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.​​​​​​​

Schools & Offices Are Closed | Sept. 29​​

Schools and offices are closed on Sept. 29 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sep 30 - day in lieu)​.

 Student Absence Rate Due t​​​o Illness​

​September 27,​ 2023
 Grade Number  Percentage
K-3 1399 3.4%
4-6 1014 3.3%
7-9 1139 3.7%
10-12 1055 3.2%
K-12 4607 3.4%

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

SchoolSeptember 27, 2023
A. E. Cross School3.9%
Abbeydale School4.1%
Acadia School3.7%
Alex Munro School3.1%
Alexander Ferguson School4.3%
All Boys Program6.0%
Altadore School2.8%
Alternative High School10.9%
Andrew Sibbald School4.1%
Annie Foote School4.3%
Annie Gale School2.1%
Arbour Lake School3.5%
Auburn Bay School4.5%
Balmoral School2.7%
Banff Trail School2.7%
Banting and Best School5.1%
Battalion Park School3.9%
Bayside School2.5%
Beddington Heights School2.1%
Belfast School2.4%
Belvedere Parkway School2.4%
Bishop Pinkham School2.0%
Bob Edwards School2.8%
Bowcroft School4.5%
Bowness High School4.2%
Braeside School3.6%
Branton School1.6%
Brentwood School3.1%
Briar Hill School1.3%
Bridlewood School3.8%
Buchanan School2.2%
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School2.1%
Cambrian Heights School5.4%
Canyon Meadows School1.4%
Capitol Hill School2.6%
Cappy Smart School5.3%
Captain John Palliser School2.3%
Captain Nichola Goddard School3.1%
Catherine Nichols Gunn School5.9%
Cecil Swanson School3.7%
Cedarbrae School5.6%
Centennial High School3.6%
Central Memorial High School3.3%
Chaparral School3.7%
Chief Justice Milvain School3.7%
Children's Village School9.6%
Chinook Park School2.5%
Chris Akkerman School2.3%
Christine Meikle School10.6%
Citadel Park School1.5%
Clarence Sansom School2.4%
Collingwood School6.2%
Colonel Irvine School4.5%
Colonel J. Fred Scott School4.4%
Colonel Macleod School2.1%
Colonel Sanders School5.2%
Colonel Walker School5.6%
Connaught School3.0%
Copperfield School3.8%
Coventry Hills School4.2%
Cranston School3.6%
Crescent Heights High School3.8%
Crossing Park School3.0%
Dalhousie School2.6%
David Thompson School4.2%
Deer Run School3.6%
Douglas Harkness School5.9%
Douglasdale School2.1%
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School3.6%
Dr. E. W. Coffin School3.1%
Dr. Freda Miller School4.6%
Dr. George Stanley School3.9%
Dr. Gladys McKelvie Egbert School1.8%
Dr. Gordon Higgins School3.0%
Dr. Gordon Townsend School0.0%
Dr. J. K. Mulloy School3.4%
Dr. Martha Cohen School5.7%
Dr. Oakley School2.5%
Dr. Roberta Bondar School3.4%
Earl Grey School0.6%
Edgemont School4.1%
Elbow Park School2.9%
Elboya School4.1%
Emily Follensbee School14.6%
Eric Harvie School2.6%
Erin Woods School1.3%
Ernest Manning High School3.9%
Ernest Morrow School4.0%
Ethel M. Johnson School3.6%
Eugene Coste School3.2%
Evergreen School3.3%
F. E. Osborne School3.6%
Fairview School1.6%
Falconridge School5.1%
Fish Creek School1.4%
Forest Lawn High School3.4%
G. W. Skene School6.1%
Georges P. Vanier School2.9%
Glamorgan School2.1%
Glenbrook School4.5%
Glendale School3.1%
Glenmeadows School2.4%
Grant MacEwan School5.2%
Griffith Woods School2.1%
Guy Weadick School3.1%
H. D. Cartwright School5.4%
Harold Panabaker School3.7%
Haultain Memorial School3.7%
Hawkwood School2.4%
Haysboro School4.6%
Henry Wise Wood High School2.9%
Hidden Valley School4.2%
