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.​​​​​

Monday, May 22 is Victoria Day. There will not be any attendance updates.

 Student Absence Rate Due t​​​o Illness​

May 18, 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

SchoolMay 18, 2023
A. E. Cross School6.1%
Abbeydale School3.0%
Acadia School2.8%
Alex Munro School1.7%
Alexander Ferguson School3.0%
All Boys Program​4.8%
Altadore School4.5%
Alternative High School1.0%
Andrew Sibbald School2.6%
Annie Foote School1.6%
Annie Gale School4.6%
Arbour Lake School3.5%
Auburn Bay School2.9%
Balmoral School3.9%
Banff Trail School1.4%
Banting and Best School8.1%
Battalion Park School3.1%
Bayside School3.4%
Beddington Heights School3.1%
Belfast School2.9%
Belvedere Parkway School5.1%
Bishop Pinkham School3.2%
Bob Edwards School2.7%
Bowcroft School4.2%
Bowness High School3.5%
Braeside School3.5%
Branton School2.5%
Brentwood School4.0%
Briar Hill School0.9%
Bridlewood School8.0%
Buchanan School5.1%
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School4.8%
Cambrian Heights School6.2%
Canyon Meadows School4.6%
Capitol Hill School4.1%
Cappy Smart School5.4%
Captain John Palliser School2.8%
Captain Nichola Goddard School3.7%
Catherine Nichols Gunn School4.7%
Cecil Swanson School3.9%
Cedarbrae School4.1%
Centennial High School2.9%
Central Memorial High School3.1%
Chaparral School3.2%
Chief Justice Milvain School3.4%
Children's Village School4.0%
Chinook Park School2.7%
Chris Akkerman School4.0%
Christine Meikle School4.7%
Citadel Park School5.0%
Clarence Sansom School4.4%
Collingwood School2.5%
Colonel Irvine School3.7%
Colonel J. Fred Scott School3.6%
Colonel Macleod School1.7%
Colonel Sanders School3.3%
Colonel Walker School2.8%
Connaught School5.7%
Copperfield School6.7%
Coventry Hills School3.4%
Cranston School5.4%
Crescent Heights High School2.6%
Crossing Park School4.6%
Dalhousie School4.2%
David Thompson School5.2%
Deer Run School2.0%
Douglas Harkness School3.3%
Douglasdale School3.1%
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School3.5%
Dr. E. W. Coffin School3.3%
Dr. Freda Miller School5.3%
Dr. George Stanley School3.1%
Dr. Gladys McKelvie Egbert School1.9%
Dr. Gordon Higgins School3.8%
Dr. Gordon Townsend School1.3%
Dr. J. K. Mulloy School3.2%
Dr. Martha Cohen School4.5%
Dr. Oakley School3.2%
Dr. Roberta Bondar School4.0%
Earl Grey School4.7%
Edgemont School1.5%
Elbow Park School5.0%
Elboya School3.6%
Emily Follensbee School16.7%
Eric Harvie School2.6%
Erin Woods School3.4%
Ernest Manning High School2.7%
Ernest Morrow School4.4%
Ethel M. Johnson School7.3%
Eugene Coste School2.9%
Evergreen School3.6%
F. E. Osborne School3.6%
Fairview School2.2%
Falconridge School4.8%
Fish Creek School1.8%
Forest Lawn High School2.7%
G. W. Skene School6.2%
Georges P. Vanier School2.5%
Glamorgan School2.4%
Glenbrook School3.7%
Glendale School5.6%
Glenmeadows School2.5%
Grant MacEwan School5.0%
Griffith Woods School2.7%
Guy Weadick School1.5%
H. D. Cartwright School4.6%
Harold Panabaker School2.7%
Haultain Memorial School3.9%
Hawkwood School4.2%
Haysboro School2.7%
Henry Wise Wood High School3.2%
Hidden Valley School6.7%
Highwood School4.3%
Hillhurst School2.6%
Hugh A. Bennett School7.8%
Huntington Hills School5.6%
