DECEMBER 21, 2020
Alberta Health Services has recently informed us that it is declaring a COVID-19 outbreak at H.E. Bourgoin Middle School after confirming two cases at the school. The first was the case all parents were informed of last week and the second is a case that was not infectious while at school. All students and staff that are required to isolate have already been informed.
Alberta Health Services has asked us to share the attached letter with all parents of HEB students.
DECEMBER 14, 2020
Northern Lights Public Schools was recently informed of a case of COVID-19 connected to H.E. Bourgoin Middle School.
All students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual have been contacted and directed to self-isolate. All other staff and students have also been notified. Out of respect for privacy, and in accordance with Alberta Health Services guidelines, we cannot disclose any personal details about the positive case.
HEB remains open to in-person learning for students in grades 5 & 6 and students who have not been identified as close contacts can continue to attend school. Students who are required to isolate will be supported by the school through online and remote learning methods.
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 would like to remind all families and staff to continue to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who intends to enter a school building needs to complete the COVID-19 Alberta Daily Health Checklist and cannot enter the facility if they answer Yes to any of the questions. Anyone with symptoms is advised to stay home and fill out the Alberta Health Services COVID-19 online self-assessment or call Health Link at 811.
We know this news may be upsetting for our families and our community, and that children may have a lot of 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.
For further information regarding COVID-19, please visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.