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.​​​​

​Spring Break​

​Schools will be closed for Spring Break. Traditional Calendar schools are closed Mar. 27-31 and will resume on Monday, Apr. 3. Modified Calendar schools are closed Mar. 27 - Apr. 10 and will resume on​​ Tuesday, April. 11​. Attendance will not be updated until the day after students return to classes. Offices are closed Monday, Mar. 27.

 Student Absence Rate Due t​​​o Illness​

Mar. 24, 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

SchoolMar. 24, 2023
A. E. Cross School4.5%
Abbeydale School2.2%
Acadia School2.9%
Alex Munro School3.7%
Alexander Ferguson School5.2%
All Boys Program​11.3%
Altadore School6.1%
Alternative High School0.0%
Andrew Sibbald School3.1%
Annie Foote School7.3%
Annie Gale School3.6%
Arbour Lake School3.3%
Auburn Bay School4.1%
Balmoral School5.7%
Banff Trail School3.8%
Banting and Best School14.0%
Battalion Park School5.1%
Bayside School3.4%
Beddington Heights School6.2%
Belfast School6.6%
Belvedere Parkway School5.2%
Bishop Pinkham School3.4%
Bob Edwards School6.7%
Bowcroft School5.2%
Bowness High School5.3%
Braeside School2.3%
Branton School2.8%
Brentwood School5.6%
Briar Hill School0.5%
Bridlewood School4.7%
Buchanan School8.6%
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School5.7%
Cambrian Heights School7.5%
Canyon Meadows School5.3%
Capitol Hill School4.3%
Cappy Smart School9.5%
Captain John Palliser School6.0%
Captain Nichola Goddard School4.7%
Catherine Nichols Gunn School4.7%
Cecil Swanson School5.1%
Cedarbrae School4.0%
Centennial High School4.7%
Central Memorial High School3.6%
Chaparral School4.1%
Chief Justice Milvain School4.5%
Children's Village School6.7%
Chinook Park School2.1%
Chris Akkerman School5.8%
Christine Meikle School10.2%
Citadel Park School6.8%
Clarence Sansom School5.2%
Collingwood School2.8%
Colonel Irvine School2.7%
Colonel J. Fred Scott School4.6%
Colonel Macleod School2.0%
Colonel Sanders School9.0%
Colonel Walker School3.6%
Connaught School11.1%
Copperfield School8.3%
Coventry Hills School5.4%
Cranston School6.1%
Crescent Heights High School3.3%
Crossing Park School4.6%
Dalhousie School3.7%
David Thompson School4.0%
Deer Run School6.0%
Douglas Harkness School6.1%
Douglasdale School7.4%
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School5.5%
Dr. E. W. Coffin School5.0%
Dr. Freda Miller School8.0%
Dr. George Stanley School3.0%
Dr. Gladys McKelvie Egbert School3.4%
Dr. Gordon Higgins School4.7%
Dr. Gordon Townsend School0.0%
Dr. J. K. Mulloy School6.9%
Dr. Martha Cohen School5.1%
Dr. Oakley School3.8%
Dr. Roberta Bondar School4.1%
Earl Grey School2.8%
Edgemont School7.3%
Elbow Park School2.3%
Elboya School4.9%
Emily Follensbee School8.3%
Eric Harvie School7.1%
Erin Woods School3.7%
Ernest Manning High School4.1%
Ernest Morrow School2.8%
Ethel M. Johnson School11.3%
Eugene Coste School3.5%
Evergreen School4.6%
F. E. Osborne School4.5%
Fairview School4.3%
Falconridge School4.8%
Fish Creek School5.9%
Forest Lawn High School4.1%
G. W. Skene School5.6%
Georges P. Vanier School2.5%
Glamorgan School2.7%
Glenbrook School8.2%
Glendale School5.0%
Glenmeadows School3.3%
Grant MacEwan School3.4%
Griffith Woods School6.7%
Guy Weadick School4.8%
H. D. Cartwright School8.6%
Harold Panabaker School3.2%
Haultain Memorial School5.9%
Hawkwood School5.8%
Haysboro School2.8%
