Palliser's response to the pandemic - choices for parents and students
August 25, 2020
The Palliser School Division recognizes that this is a difficult time for some families as they choose a path forward for the next school year. We have prepared the following documents to help you make a more informed decision. The forms provide a link to reach out for more information and we would encourage you to fill it out if you would like to investigate your options for this year.
The forms provide a link to reach out for more information and we would encourage you to fill it out if you would like to investigate your options for this year. Please note that our online learning interest form will close on Friday, September 4th at 5:00 p.m.
- Online Learning Support Plan - High School
- Online Learning Support Plan - Grades 1-9
- The Palliser School Division - Online Learning Interest Form
As always, we encourage you to reach out to the Principal of your home school to look for ways to stay connected with the school community should you choose online learning. We have not set a deadline for registration as of yet, so please do not feel the need to rush to make this decision.
We wish you all the best in making your decision for the coming school year.
Jason Kupery B.Ed, M.Ed
Director of Learning
Palliser Regional Schools
In response to return to school plans for September 2020,
Parents who are looking for home based learning have these choices available from Palliser Beyond Borders:
Home Education 1-12 (parent directed with parent as primary educator) - no fees - Registration before September 30 to ensure $850 parent funding per child. No caps on registration.
Home based online high school - all courses available with asynchronous and synchronous instruction - teacher instructed by Palliser teacher - fees per course - continuous enrollment and completions all year. no caps on registration.
If enough interest: Home based grades 1-9 online - daily synchronous, cohort based, project based, cross curricular Palliser teacher instruction across the 4 core subject areas (following the Alberta Program of Studies) in a delivery called Live Online. (Language arts/ social studies and math /science) in cohorts, 1-3, 4-6, 7-9. Asynchronous instruction is part of this model as well, to help reduce the in front of a computer time. Please complete the inquiry form and express interest. Palliser will determine if we can run such a program based on parent interest and will advise parents after August 26.
To express interest in any of these programs please complete our Palliser Beyond Borders Student Request & Inquiry Form and submit back to us. Our principal is away from the computer from August 1 - 23. Please rest assured we will reply to your requests. We do not run caps on any of our programs so you will not be turned away if we can meet your needs.
If you are anxious about declaring your intentions before September 1, you can submit a registration for Palliser via Palliser's website
https://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/ under quicklinks for parents. Choose 2020-2021 New Student Registration form. Based on these registrations the principal will be in touch on her return.
Alison Hancox, Principal
Palliser Beyond Borders