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 monitor student and staff ​absences during the scho​ol year. Daily school-by-school absence numbers are being posted to this page.

 Student Absence Rate Due t​​​o Illness​

December 1, 2023
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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

SchoolDecember 1, 2023
A. E. Cross School7.1%
Abbeydale School5.2%
Acadia School5.1%
Alex Munro School4.4%
Alexander Ferguson School6.5%
All Boys Program12.0%
Altadore School4.7%
Alternative High School3.4%
Andrew Sibbald School4.7%
Annie Foote School5.6%
Annie Gale School5.2%
Arbour Lake School4.5%
Auburn Bay School6.6%
Balmoral School4.1%
Banff Trail School5.5%
Banting and Best School7.1%
Battalion Park School9.2%
Bayside School3.9%
Beddington Heights School6.3%
Belfast School4.8%
Belvedere Parkway School3.6%
Bishop Pinkham School6.4%
Bob Edwards School4.2%
Bowcroft School4.9%
Bowness High School3.8%
Braeside School3.9%
Branton School3.0%
Brentwood School6.9%
Briar Hill School1.0%
Bridlewood School5.6%
Buchanan School6.2%
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School4.8%
Cambrian Heights School9.7%
Canyon Meadows School8.7%
Capitol Hill School5.1%
Cappy Smart School5.3%
Captain John Palliser School10.4%
Captain Nichola Goddard School3.7%
Catherine Nichols Gunn School8.5%
Cecil Swanson School4.2%
Cedarbrae School7.1%
Centennial High School3.2%
Central Memorial High School3.3%
Chaparral School6.8%
Chief Justice Milvain School7.9%
Children's Village School10.4%
Chinook Park School4.7%
Chris Akkerman School4.8%
Christine Meikle School1.6%
Citadel Park School6.9%
Clarence Sansom School5.9%
Collingwood School6.8%
Colonel Irvine School6.2%
Colonel J. Fred Scott School8.3%
Colonel Macleod School3.8%
Colonel Sanders School8.8%
Colonel Walker School6.1%
Connaught School7.9%
Copperfield School5.2%
Coventry Hills School5.7%
Cranston School8.5%
Crescent Heights High School4.5%
Crossing Park School7.1%
Dalhousie School5.7%
David Thompson School4.7%
Deer Run School4.7%
Douglas Harkness School5.7%
Douglasdale School6.1%
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School4.9%
Dr. E. W. Coffin School4.3%
Dr. Freda Miller School8.6%
Dr. George Stanley School4.3%
Dr. Gladys McKelvie Egbert School3.5%
Dr. Gordon Higgins School5.7%
Dr. Gordon Townsend School1.8%
Dr. J. K. Mulloy School6.3%
Dr. Martha Cohen School5.3%
Dr. Oakley School6.2%
Dr. Roberta Bondar School5.6%
Earl Grey School7.6%
Edgemont School7.5%
Elbow Park School4.3%
Elboya School3.1%
Emily Follensbee School16.7%
Eric Harvie School5.2%
Erin Woods School4.2%
Ernest Manning High School3.4%
Ernest Morrow School4.0%
Ethel M. Johnson School11.2%
Eugene Coste School4.8%
Evergreen School6.5%
F. E. Osborne School3.3%
Fairview School3.2%
Falconridge School7.3%
Fish Creek School2.1%
Forest Lawn High School3.5%
G. W. Skene School4.3%
Georges P. Vanier School5.4%
Glamorgan School3.8%
Glenbrook School20.2%
Glendale School3.8%
Glenmeadows School2.6%
Grant MacEwan School6.4%
Griffith Woods School3.4%
Guy Weadick School5.8%
H. D. Cartwright School7.1%
Harold Panabaker School4.1%
Haultain Memorial School7.2%
Hawkwood School5.6%
Haysboro School8.0%
Henry Wise Wood High School4.0%
Hidden Valley School6.1%
Highwood School6.1%
Hillhurst School1.6%
