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 ​mo​nitor 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​

​April 23, 2024
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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

April 23, 2024
A. E. Cross School4.9%
Abbeydale School3.7%
Acadia School3.6%
Alex Munro School6.8%
Alexander Ferguson School4.8%
All Boys Program4.2%
Altadore School3.6%
Alternative High School3.5%
Andrew Sibbald School2.6%
Annie Foote School4.1%
Annie Gale School3.4%
Arbour Lake School3.8%
Auburn Bay School4.5%
Balmoral School3.4%
Banff Trail School1.9%
Banting and Best School5.5%
Battalion Park School3.4%
Bayside School4.0%
Beddington Heights School5.3%
Belfast School2.4%
Belvedere Parkway School6.4%
Bishop Pinkham School4.2%
Bob Edwards School4.1%
Bowcroft School4.5%
Bowness High School4.7%
Braeside School5.1%
Branton School3.7%
Brentwood School5.4%
Briar Hill School2.7%
Bridlewood School5.9%
Buchanan School3.1%
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School2.2%
Cambrian Heights School5.2%
Canyon Meadows School3.0%
Capitol Hill School4.4%
Cappy Smart School4.2%
Captain John Palliser School3.6%
Captain Nichola Goddard School2.2%
Catherine Nichols Gunn School5.0%
Cecil Swanson School1.4%
Cedarbrae School3.4%
Centennial High School4.0%
Central Memorial High School5.0%
Chaparral School6.2%
Chief Justice Milvain School4.6%
Children's Village School3.9%
Chinook Park School3.0%
Chris Akkerman School2.9%
Christine Meikle School4.8%
Citadel Park School6.0%
Clarence Sansom School4.4%
Collingwood School5.3%
Colonel Irvine School2.6%
Colonel J. Fred Scott School2.8%
Colonel Macleod School3.5%
Colonel Sanders School3.3%
Colonel Walker School3.6%
Connaught School2.8%
Copperfield School5.6%
Coventry Hills School5.3%
Cranston School4.4%
Crescent Heights High School3.2%
Crossing Park School3.8%
Dalhousie School1.4%
David Thompson School3.1%
Deer Run School4.3%
Douglas Harkness School2.8%
Douglasdale School4.7%
Dr. E. P. Scarlett High School4.8%
Dr. E. W. Coffin School6.5%
Dr. Freda Miller School3.5%
Dr. George Stanley School3.7%
Dr. Gladys McKelvie Egbert School4.8%
Dr. Gordon Higgins School4.1%
Dr. Gordon Townsend School2.1%
Dr. J. K. Mulloy School2.1%
Dr. Martha Cohen School4.8%
Dr. Oakley School3.8%
Dr. Roberta Bondar School3.7%
Earl Grey School3.1%
Edgemont School5.4%
Elbow Park School1.4%
Elboya School3.5%
Emily Follensbee School15.5%
Eric Harvie School4.0%
Erin Woods School2.9%
Ernest Manning High School2.9%
Ernest Morrow School4.6%
Ethel M. Johnson School2.5%
Eugene Coste School2.1%
Evergreen School3.1%
F. E. Osborne School4.8%
Fairview School2.5%
Falconridge School5.0%
Fish Creek School4.2%
Forest Lawn High School3.1%
G. W. Skene School2.2%
Georges P. Vanier School4.8%
Glamorgan School3.0%
Glenbrook School5.5%
Glendale School3.8%
Glenmeadows School1.3%
Grant MacEwan School3.6%
Griffith Woods School2.9%
Guy Weadick School3.2%
H. D. Cartwright School4.0%
Harold Panabaker School4.3%
Haultain Memorial School4.1%
Hawkwood School4.4%
Haysboro School2.7%
Henry Wise Wood High School4.2%
Hidden Valley School3.9%
Highwood School2.3%
Hillhurst School2.1%
Hugh A. Bennett School6.8%
Huntington Hills School7.2%
Ian Bazalgette School3.6%
