Scenario 3: At-home learning

OUTBREAK STATUS: We have been informed of five or more cases of COVID-19 connected to the school. 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.

Following government guidelines, all students at this school will be participating in at home learning from May 7 to May 25, 2021.

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COVID-19 Notification

May 6, 2021:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has advised us that J.A. Williams High School has been moved to outbreak status. An outbreak is reported when 5 or more cases are confirmed in an investigation, where the disease could have been acquired or transmitted in the school. We continue to work closely with AHS to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. 

AHS has assigned a site reference number for any students or staff of J.A. Williams High School to use when they book an appointment to be tested for COVID-19. The site reference number for JAWS is 2021-4003. This does not expedite testing or reporting results, but it does assist AHS with tracking results related to this investigation. 

 

May 5, 2021:

We were recently informed of another case of COVID-19 connected to J.A. Williams High School. We are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. 

Out of respect for this individual and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details. Students and staff who are considered to be close contacts of the individual have been directed to stay home and await further direction from Alberta Health Services. If you have not received a phone call, your student has not been identified as a close contact at this time. 

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. 

 

May 2, 2021:

We were recently informed of another case of COVID-19 connected to J.A. Williams High School. We are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. 

Out of respect for this individual and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details. Students and staff who are considered to be close contacts of the individual have been directed to stay home and await further direction from Alberta Health Services. 

If you have not received a phone call, your student has not been identified as a close contact at this time and can continue to attend school. J.A. Williams High School  remains open for in-person learning with the current protocols that are in place for students and staff. 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 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.

 

 

April 24, 2021:

Northern Lights Public Schools was recently informed of a case of COVID-19 connected to J.A. Williams High School. 

All students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual have been contacted and directed to quarantine. 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.

JAWS 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.

 

 

 

April 13, 2021:

We have been informed by Alberta Health Services of a second case of COVID-19 connected to J. A. Williams High School. The individual was not in school while infectious, so no additional quarantining is required

Due to there now being two cases connected to JAWS, AHS has initiated their standard investigation that occurs when two or more cases are identified in a school, and they have asked us to share the attached letter with all parents.

 

AHS Letter - JAWS - April 13, 2021

 

AHS has also assigned a site reference number for any students or staff of J.A. Williams High School to use when they book an appointment to be tested for COVID-19. The site reference number for JAWS is 2021-EI-4003. This does not expedite testing or reporting results, but it does assist AHS with tracking results related to this investigation. 

 

 

April 3, 2021:

Northern Lights Public Schools was recently informed of a case of COVID-19 connected to J.A. Williams High School. 

AHS has asked us to share this letter with all parents/guardians:

 

AHS Letter - J.A. Williams High School - April 3, 2021

 

All students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual have been contacted and directed to quarantine. 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.

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.

 

 

February 28, 2021:

Over the weekend, we were  informed of two additional cases of COVID-19 connected to J.A. Williams High School. Alberta Health Services has also informed us that the school is now considered to be in outbreak status. 

Out of respect for these individuals 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. 

Students and staff who are considered to be close contacts of the individual have been directed to stay home and await further direction from Alberta Health Services.  If you have not received a phone call, your student has not been identified as a close contact at this time and can continue to attend school.  J.A. Williams High School  remains open for in-person learning with the current protocols that are in place for students and staff.

 

February 26, 2021:

Northern Lights Public Schools was recently informed of a case of COVID-19 connected to J.A. Williams High School. 

All students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual have been contacted and directed to quarantine. 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.

J.A. Williams High 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.

 

 

February 8, 2021:

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

AHS has asked us to share this letter with all parents and guardians:

 

AHS Letter - JAWS - February 8, 2021

 

Out of respect for this individual and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details. Students and staff who are considered to be close contacts of the individual have been directed to stay home and await further direction from Alberta Health Services. 

If you have not received a phone call, your student has not been identified as a close contact at this time and can continue to attend school. JAWS  remains open for in-person learning with the current protocols that are in place for students and staff. Our custodians have conducted  enhanced cleaning protocols at 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 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 29, 2021:

AHS has provided us with a letter to share with all parents regarding its investigation of the two two cases of COVID-19.

 

AHS Letter - January 29, 2021


January 26, 2021:

AHS has provided us with a letter to share with all parents. This is in reference to the two cases that we informed parents about on January 25, not an additional case of COVID-19.

AHS Letter - January 26, 2021

 

January 25, 2021:

We were informed this morning of two cases of COVID-19 connected to J.A. Williams High School. We are working closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff. 

Out of respect for these individuals and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details. Students and staff who are considered to be close contacts of the individual have been directed to stay home and await further direction from Alberta Health Services. 

If you have not received a phone call, your student has not been identified as a close contact at this time and can continue to attend school. JAWS remains open for in-person learning with the current protocols that are in place for students and staff. 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 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.

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