Hugh A. Bennett School7.6%
Huntington Hills School6.0%
Ian Bazalgette School7.2%
Jack James High School3.5%
James Fowler High School4.4%
James Short Memorial School18.6%
Janet Johnstone School10.2%
Jennie Elliott School3.8%
Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School3.1%
John G. Diefenbaker High School3.2%
John Ware School3.8%
Keeler School7.0%
Kenneth D. Taylor School10.3%
Killarney School4.0%
King George School4.4%
Lake Bonavista School6.4%
Lakeshore School5.2%
Le Roi Daniels School8.0%
Lester B. Pearson High School2.5%
Lord Beaverbrook High School4.4%
Louis Riel School4.7%
Louise Dean School9.4%
Mahogany School6.1%
Manmeet Singh Bhullar School8.2%
Maple Ridge School5.6%
Marion Carson School4.7%
Marlborough School5.1%
Marshall Springs School5.5%
Mayland Heights School8.1%
McKenzie Highlands School5.9%
McKenzie Lake School9.8%
McKenzie Towne School7.1%
Midnapore School7.4%
MidSun School4.9%
Monterey Park School7.3%
Mount Royal School3.3%
Mount View School10.5%
Mountain Park School4.9%
Nellie McClung School2.4%
Nelson Mandela High School5.3%
New Brighton School6.5%
Nickle School5.3%
Niitsitapi Learning Centre22.4%
North Haven School6.0%
North Trail High School0.9%
Northern Lights School7.6%
Nose Creek School5.8%
O. S. Geiger School5.3%
Olympic Heights School4.3%
Panorama Hills School6.3%
Patrick Airlie School5.7%
Penbrooke Meadows School8.9%
Peter Lougheed School4.6%
Piitoayis Family School4.0%
Pineridge School8.0%
Prairie Sky School7.5%
Prince Of Wales School7.7%
Queen Elizabeth High School5.0%
Queen Elizabeth School2.5%
R. T. Alderman School2.8%
Radisson Park School8.9%
Ramsay School9.1%
Ranchlands School7.3%
Richmond School3.0%
Rideau Park School3.7%
Riverbend School5.1%
Riverside School3.9%
Robert Thirsk High School3.6%
Robert Warren School3.8%
Roland Michener School12.2%
Ron Southern School5.2%
Rosedale School4.0%
Rosemont School7.5%
Royal Oak School4.4%
Rundle School8.9%
Saddle Ridge School9.6%
Sam Livingston School5.7%
Samuel W. Shaw School4.8%
Scenic Acres School5.3%
Senator Patrick Burns School4.1%
Sherwood School3.3%
Sibylla Kiddle School5.4%
Silver Springs School8.1%
Simon Fraser School6.8%
Simons Valley School5.5%
Sir John A. Macdonald School5.0%
Sir John Franklin School3.9%
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School6.7%
Sir Winston Churchill High School3.8%
Somerset School6.9%
Stanley Jones School6.2%
Sunalta School3.6%
Sundance School5.8%
Sunnyside School3.4%
Taradale School5.3%
Ted Harrison School2.4%
Terrace Road School5.9%
Terry Fox School4.7%
The Hamptons School3.8%
Thomas B. Riley School6.8%
Thorncliffe School8.5%
Tom Baines School5.9%
Tuscany School4.6%
Twelve Mile Coulee School3.7%
University School5.3%
Valley Creek School4.7%
Valley View School8.3%
Varsity Acres School8.8%
Vincent Massey School4.0%
Vista Heights School6.5%
W. O. Mitchell School8.3%
West Dalhousie School4.3%
West Dover School3.5%
West Ridge School2.2%
West Springs School4.3%
Western Canada High School3.4%
Westgate School3.4%
Wildwood School8.5%
William Aberhart High School4.4%
William D. Pratt School4.2%
William Reid School1.0%
William Roper Hull School8.0%
Willow Park School4.4%
Wilma Hansen School3.2%
Woodbine School4.0%
Woodlands School7.3%
Woodman School5.4%
Wood's Homes School3.5%​​

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