Students Return to School In Person January 11th
Posted: January 8, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As many of you are already aware, Premier Jason Kenney announced yesterday that K-12 students will return to school in person on Monday January 11th. While we are looking forward to welcoming students back to school, we want to remind our school communities to remain committed to following public health guidelines from Alberta Health Services:
- We remind families to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using the Alberta Health Screening Questionnaire. 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.
- If your child is sick, they must stay home. We encourage parents to review the Top 5 Symptoms Flowchart and Secondary Symptoms Flowchart provided by Alberta Health Services that will provide guidance about what to do when your child has symptoms or is a close contact to a positive case. If your child is isolating at home, their teacher will provide assignments that can be completed at home.
- If your child is a close contact of a positive case, they cannot go to school for 14 days after their last close contact with the positive case. We recommend reviewing the guidance in the Close Contact Flowchart, having your child tested and following all isolation requirements from Alberta Health Services. Students who are isolating will receive assignments from their teacher that can be completed at home.
- Lastly, a friendly reminder to please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for winter conditions.
We thank you for your continued commitment to keeping our school communities safe. We are grateful to all families for their patience and cooperation throughout the ever-evolving COVID environment. This school year has been different for all of us, and I am proud of the resilience shown by our students and staff.
Yours in Christ,