Health & Wellness in School

Health & Wellness in School Health Measures for the 2022-23 School Year

Health Measures for the 2022-23 School Year

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. In November 2022, the Chief and Senior Medical Officers of Health in Alberta provided school boards with a Let​​ter to Families from Dr. Mark Joffe, Chief Medical Officer of Health, to share with families. It highlights measures individuals can take to 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.

Using a well-fitting, high quality mask is encouraged, especially in crowded indoor settings. Wearing a mask can help reduce your risk of becoming sick and help protect others from being exposed. Individuals should be supported regardless of their choice to mask or not.​

Alberta Health Services has launched an enhanced 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.

As we have done throughout the pandemic, we continue to follow the guidance and direction provided by Alberta Education and Alberta Health Services. If new measures are announced, they will be communicated with families and staff before they are implemented in our schools.​​​​​​​​

​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 operate in occupied mode for several hours before and after the school day. Ventilation systems are also set to maximize fresh air exchange.

Over the past two school years, Alberta Labour, Occupational Health & Safety and Alberta Health Services have inspected CBE schools and determined that the health measures in place are fully compliant with existing government recommendations.

Portable air cleaning devices are generally recommended when no mechanical ventilation exists, which means when windows are the only ventilation. As our schools are mechanically ventilated, we have not installed these portable devices.

​​Monitoring Ab​​sences

We will continue to internally monitor student and staff absences this school year. Daily school-by-school absence numbers are being posted to this page.​​​​​

