Alberta Mirror

Monday, January 17, 2022

Alberta students will return to offline education on Jan. 10


Key takeaways: 

  • Fast tests and masks will be circulated to schools.
  • Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Dr Deena Hinshaw, the region’s chief medical officer of health, declared Wednesday that students will return to in-school learning on Jan. 10.

Offline learning to start for Alberta students: 

Alberta students in kindergarten to Grade 12 will return to their classrooms on Jan. 10 after an ample vacation break, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange stated Wednesday.

On Dec. 30, the region had declared it was postponing the post-holiday reopening of schools province-wide after boards asked more time to consider the effect of the new Omicron variant in the classroom. 

Winter vacation for K-12 students was extended to Jan. 10, but the government stated it had not made decisions on whether students will be learning in class or at residence.

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Alberta shools to start offline learning after a long winter vacation

LaGrange stated Wednesday that every student will return to learning in their classrooms.

“Over the past several days my team and I have resumed working closely with school authorities,” LaGrange informed a press conference. “I am deeply grateful for their input and I am so happy to confirm that ECS (early childhood services) and kindergarten to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10.” Source –

“Children who learn offline belong in the classroom and they will be there with the counted protection of quick tests and medical-grade masks.” Source –

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