UPDATE: COVID-19 Policy 14 and AP 491

Dear Westmount Staff and Community, At a Special Meeting of the Charter Board last evening, a motion was passed to suspend Policy 14 Risk Mitigation and the accompanying Administrative Procedure 491 Risk Mitigation effective immediately. Effective immediately, for employees who are participating in the rapid testing program, proof of a negative rapid antigen test will no longer be required to [...]

2022-04-08T10:50:59-06:00April 8th, 2022|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Additional COVID-19 Health Measures Updates

Dear Westmount Staff and Parents/Guardians, Subsequent to the message sent yesterday afternoon, the following information provides additional detail. The Alberta government confirmed that the province is moving forward with Step 2 of the staged approach to relaxing COVID-19 restrictions today, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. The formal announcement is available here. As announced, Step 2 of the staged approach includes: Remaining [...]

2022-03-03T23:41:46-07:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

COVID-19 Health Measures Update

Dear Westmount Parents/Guardians, On February 26th, Premier Kenney announced the provincial government’s intent to move to step 2 of the province’s path back to normal including further relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions as listed below, effective March 1, 2022. Unless we hear otherwise from the Minister of Education or her Deputy Minister later today, we will move forward with the reduction of [...]

2022-02-28T15:57:54-07:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

Letter from the Minister of Education Re: Relaxation of COVID Protocols in Schools

Good evening Westmount families and staff, Please see the attached letter from the Minister of Education regarding the relaxation of COVID Protocols in School as well as this link to information outlining how Public Health Measures will be lifted in Alberta. If you have any questions about these changes, please send them to the school council email address by 5pm [...]

2022-02-08T21:29:00-07:00February 8th, 2022|Categories: K-12|Tags: |

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: |
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