 Student Absence Rate Due t​​​o Illness​

June 6, 2023​
 GradeNumber Percentage

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

SchoolJune 6, 2023
A. E. Cross School3.1%
Abbeydale School3.0%
Acadia School2.5%
Alex Munro School2.8%
Alexander Ferguson School5.5%
All Boys Program​1.6%
Altadore School3.9%
Alternative High School0.0%
Andrew Sibbald School1.2%
Annie Foote School5.5%
Annie Gale School3.5%
Arbour Lake School4.6%
Auburn Bay School3.7%
Balmoral School1.4%
Banff Trail School3.9%
Banting and Best School7.5%
Battalion Park School4.8%
Bayside School4.3%
Beddington Heights School3.9%
Belfast School4.6%
Belvedere Parkway School1.7%
Bishop Pinkham School4.4%
Bob Edwards School3.1%
Bowcroft School5.7%
Bowness High School3.5%
Braeside School3.1%
Branton School3.8%
Brentwood School2.9%
Briar Hill School8.2%
Bridlewood School5.8%
Buchanan School4.5%
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School2.7%
Cambrian Heights School4.0%
Canyon Meadows School3.5%
Capitol Hill School2.3%
Cappy Smart School3.4%
Captain John Palliser School3.2%
Captain Nichola Goddard School3.4%
Catherine Nichols Gunn School2.5%
Cecil Swanson School2.3%
Cedarbrae School5.6%
Centennial High School2.2%
Central Memorial High School2.1%
Chaparral School3.2%
Chief Justice Milvain School3.4%
Children's Village School0.0%
Chinook Park School2.4%
Chris Akkerman School4.0%
Christine Meikle School3.1%
Citadel Park School3.6%
Clarence Sansom School2.9%
Collingwood School3.4%
Colonel Irvine School2.5%
Colonel J. Fred Scott School2.4%
Colonel Macleod School1.7%
Colonel Sanders School4.7%
Colonel Walker School4.8%
Connaught School3.3%
Copperfield School4.6%
Coventry Hills School1.9%
Cranston School3.3%
Crescent Heights High School2.7%
Crossing Park School4.1%
Dalhousie School3.9%
David Thompson School4.5%
Deer Run School5.1%
Douglas Harkness School2.6%
Douglasdale School2.1%
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School2.5%
Dr. E. W. Coffin School1.7%
Dr. Freda Miller School5.5%
Dr. George Stanley School4.5%
Dr. Gladys McKelvie Egbert School4.0%
Dr. Gordon Higgins School4.2%
Dr. Gordon Townsend School1.3%
Dr. J. K. Mulloy School3.8%
Dr. Martha Cohen School4.2%
Dr. Oakley School6.4%
Dr. Roberta Bondar School1.7%
Earl Grey School4.5%
Edgemont School3.7%
Elbow Park School3.2%
Elboya School2.9%
Emily Follensbee School9.5%
Eric Harvie School2.0%
Erin Woods School3.5%
Ernest Manning High School1.7%
Ernest Morrow School3.1%
Ethel M. Johnson School2.1%
Eugene Coste School3.5%
Evergreen School3.3%
F. E. Osborne School3.8%
Fairview School3.2%
Falconridge School2.5%
Fish Creek School3.5%
Forest Lawn High School1.2%
G. W. Skene School5.1%
Georges P. Vanier School3.1%
Glamorgan School2.3%
Glenbrook School5.0%
Glendale School3.2%
Glenmeadows School2.2%
Grant MacEwan School2.7%
Griffith Woods School2.6%
Guy Weadick School2.3%
H. D. Cartwright School6.8%
Harold Panabaker School5.2%
Haultain Memorial School3.4%
Hawkwood School3.2%
Haysboro School3.2%
Henry Wise Wood High School3.0%
Hidden Valley School3.6%
Highwood School2.6%
Hillhurst School2.6%
Hugh A. Bennett School5.4%
Huntington Hills School6.0%
Ian Bazalgette School2.4%
Jack James High School1.1%
James Fowler High School2.6%
James Short Memorial School5.6%
Janet Johnstone School1.8%
Jennie Elliott School1.9%
Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School2.0%
John G. Diefenbaker High School0.9%
John Ware School3.5%
Keeler School3.2%
Kenneth D. Taylor School2.6%
Killarney School3.4%
King George School2.9%
Lake Bonavista School5.0%
Lakeshore School4.6%
Le Roi Daniels School1.8%
Lester B. Pearson High School0.8%
Lord Beaverbrook High School2.3%
Louis Riel School3.4%
Louise Dean School0.0%
Mahogany School3.5%
Manmeet Singh Bhullar School3.7%
Maple Ridge School1.8%
Marion Carson School1.8%
Marlborough School5.8%
Marshall Springs School2.3%
Mayland Heights School2.5%
McKenzie Highlands School4.6%
McKenzie Lake School5.4%
McKenzie Towne School3.3%
Midnapore School5.0%
MidSun School4.5%
Monterey Park School3.4%
Mount Royal School4.7%
Mount View School0.5%
Mountain Park School4.0%
Nellie McClung School1.9%
Nelson Mandela High School2.6%
New Brighton School3.9%
Nickle School5.6%
Niitsitapi Learning Centre0.0%
North Haven School4.1%
Northern Lights School2.5%
Nose Creek School3.5%
O. S. Geiger School2.3%
Olympic Heights School2.8%
Panorama Hills School4.0%
Patrick Airlie School4.7%
Penbrooke Meadows School4.6%
Peter Lougheed School5.1%
Piitoayis Family School1.8%
Pineridge School4.6%
Prairie Sky School5.8%
Prince Of Wales School4.4%
Queen Elizabeth High School3.7%
Queen Elizabeth School2.1%
R. T. Alderman School1.3%
Radisson Park School0.6%
Ramsay School4.3%
Ranchlands School3.9%
Richmond School2.8%
Rideau Park School3.8%
Riverbend School2.7%
Riverside School4.0%
Robert Thirsk High School2.4%
Robert Warren School4.1%
Roland Michener School3.0%
Ron Southern School4.4%
Rosedale School2.2%
Rosemont School0.9%
Royal Oak School4.1%
Rundle School3.2%
Saddle Ridge School5.8%
Sam Livingston School3.0%
Samuel W. Shaw School4.2%
Scenic Acres School2.0%
Senator Patrick Burns School3.0%
Sherwood School2.4%
Sibylla Kiddle School1.5%
Silver Springs School3.1%
Simon Fraser School4.2%
Simons Valley School2.8%
Sir John A. Macdonald School3.2%
Sir John Franklin School3.6%
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School3.7%
Sir Winston Churchill High School2.9%
Somerset School2.2%
Stanley Jones School4.0%
Sunalta School3.8%
Sundance School2.7%
Sunnyside School3.3%
Taradale School5.4%
Ted Harrison School4.7%
Terrace Road School1.1%
Terry Fox School3.9%
The Hamptons School7.7%
Thomas B. Riley School3.5%
Thorncliffe School6.5%
Tom Baines School3.8%
Tuscany School3.7%
Twelve Mile Coulee School1.9%
University School2.0%
Valley Creek School3.1%
Valley View School3.0%
Varsity Acres School2.9%
Vincent Massey School2.9%
Vista Heights School6.7%
W. O. Mitchell School​​
West Dalhousie School3.0%
West Dover School4.3%
West Ridge School1.1%
West Springs School1.7%
Western Canada High School1.0%
Westgate School1.9%
Wildwood School3.8%
William Aberhart High School2.0%
William D. Pratt School3.9%
William Reid School1.9%
William Roper Hull School2.5%
Willow Park School2.0%
Wilma Hansen School2.9%
Woodbine School2.7%
Woodlands School5.9%
Woodman School3.5%
Wood's Homes School0.7%

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