Updated COVID-19 Measures

November 24, 2020

To all Fort McMurray Catholic School Families,

As you are most likely aware, late this afternoon the Government of Alberta announced new targeted health measures in the fight against COVID-19. 

This announcement includes junior and senior high schools transitioning to scenario #3. This means instruction at Father Mercredi High School and Holy Trinity Catholic High School will transition to scenario #3 as of Monday, November 30th. 

Grades 7-12 Scenario #3: Off-Site Instruction

  • This scenario has similarities to the final few months of the 2019/20 school year, with updates to student assessment and time requirements. More information can be found in our Fort McMurray Catholic Schools 2020/21 Relaunch Document: https://bit.ly/2E1DfJD
  • Families will receive more detailed information about the continuation of learning later this week from their teacher/school.

Early Entry Program- Grade 6

  • In person instruction (scenario #1) will continue as per normal. More information on scenario #1 can be found in our Fort McMurray Catholic Schools 2020/21 Relaunch Document: https://bit.ly/2E1DfJD.  

Week of January 4-11, 2020

  • As per the Government of Alberta announcement all students (EEP to grade 12) will learn in scenario #3 (at home learning) the first week following Christmas break. 

Return to in class learning

  • As per the Government of Alberta announcement the return to in person learning (scenario #1) is scheduled to happen on January 11th. 

We wish to reassure you that Fort McMurray Catholic Schools continues to follow the latest public health advice in being as safe as possible during this COVID-19 pandemic. As Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Deena Hinshaw has repeatedly said, schools are a reflection of the community. 

We implore our community to do all it can to stop the spread of COVID-19. Please stay home if you are sick, please isolate when you are required to, please physically distance, and please wear a mask. 

Thank you to our families for sharing test results with us as quickly as possible. You being proactive assists us in isolating close contacts in a timely manner. This helps slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

Please continue to refer to official sources when looking for information:

Please continue to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using the Alberta Health Screening Questionnaire. Please remember to complete the checklist each day prior to attending school. If you or a member of your family has any of the symptoms of illness listed, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment or call Health Link at 811.

Thank you for your grace, compassion, and patience as we continue our way forward through the 2020/21 school year. 


George McGuigan, Fort McMurray Catholic Schools Superintendent