We are committed to ensuring parents have all the information necessary to make decisions related to their child’s health and wellbeing. As is the case with schools across Alberta, COVID-19 cases have been reported amongst students or staff at our school. We continue to ask families to communicate with Monsignor McCoy High School if our students are unable to attend school due to illness, whether it is the result of COVID-19 or any other reason.
While schools are asked to share student/staff information with AHS Public Health under the Public Health Act, it is important for school staff and administration to protect student/staff information, including NOT disclosing any personal information that may identify individuals who are COVID-19 cases to other members of the school community or to the public. To ensure compliance with the Public Health Act and FOIP (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy) Act, specific classrooms will not be identified or disclosed.
In order to keep your child(ren) safe, our school will:
- sanitize the affected room(s)
- deep clean the school nightly and continue to clean high touch surfaces throughout the day
- continue regular hand washing and sanitizing
- continue to provide a supportive environment for any staff or students wearing masks
We would like to thank everyone in our school community for keeping us informed about testing and illness. Alberta Health Services will continue to work with school authorities to manage significant numbers of respiratory illnesses in schools. If 10% of the school population is affected by respiratory illness, AHS will investigate and additional measures may be put in place. As circumstances change we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Principal, Monsignor McCoy High School