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Health & Wellness in School COVID-19 Information for the 2021-22 School Year

COVID-19 Information for the 2021-22 School Year

This webpage contains general information and health measures for the 2021-22 school year. It is subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves, and more information becomes available from the province. 


The Calgary Board of Education has implemented a number of system-wide health measures for the school year. These include but are not limited to:

  • Proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high traffic/touch areas
  • Enhanced ventilation in schools
  • Classroom cohorts in kindergarten to Grade 6

We all play a role in ensuring our schools are as safe as possible and that we minimize the spread of COVID-19. The CBE has and will continue to encourage all eligible employees to get vaccinated.


Mask are required for all staff and kindergarten to Grade 12 students.

See:     Masks

Non-medical face mask guidelines

Daily Screening – Stay Home if you are Feeling Unwell

Students and staff are expected to use the daily checklist to identify if they should attend or stay home. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home until symptoms resolve. Families should follow the guidance on the daily checklist.

See:     COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist

If a Student is Sick or had COVID-19 Symptoms

Chief Medical Officer of Health – What Parents Should do if Positive Cases are Reported in Schools/Classrooms

Extra-Curricular Activities

Band and sports activities are able to proceed. Schools can be occupied for evening and weekend school activities.

As of Oct. 12, 2021, parents/guardians and siblings of student athletes who comprise a household cohort, will be able to attend indoor high school athletic games and school-based fine and performing arts events. Spectator attendance is limited to 1/3 of fire code capacity. Spectators will be admitted on a first come, first seated basis and exceptions beyond capacity cannot be made. To be admitted, attendees must complete the Alberta Daily Health Checklist, sanitize their hands, be masked and physically distanced at all times and remain seated throughout the game or performance. ​

Public use or rentals of school facilities outside of school hours will be limited until January 2022.

Volunteers & Visitors

​​​Scheduled volunteers and visitors to schools are permitted. However, schools may limit this access to individuals supporting ​student-centred events and have the strongest connection to curriculum.  ​

Prior to scheduled visitors entering the school they must complete the Alberta Health Daily Checklist. If a visitor answers YES to any of the questions, the individual must not be admitted into the school.

Existing partners, including outside agencies, that directly support student learning and well-being will continue to work with our schools. While in a school, partners must follow our re-entry guidelines including completing the Alberta Health Daily Checklist.

With support from the Board of Trustees, the CBE will require that all employees, volunteers and CBE partners be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 17, 2021. The CBE’s vaccination requirement applies to all contracted service providers, tenants in CBE buildings and all volunteers.

See:     COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist

Vaccination Requirement for Employees, Partners, Volunteers

Field Trips & Off-Site Activities

Schools are encouraged to pursue virtual field trips when it is available and appropriate. Some field trips with scheduled volunteers are permitted. Adult volunteers assisting with off-site activities must complete the Alberta Health Daily Checklist before attending.

See:     COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist


Masks are required on all yellow school buses and Calgary Transit. Yellow school buses also have seating plans.

See:     Busing & Transportation Page


Families considering international travel must follow direction from Alberta Health Services and the Government of Canada upon returning. Their guidance is subject to change.

See:     Government of Alberta COVID-19 Travel Requirements

            Government of Canada COVID-19 Travel

​​    Travelling with children or dependents who are not fully vaccinated

Updates for Families

​​Oct. 18, 2021
Update on Positive Case Notifications
​​Oct. 5, 2021

Vaccination Requirement for Employees, Partners, Volunteers​
​Sept. 15, 2021

Update on New Health Measures

​Sept. 10, 2021 Notification of Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Schools
​Aug. 30, 2021 Important Updates and Reminders for the 2021-22 School Year
​Aug. 18, 2021 2021-22 School Re-Entry Information
​Aug. 11, 2021 2021-22 School Re-Entry for Schools on the Modified Calendar


See previous COVID-19 under Health and Wellness News Stories ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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