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Details released on continued learning for Alberta students

A vacant teachers desk is pictured at the front of a empty classroom is pictured at McGee Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The Manitoba government says it is closing schools for three weeks because of COVID-19. Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says classes will be suspended starting Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — The Alberta government is giving a lending hand to parents who are now having to navigate students being outside of class.

Premier Jason Kenney tweeted out Friday morning about how teachers will provide resources as classes have been suspended.

In Kenney’s statement, provincial achievement tests for Grade 6 and 9 students, as well as Grade 12 diploma exams, will be cancelled.

But every student will get final grades and report cards.

Students who are on track to receive 100 credits or more will still be able to graduate and receive their high school diploma.

For parents looking to keep students occupied at home, teachers will be assigning an average of five hours of work per week, depending on the grade level.

Teachers will connect with students through online means or telephone check-ins with course packages.

There will also be additional resources for parents at LearnAlberta.ca for K-12 curriculum.

And there will not be a change with funding as school boards will get the remainder of funds for the 2019/20 school year.