Students across the province are logging in to their virtual classrooms today.

After a couple of weeks off, Kindergarten to Grade 12 students across the province are back to the books today, in a temporary online learning mode.

In-person learning is scheduled to resume one week from now, at which time families will also need to state their learning intentions for this next part of the school year.

Families have one week to decide whether they would like to make the one time switch to their current learning mode, which will go into effect on February 1, 2021.

Deadlines will vary for grade levels due to the complexities of timetables, with many high school students across the province already locking in their decision.

Families of Kindergarten age children who did not send their kids to school at the start of the school year can still choose to do so at any time before the end of the school year.

Intentions forms will be available to families of students in Grades 1- 8/9  from January 11 to 15, 2021, with the exceptions of Grade 9s at Chestermere Lake Middle, Indus, Langdon, W.G. Murdoch, Prince of Peace and Beiseker. Since these students have an arranged timetable they will have from January 11 to 14 to make their selection. 

The selections can be made through the SchoolEngage system accessed through PowerSchool. The switch will go into effect on February 1, 2021, and students will be committed to that mode of learning for the remainder of the school year.