New district looks forward to using Edsby in 2020-2021 year

Prince Albert Catholic School Division predicts Edsby will be “key” for student and family communication this upcoming school year, consistent with guidelines from the local Ministry of Education.

In preparation for the return of school in the 2020-2021 school year, the Prince Albert Catholic School Division in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is adopting Edsby as its main digital learning platform.

While prioritizing the health and well-being of students, the district anticipates Edsby will greatly aide teachers in communicating with possibly sick or isolating students and families.

In The Daily Herald, Director of Education Lorel Trumier describes Edsby being able to communicate what is happening at the school level, so absent students and quarantined parents will not be left behind, a priority of the province’s Ministry of Education.

“We need to be able to bridge what is happening in our classrooms to their homes and that is where our Edsby platform is going to support the communication to families and to children what is happening… that communication system will be key,” Trumier states.

The article further describes the added benefits it is anticipating using Edsby, which include giving all students access to Microsoft 365 Office applications and free access on personal devices.

“I think Edsby provides us a great window of communication to families and students because we know that some families and students are not coming because they don’t want to be there, but they don’t want to be left out,” Trumier states.

Read the full article here.