We all have a part to play in keeping one another safe. Edmonton Public Schools uses several health and safety measures that work together to help reduce the spread of viruses in schools.
One of the most effective ways to keep one another healthy and safe is to stay home when sick. Families, students and staff are asked to monitor for symptoms of illness before coming to school and work. If you feel sick, please stay home.
Students and staff are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands throughout the day and follow good hand hygiene practices.
Schools maintain cleaning standards intended to keep viruses and bacteria from spreading. This includes:
Schools have a designated space for students or staff who become ill while at school. If your child becomes sick at school, they will be sent to this place and you will be asked to come and pick them up. Staff will ask students with symptoms of illness if they will wear a mask. This remains a personal choice.
Division schools support air quality through the following practices. We:
In addition, every classroom and learning space in the Division has a portable air filtration (HEPA) unit.
Individual choices about whether to wear a mask in school will be respected.
Schools have masks for staff or students who forget theirs, but want to wear one. Students can pick one up at the office.
To help parents understand rates of illness at their child’s school, we report on the number of students absent due to illness. To see current absence rates and to learn more about how we respond when illness absences are high, visit our illness rates page.