Majority of parents want in-person learning: Wolf Creek Public Schools survey

PONOKA – Of the 3,594 responses that the Wolf Creek Public School Board (WCPS) received about its re-entry plan during COVID-19, 78 per cent (3,070) were in favour of in-person learning.

Only 5.9 per cent (234) were in favour of virtual learning and 1.7 per cent (68) were in favour of homeschooling. Another 14.7 per cent (582) were undecided.

A parent survey was sent to all WCPS parents requesting they indicate which education option is preferred for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

The results from the survey are as of Aug. 15.

 Masks are mandatory for students in Grades 4 – 12
• Mask are optional for Pre-kindergarten to Grade 3
• Alberta Government-supplied washable masks (two per student) will be distributed to students Sept. 1 to 4.
• Parents should provide their child with a reusable or disposable mask for the first week of school
• For more information on appropriate masks for students in schools, please visit:

Schools have communicated individual school plans this week that provide information on specific guidelines for your school regarding pick up and drop off locations, staggered arrival and dismissal protocols and unique guidelines around locker use, sports, etc.

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