The guidance provided in this document is intended to give an outline of the different scenarios that the Minister of Education has announced for schools in September 2020. Measures will be put in place by the school to meet the requirements of: Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings.

The return to in-class learning is not without risk of infection transmission. By bringing many people together in a closed setting, such as a school, we expect that cases and even outbreaks of COVID-19 will occur in some locations within Alberta. Public health officials will be monitoring the situation closely and be ready with a plan that enables a rapid response to cases of COVID-19 in a school. Our goal is to foster a healthy and safe working and learning environment for staff and students as we strive to operate effectively, ensuring that all school essential services are continuously provided. If any of our campuses are connected to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, we will be contacting Alberta Health Services (AHS) and may be required to close in-class learning to allow the public health investigation to take place. The decision to send a cohort/class home or to close a school will be made in consultation with the local Medical Officer of Health. The administration team has worked throughout the summer to develop this plan in accordance with the latest guidance from Alberta Education. We have consulted with Michelle Naef P.Eng., a technical risk management specialist. We have collaborated with other charter schools on devising comprehensive risk management plans. This plan may change with minimal notice at the order of the Minister.

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Different Scenarios

Scenario 1 In-school classes resume (near normal with health measures), the scenario announced in late July, 2020.
There are measures that school settings in Alberta can take to reduce the risk of transmission of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. Such measures include, but are not limited to, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, physical distancing, increasing frequency of cleaning and disinfection and having staff, increasing ventilation and ensuring staff/students stay home when ill. These are important steps that can support the health and well-being of our students and staff.
Scenario 2 In-school classes partially resume (with additional health measures)
Almadina’s re-entry plan is created in accordance with the province’s relaunch strategy and guidelines and in Scenario 2, focuses primarily on hazard assessment and controls (eg. PPE, hygiene and health requirements).
Scenario 3 Schools are closed and online learning for all students ensues
Continued collaboration to provide engaging online learning for all students.
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Alberta Guidelines

General Building Safety Screening Cohorting Physical Distancing Parental Protocols and Expectations In-person learning Online Learning  Expectations for visitors and other service providers entering the school
Risk mitigation for high traffic areas in school facilities Common and Shared Spaces Monitoring and Responding to Illness    Student Transportation  Mental health supports

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