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Information as it relates to COVID-19 will be placed in chronological order below from most recent.

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Released April 21, 2021
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual, in Grade 5/6 C and Grade 5 Band (FLUTES and CLARINETS ONLY) from St. Mary's Elementary School who last attended school on Friday, April 16, 2021. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. Any close contacts outside of Grade 5 Band and Grade 5-6 C will be contacted by 8 pm by Public Health. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We request the support of all families in keeping students home when a member of the household has COVID-19 symptoms or is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. We also ask that families consider keeping all children home in cases where any family member has been identified as a close contact. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We appreciate the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 

 

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Released April 19, 2021
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 9 Group A at Holy Rosary High School who last attended school on April 16th, 2021. We have worked closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. The number of close contacts in this case is 19 individuals in our school. Public Health has already contacted families whose children were in close contact with the case and provided direction. We are told by Public Health that these calls have been made today. If you have not been contacted by Public Health, your child is not a close contact. We request the support of all families in keeping students home when a member of the household has COVID-19 symptoms or is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. We also ask that families consider keeping all children home in cases where any family member has been identified as a close contact. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We appreciate the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 

 

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Released April 18, 2021
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 9 Group B at Holy Rosary High School who last attended school on April 13th, 2021. We have worked closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. The number of close contacts in this case is 20 individuals in our school. Public Health has already contacted families whose children were in close contact with the case and provided direction. We are told by Public Health that these calls have been made today. If you have not been contacted by Public Health, your child is not a close contact. We request the support of all families in keeping students home when a member of the household has COVID-19 symptoms or is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. We also ask that families consider keeping all children home in cases where any family member has been identified as a close contact. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We appreciate the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 

 

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Released April 17, 2021
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 9 Group A at Holy Rosary High School who last attended school on the morning of April 12th, 2021. We have worked closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. The number of close contacts was limited in this case to 11 individuals in our school. Public Health has already contacted families whose children were in close contact with the case and provided direction. We are told by Public Health that these calls have been made today. If you have not been contacted by Public Health, your child is not a close contact. Our team appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released April 4, 2021
UPDATE FROM April 3, 2021 (École St. Thomas)
As a follow up to yesterday’s letter, we are writing to inform you that the Public Health investigation for the case of COVID-19 diagnosed in one individual in Grade 7B from École St. Thomas is complete. Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have completed their contact tracing process for Grade 7. As a result, Public Health has isolated 10 students from Grade 7 until midnight on April 14th, 2021. As we shared with you yesterday Grade 3C is isolated as a class for the same period of time. Public Health has told us that they have now reached out to all Grade 7 close contacts. Therefore, in Grade 7, if you have not received a call from Public Health, your child is not a close contact. All students in Grade 3C are still considered close contacts and will not be receiving individual calls. If you have questions about these isolations, please contact Public Health. Our team appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 

 

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Released April 3, 2021
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual at École St. Thomas in 3C who last attended School on March 31st, 2021. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. The virus spreads from person to person by large, respiratory droplets, like from a cough or sneeze. According to the Area Lead Medical Officer of Health, all students in the 3C class are being instructed to self isolate until midnight on April 14th, 2021. Our team appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released April 3, 2021
Today we were notified of a case of COVID-19 that has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 7B at École St. Thomas who was last present at school on March 31st, 2021. The number of close contacts is still being determined by Public Health. Given the Easter holiday and the availability of contact tracers, Public Health is requesting that all 7B students self isolate for the next 24 hours. Our team appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released April 2, 2021
A MEMO from the Ministry of Health pdfLetterfromMinistryofHealth.pdf

 

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Released March 29, 2021 (UPDATE from yesterday)
Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority appreciate your patience as they have followed up today on all close contacts for the positive case for an individual in Grade 11 Group A from Holy Rosary High School who last attended school on March 23rd, 2021. Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have now completed their contact tracing process for the positive case in Grade 11 Group A. As a result of their diligent contact tracing, we can share that only 9 individuals from HRHS will need to self isolate. Public Health is now completing calls to close contacts and has assured us that this will be complete by 8pm this evening. The precautionary isolation recommendation to the entire Grade 11 Group A is now over. Our team appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released March 28, 2021 
Today we were notified of a case of COVID-19 that has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 11 Group A at Holy Rosary High School who was last present at school on March 23rd, 2021. The number of close contacts is still being determined. Given the time of day and the availability of contact tracers, we are asking that all Grade 11 Group A students stay home tomorrow and self isolate for the next 24 hours. Public Health will complete its investigation by tomorrow at 5pm. Our team appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released March 28, 2021
Today we were notified by the Saskatchewan Health Authority that an individual in 5B classroom from École St. Thomas tested positive for COVID-19. This individual attended school Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 and is now at home. Students in the individual’s classroom are being asked to stay home and self-isolate until April 8th, 2021 pending Public Health contract tracing. Once we receive more information we will send the 5B classroom/cohorts a letter with an update. Our team appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 

