COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
We are committed to using information from official public agencies as trusted sources of information, including Alberta Health Services, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Alberta Education, the World Health Organization, and AHS COVID-19 FAQ’s.
**Our staff understand the difficulty our students and families face when responding to illness and symptoms, in the likelihood that it will result in missing school.
**All of our teachers are currently on Google classroom and will be able to provide daily assigned work for their students. You can also contact our teaching staff through email. A link to the Eastview school website and all of the teachers’ direct email is here: Staff Directory. We all want to work with you to ensure that your child can stay up to date with their school work.
Parents: “What To Do”
- Every day, prior to sending students to school, we ask that parents complete the daily Screening Checklist with their students and follow the instructions provided.
- Screening Checklist notes:
A. Does your student have any new onset (or worsening) of the following CORE symptoms?
- Fever - Temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or higher
- Cough - Continuous, more than usual, not related to other known causes or conditions such as asthma
- Shortness of breath - Continuous, out of breath, unable to breathe deeply, not related to other known causes or conditions such as asthma
- Loss of sense of smell or taste - Not related to other known causes or conditions like allergies or neurological disorders
- Yes - Take required action → Child is required to isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.
- No - Review list of “Other” symptoms below
B. Does the child have any new onset (or worsening) of the following other symptoms?
- Chills - Without fever, not related to being outside in cold weather
- Sore throat/painful swallowing - Not related to other known causes/conditions, such as seasonal allergies or reflux
- Runny Nose/Congestion - Not related to other known causes/conditions, such as seasonal allergies or being outside in cold weather.
- Feeling unwell/fatigued - Lack of energy, poor feeding i n infants, not related to other known causes or conditions, such as depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction or sudden injury
- Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea -Not related to other known causes or conditions, such as anxiety, medication for irritable bowel syndrome
- Unexplained loss of appetite - Not related to other known causes or conditions, such as anxiety or medication
- Muscle/joint aches - Not related to other known causes or conditions, such as arthritis or injury Headache-Not related to other known causes or conditions, such as tension-type headaches or chronic migraines
- Conjunctivitis (commonly known as pink eye)
Yes (to ONE symptom only) - Take required action: Keep your child home and monitor for 24 hours. If their symptoms are improving after 24 hours, they can return to school and activities when they feel well enough to go. Testing is not necessary. If the symptom does not improve or worsens after 24 hours (or if additional symptoms emerge), use the AHS Online Assessment Tool or call Health Link 811 to check if testing is recommended.
- Yes (to TWO OR MORE symptoms) - Take required action: Keep your child home. Use the AHS Online Assessment Tool or call Health Link 811 to determine if testing is recommended. The child can return to activities and school when their symptoms have resolved AND it has been 24 hours or more since their symptoms started.
- No to ALL questions on Screening Checklist- Your child may attend school, child care and/or other activities.
**The following information outlines some important areas for you in more detail:
Daily Screening Practices - Complete Screening Checklist Daily
* Every day, prior to sending students to school, we ask that parents complete the daily Screening Checklist. It is extremely important that this screening is done daily for each student. If you answer yes to any of the questions, please follow the instructions provided at the bottom of the checklist. Signs will be posted reminding persons not to enter the school if they have COVID-19 symptoms, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold.
Responding to Illness While at School
Students exhibiting signs of illness will be moved to the school’s sick room for isolation. Parents/guardians will be notified immediately and advised to pick up their child. If the parent is unable to pick up their child, they must designate an emergency contact. This is a responsibility all families must adhere to.
Pre-Existing Conditions That Mimic COVID-19
We recognize that many of our students have allergies or ongoing health issues that are similar to Covid-19. If this is the case for your child, the individual must be tested at least once according to the Alberta Education’s re-entry guidelines. This test will establish a baseline for the individual. If symptoms change (worsen, additional symptoms, change in baseline) the individual must stay home and be tested and cleared. Parents can then go into the Medical section of RSVP in their Parent PowerSchool account, or contact the school at 403-343-2455, and list the symptoms that are typical for their child and teacher will all have access to this information.
2020-2021 HANDBOOK FOR STUDENTS & FAMILIES - LINK
- All information is contained in this document.
COVID-19 INFORMATION STUDENT ILLNESS (Gov. of Alberta) - LINK
- All information regarding student illness and symptoms.