Isolation & Quarantine Reminders

If your child has any of the following symptoms, not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition: cough fever shortness of breath runny nose sore throat or loss of sense of smell or taste They are legally required to isolate per AHS: if not fully immunized - for at least 10 days from when they first started having symptoms of COVID-19 OR [...]

2022-01-13T23:30:56-07:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

[Update] Rapid Tests/Masks, COVID Notifications & Health Measures

Dear Staff and Families, The following updates are provided for your information. Rapid Tests and Masks Government supplied shipments of masks and rapid test kits should start to arrive this week. Our two campuses are working on strategies to distribute the masks and rapid test kits to individual staff members and students. Each campus will notify parents of their process [...]

2022-01-11T13:33:24-07:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Return to School Update – COVID-19 and Health Measures

Dear Staff and Families, On Wednesday, Minister LaGrange confirmed that on Monday, January 10, 2022, K-12 students will return to in person learning to support their overall wellbeing. Measures will continue to support learning safely and online tutoring to address learning disruption for grades 4-9 will be introduced. Rapid Tests and Masks To lower the risk of in-school transmission of [...]

2022-01-07T10:21:51-07:00January 7th, 2022|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Return to In Person Learning Announcement

Dear Westmount Staff and Parents/Guardians, This afternoon, Education Minister LaGrange and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hinshaw, confirmed the return to school for K-12 students on Monday, January 10th.  Important information related to the announcement can be accessed at: https://www.alberta.ca/k-12-learning-during-covid-19.aspx#jumplinks-0 Our staff have been working hard this week to prepare for the anticipated return to in-person learning for students. All health [...]

2022-01-05T20:27:38-07:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Winter Break Extended Until Monday, January 10, 2022

Dear Westmount Parents and Guardians, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange recently announced that the winter break for Alberta schools will be extended through next week.  January 3-7 is now a non-instruction week for students. Students are now scheduled to return to school on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. More information on this announcement is available here. Alberta Education has also announced that [...]

2021-12-31T14:23:16-07:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Updated Canadian requirements to Account for Partially Vaccinated Children  

Canada has updated their requirements to account for partially vaccinated children https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#determine-fully If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated children must follow specific requirements when you return to or enter Canada. This applies to unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated children under 12 years of age who are accompanying a parent, step-parent, guardian or [...]

2021-12-10T11:48:59-07:00December 10th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Letter from the CMOH Re: Vaccinations for Children Aged 5-11

Dear Staff and Families, The Deputy Minister of Education forwarded a letter (in English, in French) from Dr. Hinshaw, Chief Medical Office of Health, regarding vaccinations for children aged 5-11 years.  There has been no mention of vaccination clinics for children at the school sites and there will not be a vaccination mandate for children to attend school in-person.  There [...]

2021-11-25T12:44:05-07:00November 25th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Update on Mandated Vaccination Policy for Westmount Charter School

Dear Westmount Parents and Guardians, At the October 2021 board meeting, our Board of Directors approved Policy 14 COVID-19 Risk Mitigation, a policy to mandate vaccines. The commensurate Administrative Procedure 491 COVID-19 Risk Mitigation, was also presented to the board and received their support. The policy applies to all Westmount employees, volunteers and contracted service providers. Both documents are available [...]

2021-11-15T12:43:22-07:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Diploma Exams, PAT’s, Learning Disruption Funding and Rapid Testing

Dear Westmount Staff and Families, I am pleased to share the following information provided to school authorities by the Minister of Education. Diploma Exams In response to feedback from students, parents and education partners about stress and anxiety around academic achievement, Alberta’s government will temporarily change the weighting of diploma exams to 10 per cent from 30 per cent for [...]

2021-10-28T11:51:35-06:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: K-12|Tags: , |
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