 

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Released March 25, 2021
Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority appreciate your patience today as they have followed up today on all close contacts for the positive case for an individual at École St. Thomas from 5C who attended school on March 22nd, 2021. Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have now completed their contact tracing process for the positive case in 5C. As a result of their diligent contact tracing we can share that only 6 students from École St. Thomas will need to self isolate until April 6th, 2021. If you have not been contacted by Public Health at this time, then your child is not a close contact. Grade 5C will continue with in person face to face classes tomorrow. We appreciate your support in picking up your child today and look forward to welcoming your child back in the morning. Our team appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 

 

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Released March 12, 2021
As a follow up to yesterday’s letter, we are writing to inform you that the Public Health investigation for the 2 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in one individual in Grade 7A and one in Grade 1C from École St. Thomas is complete. Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have completed their contact tracing process. As a result Public Health has isolated all students in Grade 1C and 4 students from 7A until March 23rd, 2021.  Public Health has shared that they have reached out to all close contacts.  Therefore, if you have not received a call from Public Health, your child is not a close contact. Our team appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19  

 

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Released March 12, 2021 
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual at St. Mary's Elementary, in Grade 3A, who last attended school on Friday, March 5, 2021. Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have completed their investigation for the positive case in 3A. Public Health concluded that all students in Grade 3A will need to self isolate until March 19th, 2021.  We will also support siblings of students in 3A whose parents take the precaution of isolating this week.  We look forward to welcoming Grade 3A students back to school on Monday March 22nd, 2021. Our team also appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19  

 

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Released March 12, 2021
Today SHA and Public Health identified a second case of COVID-19 in an individual at Holy Rosary High School. Public Health has completed their investigation and identified that there are no close contacts as a result of this case.  There is no further impact on our schooling and we look forward to welcoming our students back on March 15th, 2021. We are thankful for the responsibility shown by our students and the hard work of our staff to follow the protocols in place at Holy Rosary.  Students wearing their masks and limiting their contacts continue to support Public Health.  Our team also appreciates our parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19      

 

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Released March 11, 2021
This evening we were notified of two cases of COVID-19 that have been diagnosed in two individuals one in Grade 7A, and one in Grade 1C at École St. Thomas. The individuals were last at school on March 9th, 2021. The number of close contacts is still being determined. Given the time of day and the availability of contact tracers, Public Health has asked that all Grade 7A and 1C students stay home tomorrow and self isolate for the next 24 hours. Tomorrow, Public Health will be able to complete their contact tracing process and provide information to our class about whether or not students need to isolate beyond tomorrow at 6pm. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. Our team appreciates parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released March 11, 2021
Today SHA and Public Health identified a case of COVID-19 in an individual at Holy Rosary High School. Public Health has completed their contact tracing and identified that there are 17 close contacts as a result of this case. Public Health has already communicated or left messages with parents of close contacts. If you have not received a call or message from Public Health, your child is not a close contact. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We are thankful for the responsibility shown by our students and the hard work of our staff to follow the protocols in place at Holy Rosary High School. Our team also appreciates parents for keeping children home when they are not feeling well and staying home if someone in the household is awaiting a COVID-19 test result. We also give thanks for the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released March 6, 2021
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual from St. Mary's Elementary School, in Grade 7B, who last attended school on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. Outside of 7B, Public Health has told us they will contact parents by 8 pm this evening if students have been in close contact with the case and providing direction. If you are not contacted, your child has not been exposed. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We appreciate the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released March 5, 2021
As a follow up to yesterday’s letter, we are writing to inform you that the Public Health investigation for the case of COVID-19 diagnosed in an individual at École St. Thomas in Grade 2B is complete. Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority have completed their contact tracing process. As a result Public Health has isolated all students in Grade 2B until March 15th, 2021. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. If you have not been contacted by Public Health at this time, then your child is not a close contact. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We appreciate the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released March 4, 2021
This evening we were notified of a case of COVID-19 that has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 2B at École St. Thomas who was last present at school on Monday, March 1st, 2021.  The number of close contacts is still being determined. Given the time of day and the availability of contact tracers, Public Health has asked that all Grade 2B students stay home tomorrow and self isolate for the next 24 hours.  Tomorrow Public Health will be able to complete their contact tracing process and provide information to our class about whether or not students need to isolate beyond tomorrow at 5pm. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We appreciate the continued efforts of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 

