Important Message for Parents and Guardians of St. Stephen’s School

  Posted: May 7, 2021

To the Parents and Guardians of St. Stephen’s School,

We have two important pieces of information to share with families:

  1. We have been notified that yesterday’s case in grade one is not positive. We have contacted all affected families today to ensure they are aware that their children in grade one are not required to isolate. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we thank all families for their understanding.
  2. We were notified today that one additional individual at our school has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was not at school during their infectious period so no isolation is required. We are sharing this information as a precaution and we encourage all families to have a heightened awareness of symptoms in their household. 

Out of respect for all individuals involved, and in accordance with Alberta Health Services guidelines, no further information will be shared about these cases.

We remind families to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using the Alberta Health Screening Questionnaire. Please remember to complete the checklist each day prior to attending school. If you or a member of your family has any of the symptoms of illness listed, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment or call Health Link at 811.

We encourage all parents and guardians of students who test positive to report their test results to our school as soon as possible by emailing That email address is monitored on a regular basis, including evenings and weekends, and all emails will remain confidential.

The health and safety of our staff, students and community remains our first priority. We know this news can be distressing for families and supports are available. Please be assured we will  work closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure we follow their ongoing recommendations. 

We will continue to provide additional information to parents and guardians as it is available.


Yours in Christ,


Betty Turpin, Superintendent, and Jodie Chisholm, Principal