Grade 6 to 12 students at Coronation School will return to online learning starting Thursday.
Clearview Public Schools made the decision on Tuesday after a number of students and staff tested positive for COVID-19, or were identified as close contacts.
“The adjustment to online learning represents the best option for learning for our students due to the number of cases and shortage of available staff,” the division said.
Students will return to class on May 5.
“We continue to monitor the number of cases and should further actions be needed we will inform our families, including if needed, online learning for other grades.”
On Monday, Calgary public and Catholic schools switched to at-home learning. Then on Tuesday, Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange announced that Grades 7 to 12 students at Edmonton Public Schools and Edmonton Catholic Schools will shift to at-home learning starting Thursday for two weeks.
“I understand this is difficult news to many students, parents and teachers, as in-classroom learning has significant benefits. However, due to operational concerns, this temporary shift is necessary to ensure learning can continue,” LaGrange said.
“The safety of students and staff will continue to be my top priority as we finish the school year. I want to give my sincere gratitude to teachers and administrators for their continued dedication to Alberta’s students throughout the pandemic.”
She said approval of a school board’s request to shift to at-home learning is based on four criteria: a chronic substitute teacher shortage; a significant number of students and staff in quarantine or isolation; recent requests from the board for short-term shifts for a number of their schools; and substantial COVID-19 cases in the community.