 

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Released February 7, 2021
Today we were notified of a case of COVID-19 that has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 12 Group B at Holy Rosary High School. The individual was last present at school on February 3rd, 2021. The number of close contacts was limited in this case to 9 individuals.  Public Health has already contacted students who have been in close contact with the case and provided direction.  If you have not been contacted by Public Health, your child is not a close contact. We appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. Our thanks to the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released January 29, 2021
"We have been notified of an individual case of COVID-19 at Father Gorman Community School in Grade 4C. The individual was last present at school on January 25th, 2021.  The number of close contacts was limited in this case to 2 individuals in our school.  Those who need to isolate have been contacted and we appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. No other individuals are affected. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19"
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 29, 2021
"We have been notified of a case of COVID-19 in an individual at Holy Rosary High School.  There are no in-school close contacts as a result of this case.  Any community based close contacts have been informed. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all staff and students. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19"
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 29, 2021 
"Yesterday, a case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in one individual at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Grade 6A who last attended school on January 27th, 2021 .  This class has been identified as being close contacts. Close contacts will be isolating and following measures set by Public Health. Outside of 6A, Public Health has already contacted parents of students who are close contacts.  If you have not already heard from Public Health your child is not a close contact. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all staff and students.To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19."
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 28, 2021
"This evening we were notified of a case of COVID-19 that has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 6A at St. Mary's Elementary School. They were last present at school on January 27th, 2021. The number of close contacts for this case is still being determined. Given the time of day and the availability of contact tracers, we are asking that all Grade 6A students stay home tomorrow and self isolate for the next 24 hours. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all staff and students. Public Health will notify close contacts. Only close contacts will be called. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. If you or your child have any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19"
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 25, 2021
"Yesterday, we were notified of a case of COVID-19 that was diagnosed in an individual from Holy Rosary High School in Grade 11 Group A who was present at school on January 22nd, 2021.  The number of close contacts in this case was limited to 15 individuals. All individuals who need to isolate have been contacted and we appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. No other individuals are affected. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19."
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 24, 2021
"Today we were notified of a case of COVID-19 that has been diagnosed in an individual from Holy Rosary High School in Grade 11 Group A who was last present at school on January 22nd, 2020. The number of close contacts is still being determined. Given the time of day and the availability of contact tracers, we are asking that all Grade 11 Group A students stay home tomorrow and self isolate for the next 24 hours.  We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. Public Health will notify close contacts. Only close contacts will be called. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. If you or your child have any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19"
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 24, 2021
"This memo is to share that 6B at St. Mary's Elementary School will be extending its remote learning and isolation until February 2nd, 2021 as the result of an additional case being diagnosed in the group. Public Health will notify close contacts. Only close contacts will be called. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. If you or your child have any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19"
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 18, 2021
"A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in two individuals at St. Mary’s Elementary School. One case is in Grade 2A and one in Grade 6B. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students.  Public Health will be contacting close contacts. Only close contacts will be called. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child have any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19"
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 13, 2021
"A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual at Ecole St. Thomas in Grade 5C.  Public Health has determined that classes will continue for Grade 5C. Public Health has already completed its investigation and isolated close contacts. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child have any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 "
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 11, 2021
"A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual at École St. Thomas in Grade 1B. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. Public Health will be contacting close contacts. Only close contacts will be called. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child have any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 "
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released January 3, 2021
"Dear Parents,
We hope that the holiday break was a restful time filled with the blessings of Christmas joy.  We look forward to welcoming our students and staff back to school tomorrow morning.  We begin 2021 with hope and are thankful for your support this school year. We ask that you continue to ensure that we all carefully monitor for cold like symptoms every day.  We are grateful to you as parents for minimizing cases in our schools by keeping children home when they have been sick.  We also appreciate the support of our transportation system and indeed of the enhanced Public Health orders for masking in our schools. Many school jurisdictions in Alberta and Saskatchewan will be taking another week before moving to in class learning.  This is due to concerns about how visiting over Christmas may impact COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks.  Though we have not yet seen evidence of this locally, we want to ensure that we have a successful January.  Therefore, we would ask for your continued support as we return to school.  Specifically, if there is a member of your household who is being tested for COVID-19 or is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, we would ask that children be kept home.  We believe that this additional precaution will support a return to school with minimal disruption to classes. The new year presents hope that all of our efforts to care for one another will carry us beyond this pandemic together.  We look forward to seeing your children again and welcoming them back to school tomorrow."
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released December 21, 2020
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 4B at Father Gorman School.  Public Health will be contacting parents of students have been in close contact and will provide direction. If you do not hear from them, your child has not been exposed.  We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect staff and students. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. If medical attention is required, please call ahead to your health care provider. We will continue to provide additional information to parents as it is available.
For further general information regarding COVID-19, please call the Health Line at 811, and/or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you.

