January 8, 2021
We have been notified by a family or staff member that a positive case of COVID-
19 has been diagnosed in an individual from Chaparral School. At this time, the
school does not have official confirmation from Alberta Health Services (AHS).
The incidence of close contacts in the school in relation to this particular case is
extremely limited because we have been operating in Scenario 3, where students
and many staff members have been working from home. The school has already
contacted a very limited number of individuals who might be affected by the
positive case this week.
Our school will be open for in-person learning for all students starting on Tuesday
January 12 (Monday January 11 is a Professional Day – there are no classes for
students), and we are working to ensure necessary measures continue to be in
place to protect all staff and students. This includes the cleaning and disinfecting of
all items touched by the individual, and the removal and storage of all items that
cannot be cleaned and disinfected (paper, books, etc.) in a sealed container for a
minimum of 72 hours.
While we are very confident in the safety of our school as we return to in-person
learning, we remind parents/guardians that best practice sees us monitoring daily
for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. The Alberta Health daily checklist can be
found here. Please remember to complete the checklist each day prior to attending
If you/your child has any of the symptoms of illness listed on the Alberta Health
daily checklist, please fill out the online Alberta Health Services COVID-19 self-assessment
or call Health Link at 811 and stay home/keep your child at home.
We will continue to provide additional information to parents / guardians as it is
Chris Buhler Principal, Chaparral School
t | 403-777-6424