School Re-entry 2020-2021

Parent / Guardian Survey on School Re-entry and Covid-19

Alberta School Councils' Association (ASCA) is conducting a survey to measure the “pandemic pulse” in the return to schooling with Covid-19 implications.

All parents / guardians in Alberta with children in Kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to participate in the survey.

Participation is anonymous, and will inform the ASCA Board of Directors on parents’ perspectives during the Fall 2020 school re-entry. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. All responses are confidential.

The survey closes on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.


Thank you for your time and efforts!


Diploma Exams - November 2020 - Information


September 3, 2020 Letter from CMO Dr. Hinshaw to parents about the new school year and COVID-19 health guidance. The letter also provides information about dealing with COVID-19 cases at school.

The letter is available in multiple languages at


Guidance and plans for students and the 2020-21 school year can be found on the government website, with extensive back to school resources and Covid-19 (in multiple languages) including:

Parent guide

The 2020-21 Parent Guide contains steps parents and students should follow to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in schools.

Self-screening questionnaire

Parents, students and school staff must review the self-screening questionnaire each day before going to a school building. Visitors must also use this questionnaire to determine if they may enter a school.

Note - plans and documents are updated on a regular basis to reflect current/changing situations. Check the government website often.


Alberta Health Services also has a website to further help parents/guardians and families understand what is expected of them during COVID-19, with reference documents.

Guidance for Parents of Children Attending School and/or Childcare (COVID-19)