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Status of Operations on Day of Mourning (Sept. 19, 2022)

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(September 14, 2022) In recognition of the passing of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Alberta government has announced Sept. 19, the date of Her Royal Majesty's funeral, will be a provincial day of mourning instead of a statutory holiday.

As a result, all 16 of the Division's elementary schools, secondary schools and all Division facilities will remain open on Monday, Sept. 19 for the day.

The day will be observed by provincial public-sector employees, including teachers, principals and all Division staff.

In a release by Premier Jason Kenney, schools are encouraged to “observe a moment of silence at 10:00 am in memory of our late Queen and encourage employers, schools and others to find suitable ways to mark this sombre and historic moment in the life of Canada and the Commonwealth.”

For more information, please see the provincial statement that the Premier issued.

For additional information, contact:

Momin Syed                                                           
Communications Coordinator
Fort McMurray Public School Division