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Principal Message Regarding School in the Fall

Dear Victoria Park Students and Families,

We are so excited to begin a new school year with you and can't wait to see you in person!  Please know that we have been working hard this summer to prepare for your return.  We are confident that we are ready and able to provide a full educational experience for you, attending to our mission and vision, while focusing on your education, achievement, health and safety.

Mission:  To provide genuine alternative school experiences to support students as they move toward their preferred future.  

Vision:  Students move forward on their individual path, connecting value and purpose to their choices.

Please note that we are currently operating with “near normal” conditions this fall in our Alberta schools and we would like to provide you with some information that may help you to understand how we are facilitating your healthy return. We are very excited to have our students back in the building and are aware that the risks of the covid-19 pandemic have continue to necessitate adjustments in the school environment.

What does “near normal” mean?

Near normal operations entail classes resuming as they would in any other year with additional attention paid to the safety and wellness of our people, through our combined efforts and responsibilities. We will continue to rely on our staff and students to practice heightened hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette (coughing or sneezing into their elbow), staying home with signs of illness, and getting tested should symptoms of covid-19 appear. Students and staff are encouraged to wear a mask in all common areas of the school, ensuring that masks are used correctly and discarded or washed thoroughly after use. During the day, students and staff are working together to ensure that surfaces are sanitized. Our capable and committed caretaking team are following the division cleaning protocols each night. It is essential that all students, staff and visitors to the school are following the Daily Screening Protocols for covid-19 safety.  Click here for a link to the daily screener. 

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/edc-covid-19-screening-questionaire-english.pdf

At-Home Learning:

Our school division has a system for supporting students who have elected to “opt-out” of in-person learning.  These students now need to register with LCI in a full on-line schooling program, with the option of returning to in-person learning at the semester change in February.  

In-Person Learning and DL:

It is assumed that students registered with Victoria Park High School will attend school in-person, on a daily basis or will fully engage with the DL program that they have enrolled in.  Students who have enrolled only in DL programming will still be required to come to the school to write quizzes, tests and to receive assistance in our tutorial hours.

Should you have questions about the exciting year to come, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the office or to contact your advisor directly. This era of education is unprecedented and we are very proud to be navigating history with you. We enjoy seeing you each day and know that together, we will find success as you move toward your preferred future.


Cayley King
Principal
Victoria Park High School and Lethbridge Alternative Schools & Programs
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Lethbridge School Division

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