If your child is going to be away from school due to illness, it is important you let their school know. When reporting your child’s illness, please consider sharing their symptoms or any other relevant information.
Edmonton Public Schools works closely with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to report school absence rates that reach 10 per cent or higher. If AHS determines the school has an outbreak of illness (respiratory, gastrointestinal, etc.), a letter may be sent to families.
Read about the other ways we’re working to prevent illness in Edmonton Public Schools.
Schools on outbreak status will follow all AHS recommendations around school operations and activities while on outbreak.
To help parents understand rates of illness at their child’s school, we report on the percentages of students absent due to illness.
The data reflects student absences that have been reported to schools by parents. The information is updated every weekday, between approximately 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and displays student absence rates up to the previous day.
To protect student privacy, further details will not be released.