COVID-19 Updates

April 1, 2021

Contact Tracing During Spring Break

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who have contacted our schools to inform us that their child has tested positive for COVID-19. This communication has allowed us to respond quickly to inform staff and students of the need to isolate and to implement enhanced cleaning protocols. 

While schools will be closed for Spring Break from April 2-11, we recognize that some students may receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis during that time and need to inform us. Parents can contact the school division by calling 780-826-3145, entering the number 2020 when prompted for an extension number, and then leaving a message with a phone number we can use to contact them.

Principals will not be calling the parents as per our normal process. Information will be shared by School Messenger only, in addition to the contact that is made by Alberta Health Services. AHS ultimately remains responsible for contact tracing and informing individuals of quarantine requirements.

 

Message from the Superintendent and Board Chair

As we prepare to take a well-earned break to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring, we would like to thank all our NLPS students, staff and families for their diligence and co-operation in complying with the COVID-19 restrictions and processes that were put in place for the 2020-2021 school year.

One of our goals this year was for all of our students to be able to attend classes in person for as much of the school year as possible. Outside of the provincially mandated shift to online learning in December and January, our schools have remained open throughout the school year. We have been extremely fortunate to have had relatively low numbers of COVID cases associated with our schools, and no evidence to date of in-school transmission. While some students have had to quarantine as a result of being identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, we have been able to keep those numbers low as well.

There is no doubt that this has been a very challenging year and we are grateful that everyone - our students, families, staff and community - has worked together to keep our schools safe so that our students could continue in person learning. We know that this has not been easy. Many of us are frustrated with the restrictions and eager for things to return to the way they were before COVID-19. But we also know that if we want to finish the school year strong, including celebrating the accomplishments of this year’s graduates, we need to continue following all of the guidelines that are in place to keep COVID-19 out of our schools.

Thank you again for your support throughout this school year. We hope all of our NLPS families enjoy a restful Easter and Spring Break and we look forward to welcoming our students back to school on April 12.

Sincerely,

Arlene Hrynyk, Board Chair

Rick Cusson, Superintendent

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

2019-2020 Updates