Ian Bazalgette School4.3%
Jack James High School3.7%
James Fowler High School3.8%
James Short Memorial School4.6%
Janet Johnstone School4.4%
Jennie Elliott School3.3%
Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School2.4%
John G. Diefenbaker High School2.9%
John Ware School5.8%
Keeler School3.2%
Kenneth D. Taylor School7.0%
Killarney School1.1%
King George School2.4%
Lake Bonavista School3.3%
Lakeshore School4.4%
Le Roi Daniels School2.4%
Lester B. Pearson High School2.3%
Lord Beaverbrook High School2.1%
Louis Riel School2.2%
Louise Dean School0.0%
Mahogany School5.6%
Manmeet Singh Bhullar School3.7%
Maple Ridge School0.3%
Marion Carson School4.3%
Marlborough School4.3%
Marshall Springs School4.2%
Mayland Heights School2.7%
McKenzie Highlands School5.6%
McKenzie Lake School3.8%
McKenzie Towne School3.5%
Midnapore School3.7%
MidSun School4.0%
Monterey Park School3.0%
Mount Royal School2.2%
Mount View School3.0%
Mountain Park School4.9%
Nellie McClung School2.5%
Nelson Mandela High School2.6%
New Brighton School3.3%
Nickle School2.8%
Niitsitapi Learning Centre4.8%
North Haven School1.4%
Northern Lights School2.5%
Nose Creek School3.3%
O. S. Geiger School6.0%
Olympic Heights School2.0%
Panorama Hills School3.7%
Patrick Airlie School3.7%
Penbrooke Meadows School3.0%
Peter Lougheed School4.5%
Piitoayis Family School2.4%
Pineridge School4.9%
Prairie Sky School5.1%
Prince Of Wales School4.4%
Queen Elizabeth High School3.8%
Queen Elizabeth School1.3%
R. T. Alderman School3.1%
Radisson Park School3.9%
Ramsay School5.7%
Ranchlands School3.4%
Richmond School3.5%
Rideau Park School2.1%
Riverbend School4.4%
Riverside School1.8%
Robert Thirsk High School3.1%
Robert Warren School4.1%
Roland Michener School7.2%
Ron Southern School5.1%
Rosedale School3.3%
Rosemont School3.2%
Royal Oak School3.9%
Rundle School6.1%
Saddle Ridge School5.1%
Sam Livingston School3.7%
Samuel W. Shaw School3.0%
Scenic Acres School2.0%
Senator Patrick Burns School3.7%
Sherwood School2.7%
Sibylla Kiddle School2.8%
Silver Springs School1.9%
Simon Fraser School5.7%
Simons Valley School2.8%
Sir John A. Macdonald School3.7%
Sir John Franklin School5.0%
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School3.5%
Sir Winston Churchill High School2.5%
Somerset School3.9%
Stanley Jones School4.4%
Sunalta School1.7%
Sundance School3.1%
Sunnyside School6.6%
Taradale School3.9%
Ted Harrison School4.4%
Terrace Road School3.4%
Terry Fox School3.9%
The Hamptons School7.1%
Thomas B. Riley School2.3%
Thorncliffe School6.1%
Tom Baines School3.9%
Tuscany School2.5%
Twelve Mile Coulee School4.6%
University School3.4%
Valley Creek School3.5%
Valley View School4.3%
Varsity Acres School3.8%
Vincent Massey School2.9%
Vista Heights School2.4%
W. O. Mitchell School2.0%
West Dalhousie School2.3%
West Dover School3.2%
West Ridge School2.2%
West Springs School2.5%
Western Canada High School2.6%
Westgate School3.8%
Wildwood School2.3%
William Aberhart High School1.5%
William D. Pratt School3.2%
William Reid School1.9%
William Roper Hull School6.1%
Willow Park School3.5%
Wilma Hansen School3.9%
Woodbine School0.7%
Woodlands School6.3%
Woodman School5.5%
Wood's Homes School0.7%​​​

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