COVID-19 INFO

CURRENT INFORMATION - Updated JUNE 13, 2021

June 13th, 2021 : Notice of COVID-19 Positive Cases at OPK School

The Leadership of BCNEA and OPK School received information that we currently have SIX confirmed Covid-19 cases at OPK School. Out of respect for the individuals and in accordance with AHS guidelines, we cannot disclose personal details. However, we are able to share that we learned about the positive cases.

The positive cases are in the following classes:

○ K5

○ Grade 2 G

○ Grade 3A

○ Grade 6T

○ Grade 9

Parents have been notified and contact tracing has been done. All close contacts have been notified and must self-isolate as per provincial guidelines.

If your child has been in close contact and experiences any symptoms please notify Bigstone Health Commission, isolate and proceed to have them tested for Covid-19. If they test positive please notify their Principal.

A decision has been made by BCNEA to suspend ALL in-person classes. Classes will be on-line - please see previous message.

Please continue to follow all Covid-19 practices such as social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks and any other recommendations for our community.

We are thinking of all the students who have been affected by this covid, our prayers are with you all.

Sincerely,

Chester Auger - CEO,

Doreen Calliou, COO

Lisa Thunder - Principal Upper Division

Charity Alook - Principal Lower Division


WHEN WE ARE IN-SCHOOL LEARNING

Please make sure you follow the appropriate protocol when sending your children to school. If you switching from in-class to @home learning please make sure you call the school so we can make the appropriate arrangements.


PLEASE COMPLETE THE DAILY SCREENING QUESTIONAIRE with your child prior to sending them to school.
We would also like to remind you that if Alberta Health Services contact tracers have asked someone in your house to self-isolate we ask that you keep your child at home until the situation is resolved. We recognize that our checklist is more comprehensive than Alberta Health's guidelines but we feel that it is required to remain vigilant at this time.


DEC 3 UPDATE.pdf

DEC 03 -
RE-ENTRY Plan UPDATE

Our Re-Entry Plan updated as of DEC 03, 2020 - Includes new information with regard to the current new restrictions and our adjusted Christmas Break. Condensed COVID-19 Information is included in this handout. A Paper copy will accompany report cards on DEC 11.


CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADABLE PDF

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 UPDATE 10 PM

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL OPK FAMILIES & STAFF

BCNEA and OPK School would like to provide you with an important update as a result of new information and tightened restrictions that were shared yesterday from the Government of Alberta. Some of the restrictions shared impact schools across the province. We want to inform you about how this new information will impact OPK School.

We will be continuing with our current practice for the next two weeks. OPK School will be deviating slightly from the provincial recommendations. We have determined that we will have an extended Christmas Break that will begin December 12, 2020, and extend to January 11, 2021. This extended break will allow for students to be with their families and limit the possibility of continued spread in the weeks leading up to, during, and after the Christmas Holiday.

OPK School will continue with our current schedule for the next TWO weeks. ALL students will continue with their current school schedule where Cohort A and Cohort B have their two designated days at school and then their three days at home. We will not be moving students to at-home learning for the next two weeks unless it is requested by families to do so. If you wish to have your child stay home for the next two weeks OPK school will ensure that they get an at-home learning package. More information on how to adjust your child's learning schedule will be provided shortly.

Safety has and continues to be the first priority of BCNEA and OPK School. We are proud of the work that our staff has done to keep our school clean and safe. These measures will not just continue but will be enhanced over the next two weeks leading up to the extended break.

OPK Staff wants to thank students, parents, and the community for helping us keep everyone safe! We will get through this together.

More detailed information will be provided in the upcoming days.

Sincerely,

BCNEA Management & OPK Leadership.

Bigstone Education Authority Post Secondary Students

PLEASE BE ADVISED WE WILL BE POSTING OUR OFFICIAL RESPONSE BULLETINS HERE. CLICK to view or download.

UPDATE MARCH 19, 2020

BCNEA Re-Entry HOME.pdf

The Document to the left is our SUMMARY DOCUMENT that gives families and overview of our Re-Entry Plans


PLEASE NOTE THIS DOCUMENT WAS PRINTED FOR DISTRIBUTION prior to our updated Re-ENTRY DATE which is TUESDAY SEP 15 for COHORT A and THURSDAY SEP 17 for COHORT B

RE-ENTRY PLAN (DETAILED VERSION)

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CURRENT Bigstone/ OPK FINAL DRAFT Re-Entry Plan SEP 2020