Health & Wellness in School

Health & Wellness in School General Health Measures

General Health Measures

The CBE takes the health and safety of our students and staff seriously.

In all matters of health, CBE takes direction from Alberta Education and Alberta Health Services. The following health measures can reduce the spread and lessen the impact of illness in school communities. These include:

  • stay home when feeling sick;
  • if possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • cover your cough;
  • avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items at home, especially when someone in your home is sick.

Alberta Health Services has a respiratory assessment tool to provide Albertans with guidance to manage a wide range of respiratory illnesses, and provide advice on caring for symptoms at home, and when to seek additional care.

​Ventilatio​n in Schools

In Spring 2022, the CBE upgraded to MERV 13 filters in schools wherever possible. These filters continue to be utilized this school year and are changed more frequently. In addition, all CBE schools are mechanically ventilated and systems are set to maximize air exchange   

We closely monitor this matter to ensure the CBE continues to remain fully compliant with all provincial direction and legislated requirements.​

​​Monitoring Ab​​sences

We will continue to internally ​mo​nitor student and staff ​absences during the scho​ol year. Daily school-by-school absence numbers are being posted to this page.​​​

Note | Friday, April 19 is a non-instruction day. Attendance will be reported again on Tuesday, April 23.​​​

 Student Absence Rate Due t​​​o Illness​


April 18, 2024​
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Illness Outbrea​ks

An outbreak may be suspected when there is an increase in absenteeism or a number of individuals are experiencing similar symptoms in a school. This could be due to any number of symptoms including respiratory, gastrointestinal and rashes.

If a school has more than 10 per cent of their student population away due to illness, the school will report to Alberta Health Services Public Health for investigation. If AHS declares an outbreak, they will provide information to families and recommendations to assist the school in preventing further spread of illness. ​After AHS has declared an outbreak in a school and CBE has been notified, an intensive cleaning of the impacted school is conducted after school hours.​