 

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Released December 21, 2020
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual at St. Joseph Elementary School in Grade 1A. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect staff and students. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We will continue to provide additional information to parents as it is available. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. If medical attention is required, please call ahead to your health care provider. For further general information regarding COVID-19, please call the Health Line at 811, and/or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you.

 

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Released December 20, 2020
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in an individual from Mother Teresa Early Childhood Education Centre’s PreKB1 classroom. This individual last attended school from 9:00 am to 11:30 am on December 14, 2020.  We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. If medical attention is required, please call ahead to your health care provider. We will continue to provide additional information to parents as it is available. For further general information regarding COVID-19, please call the Health Line at 811, and/or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19

 

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Released December 19, 2020
Today we were notified of a case of COVID-19 that has been diagnosed in an individual in Grade 11 Group A at Holy Rosary High School who was last present at school on December 11th, 2020. The number of close contacts was limited in this case to 9 individuals in our school. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. Public Health has already contacted those who have been in close contact. If you have not been contacted by Public Health, your child is not a close contact. All individuals who need to isolate have been contacted and we appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. If you or your child have any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released December 17, 2020 by LCSD
The precautionary isolation recommendation for Holy Rosary High School’s Grade 8 Group A issued yesterday by Public Health has now been lifted. We appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. If you have not been contacted by Public Health at this time, then your child is not a close contact. The precautionary isolation recommendation to the entire Grade 8 Group A is now over. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. We will continue to provide additional information to parents as it is available. Further information on COVID-19 can be found on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you.

 

