Brookview Community Preschool follows the same school schedule as George Luck Elementary. Please note that preschool closures include but are not limited to the below stated dates. Additional dates may be added as per George Luck School closures.
For the latest COVID-19 guidelines, please click on the following link:
The following guidelines for COVID-19 are being implemented for the 2021/2022 school year:
Brookview Community Preschool will follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines and recommendations from the Government of Alberta. Our practices and policies will be modified to incorporate government updates. Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is being done to protect my child?
Lots! BCP has implemented numerous new policies and procedures to help protect students and staff. Our safety measures will continue to adapt to any new guidelines and recommendations from the Government of Alberta. Currently BCP's COVID-19 safety measures include but are not limited to:
Contactless temperature check of students before entering
Additional cleaning before and after class
Additional hand washing by students and staff
Physical distancing at learning and activity stations
All staff required to wear masks
Masks are not recommended for students at this time
What does Brookview Community Preschool's "new normal" look like?
Please review THIS HANDOUT for an overview of our new normal.
What are the current government guidelines and recommendations?
Brookview Community Preschool is closely monitoring all Government of Alberta COVID-19 guidelines, recommendations. THESE GUIDELINES were released July 2021 and used to guide the development of BCP's COVID-19 safety measures.
What happens if my child displays symptoms of COVID-19 while at school?
Any child displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition) while at school will immediately be isolated from the rest of the class, and a parent/caregiver will be called to pick up the child immediately.
Note: If your child has a pre-existing condition that has symptoms similar to those caused by COVID-19 (such as allergies), please advise the teachers so they may keep a record of this. If your child develops symptoms that could be caused either by COVID-19 or their pre-existing condition, they should be tested to confirm COVID-19 is not the cause of their symptoms prior to entering or returning to the program.
How long will my child need to self-isolate if they display symptoms of COVID-19?
Per the guidelines provided by Alberta Health Services, any Albertan displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or who has tested positive for COVID-19 is legally required to isolate for a minimum of 10 days or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.
If an Albertan displays symptoms of COVID-19 and tests negative, but has known exposure to the virus, they are legally required to isolate for 14 days.
If an Albertan displays symptoms of COVID-19 but tests negative and has no known exposure to the virus, it is recommended that they stay home until their symptoms resolve so as not to infect others.
What should I do if my child is a close contact of someone outside of the preschool who tests positive for COVID-19?
Per the guidelines of Alberta Health Services, any Albertan that is a close contact of someone with COVID-19 is legally required to isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. If your child then develops symptoms of COVID-19 during the 14 day isolation period, they must isolate for an additional 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or until symptoms resolve, whichever takes longer.
Note: A “close contact” is someone who provides care, lives with or has close physical contact with appropriate use of personal protective equipment, or comes into direct contact with infectious bodily fluids.
Where can I find more information about how to self-isolate properly?
Please refer to the following Alberta Health Services website for specific details on how to self-isolate if your child is in mandatory isolation. https://www.alberta.ca/isolation.aspx
What will happen if a teacher displays symptoms of or tests positive for COVID-19?
If a teacher displays symptoms of COVID-19, they must follow the isolation guidelines outlined by Alberta Health Services (see Question 2). If only one teacher displays symptoms of COVID-19, a substitute teacher will assist the remaining teacher until the isolated teacher is able to return. If both teachers display symptoms of COVID-19 and must self-isolate, the preschool program will move to an online format. (See Question 6 for further detail of what will happen at the school if there is a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 at the school.)
What will happen at the preschool if there is a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?
If there is a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 at the school, the school will be required to close for a minimum of 72 hours to allow for contact tracing. The school must then follow any recommendations provided by Alberta Health Services.
If the preschool is required to close due to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in a student at the school, the preschool program will move to an online format for the duration of the closure. The program will remain in an online format until advised by Alberta Health Services that the program may resume at the school building.
If the school closes due to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in both teachers at the school, the program will move to an online format until advised by Alberta Health Services that the program may resume at the school building, and at least one of the teachers has completed the necessary isolation period.
If a case of COVID-19 is confirmed at the school, the preschool will follow, and communicate to all parents, the recommendations from Alberta Health Services regarding isolation and testing requirements for other students and staff at the school.
If two or more children are identified as having COVID-19 symptoms, the preschool will follow outbreak notification procedures.
How will a closure of the preschool due to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 affect tuition?
If the preschool is required to close for contact tracing or for the isolation of both teachers displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the preschool program will move to an online format for the duration of the building closure. There will be no refund of tuition for the duration of the building closure.
If all schools (including preschools) and child care centres are directed to close by Alberta Health Services, there will be no online program. If the closure is announced before the 21st of the month, the tuition for the remainder of the month will be refunded. If the closure is announced on the 21st of the month or later, there will be no refund of the monthly tuition. No tuition will be charged for the subsequent period of the school closure.