An air quality assessment was completed before students and staff were allowed to access the school. Results of this testing indicated that the quality for air throughout the building met all requirements. The Superintendent has requested weekly air quality testing to ensure that the quality of air within the school continues to be at acceptable levels.
Please note: Several students have indicated that they are unclear as to why the construction workers frequently are wearing masks in the common areas and this has led to questions regarding the quality of the air in general. This concern was brought forward at the most recent site meeting and the general contractor (Synergy) explained that the clothing worn by their staff (and other contracted staff), including face masks, is required by the employer. Often the workers are moving from one construction area to another, traversing through student-staff areas and it is easier for them to simply leave their masks on. The fact that the workers are wearing masks in the common areas does not indicate that the air in these areas is suspect. However, in order to provide a higher sense of comfort, weekly air quality testing will be undertaken and summary results will be made available on the appropriate school and division website links.
Air Quality Testing Definitions
Each week, Golder Associates, on behalf of Alberta Infrastructure, undertakes indoor air quality sampling at the school. This testing includes assessments of the following indicators using 3M EVM-7 Environmental Monitoring Instruments:
Results received to date are as follows:
On September 2, 2016, an occupational health and safety representative inspected the school and provided the attached report. We were pleased to have OH&S confirm that all guidelines are being followed and the site met the required standards.
Fire Safety Inspection Reports
Parking Update: Bus Loop (as of October 11, 2016) - completed
On October 3, 2016, our Transportation Department completed a “test drive” of the new bus loop and were pleased to confirm it meets the needs of buses and students in arrivals, parking and departures. The construction crew completed the necessary lines to ensure all buses are accommodated and that safety guidelines are supported. On October 11, 2016, the loop became operational and is now fully functional.
As of September 9, 2016, the school cafeteria was fully operational for students.