Rapid Testing in Schools

May 28, 2021

Good morning Fort McMurray Catholic Schools grade 7-12 families,

As you may be aware Alberta Education, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, has been utilizing rapid testing in schools to screen for COVID-19 in some priority areas. Fort McMurray has now been identified as an area targeted for rapid testing in schools. 

Alberta Education and AHS choose areas for school rapid testing based on a variety of factors including how prevalent cases are in a community or school.

***Please note any participation in rapid testing is purely voluntary and must have written consent.*** 

Next week Alberta Education will begin rapid testing in Fort McMurray. We all have a part to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Tuesday, June 1      Holy Trinity Catholic High School
  • Thursday, June 3    Father Mercredi High School

To consent to having your child receive a rapid test at school next week this form must be returned to school by the date of testing at your school. If the written consent is not provided, a test will not be completed.  (if required, printed copies of the consent form will be available at both Father Mercredi and Holy Trinity High Schools on Monday) 

Alberta Government Rapid Screening Info and Consent Form- Under 18

Alberta Government Rapid Screening Info and Consent Form- Over 18

Alberta Government Rapid Screening in Schools Fact Sheet


Important to note: 

  • Testing is completely optional
  • This is for asymptomatic students/staff only (please do not attend if not feeling well)
  • Please do not consent if your child has already recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.

Thank you,

Fort McMurray Catholic Schools