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Families and Staff Message from the Principal

Families and Staff Message from the Principal

April 5, 2021

Dear École Dickinsfield Families and Staff, 

Over the course of this week, members of our school community have been informed they have tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of cases to the time of writing is seven since March 30, 2021. At this time we can confirm that five of these cases have been identified as a variant of concern. These cases have been linked to a source outside of our school community. 

Alberta Health Services reports an outbreak when 5 or more cases are confirmed in an investigation, where the disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school. With this criteria, we are now considered an outbreak.  

Our Division Office staff in consultation with Alberta Health Services School Contact Tracing Team recommend the following:

  • If your child is in isolation and tests positive for COVID-19, please notify me as soon as possible (erin.keca@fmpsd.ab.ca) so that school Division staff can continue to work with AHS to contain the spread.
  • While over break and prior to your return to school we would remind all students, staff and families to continue their daily self-assessment practice. 
  • As a reminder, once school is back in session, and if you are showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the school with any signs of illness.
  • If you or your child(ren) require a COVID-19 test, please use the Alberta Health Services Outbreak phone number: 1-844-343-0971 or book online HERE. Please also communicate to Health Services staff  the Alberta Health Services school-assigned Outbreak/EI number: 2021-3705 at the time of booking.  This will help the Alberta Health Services School Contact Tracing Team as they work to follow and contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 
  • If you have been identified as being a close contact of an individual who has been identified as having a variant of concern, you will receive communication from AHS regarding testing requirements while in isolation.

Please take care and stay safe. 

 

Sincerely, 

Erin Keca

Principal