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Health & Wellness in School COVID-19 Information for the 2021-22 School Year

COVID-19 Information for the 2021-22 School Year

This webpage contains general information and health measures for the 2021-22 school year. It is subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves, and more information becomes available from the province. 


General

The Calgary Board of Education has implemented a number of system-wide health measures for the school year. These include but are not limited to:

  • Proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high traffic/touch areas
  • Enhanced ventilation in schools
  • Classroom cohorts in kindergarten to Grade 6

We all play a role in ensuring our schools are as safe as possible and that we minimize the spread of COVID-19. The CBE has and will continue to encourage all eligible employees to get vaccinated.

Masks

Mask are required for all staff and kindergarten to Grade 12 students.

See:     Masks

Non-medical face mask guidelines

Daily Screening – Stay Home if you are Feeling Unwell

Students and staff are expected to use the daily checklist to identify if they should attend or stay home. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home until symptoms resolve. Families should follow the guidance on the daily checklist.

See:     COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist

If a Student is Sick or had COVID-19 Symptoms

Notification of Positive Cases

Schools will provide notifications when families self-report an AHS-confirmed case of COVID-19 to their school. If families report a positive case to the school, they are providing consent for the school to send out a notice to specific classes associated with the self-reported case, as well as a general notice to the school community. Notices are not sent over the weekend.

See:     Reporting COVID-19 Cases

Chief Medical Officer of Health – What Parents Should do if Positive Cases are Reported in Schools/Classrooms

Extra-Curricular Activities

Band and sports activities are able to proceed. Schools can be occupied for evening and weekend school activities.

Spectators at indoor extra-curricular sports and activities are not permitted. Our priority is ensuring that students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular sports. We recognize the value families place on watching their child play, but at this time we are not allowing spectators indoors or at other group gatherings. We will revisit and confirm this decision in early October.

Public use or rentals of school facilities outside of school hours will be limited until January 2022.

Volunteers & Visitors

No unscheduled visitors, volunteers or external partners are permitted in schools. Access to external vendors and volunteers may be limited by schools.

Prior to scheduled visitors entering the school they must complete the Alberta Health Daily Checklist. If a visitor answers YES to any of the questions, the individual must not be admitted into the school.

Existing partners, including outside agencies, that directly support student learning and well-being will continue to work with our schools. While in a school, partners must follow our re-entry guidelines including completing the Alberta Health Daily Checklist.

See:     COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist

Field Trips & Off-Site Activities

Schools are encouraged to pursue virtual field trips when it is available and appropriate. Some field trips with scheduled volunteers are permitted. Adult volunteers assisting with off-site activities must complete the Alberta Health Daily Checklist before attending.

See:     COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist

Transportation

Masks are required on all yellow school buses and Calgary Transit. Yellow school buses also have seating plans.

See:     Busing & Transportation Page


Updates for Families

​Sept. 15, 2021Update on New Health Measures
​Sept. 10, 2021Notification of Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Schools
​Aug. 30, 2021Important Updates and Reminders for the 2021-22 School Year
​Aug. 18, 20212021-22 School Re-Entry Information
​Aug. 11, 20212021-22 School Re-Entry for Schools on the Modified Calendar

 


See previous COVID-19 under Health and Wellness News Stories ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 
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