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Released December 16, 2020 by LCSD (PM)
An additional case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual in the Grade 8 Group A class at Holy Rosary High School. Due to the number of cases in our local Northwest 2 Zone, Public Health is unable to complete contact tracing this evening. 
As a precaution, Public Health is requiring all Grade 8 students in Group A who attended school on December 11th, 2020 to isolate until tomorrow December 17th, 2020 at 6pm.  Public Health will be contacting close contacts of the case over the next 24 hours to determine if further isolation measures are necessary.  If you do not receive a call from Public Health before tomorrow at 6pm, you are not required to isolate beyond December 17th, 2020.  
All 8A classes will be moved online for tomorrow December 17th, 2020. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details.
If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. If medical attention is required, please call ahead to your health care provider. We will continue to provide additional information to parents as it is available. For further general information regarding COVID-19, please call the Health Line at 811, and/or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19.
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released December 16, 2020 by LCSD (AM)
We were notified of a case of COVID-19 that has been diagnosed in an individual, who was present at Holy Rosary High School school on December 11th, 2020.  The number of close contacts was limited in this case to 2 individuals in our school.  All individuals who need to isolate have been contacted and we appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. No other individuals are affected. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. For further information regarding COVID-19, please call Health Line at 811, or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released December 12, 2020 by LCSD 
The precautionary isolation recommendation for Holy Rosary High School’s Grade 8 Group A issued yesterday by Public Health has now been lifted.  Individuals who need to isolate have been contacted by Public Health. We appreciate the diligence and dedication of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority Team. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. We will continue to provide additional information to parents as it is available. Further information on COVID-19 can be found on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released December 11, 2020 by LCSD 
A positive case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual at Holy Rosary High School in Grade 8 Group A who attended school on December 7th, 2020. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students. As a precaution, Public Health is requiring all Grade 8 students in Group A who attended school on December 7th, 2020 to isolate until midnight December 12th, 2020. Public Health will be contacting close contacts of the case over the next 24 hours to determine if further isolation measures are necessary. Only close contacts will be called. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. If you or your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, please call HealthLine at 811 and remain at home. We will continue to provide additional information to parents as it is available. Further information on COVID-19 can be found on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released December 11, 2020 by LCSD 
Today we were notified of an additional positive case of COVID-19 in one individual at St. Mary’s Elementary. This individual was in 3B. This class will be moving to remote learning beginning Monday until holidays begin. Advice from Public Health is that the rest of the school may remain open. No other classrooms are being sent home at this time. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We are thankful to the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health for their continued efforts to keep our staff, students and families safe. We will continue to provide additional information to parents/guardians as it is available. For further information regarding COVID-19 or if you are displaying symptoms, please call Health Line at 811. Further information is also available on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released December 10, 2020 by LCSD
Today we were notified that a case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in one individual at St. Mary’s Elementary. This individual was in 4B. The class will be moving to remote learning beginning tomorrow until December 15, 2020. No other classrooms are being sent home at this time. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We are thankful to the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health for their continued efforts to keep our staff, students and families safe. We will continue to provide additional information to parents/guardians as it is available. For further information regarding COVID-19 or if you are displaying symptoms, please call Health Line at 811. Further information is also available on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19 
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released December 7, 2020 by LCSD
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in one individual at St. Mary’s Elementary. This individual was in our school building December 1st to 3rd, 2020. No classroom is being sent home as a result of this case.  However, parents of close contacts will be informed today. To maintain and protect the privacy of the individual’s personal information, we are not able to share more details. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We are thankful to the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health for their continued efforts to keep our staff, students and families safe. We will continue to provide additional information to parents/guardians as it is available. For further information regarding COVID-19 or if you are displaying symptoms, please call Health Line at 811. Further information is also available on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released December 6, 2020 by LCSD
A case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in 2 individuals, one in Grade 7C and one in Grade 4B in École St. Thomas. We are working closely with Public Health staff to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all staff and students. We remind everyone entering schools to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. We have communicated with parents of the specific classrooms affected as well as the school community. To maintain and protect the privacy of student information we are not able to share more details. We are thankful to the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health for their work today. We will continue to provide additional information to parents/guardians as it is available. For further information regarding COVID-19 or if you are displaying symptoms, please call Health Line at 811, and/or visit the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health website at www.saskatchewan.ca/covid19
Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released November 30, 2020 by LCSD
Late yesterday we were notified by Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health that a student associated with Holy Rosary High School tested positive for COVID-19. Although this student is not in classroom instruction at HRHS, they are in the building and part of our learning community.
There is no impact on students or classes, however, we want to ensure that we share this information in the spirit of caution and transparency.
We appreciate the hard work of Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority which has determined that there is no impact on our students or classes at this time. Any staff who would have been in contact with this student have been notified and will isolate if advised by Public Health. We continue to appreciate the decisions that parents are making to support us in this time. It is their care and support in keeping students home when there is an illness or a close contact that helps us each day. Please call Healthline 811 if you or your child display symptoms. Thank you.

 

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Released November 15, 2020
"As you know, cases of COVID-19 are on the rise and Government recommendations have been passed to schools across the Province. We want you to know we have been watching carefully as cases become more frequent in our area and in schools. We are looking forward to having students back in their classes this week. Where cases in classes or schools have occurred, parents have been informed and we will continue to keep each school community updated of any new information from Public Health and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Returning from our break, we will review the practices and routines that have kept cases to a minimum in our schools. We are thankful for your partnership in keeping children home when they are sick. This is the most important part of keeping our schools open. We hope our LCSD family had a great rest during the week off." Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released November 13, 2020 by LCSD and LPSD
Additional health recommendations and advisories were released earlier today, November 13, by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Public Health and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. These new measures could impact high school operations in Lloydminster in the days to come. As of now, LPSD and LCSD will continue to operate as normal when students return on Monday, November 16th. Further information regarding possible changes in the delivery of education in Lloydminster will be communicated as it becomes available next week.
*There have been no recommendations or advisories to change the delivery of education at elementary schools at this time.
Nigel McCarthy (LCSD) and Todd Robinson (LPSD)

 

