Safe Return to School - September 2021
We are looking forward to welcoming students starting tomorrow and have a few additional information items and reminders to share, before you send your children to school:
(August 2021) Protective Strategies for September 2021 Re-Opening
Enhanced Cleaning Measures for 21/22 School Year
(Sept 2021) Letter to Parents from APH and Local School Boards - Start of School Year
(September 3, 2021) Notice to Parents from Minister of Education
(September 3, 2021) Ontario's Plan for Safe Return To School
Masking - August 2021
(August 2021) Students in Grades 1 to 12 are required to wear properly fitted non-medical or cloth masks indoors, including in hallways and during classes, as well as on school vehicles. Masks may be temporarily removed indoors to engage in some physical activities or to consume food or drink, with a minimum distance of two metres maintained between cohorts and as much distancing as possible within a class cohort. Students in Kindergarten are encouraged but not required to wear non-medical or cloth masks in indoor spaces, as well as on school vehicles. Students are expected to bring their own masks to wear on student transportation and at school. Non-medical masks will also be made available at school. Students who require a mask exemption are to contact the school Principal. (Note: School staff, visitors and bus drivers are also required to wear medical masks and, depending on their role, additional personal protective equipment).
How to remove a non-medical mask or face covering:
1. Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
o If none is available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
2. Remove the face covering by un-tying it or removing the loops from your ears.
o Avoid touching the front of the mask when removing it.
3. Store the face covering in a paper bag, envelope, or something that does not retain moisture if
you will be wearing it again.
4. After removing the face covering, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
Additional information on masks can be found by following this link to Public Health Services Canada..
ADSB Outbreak Protocol - Currently being revised.
Mental Health & Well-Being Supports