Highwood School2.5%
Hillhurst School2.9%
Hugh A. Bennett School4.0%
Huntington Hills School5.5%
Ian Bazalgette School4.1%
Jack James High School3.6%
James Fowler High School3.7%
James Short Memorial School4.4%
Janet Johnstone School5.2%
Jennie Elliott School2.6%
Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School4.0%
John G. Diefenbaker High School1.7%
John Ware School5.2%
Keeler School5.4%
Kenneth D. Taylor School2.5%
Killarney School2.0%
King George School2.4%
Lake Bonavista School1.6%
Lakeshore School3.7%
Le Roi Daniels School2.1%
Lester B. Pearson High School2.7%
Lord Beaverbrook High School3.6%
Louis Riel School2.2%
Louise Dean School0.0%
Mahogany School2.4%
Manmeet Singh Bhullar School2.3%
Maple Ridge School5.0%
Marion Carson School2.3%
Marlborough School3.6%
Marshall Springs School3.0%
Mayland Heights School2.3%
McKenzie Highlands School4.4%
McKenzie Lake School4.4%
McKenzie Towne School3.5%
Midnapore School3.0%
MidSun School6.9%
Monterey Park School4.5%
Mount Royal School4.1%
Mount View School0.0%
Mountain Park School5.4%
Nellie McClung School3.5%
Nelson Mandela High School3.4%
New Brighton School4.5%
Nickle School2.7%
Niitsitapi Learning Centre7.6%
North Haven School5.4%
North Trail High School1.7%
Northern Lights School4.2%
Nose Creek School3.5%
O. S. Geiger School4.0%
Olympic Heights School4.3%
Panorama Hills School3.2%
Patrick Airlie School3.4%
Penbrooke Meadows School3.6%
Peter Lougheed School3.8%
Piitoayis Family School6.4%
Pineridge School4.6%
Prairie Sky School3.8%
Prince Of Wales School4.0%
Queen Elizabeth High School4.6%
Queen Elizabeth School2.7%
R. T. Alderman School3.4%
Radisson Park School4.2%
Ramsay School2.3%
Ranchlands School7.1%
Richmond School5.8%
Rideau Park School2.4%
Riverbend School3.3%
Riverside School2.3%
Robert Thirsk High School3.2%
Robert Warren School2.1%
Roland Michener School5.7%
Ron Southern School4.9%
Rosedale School2.6%
Rosemont School2.7%
Royal Oak School4.4%
Rundle School0.5%
Saddle Ridge School4.1%
Sam Livingston School2.8%
Samuel W. Shaw School4.2%
Scenic Acres School2.7%
Senator Patrick Burns School4.3%
Sherwood School7.3%
Sibylla Kiddle School2.1%
Silver Springs School2.0%
Simon Fraser School3.9%
Simons Valley School3.1%
Sir John A. Macdonald School4.9%
Sir John Franklin School3.3%
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School2.6%
Sir Winston Churchill High School1.7%
Somerset School3.4%
Stanley Jones School4.5%
Sunalta School2.3%
Sundance School3.4%
Sunnyside School6.4%
Taradale School3.2%
Ted Harrison School2.1%
Terrace Road School5.4%
Terry Fox School3.4%
The Hamptons School5.1%
Thomas B. Riley School4.8%
Thorncliffe School2.2%
Tom Baines School3.1%
Tuscany School1.5%
Twelve Mile Coulee School3.8%
University School1.1%
Valley Creek School4.8%
Valley View School4.7%
Varsity Acres School2.9%
Vincent Massey School4.3%
Vista Heights School5.6%
W. O. Mitchell School2.3%
West Dalhousie School4.1%
West Dover School7.0%
West Ridge School2.9%
West Springs School3.1%
Western Canada High School2.5%
Westgate School2.7%
Wildwood School1.4%
William Aberhart High School2.9%
William D. Pratt School4.4%
William Reid School2.0%
William Roper Hull School1.3%
Willow Park School3.3%
Wilma Hansen School4.7%
Woodbine School4.6%
Woodlands School5.9%
Woodman School4.6%
Wood's Homes School

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