COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 updates for the 2020-2021 school year will be posted here.

October 8, 2020

As we continue to get questions from parents about the screening questionnaire, what to do when students are ill, and when students can return to school, we continue to seek clarification from Alberta Health Services and then update our procedures and documents to reflect that new information.

AHS recently updated their K to 12 school re-entry website, with a section titled “If a student shows symptoms.”  In it, AHS recommends that students who show any of the symptoms on the Self-Screening Questionnaire, should be tested for COVID-19, regardless of whether they have the five “common” symptoms or the nine “other” symptoms. As a result, we have updated our When Do I Keep My Child at Home? document to include additional details on when to get tested and how that affects when you can come back to school.

AHS has also created a website called Guidance for Parents of Children Attending School and/or Childcare that has even more detailed information on what parents should do if their child has symptoms. This will answer many of the questions about testing that we have been getting from parents about testing, whether or not they should have their child tested, and what happens if they get tested. 

As always, feel free to contact your child’s principal if you have any questions about the screening questionnaire and the expectations associated with student illness and returning to school afterwards.

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for your ongoing support and cooperation this year.

Click on the link to access the COVID-19 Updates from the 2019-2020 school year.

2019-2020 Updates