Outbreak Notification

A respiratory illness outbreak has been declared by Alberta Health Services at Vera M. Welsh Elementary School.

AHS has shared the following Notice to Parents. Parents will be notified of any additional steps being taken by the school via School Messenger.

NLPS follows the guidelines outlined in the Guide for Outbreak Prevention and Control in Schools 

Bell Times

8:20 Doors Open
8:30 Students Go To Class
8:45 - 8:50 O' Canada / Announcements
8:50 Morning Classes Begin
11:15 - 11:40 First Recess / Lunch (Grade 2 & 3)
11:40 - 12:05 First Recess / Lunch (ECS & Gr 1)
12:05 - 12:35 DEAR Time
12:35 Afternoon Classes Begin
1:45 - 2:05 Second Recess (Gr 2 & 3)
2:05 - 2:25 Second Recess (ECS & Gr 1)
2:25 Classes Resume
3:25 Get Ready Bell
3:28 First Round Bell - Bus Students
3:33 Second Round Bell - Bus Students
3:35 Third Bell - All Others

Daily Schedules

The daily schedule for students will change on a 5-day rotating basis. The first day of school will be DAY ONE with subsequent school days changing according to the order of the five day rotation. Kindergarten classes are full days per week - Monday to Friday each week. The kindergarten program will not be affected by this rotation.


Dismissal Procedures

3:25 Warning Bell

3:28 Dismissal of first round bus students

3:33 Dismissal of second round students.

3:35 Dismissal of pick up students

  • Students who are picked up by parents or designated persons will meet in the foyer area across from the gym at 3:28. Parents or designated persons are required to come into the school, meet the students and escort them across through the parking lot, using the north or south crosswalk to their vehicle. Students will be picked up from the gym. 
  • If parents are asking other adults to pick up their child(ren), please contact the school. They will be required to sign the Student Sign Out Book outside the office or in the foyer.
  • Parents are asked to notify the school by written note and/or calling the front office if their child(ren) will not be going home in their usual manner.
  • Please assist us in promoting and modeling safety by using the north and south crosswalks during BUS loading and unloading times.