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 letter 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 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​

Feb. 02, 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


SchoolFeb. 02, 2023
A. E. Cross School7.3%
Abbeydale School5.7%
Acadia School6.7%
Alex Munro School7.1%
Alexander Ferguson School5.0%
All Boys Program​14.5%
Altadore School5.6%
Alternative High School2.8%
Andrew Sibbald School4.4%
Annie Foote School8.9%
Annie Gale School3.8%
Arbour Lake School3.8%
Auburn Bay School4.4%
Balmoral School4.5%
Banff Trail School3.6%
Banting and Best School6.1%
Battalion Park School3.1%
Bayside School6.6%
Beddington Heights School8.3%
Belfast School9.4%
Belvedere Parkway School5.6%
Bishop Pinkham School3.9%
Bob Edwards School2.3%
Bowcroft School4.3%
Bowness High School3.3%
Braeside School4.5%
Branton School3.8%
Brentwood School3.8%
Briar Hill School3.0%
Bridlewood School5.8%
Buchanan School8.3%
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School4.0%
Cambrian Heights School6.5%
Canyon Meadows School4.4%
Capitol Hill School3.6%
Cappy Smart School5.0%
Captain John Palliser School4.7%
Captain Nichola Goddard School4.7%
Catherine Nichols Gunn School5.6%
Cecil Swanson School4.1%
Cedarbrae School7.3%
Centennial High School2.4%
Central Memorial High School2.4%
Chaparral School8.0%
Chief Justice Milvain School6.8%
Children's Village School4.1%
Chinook Park School4.1%
Chris Akkerman School4.8%
Christine Meikle School5.5%
Citadel Park School5.8%
Clarence Sansom School4.0%
Collingwood School4.9%
Colonel Irvine School3.8%
Colonel J. Fred Scott School5.4%
Colonel Macleod School1.9%
Colonel Sanders School11.8%
Colonel Walker School6.0%
Connaught School7.6%
Copperfield School7.4%
Coventry Hills School5.0%
Cranston School8.6%
Crescent Heights High School2.4%
Crossing Park School4.7%
Dalhousie School8.7%
David Thompson School2.6%
Deer Run School5.0%
Douglas Harkness School6.5%
Douglasdale School5.9%
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School2.7%
Dr. E. W. Coffin School9.9%
Dr. Freda Miller School4.6%
Dr. George Stanley School4.3%
Dr. Gladys McKelvie Egbert School3.6%
Dr. Gordon Higgins School3.9%
Dr. Gordon Townsend School1.7%
Dr. J. K. Mulloy School5.1%
Dr. Martha Cohen School5.9%
Dr. Oakley School2.5%
Dr. Roberta Bondar School3.8%
Earl Grey School5.6%
Edgemont School3.5%
Elbow Park School3.2%
Elboya School4.5%
Emily Follensbee School14.3%
Eric Harvie School3.1%
Erin Woods School3.5%
Ernest Manning High School1.3%
Ernest Morrow School3.5%
Ethel M. Johnson School7.1%
Eugene Coste School7.1%
Evergreen School2.2%
F. E. Osborne School4.1%
Fairview School3.0%
Falconridge School6.4%
Fish Creek School3.7%
Forest Lawn High School3.5%
G. W. Skene School2.3%
Georges P. Vanier School3.8%
Glamorgan School3.5%
Glenbrook School6.8%
Glendale School6.2%
Glenmeadows School4.1%
Grant MacEwan School3.2%
Griffith Woods School5.7%
Guy Weadick School6.0%
H. D. Cartwright School5.3%
Harold Panabaker School4.7%
Haultain Memorial School5.4%
Hawkwood School6.6%
Haysboro School4.8%
Henry Wise Wood High School1.8%
Hidden Valley School7.4%
Highwood School4.0%
Hillhurst School3.4%
Hugh A. Bennett School5.0%
Huntington Hills School8.1%
