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COVID-19

Coronavirus information for Metro students

On March 17, the Alberta Government declared a state of emergency under the Public Health Act. The decision came two days after the provincial government cancelled all classes indefinitely across Alberta. This means:

  • All schools are closed to students starting March 16.
  • All childcare centres and all other programming that takes place inside Edmonton Public Schools is also closed.
  • Yellow school buses are also cancelled.

Due to new public health measures related to COVID-19, our office is closed to customers. Please contact Metro through online chat, by phone at 780-428-1111 or email metro@epsb.ca. If phoning, please leave a message and Customer Service will return your call within one business day.

The health and safety of our students, families and staff is our top priority. More information will be shared as it becomes available. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

In alignment with the Alberta Government’s direction, we would like to give the following updates on Metro’s programs:

Academic evening and weekend credit classes

Metro is busy preparing for the roll-out of online learning for evening and weekend high school credit courses following spring break. Our classes do not follow the typical block 1-4 schedule so our night school roll-out will be a bit different with teachers releasing their first learning materials according to the following schedule:

Monday / Wednesday classes – Materials will be released on Wednesday, April 1 between 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Teachers will be online at this time to connect with their students and answer questions online.

Tuesday / Thursday classes – Materials will be released on Thursday, April 2 between 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Teachers will be online at this time to connect with their students and answer questions online.

Saturday classes – Materials will be released on Saturday, April 4 between 9:00am – 1:30pm. Teachers will be online at this time to connect with their students and answer questions online.

Please note that at this time, all grade 12 diploma exams have been cancelled.

Your patience is appreciated as we all adjust to this new method of course delivery. We encourage all students to check SchoolZone and Google classroom on a regular basis for program updates. We also ask that you confirm your email and phone contact is up to date to ensure important communication from Metro is received. If you need to update your contact information, please update your student profile online or contact Metro by phone at 780-428-1111 or email at metro@epsb.ca.

After School Programs
After school programs scheduled in March and April are cancelled.

Adult Continuing Education
Continuing Education classes in-progress or starting from March 16 to April 18, 2020 are cancelled. For classes starting after April 18th, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide more information once it becomes available.

Diploma Exam Prep / PAT prep
Diploma Exam Prep and PAT prep scheduled for May and June are cancelled.

English Language Institute 
Metro is currently pausing instruction for ESL and LINC classes until the end of spring break. More information will be communicated as it becomes available.

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA) continues to offer Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) services to support partners, newcomer families and students through phone and email. Contact Oliver Kamau, Manager – Settlement Services at okamau@eisa-edmonton.org or at 780-392-2935 for any support requests.

Summer Camps
We are continuing to accept registrations for Summer Camps. We will monitor the situation and support the decisions made by Edmonton Public Schools and local governments.

Summer Career Academy
We are continuing to accept registrations for Summer Career Academy. We will monitor the situation and support the decisions made by Edmonton Public Schools and local governments.

Summer School
We are continuing to accept registrations for Summer School. We will monitor the situation and support the decisions made by Edmonton Public Schools and local governments.

Tutoring for Junior High and High School
Tutoring Sessions starting in March and April are cancelled.

Young Writers’ Camps
Young Writers’ Camps for spring break are cancelled.

Edmonton Public Schools knows that our families, students and staff are concerned about coronavirus. All families are encouraged to stay updated on the latest information about coronavirus from Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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