Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children can learn in the classroom. The mental health and well-being of children continues to be a key government priority and schools will remain open for in-person learning.
In light of the recently announced measures, it is important that we continue to follow health advice and do our part to keep schools open for in-person student learning.
At this critical point in the pandemic, the following public health measures are crucial to help prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19:
- Socialize with your own household.
- Stay home and get tested if you feel ill.
- Screen every day, including during spring break, for COVID-19 symptoms before attending child care or day camps (The COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool is available to assist families with symptom screening).
- Practice good hand hygiene habits, masking and physical distancing
- Refer to Ontario.ca/covidresponse to learn what public health measures are in place in our community.
- Refrain from travelling.
During the April break, students in Grades 1-8 can continue to engage in their own learning through supplemental, curriculum-linked activities available at TVO Learn and TFO IDÉLLO, apprendre à la maison. These rich, engaging opportunities allow students to keep up with their learning and interests. Secondary students can continue to access TVO’s Independent Learning Centre (ILC) Open House and Portes ouvertes pour les cours TVO ILC in French-language.
Testing and assessment centres across the province will accept appointments from students and education staff for asymptomatic testing. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this testing capacity to have their children tested to support a safe return to school. Children attending child care, and child care staff, will also be eligible to access this testing.
As a reminder, you must screen for COVID-19 symptoms each day. If your child or anyone in your household is ill, stay home and follow the guidance in the school screener.