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ALERT STATUS: We have been informed of a second case of COVID-19 connected to the school. The school remains open for in-person learning and we are working closely with Alberta Health Services to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. More information can be found HERE.

All students are required to complete the COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist before coming to school each day.

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COVID-19 Notification

February 7, 2021

We were recently informed of a case of COVID-19 connected to Cold Lake Middle School. 

At this time, no staff or students have been identified as close contacts and there is no need for anyone to quarantine due to this case. This case is slightly different than previous ones, as the individual has been present in multiple locations throughout the school. As a result, we are taking the added precaution of having our NLPS custodial staff conduct  enhanced cleaning of the entire school today (Sunday) in preparation for students and staff returning to school.

Out of respect for this individual and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details. We are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff.  

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.

If your child is tested for COVID-19 and the test result is positive, please contact the school as soon as possible so we can begin the process of identifying close contacts and informing them of the need to quarantine. 

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.

 

January 18, 2021

We were informed this morning of a second case of COVID-19 connected to Cold Lake Middle Schoo. We continue to work with Alberta Health Services to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect students and staff.

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.

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.

 

 

January 15, 2021

We were recently informed of a case of COVID-19 connected to Cold Lake Middle School. We are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. 

Alberta Health Services has asked us to share this letter with all parents/guardians:  AHS COVID-19 Notification - CLMS - January 15, 2021

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.

Cold Lake Middle School remains open to in-person learning and students who have not been identified as a close contact 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.

 

December 9, 2020:

We were recently informed of a second case of COVID-19 associated with Cold Lake Middle School. Alberta Health Service has asked us to share this letter with all parents/guardians: AHS COVID-19 Notification - CLMS

 

December 2, 2020:

Northern Lights Public Schools was recently informed of a positive case of COVID-19 connected to Cold Lake 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.

Cold Lake Middle School remains open to in-person learning for students in grades 4-6 and students who have not been identified as a close contact can continue to attend school. Students who are required to isolate will be supported by the school through online learning. Students in grades 7 and 8 will continue to learn online as mandated by the provincial government.

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.

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