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April 30, 2021

Grades 7-9 French Immersion students at École J.E. Lapointe School move to at-home learning

At the school’s request, Black Gold School Division has made the decision to move the Grades 7-9 French Immersion students at École J.E. Lapointe School to at-home learning from May 3-7, 2021, inclusive. Currently, five of their six French Immersion teachers are self-isolating due to being close contacts of people who have tested positive for… Read more »

April 30, 2021

Black Gold schools to remain open during expanded public health measures

Questions are quickly arising related to the Premier’s announcement yesterday about regional school closures for grades 7-12. At present, Black Gold School Division schools do not fall within the provincially established criteria for closure. The Province is applying targeted, two-week restrictions to communities or regions with a case rate above 350 per 100,000 people, and… Read more »

April 28, 2021

Board Highlights – April 22, 2021

Board Highlights – April 22, 2021:  Alberta Education Draft Curriculum

April 25, 2021

Grades 7-12 students at Thorsby Jr/Sr High School temporarily move to at-home learning

On April 21, 2021, Black Gold School Division applied to the Minister of Education to have all Grade 7 – 12 students in the Division move to at-home learning to help keep students and staff safe and address the chronic shortage of supply teachers, but was only successful in being granted permission for Thorsby Junior… Read more »

April 23, 2021

Black Gold School Division appoints new Division Principal

Black Gold School Division (BGSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Ganton as our new Division Principal, effective September 2021. The Division Principal is a supportive role to school administrators in a variety of forms, and acts as the Off-Campus Lead, participates in the Division Administrative Command Team, and supports the superintendents and… Read more »