Livingstone Range School Division

Re-Entry 2020

We are happy to begin near-normal operations this fall and look forward to welcoming students and staff back to our schools, with their safety and wellbeing our top priority. Our re-entry plan and resources will be updated as circumstances warrant. Please check back regularly for the latest information.

Note: Return to in-school class learning may vary across the province and is dependent on the number of COVID-19 cases in the local area and guidance from Alberta Health Services & the Ministry of Education.

LRSD School Re-Entry Plan 2020-2021

*UPDATED AUGUST 4, 2020*

Click here for the Livingstone Range School Division School Re-Entry Plan 2020-2021.

Mandatory Masks

An announcement on August 4, 2020 from the Minister of Education and the Chief Medical Officer of Health has indicated that the latest evidence for a safe return to school requires that mandatory mask use will be in place when schools reopen this fall.

This new health measure indicates:

  • Mask use for students in Grades 4 to 12 will be mandatory
  • Mask use for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 students will continue to be optional
  • Mask use for all school staff will be mandatory

Student mask use will be required when physical distancing cannot be maintained in the classroom, and within all shared and common areas such as hallways and on school buses.

The Government of Alberta will provide Livingstone Range School Division with two reusable masks for each student and staff member, as well as a face shield for each staff member, hand sanitizer for each school, and two contactless thermometers for each school. LRSD has procured additional personal protective equipment and cleaning/sanitizing supplies as well. 

We understand that a mask must be comfortable, properly fitted, and familiar.  As such, families and staff are encouraged to source their own masks if possible and practice proper mask use prior to the new school year.