Important Message to Parents and Guardians
Posted: January 26, 2021
To the Parents and Guardians of Good Shepherd School,
We were notified last night that one additional individual at our school has tested positive for COVID-19. With the other cases recently announced, we currently have had 5 cases in our school. Click here to view the letter from Alberta Health Services. All close contacts of this individual were contacted last night. Students who are close contacts can leave isolation on Saturday February 6th and return to school on Monday February 8th. When booking a COVID-19 test, please use the Outbreak # 2021-EI-477. Even if these individuals test negative, they are required to isolate for the full isolation period.
If you do not receive a phone call from our school today, your child is not a close contact of a positive case and is not required to isolate. If anyone in your household is experiencing any symptoms, they should please stay home and get tested as soon as possible. Out of respect for all individuals involved, and in accordance with Alberta Health Services guidelines, no further information will be shared about this case.
All students who are close contacts will be provided at home learning during this isolation period. Your child’s teacher will contact you with assignments that your child can complete at home.
We remind families to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 using the Alberta Health Screening Questionnaire. Please remember to complete the checklist each day prior to attending school. If you or a member of your family has any of the symptoms of illness listed, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment or call Health Link at 811.
We encourage all parents and guardians of students who test positive to report their test results to our school as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. That email address is monitored on a regular basis, including evenings and weekends, and all emails will remain confidential.
The health and safety of our staff, students and community remains our first priority. We know this news can be distressing for families and supports are available. Please be assured we will work closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure we follow their ongoing recommendations.
We will continue to provide additional information to parents and guardians as it is available.
Yours in Christ,
Betty Turpin, Superintendent and Victoria Cornick, Principal