Ian Bazalgette School4.5%
Jack James High School3.6%
James Fowler High School1.7%
James Short Memorial School9.3%
Janet Johnstone School8.0%
Jennie Elliott School3.7%
Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School2.6%
John G. Diefenbaker High School1.9%
John Ware School6.3%
Keeler School6.2%
Kenneth D. Taylor School6.6%
Killarney School5.5%
King George School4.5%
Lake Bonavista School4.7%
Lakeshore School4.3%
Le Roi Daniels School2.5%
Lester B. Pearson High School1.3%
Lord Beaverbrook High School3.1%
Louis Riel School5.0%
Louise Dean School0.0%
Mahogany School5.5%
Manmeet Singh Bhullar School5.9%
Maple Ridge School8.4%
Marion Carson School5.0%
Marlborough School5.5%
Marshall Springs School4.4%
Mayland Heights School6.1%
McKenzie Highlands School6.2%
McKenzie Lake School5.4%
McKenzie Towne School6.1%
Midnapore School2.6%
MidSun School6.4%
Monterey Park School6.0%
Mount Royal School3.6%
Mount View School7.5%
Mountain Park School6.7%
Nellie McClung School3.5%
Nelson Mandela High School2.6%
New Brighton School4.1%
Nickle School6.4%
Niitsitapi Learning Centre5.6%
North Haven School10.2%
Northern Lights School11.9%
Nose Creek School3.4%
O. S. Geiger School7.9%
Olympic Heights School5.3%
Panorama Hills School7.2%
Patrick Airlie School5.2%
Penbrooke Meadows School4.7%
Peter Lougheed School4.9%
Piitoayis Family School10.1%
Pineridge School7.4%
Prairie Sky School5.2%
Prince Of Wales School8.0%
Queen Elizabeth High School2.9%
Queen Elizabeth School4.9%
R. T. Alderman School2.5%
Radisson Park School8.4%
Ramsay School7.5%
Ranchlands School4.3%
Richmond School6.6%
Rideau Park School3.5%
Riverbend School4.7%
Riverside School5.3%
Robert Thirsk High School2.2%
Robert Warren School5.9%
Roland Michener School6.2%
Ron Southern School6.8%
Rosedale School3.7%
Rosemont School6.9%
Royal Oak School4.6%
Rundle School3.9%
Saddle Ridge School5.3%
Sam Livingston School4.9%
Samuel W. Shaw School4.3%
Scenic Acres School6.2%
Senator Patrick Burns School2.6%
Sherwood School2.9%
Sibylla Kiddle School3.1%
Silver Springs School6.9%
Simon Fraser School6.3%
Simons Valley School5.4%
Sir John A. Macdonald School6.1%
Sir John Franklin School1.8%
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School4.5%
Sir Winston Churchill High School2.1%
Somerset School5.4%
Stanley Jones School5.3%
Sunalta School2.7%
Sundance School5.8%
Sunnyside School9.3%
Taradale School5.1%
Ted Harrison School5.7%
Terrace Road School2.2%
Terry Fox School4.2%
The Hamptons School5.3%
Thomas B. Riley School3.6%
Thorncliffe School6.3%
Tom Baines School4.6%
Tuscany School5.6%
Twelve Mile Coulee School5.0%
University School3.9%
Valley Creek School4.4%
Valley View School7.2%
Varsity Acres School11.5%
Vincent Massey School4.5%
Vista Heights School5.5%
W. O. Mitchell School2.8%
West Dalhousie School2.3%
West Dover School4.8%
West Ridge School3.4%
West Springs School3.2%
Western Canada High School1.7%
Westgate School5.1%
Wildwood School2.1%
William Aberhart High School2.0%
William D. Pratt School6.1%
William Reid School4.2%
William Roper Hull School3.5%
Willow Park School3.5%
Wilma Hansen School1.3%
Woodbine School3.6%
Woodlands School4.4%
Woodman School3.3%
Wood's Homes School0.7%​​

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