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Released November 11, 2020
The Lloydminster Catholic School Division would like to thank the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health for their work today on contact tracing for a single positive case of COVID-19 identified from Father Gorman Community School. Even on Remembrance Day, Public Health is working hard to complete all contact tracing as soon as possible. Further information has been forwarded directly to the school community and those who may have been declared as contacts. We encourage families to continue the important work of monitoring their children for illness and keeping children home if they display symptoms of illness. Please call Healthline 811 if you or your child display symptoms. Any further information will be provided to our school community before we return to school on November 16. Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released November 9, 2020
The Lloydminster Catholic School Division would like to thank the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health for working on contact tracing since November 8th, 2020.   Today, an additional  single positive case of COVID-19 has been identified from St. Joseph Elementary School.   This case is in addition to the single positive case identified on November 8th, 2020. We appreciate the efforts of Public Health at this time as they continue to work hard to complete all contact tracing as soon as possible. It is apparent that our partners have the best interests of students at the centre of their response. Further information has been forwarded directly to the school community and to those who may have been declared as close contacts. We encourage families to continue the important work of monitoring their children for illness and keeping children home if they display symptoms of illness.
Please call Healthline 811 if you, or your child, display symptoms. We wish our LCSD family continued rest during the week off.  Any further information will be provided before we return to school on November 16, 2020. Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released November 8, 2020
The Lloydminster Catholic School Division would like to thank the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health for working with us to complete contact tracing for a single positive case of COVID-19 identified from St. Joseph Elementary School. Public Health is working hard to complete all contact tracing as soon as possible. Our partners continue to have the best interests of children at the centre of their response and we are thankful to have their committed efforts over the weekend. Further information has been forwarded directly to the school community and those that may have been declared as contacts. We encourage families to continue the great work of monitoring their children for illness and keeping kids home if they display symptoms of illness. Please call Healthline 811 if you or your child display symptoms. We wish our LCSD family an enjoyable and pleasant week off and any further information will be provided before we return to school on November 16! Thank you. Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released October 16, 2020
Dear Parents of École St. Thomas and St. Mary's Elementary School,
The Area Lead Medical Officer of Health has determined that Grade 2 students at École St. Thomas and Grade 7 students at St. Mary's Elementary School can return to school on October 19th, 2020. This is because of the hard work of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Public Health and also our dedicated LCSD team. We would like to thank parents for the support they are offering by continuing to keep children home if they are sick. We would also like to thank you for picking up your child from school if they become ill during the school day. These two procedures from our Return to School Plan, have been instrumental in ensuring that we can resume classes. We look forward to welcoming Grade 2 students at École St. Thomas and Grade 7 students at St. Mary's Elementary School back to school on Monday! Thank you. Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released October 14, 2020
RE: Good news to share as it relates to recent COVID-19 Advisory
As you are aware over the Thanksgiving weekend, the Area Lead Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health team issued an Advisory to Holy Rosary High School and St. Joseph Elementary. This Advisory related to a visit to our area from outside the Province having tested positive for COVID-19. Though the advisory remains in place until October 20th, 2020 as a precaution, we are pleased to share that the test results for COVID-19 as they related to these two schools were negative!

We know all parents continue to be supportive of our request to keep students home who have any symptoms of COVID-19 throughout the school year. This advisory has reinforced how important this step is in keeping our schools moving forward this year. We will continue to keep families informed should the Medical Health Officer issue any further orders or advisories. The Lloydminster Catholic School Division would like to thank the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health for working with us on this advisory. Our partners in medicine worked tirelessly over the holiday to make sure that every precaution was taken for our students, staff and families. Thank you. Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released October 12, 2020
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we have been working closely with the Area Lead Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health team on issues related to COVID-19 cases in our area. 

As a result of a visit to our area from outside the Province having tested positive for COVID-19, the Medical Officer of Health has issued the following advisory for students in St. Joseph Elementary School and Holy Rosary High School.  The advisory states that students and staff in St. Joseph Elementary School and Holy Rosary High School monitor themselves very closely for symptoms of COVID-19. The mildest COVID-19 symptom should prompt the symptomatic person to start self-isolating immediately.  An advisory is a precaution which means that further work on testing and contact tracing will be going on this week which may have an impact on schools.  We appreciate the work of SHA, the Medical Officer of Health and the Public Health team this weekend.  They have worked tirelessly over the holiday for our students, staff and families. 

We know all parents have been supportive of our request to keep students home who have any symptoms of COVID-19 thoughout the school year.  This advisory reinforces the need to be diligent in the weeks to come.  We will continue to keep families informed should the Medical Health Officer determine that there have been cases of COVID-19 confirmed in any students at our schools. Thank you. Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released October 10, 2020
The Lloydminster Catholic School Division would like to thank the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Public Health for working with us to complete rapid contact tracing for the two positive COVID-19 cases at St. Mary’s Elementary School and École St. Thomas. Public Health is working hard to complete all contact tracing this weekend. Out of an abundance of caution, Grade 2 classes at École St. Thomas and Grade 7 classes at St. Mary’s Elementary School will move to online learning from October 13th to 16th, 2020.

Seeing first hand how well the team responded to the first school case in Lloydminster, shows that the preparations of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Public Health and other School Divisions was effective and important.

