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November 30, 2020

Trustee Column: Yes Virginia, there is a purpose for the arts in education

Happy December! If you are like most people, your social calendar for this month looks quite a bit different than in recent years. Everywhere you turn, there are reminders that ‘tis the season to be jolly—but only with your family or close cohort group! Events that normally bring meaning and joy to the holiday season… Read more »

November 30, 2020

Move to At-Home Learning for students.

WATCH | Black Gold School Division senior administrators discuss the temporary move, due to the state of public health emergency, to At-Home Learning for students.

November 26, 2020

Moving to at-home learning only during the state of public health emergency

Due to rising record numbers of daily new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the Government of Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency in Alberta, effective November 24, 2020, through to January 10, 2021. Students and parents/guardians are advised that starting Monday, November 30, 2020: – Grades 7 – 12 students will be learning… Read more »

November 19, 2020

Preventing bullying in our schools

Bullying Awareness Week is from November 16 to 20, 2020. Bullying is a serious issue, with far-reaching consequences for students, their families, and for society as a whole. The Alberta Government defines bullying as repeated mean, cruel, hurtful behaviours done on purpose by someone with more power. It can be verbal, physical, social and online…. Read more »

November 18, 2020

Trustee Column: Keep looking out for the rainbow!

It has been a year to remember as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unheard of lockdowns, school closures, facemasks, social distancing, and constant hand sanitizing. It is important during these trying times to ask yourself, “What good can come out of this unprecedented new normal.” With what seems like entire countries on lockdown, I… Read more »