 Student Illness Rates By School


April 18, 2024
A. E. Cross School4.9%
Abbeydale School4.7%
Acadia School2.8%
Alex Munro School4.4%
Alexander Ferguson School3.9%
All Boys Program2.1%
Altadore School4.6%
Alternative High School5.0%
Andrew Sibbald School3.2%
Annie Foote School0.7%
Annie Gale School4.1%
Arbour Lake School5.7%
Auburn Bay School3.3%
Balmoral School3.2%
Banff Trail School1.9%
Banting and Best School6.6%
Battalion Park School3.9%
Bayside School4.5%
Beddington Heights School3.0%
Belfast School3.3%
Belvedere Parkway School1.8%
Bishop Pinkham School2.9%
Bob Edwards School3.8%
Bowcroft School5.0%
Bowness High School4.1%
Braeside School4.3%
Branton School3.0%
Brentwood School3.0%
Briar Hill School0.9%
Bridlewood School3.6%
Buchanan School4.2%
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School4.3%
Cambrian Heights School4.1%
Canyon Meadows School3.5%
Capitol Hill School2.2%
Cappy Smart School1.9%
Captain John Palliser School3.6%
Captain Nichola Goddard School3.5%
Catherine Nichols Gunn School3.4%
Cecil Swanson School3.4%
Cedarbrae School6.8%
Centennial High School3.8%
Central Memorial High School3.8%
Chaparral School3.3%
Chief Justice Milvain School1.5%
Children's Village School2.6%
Chinook Park School2.8%
Chris Akkerman School4.2%
Christine Meikle School3.2%
Citadel Park School3.0%
Clarence Sansom School3.6%
Collingwood School3.9%
Colonel Irvine School2.3%
Colonel J. Fred Scott School4.3%
Colonel Macleod School2.3%
Colonel Sanders School2.8%
Colonel Walker School1.2%
Connaught School2.8%
Copperfield School5.1%
Coventry Hills School4.1%
Cranston School6.3%
Crescent Heights High School2.3%
Crossing Park School3.1%
Dalhousie School2.4%
David Thompson School3.8%
Deer Run School6.2%
Douglas Harkness School4.1%
Douglasdale School6.8%
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School4.4%
Dr. E. W. Coffin School3.8%
Dr. Freda Miller School4.1%
Dr. George Stanley School5.0%
Dr. Gladys McKelvie Egbert School3.9%
Dr. Gordon Higgins School3.2%
Dr. Gordon Townsend School0.0%
Dr. J. K. Mulloy School2.7%
Dr. Martha Cohen School3.4%
Dr. Oakley School4.4%
Dr. Roberta Bondar School2.4%
Earl Grey School1.9%
Edgemont School3.4%
Elbow Park School2.4%
Elboya School3.0%
Emily Follensbee School15.5%
Eric Harvie School3.7%
Erin Woods School3.8%
Ernest Manning High School2.8%
Ernest Morrow School3.7%
Ethel M. Johnson School2.5%
Eugene Coste School3.0%
Evergreen School2.4%
F. E. Osborne School2.9%
Fairview School2.5%
Falconridge School2.9%
Fish Creek School2.2%
Forest Lawn High School2.6%
G. W. Skene School2.2%
Georges P. Vanier School4.3%
Glamorgan School3.2%
Glenbrook School3.3%
Glendale School3.8%
Glenmeadows School1.1%
Grant MacEwan School2.1%
Griffith Woods School3.0%
Guy Weadick School3.7%
H. D. Cartwright School3.6%
Harold Panabaker School4.1%
Haultain Memorial School3.1%
Hawkwood School5.6%
Haysboro School1.8%
Henry Wise Wood High School3.3%
Hidden Valley School2.5%
Highwood School2.0%
Hillhurst School5.1%
Hugh A. Bennett School4.7%
Huntington Hills School4.3%
Ian Bazalgette School4.4%
Jack James High School2.7%
James Fowler High School3.3%
James Short Memorial School8.8%
Janet Johnstone School5.7%
Jennie Elliott School2.1%
Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School3.2%
John G. Diefenbaker High School2.4%
John Ware School2.7%
Keeler School2.8%
Kenneth D. Taylor School3.2%
Killarney School2.9%
King George School2.6%
Lake Bonavista School1.1%
Lakeshore School3.2%
Le Roi Daniels School1.2%
Lester B. Pearson High School3.0%
Lord Beaverbrook High School3.6%
Louis Riel School3.8%
Louise Dean School2.8%
Mahogany School5.0%
Manmeet Singh Bhullar School3.9%
Maple Ridge School0.8%
Marion Carson School2.4%
Marlborough School2.7%
Marshall Springs School2.6%
Mayland Heights School4.1%
McKenzie Highlands School3.6%
McKenzie Lake School3.1%
McKenzie Towne School2.1%
Midnapore School3.8%
MidSun School4.5%
Monterey Park School2.1%
Mount Royal School3.3%
Mount View School2.0%
Mountain Park School6.4%
Nellie McClung School1.1%
Nelson Mandela High School3.6%
New Brighton School4.0%
Nickle School4.4%
Niitsitapi Learning Centre8.9%
North Haven School5.0%
North Trail High School2.5%
Northern Lights School2.7%
Nose Creek School5.3%
O. S. Geiger School3.9%
Olympic Heights School3.7%
Panorama Hills School2.9%
Patrick Airlie School2.7%
Penbrooke Meadows School5.1%
Peter Lougheed School4.3%
Piitoayis Family School4.2%
Pineridge School7.7%
Prairie Sky School4.8%
Prince Of Wales School3.0%
Queen Elizabeth High School2.3%
Queen Elizabeth School1.2%
R. T. Alderman School5.3%
Radisson Park School4.4%
Ramsay School4.2%
Ranchlands School3.4%
Richmond School5.4%
Rideau Park School3.2%
Riverbend School4.7%
Riverside School2.5%
Robert Thirsk High School3.3%
Robert Warren School6.9%
Roland Michener School6.7%
Ron Southern School2.2%
Rosedale School2.9%
Rosemont School3.9%
Royal Oak School4.2%
Rundle School2.2%
Saddle Ridge School2.4%
Sam Livingston School2.6%
Samuel W. Shaw School3.2%
Scenic Acres School2.5%
Senator Patrick Burns School2.6%
Sherwood School3.5%
Sibylla Kiddle School1.1%
Silver Springs School6.7%
Simon Fraser School4.2%
Simons Valley School4.1%
Sir John A. Macdonald School2.1%
Sir John Franklin School4.1%
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School3.1%
Sir Winston Churchill High School3.3%
Somerset School4.6%
Stanley Jones School2.1%
Sunalta School2.4%
Sundance School1.9%
Sunnyside School3.4%
Taradale School3.0%
Ted Harrison School2.7%
Terrace Road School5.3%
Terry Fox School2.6%
The Hamptons School3.9%
Thomas B. Riley School5.3%
Thorncliffe School2.4%
Tom Baines School3.9%
Tuscany School3.6%
Twelve Mile Coulee School
University School2.1%
Valley Creek School5.0%
Valley View School7.2%
Varsity Acres School2.2%
Vincent Massey School3.8%
Vista Heights School6.2%
W. O. Mitchell School2.9%
West Dalhousie School2.1%
West Dover School3.3%
West Ridge School2.3%
West Springs School3.2%
Western Canada High School3.0%
Westgate School4.2%
Wildwood School2.4%
William Aberhart High School3.2%
William D. Pratt School4.3%
William Reid School4.3%
William Roper Hull School5.6%
Willow Park School3.5%
Wilma Hansen School2.6%
Woodbine School3.4%
Woodlands School4.0%
Woodman School4.2%
Wood's Homes School1.9%​

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