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All students are required to complete the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist before coming to school each day and follow the direction provided in the document if they answer "Yes" to any of the questions.

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COVID-19 Notice

December 6:

We have been informed of another case of COVID-19 associated with Vera M. Welsh Elementary School. All staff and students who have been identified as close contacts have been directed to self-isolate. 

If you have not received a phone call, your student has not been identified as a close contact at this time and can continue to attend school.  Vera M. Welsh School remains open for in-person learning with the current protocols that are in place for students and staff. Our custodians will be conducting enhanced cleaning protocols of the school, focusing on areas where the individual was present, along with our continued attention on high touch areas and surfaces throughout the school.

 

November 22:

Northern Lights Public Schools has been informed of a case of COVID-19 connected to Vera M. Welsh School. We are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. 

Out of respect for this individual and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details. Students and staff who are considered to be close contacts of the individual have been directed to stay home and await further direction from Alberta Health Services. 

If you have not received a phone call, your student has not been identified as a close contact at this time and can continue to attend school.  Vera M. Welsh School remains open for in-person learning with the current protocols that are in place for students and staff. Our custodians will be conducting enhanced cleaning protocols of the school, focusing on areas where the individual was present, along with our continued attention on high touch areas and surfaces throughout the school.

We remind parents/guardians of students, as well as staff, to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please remember to complete the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist each day prior to sending your child to school.  If your child has any of the symptoms on the checklist, please keep them at home and fill out the Alberta Health Services COVID-19 online self-assessment or call Health Link at 811.

We know this information may be upsetting for some of you and your children may have questions about what is happening.  AHS has developed COVID-19 information for young kids and students to help answer children’s questions. We have also shared additional resources on the NLPS website. If you, or anyone in your family, needs someone to talk to, the Mental Health Help Line is available 24/7 at 1-877-303-2642.

We will continue to provide additional information to parents/guardians as it becomes available. For further information regarding COVID-19, please visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

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