Our partners had the best interests of children at the centre of their response and we are thankful for their efforts over the Thanksgiving weekend. We encourage families to continue the great work of monitoring their children for illness and keeping kids home if they display symptoms of illness. Please call Healthline 811 if you or your child display symptoms. We wish our LCSD family an enjoyable and pleasant Thanksgiving filled with fellowship.  Thank you. Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released October 9, 2020
On October 9, 2020 officials from the Saskatchewan Health Authority informed us of two positive COVID-19 cases within LCSD. The staff of École St. Thomas and St. Mary’s Elementary School are each responding to a single case of COVID-19 with professionalism and the caring that our teachers show every day.

These cases remind us that we all have a shared responsibility to decrease the risk of COVID-19 entering schools. Students and families are reminded to be diligent in performing the daily health screening, stay home if you are ill, call HealthLine 811 if you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, practice proper hand hygiene, maintain physical distancing as much as possible, wear a mask when appropriate, and do all we can to keep each other safe.

We want parents to know that we will be there today and every day for their children. We look forward to school resuming on Tuesday and we will keep parents from both schools informed over the weekend. We are working with Public Health to inform parents and caregivers, and the SHA is conducting contact tracing. To protect privacy of any individuals, we are not able to share or discuss any further details. Thank you. Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education

 

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Released October 1, 2020
“Dear Parents,
LCSD and LPSD want you to know how well prepared we are if a case of COVID-19 comes this year in Lloydminster Schools.   We hope that by sharing this document with you, we can keep you informed of our plans and processes. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at our Central Office." Thank you, Nigel McCarthy, Director of Education
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The following information has been made available as of August 27, 2020 from the Government of Saskatchewan.
The Ministries of Health and Education have worked together to create a comprehensive parent package to help families prepare for the beginning of school on September 8, 2020. This information is available:  HERE

 

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New information released August 26, 2020.
Dear Parents,
As our school staff returns today, we are releasing school plans for all LCSD Schools.  We invite you to read these plans, understand pickup drop off and the first day of school for your child.  Teachers from every Class or Advisory Group will be reaching out to your family next week.  These communications may be videos or zooms or other modes of communication. We look forward to building the connection with you before school begins on September 8th, 2020.  We hope that you will support us in discussing these plans with your children.  In addition to the plans, linked below, we are providing you with a COVID 19 Information Guide for Parents. 
In the Guide you will find:

  • Safety Measures for Schools
  • How Parents can Help
  • Helping your Child Know What to Expect
  • Information on Masks in LCSD

Teachers, and their Principals, are working hard over the next two weeks to ensure that the welcome back to the 2020-2021 School year is special and feels like the joy of an LCSD first day of school.   We would also like to recognize the assistance of both the Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Alberta as well as the Medical Officers of Health and The Ministry of Education, people who have worked all summer to understand how we can best open schools and still offer the education that makes LCSD special. We are confident that in these school plans faith, academic achievement, friendship and fitness will be part of the day for each of our students. No matter which school you attend, we look forward to welcoming you back to LCSD.
Thank you, Director of Education, Nigel McCarthy

School Specific Plans are available below:

Holy Rosary High School: pdfHERE
Father Gorman Community School: pdfHERE
St. Joseph Elementary School: pdfHERE
École St. Thomas: pdfHERE
St. Mary's Elementary School: pdfHERE
Mother Teresa Early Childhood Education Centre: pdfHERE

 

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Other COVID-19 Information Guide for Parents reference guide can be found pdfHERE.

New FAQ to support parents released on August 25: pdfHERE

 

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DAILY PARENT COMMUNICATION for the Week of August 17th-August 21 from LCSD Director of Education, Nigel McCarthy.

August 17th, 2020 pdfHERE

August 18th, 2020 pdfHERE
          Welcome back to HRHS HERE
          Riding the Bus at LCSD (September 2020) HERE
          Welcome Back Video for Elementary Schools: English Version HERE
          Welcome Back Video for Elementary Schools: French Version HERE

August 19th, 2020 pdfHERE        

August 20th, 2020 pdfHERE
          Revised LCSD Reopening Plan as of August 20 pdfHERE

August 21th, 2020 pdfHERE
          Link to Bus Planner HERE 
          Riding the Bus Support Video HERE
 

The following Frequently Asked Questions support document was released on August 13th, 2020 from the Lloydminster Catholic School Division.
Please click pdfHERE to view.

The following was released on August 12th, 2020 from the Lloydminster Catholic School Division.
Please click pdfHERE to view a letter from Director of Education, Nigel McCarthy.

