January 2022 updated Checklist
October 25 - Update for Contact Notification Communication
October 25, 2021
To: Parents/Guardians and Staff
From: Cheryl Gilmore, Superintendent
Dear Parents / Guardians and staff of Lethbridge School Division:
Update: Contact Notification Communication
Following a meeting with superintendents, the Deputy Minister of Education and Alberta Health Services last week, we have revised our communication processes regarding contact notification.
Starting this week, if there is a Positive COVID-19 case in a school reported to the school division from Alberta Health Services, communication will be sent to all parents/guardians and staff in the school containing the following information:
- The class(s) and other cohort groups (eg. extra-curricular school club or team) with a Positive COVID-19 case
- The bus route(s) with a Positive COVID-19 case.
Kindergarten to 6 - Exclusion Notification
Exclusion Notification continues to ONLY occur with classes of students in grades K-6. As a reminder, Exclusion Notification occurs if there are three or more cases in a five-day period identified in one cohort group. An Exclusion Notification will advise that the students in that group will move to at-home learning, as per AHS guidelines for exclusion. Exclusion does NOT apply to bus cohorts.
For more information on the number of COVID-19 cases in your school, you can visit the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 school status webpage COVID-19 school status.
I am hopeful that this will provide some clarity. If you have any questions regarding the communication processes, please do not hesitate to contact your school administration.