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Minister of Education Mandates Masks for Grades 4-12

Minister of Education Mandates Masks for Grades 4-12

August 4, 2020

Dear FMPSD Family,

As many of you are aware, this morning Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Alberta’s Chief Medical of Health Dr Deena Hinshaw announced masks will be mandated in 2020/21 school re-entry. Fort McMurray Public Schools will adjust our re-entry planning to reflect the new provincial direction of mandatory masks for students in grades 4-12. This will include staff in our schools, and all visitors to schools. According to this updated guidance, mask use for ECDP to Grade 3 students will continue to be optional. We recommend the use of masks for all students in all grades in our schools.

We understand our students, staff, and families may have questions. We encourage you to refer to official sources and monitor our website, social media, and staff email for updates as we approach the start of the new school year:

E-cademy+    FMPSD K-12 fully online learning program

Alberta Education - School Re-entry Plan

FMPSD Mental Health and Wellness Supports

Prevent the spread - Self-Assessment (in French, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish)

We will continue to Do What's Best for Kids, Families, and Staff.