COVID-19 Updates

Updates regarding COVID-19 will be shared on this page

October 7 - Letter to Parents

To view the letter sent to parents/guardians on October 7, click here

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Cases

Alberta Health Services no longer requires LCSD to inform parents or staff when a case has been identified in one or our schools, however, the division is committed to transparency to the best of our ability so parents/guardians can make informed decisions and support our schools in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

On Monday, September 20, Lakeland Catholic began sending notifications to the school community should a case of COVID-19 be reported to our school administration.

When our schools are made aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19, we will share that information in a notification letter to the individuals in the classrooms that are affected, however please note that we will likely not be aware of every COVID-19 case in our schools, since self-reporting is voluntary.

Families can assist us with maintaining healthy and safe schools by:

  • Completing the Alberta Health Daily Checklist before boarding a school bus or entering a school
  • Ensuring students stay home if they are feeling ill in accordance to the requirements and guidelines included in the Alberta Daily Checklist
  • Reporting student absences to your child’s school and indicating whether or not the absence is due to illness so we can effectively monitor absences and report to AHS when absences due to illness are greater than 10%
  • Reinforcing and reviewing proper hand hygiene with students including hand washing and use of hand sanitizer

Masks are still mandatory for students in Grades 4-12, staff, and visitors in our schools.

Please review our 2021- 22 Back to School Plan for specific details regarding masking and how we continue to mitigate the risk of COVID 19 through enhanced sanitation, HVAC systems, physical distancing and hand hygiene. More information about Alberta’s isolation requirements, close contacts, and booking a COVID-19 test can be found on the AHS website.

Lakeland Catholic will continue to monitor the current situation, as COVID-19 is constantly evolving and changing. As we did throughout last year, we will continue to review our strategy, making decisions with the health and safety of our students, staff, and families as our foremost priority. Please contact your child’s school should you need to arrange education for while they are away. Thank you for your role in keeping our school community safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school or our central office.