Updates on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On March 15, the Alberta Government announced that all schools will be closed for an indefinite period of time. To see Alberta Education's continuity plan, please click here.

Students are expected to stay home and our staff will continue to support student learning. School buses will not run. This includes the City of Red Deer transit.

On March 20, Alberta Education implemented new guidelines to direct how students will learn while in-school classes are cancelled due to the provincial health emergency. For more information, click here and our Learning at Home page.

On May 6, Alberta Education announced that students will not be returning to in-person learning at school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Our staff remains dedicated to supporting student learning and we will do everything we can to ensure this continues. 

We would like to thank you for your continued support.

May God continue to bless you and your families. Please stay healthy.

Where Can We Get Updated Information on COVID-19?

What can I do to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

To help prevent the spread of illness, we are encouraging you to do the following:

You can also find more information at https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

Parent Help Line

Alberta Education has instituted a helpline and email for parents of students during COVID-19 and at-home learning. The line is 780-422-6548 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000, followed by the 10-digit phone number) or via email at studentsupport@gov.ab.ca.

The Parent Help Line will be answered Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our response to COVID-19:

  • All school buildings and Central Office are closed to students, parents and the public.
  • All school playgrounds are closed until further notice.
  • All school trips cancelled (including international and in-Canada trips), as well as field trips.
    • The Board of Trustees made a motion on March 12 to cancel all international student trips from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School and St. Joseph High School over the March break. 
    • The Board of Trustees made a motion on March 31 to cancel École Camille J. Lerouge School trip to Quebec on May 10-15. St. Francis of Assisi Middle School trip was previously cancelled (May 23-29).
  • Alberta Education cancelled all Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests, as well as Grade 12 diploma exams. See Alberta Education's website for more information.

What about graduation ceremonies?

Grade 12 is an exciting and pivotal year for our students, which ends with the ultimate celebration of achievement - graduation! It’s a milestone in a young adult’s life - the cap and gown, walking across that stage, looking their very best at the graduation formal and celebrating with staff, classmates, family and friends.

Our Grade 12 students look forward to their graduation all year and as educators, it gives us such great pride to celebrate this accomplishment together with our students.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are disappointed that graduation ceremonies for high schools in Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools will be postponed until further notice. This decision was difficult and is based on the Alberta Government’s restrictions on gatherings to comply with social distancing and the goal of limiting the spread of COVID-19.


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