Henry Wise Wood High School3.4%
Hidden Valley School5.4%
Highwood School6.4%
Hillhurst School4.4%
Hugh A. Bennett School7.8%
Huntington Hills School7.3%
Ian Bazalgette School5.5%
Jack James High School4.8%
James Fowler High School4.3%
James Short Memorial School20.0%
Janet Johnstone School7.2%
Jennie Elliott School5.5%
Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School3.9%
John G. Diefenbaker High School3.5%
John Ware School5.4%
Keeler School1.6%
Kenneth D. Taylor School2.8%
Killarney School4.1%
King George School3.7%
Lake Bonavista School3.9%
Lakeshore School2.6%
Le Roi Daniels School7.2%
Lester B. Pearson High School3.3%
Lord Beaverbrook High School4.2%
Louis Riel School5.0%
Louise Dean School0.0%
Mahogany School3.2%
Manmeet Singh Bhullar School5.8%
Maple Ridge School2.9%
Marion Carson School6.3%
Marlborough School5.1%
Marshall Springs School4.2%
Mayland Heights School5.2%
McKenzie Highlands School3.6%
McKenzie Lake School5.9%
McKenzie Towne School4.2%
Midnapore School4.2%
MidSun School3.4%
Monterey Park School7.4%
Mount Royal School1.5%
Mount View School9.0%
Mountain Park School4.2%
Nellie McClung School4.3%
Nelson Mandela High School3.9%
New Brighton School5.9%
Nickle School3.4%
Niitsitapi Learning Centre9.8%
North Haven School1.5%
Northern Lights School7.1%
Nose Creek School9.1%
O. S. Geiger School5.7%
Olympic Heights School4.4%
Panorama Hills School7.8%
Patrick Airlie School5.6%
Penbrooke Meadows School8.1%
Peter Lougheed School5.2%
Piitoayis Family School1.2%
Pineridge School6.8%
Prairie Sky School4.0%
Prince Of Wales School9.6%
Queen Elizabeth High School4.0%
Queen Elizabeth School2.3%
R. T. Alderman School3.3%
Radisson Park School4.9%
Ramsay School8.4%
Ranchlands School6.2%
Richmond School5.0%
Rideau Park School2.2%
Riverbend School4.4%
Riverside School1.7%
Robert Thirsk High School4.5%
Robert Warren School5.2%
Roland Michener School11.0%
Ron Southern School6.7%
Rosedale School4.9%
Rosemont School5.2%
Royal Oak School5.5%
Rundle School7.8%
Saddle Ridge School5.3%
Sam Livingston School7.1%
Samuel W. Shaw School4.8%
Scenic Acres School2.0%
Senator Patrick Burns School5.3%
Sherwood School4.5%
Sibylla Kiddle School3.9%
Silver Springs School4.5%
Simon Fraser School3.3%
Simons Valley School5.0%
Sir John A. Macdonald School2.8%
Sir John Franklin School2.1%
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School4.5%
Sir Winston Churchill High School4.7%
Somerset School4.3%
Stanley Jones School6.7%
Sunalta School6.0%
Sundance School5.8%
Sunnyside School9.1%
Taradale School4.7%
Ted Harrison School5.2%
Terrace Road School5.1%
Terry Fox School5.1%
The Hamptons School8.8%
Thomas B. Riley School4.2%
Thorncliffe School4.3%
Tom Baines School7.1%
Tuscany School6.0%
Twelve Mile Coulee School3.1%
University School4.4%
Valley Creek School3.7%
Valley View School7.3%
Varsity Acres School3.4%
Vincent Massey School2.0%
Vista Heights School4.3%
W. O. Mitchell School6.6%
West Dalhousie School5.2%
West Dover School5.3%
West Ridge School2.3%
West Springs School4.1%
Western Canada High School3.6%
Westgate School4.1%
Wildwood School3.1%
William Aberhart High School4.1%
William D. Pratt School4.7%
William Reid School3.5%
William Roper Hull School2.7%
Willow Park School6.4%
Wilma Hansen School3.7%
Woodbine School3.1%
Woodlands School5.2%
Woodman School4.1%
Wood's Homes School3.3%​​

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