COVID-19 Info

2022-2023 School Year

Parkland School Division is excited that the World is Opening Back Up. 2022-2023 should finally start to feel like what a school year is supposed to feel like. While the pandemic is officially over, our new reality is that COVID-19 is here to stay.

With that being said, there are many measures that were previously implemented that just make sense to continue. Above all, we encourage anyone who is feeling ill to stay home from school. If you are exhibiting any of the key symptoms known for COVID-19, we encourage you to access one of the many test kits that are also available at the school. Meanwhile, PSD will continue the following:

  • It is common procedure for schools to report to the local health authority once a 10% absenteeism rate due to respiratory illness is reached at the school. Respiratory Illness symptoms include: Cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss or altered sense of taste/smell, runny nose/nasal congestion, fever, and may also include fatigue (significant and unusual), muscle ache/joint pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Once this scenario arises, PSD will work with Alberta Health Services to notify parents and relay any recommendations.
  • Hand sanitizer will still be readily available at all schools,
  • Students will continue to be reminded of the importance of thorough hand-washing hygiene,
  • School staff will ensure that appropriate cleaning of high touch areas will continue,
  • The frequency at which air filters are changed in PSD has also been increased and air handling/ventilation equipment in all schools has been adjusted to maximize the number of air exchanges within the schools. All schools will operate filtration systems that meet or exceed the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values (MERV) 13 air filtration rate, 
  • Face masks and COVID-19 test kits will be readily available at all schools, and
  • Where practical, entrances and exits can be used to efficiently reduce crowding during high traffic times of the day.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter. We look forward to a healthy and happy school year.

2021-2022 School Year Plan (Archived)

The Government of Alberta has created a plan focused on a normal return to school, with in-class learning for the majority of students, in fall 2021. The plan outlines key elements for the resumption of learning. Recognizing the dynamic nature of COVID-19, the appendix contains two contingency plans in the unlikely event that they may be needed.

As the plans and documents change and are updated frequently, the best place to link to the latest is the Government of Alberta website.

Guidance for School Re-Entry (Archived)

The guidance provided in this document is intended to support school and school authority leaders in the safe operation of in-person classes and to reduce opportunities for transmission of COVID-19 in schools under Scenario 1 of the Re-Entry Plan.

Alberta Guidance for Education and Childcare

COVID-19 Documents

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PSD Mask Protocol (2022) ARCHIVED

PSD Mask Exemption Medical Form for Practitioners (2022) ARCHIVED

PSD Vaccination Protocol ARCHIVED

PSD Self-Administered Rapid Antigen Test Attestation Form - ARCHIVED

PSD COVID-19 Visitor Entry Protocol - ARCHIVED

PSD Documents

COVID-19 Protocols - ARCHIVED

School Re-Entry Plans - ARCHIVED

Cleaning Checklists - ARCHIVED

Material Safety Data Sheets - ARCHIVED

COVID-19 Posters (English) - ARCHIVED

COVID-19 Posters (French) - ARCHIVED

 

Alberta Government, Health Services and Education Documents