Face Masks LCSD

 

 

The following was released on August 4th, 2020 from the Lloydminster Catholic School Division in regards to Reopening LCSD Schools 2020/2021.

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LCSD Reopening Plan 2020/2021 pdfHERE

 Also for your reference is AP 137 Illness in Care HERE

 

 

The following was released on May 28, 2020 from both Lloydminster School Divisions.

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The following was released on May 12, 2020 from both Lloydminster School Divisions.

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The following was released on May 7, 2020 from the Provincial Response Planning Team.

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The following was released on May 7, 2020 from LCSD Director, Nigel McCarthy in conjunction with LPSD.

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The following was released Friday, March 27, 2020 from the Provincial Response Planning Team.

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The following was released on Friday, March 27, 2020 from LCSD Director, Nigel McCarthy.

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UPDATE March 15, 2020 - from the Provincial Response Planning Team.

The Provincial Response Team (RPT) met on Friday, March 20, 2020. The purpose of the meeting was to identify the strategy and structure on how to move forward as an education sector. It was important to ensure we leverage the expertise that currently exists in school divisions and within the ministry. Two subcommittees are being formed: the Instructional Services Team and the Corporate Services Team. These two teams will work together, with the sector, to answer questions and provide provincial level direction on operational matters. The chairs of the teams will provide regular updates to the RPT. Provincial communication will continue to come from the RPT.

The composition of the teams may change given the evolving environment and needs of each group.
Both teams are scheduled to meet Monday, March 23, 2020.

Corporate Services Team
The Corporate Services Team is tasked with establishing a mechanism by which school division staff may obtain consistent responses on any critical operational decisions or create new processes to meet the challenges presented by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Members:
Chair - TBD
SSBA - Darren McKee
LEADS - Kevin Grainger, Kyle McIntyre
SASBO - Joel Lloyd, Jamie Valentine, Diana Welter, Naomi Mellor.
Ministry of Education - Angela Chobanik

Instructional Services Team
The Instructional Services Team is tasked with creating the principles to guide the development of supplementary learning opportunities for students for the remainder of the school year.

Members:
Chair - Susan Nedelcov-Anderson
STF - Ian Krips, Shaun McEachern
LEADS - Tony Baldwin, Brenda Green, Greg Chatlain
SSBA - Karen Itterman
Indigenous Representation - Pat Bugler
Ministry of Education - Maria Cho

 


 

The following was released on March 20, 2020 from the Provincial Response Planning Team.

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The following was released on March 20, 2020 from LCSD Director, Nigel McCarthy.

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The following was released on March 19, 2020 from the Provincial Response Planning Team.

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The following was released at 7:00pm on March 17, 2020 from LCSD Director, Nigel McCarthy.

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The following letter was released at 2:00pm on March 16, 2020 from LCSD Director, Nigel McCarthy.

LETTER

 


 

UPDATE March 15, 2020 -

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We have received confirmation from the Ministry of Education in Saskatchewan that schools in Lloydminster will be closed to students for Monday, March 16. Schools will remain open to staff.

Further updates regarding school closures beyond March 16 will be provided tomorrow.

 


 

 UPDATE March 12, 2020 -

At the Lloydminster Catholic School Division, the health and safety of students, staff, and school communities is a top priority. LCSD takes its direction from the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Alberta Health Services on all health matters that concern students and staff members.

We understand that many families have questions and concerns. With the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 (coronavirus) a pandemic, we have taken preventative measures to ensure the safety of all staff and students. As of March 12, there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan and in Alberta, there are 23 confirmed cases as of March 12. However, both provinces have stated the risk remains low for the general population.

We would like to share the following preventative measures that are also being shared with our school staff for everyone to practice:

  • Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into the bend of your elbow)
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Maintain safe food practices
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid large crowds and practice social distancing (do not shake hands or hug)
  • Avoid unnecessary travel 
If your child is sick, we ask that parents and guardians help by keeping the child home from school. If you have concerns about your health please contact the Saskatchewan or Alberta Healthline at 811. Parents and guardians are asked if they have any questions to contact their child's school.

 


 

STAFF SELF-CARE GUIDE: HERE

Thank you to the SHINE team for assembling the above to support teachers during this time.

 


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Our team of dedicated counsellors and support services have gathered resources and information to support you in talking with your children about COVID-19.

As well there is a list of resources shared below to support you in this time of need.  

 

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OTHER RESOURCES:

From PBS: How do talk to your children about about coronavirus. HERE

From The Conversation: How to talk to your kids about COVID-19. HERE

From UNICEF: Eight tips to help comfort and protect children. HERE

 

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