We know that while many families are looking forward to students returning to school, many are also concerned about sending their children back to school. Some of you have indicated that you would like to have the option of keeping your children at home and participating in learning online.
To help us with this planning and ensuring we have the appropriate resources in place to support our students, we would appreciate it if you would complete a brief survey that indicates whether or not your children are returning to NLPS in the fall and if you are interested in an alternative to in-person classes for your children.
Please check your email for a link to the survey. Please complete this survey by Monday, August 3. The information provided does not commit you to one option or another at this time, but will assist us in planning and ensuring you receive the information you need to make the decision that works best for your family.
School Re-Entry Surveys - Closed: June 26, 2020
UPDATE: Feedback received from students, parents and staff was used to create our NLPS Re-Entry Plan.
Northern Lights Public Schools is planning for what the 2020-2021 school year might look like for students, parents and staff. On Thursday, June 19th we sent emails to all of our staff, students in grades 5-11 and parents with links to our School Re-Entry Surveys. We want to hear from you about what’s important as we plan for September.
Alberta Education will advise us on August 1 which of the three scenarios will be in place for our school division when school starts. We plan to be ready for all three scenarios and will need to be flexible as we may need to transition between the three depending on what happens with the pandemic.
Surveys are available for students in grades 5-11, all parents of NLPS students, and all NLPS staff. If you did not receive a link to the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the link that you need.
The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, June 26, 2020.
You can view all of our Administrative Procedures, including the current versions of the AP's listed above, on the Administrative Procedures page of our website.
Accountability Pillar Survey - CLOSED March 6, 2020
UPDATE: Alberta Education has extended the deadline for parents to complete the Accountability Pillar Survey to Friday, March 6, 2020.
Parents of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 (or grades 4-12 at a school with fewer than 120 students), should have received a letter from Alberta Education that included the 2020 Accountability Pillar Survey in January. Parents have the option of filling out a paper survey and mailing it back to Alberta Education, or using the Random Access Code included with the survey to answer the questions online.
The deadline to complete the survey is February 28, 2020.
Survey results are used to help our schools determine which areas to focus on in their school plans. At the division level, the results are used to create the division's Accountability Pillar, which gives us important feedback about what we're doing well, and areas that could be improved upon.
Middle School Reporting Survey - CLOSED February 12, 2020
The feedback will be reviewed by the Board and division administration and may be used to make changes to report cards in the future.
Calendar Feedback - CLOSED January 6, 2020
Thank you to everyone who provided us with feedback on our draft 2020-2021 School Calendar. We greatly appreciate all of the comments and suggestions that were shared with us.
As a direct result of the feedback we received, two adjustments were made to the calendar: the Family Friday on June 11th was removed, and the final day of school was moved to Friday, June 25, 2021.
When the calendar was originally drafted, the last day of school was based on the anticipated provincial diploma exam schedule. Since then, the diploma exam schedule has been updated. The changes that were made also help align the calendar with that amended schedule.