Jack James High School4.0%
James Fowler High School3.0%
James Short Memorial School8.1%
Janet Johnstone School5.0%
Jennie Elliott School2.1%
Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School3.6%
John G. Diefenbaker High School3.4%
John Ware School3.8%
Keeler School3.7%
Kenneth D. Taylor School5.1%
Killarney School4.1%
King George School4.4%
Lake Bonavista School4.3%
Lakeshore School3.8%
Le Roi Daniels School3.1%
Lester B. Pearson High School4.2%
Lord Beaverbrook High School3.4%
Louis Riel School4.0%
Louise Dean School13.9%
Mahogany School4.4%
Manmeet Singh Bhullar School3.5%
Maple Ridge School4.0%
Marion Carson School2.6%
Marlborough School5.4%
Marshall Springs School4.8%
Mayland Heights School4.5%
McKenzie Highlands School3.9%
McKenzie Lake School3.3%
McKenzie Towne School4.1%
Midnapore School6.6%
MidSun School3.2%
Monterey Park School4.8%
Mount Royal School3.3%
Mount View School2.5%
Mountain Park School5.2%
Nellie McClung School2.4%
Nelson Mandela High School2.9%
New Brighton School4.3%
Nickle School4.9%
Niitsitapi Learning Centre5.9%
North Haven School2.3%
North Trail High School1.3%
Northern Lights School4.9%
Nose Creek School3.6%
O. S. Geiger School5.4%
Olympic Heights School5.1%
Panorama Hills School4.3%
Patrick Airlie School3.2%
Penbrooke Meadows School7.3%
Peter Lougheed School3.5%
Piitoayis Family School4.8%
Pineridge School5.6%
Prairie Sky School2.8%
Prince Of Wales School5.2%
Queen Elizabeth High School2.7%
Queen Elizabeth School3.4%
R. T. Alderman School3.0%
Radisson Park School3.1%
Ramsay School3.6%
Ranchlands School4.0%
Richmond School3.7%
Rideau Park School2.6%
Riverbend School2.7%
Riverside School2.7%
Robert Thirsk High School4.0%
Robert Warren School1.4%
Roland Michener School3.9%
Ron Southern School2.9%
Rosedale School5.4%
Rosemont School1.8%
Royal Oak School4.7%
Rundle School4.1%
Saddle Ridge School3.0%
Sam Livingston School2.9%
Samuel W. Shaw School3.1%
Scenic Acres School2.5%
Senator Patrick Burns School4.4%
Sherwood School4.0%
Sibylla Kiddle School3.6%
Silver Springs School7.1%
Simon Fraser School3.9%
Simons Valley School3.9%
Sir John A. Macdonald School4.1%
Sir John Franklin School5.2%
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School3.1%
Sir Winston Churchill High School2.7%
Somerset School5.0%
Stanley Jones School4.2%
Sunalta School1.6%
Sundance School3.0%
Sunnyside School5.1%
Taradale School3.5%
Ted Harrison School4.8%
Terrace Road School1.6%
Terry Fox School3.5%
The Hamptons School5.0%
Thomas B. Riley School3.0%
Thorncliffe School3.8%
Tom Baines School3.3%
Tuscany School2.8%
Twelve Mile Coulee School3.1%
University School4.0%
Valley Creek School4.1%
Valley View School3.8%
Varsity Acres School2.7%
Vincent Massey School5.1%
Vista Heights School6.8%
W. O. Mitchell School1.8%
West Dalhousie School4.1%
West Dover School2.3%
West Ridge School2.5%
West Springs School3.6%
Western Canada High School3.0%
Westgate School3.9%
Wildwood School5.6%
William Aberhart High School3.6%
William D. Pratt School6.9%
William Reid School3.3%
William Roper Hull School6.7%
Willow Park School5.6%
Wilma Hansen School4.0%
Woodbine School2.4%
Woodlands School4.0%
Woodman School5.3%
Wood's Homes School2.7%​

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