently, Alberta Education released more detailed expectations of the content which should be delivered, and other guidelines.

In the meantime, families were contacted and arrangements were made for students to safely gather up personal belongings from lockers. They also picked up new resources, including tech devices if required, for the learning opportunities ahead.

Schools are also being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and ongoing procedures put in place to allow for a safe working environment for teachers now, and students upon their eventual return.

We know how critical it is to offer support to students and their families, especially in these times of uncertainty. Palliser will continue to offer support through our Family School Liaison Counsellors, with plans being developed on how best to provide those services. That information will be shared as soon as it is available.

Here are some images below from the beehive of activity at Palliser schools in preparation.