Important Information for Parents/Guardians Before the Winter Break
As we prepare for the winter break, we are of course looking ahead to the New Year and what learning may look like as we return to school in January. As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Toronto, so too does the possibility of individual classes or schools moving to remote learning for a period of time. While we have received no indication from either the Ministry of Education or public health officials that schools will close, we do want to make sure we are prepared to implement any decision they may make smoothly and efficiently and continue to support our students’ learning and well-being.
Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure your family is prepared for any shift to remote learning, be sure your child brings home all of their personal belongings such as shoes or clothing, and any tools or supplies they might need to pivot to remote learning. Also, ensure that the school has your correct email address and bookmark the Student Virtual Learning IT Support page.
Your child will also be coming home with a rapid antigen test kit with five tests and printed instructions from the Ministry of Education on how and when to use these kits over the break. Finally, please be sure to review the established federal international travel policies – including the guidelines for unvaccinated, school-aged children. As of now, if the child/student is fully vaccinated they may be exempt from federal quarantine. If the child/student is not fully vaccinated, they are not to attend school/child care for 14 days, even if they traveled with a vaccinated companion. Please note that these policies may change, so please check the federal website for the most up-to-date information.