Play and Learn Program

Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement Play & Learn 2020-21

Dear Parents,

We are taking this opportunity to provide an update on our Play & Learn program for the 2020-2021 school year.  It is our intention to run the Play & Learn Program when children are back in school full time.  The Government of Alberta is regularly providing updates as they relaunch the economy and consider how schools will re-open. To date they have provided three scenarios:



Impact on Play & Learn in MHPSD

Scenario 1

For schools to be open as much as possible under normal conditions

Play & Learn will be offered

Scenario 2

For schools to be generally open but with some health restrictions in place, like physical distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE), for instance.

Impact is unknown at this time as details around this scenario have not been released. This model may require a back up plan for parents who might require additional childcare if we are not in school full time.

Scenario 3

That teacher-directed at-home learning continues

Play & Learn will not be offered

As we receive more clarification regarding the regulations we will pass that on to you.  (There has been some confusion that “suspended” meant “canceled”.  That is not the case – we just wanted parents to understand that we may have to suspend the program temporarily if the health regulations are such that we can not return to school full time in the fall.)

In the meantime we would ask that families complete the Pre Authorized Debit form so all documentation is in place to support start up.  No fees will be withdrawn from your account until Play & Learn begins. Just for your information, fees are withdrawn on the first day of the month.

If you have concerns about the fees please contact your school principal for a Fee Waiver Application.

We are looking forward to a great school year in spite of all of the uncertainty around us during this pandemic. Our next update will go out no later than June 22, 2020.

Please contact your principal if you have any questions.

Take Care,

Joanne Stockman

Early Learning Coordinator

Medicine Hat Public School Division

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