2021-2022 Clover Bar Junior High Plan
This document outlines how our school will operate in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. This plan reflects specific protocols that will be in place for our school. These protocols reflect the province’s current state of public-health emergency and related public-health orders. We encourage everyone to read through these guidelines, and reach out with any questions.
New Covid-19 Screening Questionnaire for Students
- There is a new COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire for students that applies to all children in pre-kindergarten to Grade 12, including individuals 18 and over who are attending senior high.
- Symptoms of runny nose and sore throat are no longer mandatory isolation symptoms for Albertans under 18.
- The new primary COVID-19 symptoms for children are:
- shortness of breath
- loss of taste or smell
- If a child has any primary symptoms, they must isolate for 10 days. The child can only return to school before the 10-day period if they received a negative COVID-19 test result and symptoms resolve.
- If a child has ONE of the secondary symptoms—chills; sore throat or painful swallowing; runny nose or congestion; feeling unwell or fatigue; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; unexplained loss of appetite; muscle or joint aches; headache; or pink-eye:
- The child needs to stay home and monitor symptoms for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, if the symptom improves, they can return to school—testing isn’t recommended.
- After 24, if the symptom worsens, or if additional secondary symptoms develop, the child must continue to stay home, and testing is recommended. The child can return to school when symptoms resolve.
- If a child has TWO or more of the secondary symptoms—chills; sore throat or painful swallowing; runny nose or congestion; feeling unwell or fatigue; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; unexplained loss of appetite; muscle or joint aches; headache; or pink-eye:
The child must stay home, and testing is recommended. The child can return to school when symptoms resolve
COVID-19 Support Links
- Parents – Talking to your Children about COVID - 19
- ADAA: How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus
- The Conversation: How to talk to your kids about COVID-19
- National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19
- NASP: Countering COVID-19 Stigma and Racism
- Kids Health: Coronavirus: How to Talk to Your Child
- World Health Organization: Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak
- Child Mind.org: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
- New York Times: 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus
- International OCD Foundation: Here are some tips specifically for parents of youth with OCD:
- ADDitude – Inside the ADHD mind: How to Explain Coronavirus to a Child with Anxiety
- Psychology Today: How to Explain Coronavirus to a Child with Autism
- Brighter Horizons: Talking to Children about COVID-19
- PBS: How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus
- National Public Radio: Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
- Emotional Literacy Support Assistant: Book Chapter: Coronavirus Story for Children
- National Geographic: Talking to Your Kids about Coronavirus
- CDC: Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease
- American Psychological Association: Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus with a Podcast
- Kids help phone: https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-info/were-here-for-you-during-covid-19-novel-coronavirus/
- County of Strathcona: https://www.strathcona.ca/council-county/news/covid19/
- Parents - Other
- com: List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
- HuffPost: 30 Parents Share Their Favorite At-Home Activities to Help Bored Kids
- Berliner Philharmoniker: 30-Day free access to the Digital Concert Hall
- com: 12 famous museums offering virtual tours
- McHARPER MANOR: Live DAILY free art tutorials
- TEDEd: TEDEd for free videos across all subject areas.
- com: Activities, quizzes for younger kids.
- com: Learn languages for free, web or app.
- net: Tip for Kids and Coronavirus
- Youtube: Hand Washing Video for Young Children
- Youtube: Hand Washing/Coughing (Cartoon) Video for Young Children
- UNICEF: How teachers can talk to children about coronavirus disease
- NASP: Responding to COVID-19: Brief Action Steps for School Crisis Response Teams
- NASP: Preparing for Infectious Disease Epidemics: Brief Tips for School Mental Health Professionals
- ACE’s Connection: Resilience During a Pandemic