Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please review the latest Parent letter- School Reopening Update – Changes Required for February 16th, 2021, which was just sent by the YCDSB Director’s Office today, February 12, 2021.
Parent Letter – School Reopening Update – Changes required for February 16.pdf
I would also encourage you to review the updated YCDSB Re-entry Plan, as well as, updated “In Person” Hybrid Learning and important school reopening related information for parents from York Region Public Health, a letter to parents from the YCDSB Mental Health Dept., and the UPDATED York Region Public Health COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool, which all parents/guardians must ensure is completed with their child on a daily basis.
If your child has any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or answers yes to any of the questions on the screening tool, do not send them to school, seek assessment and testing at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre and notify your school.
All York Region Catholic School Board students, staff and essential visitors must complete the York Region Public Health COVID-19 School and Child-Care Screening Tool every day before going to school/work.
When to stay home:
- If a students have ONE symptom of COVID-19, they must stay home from school and get tested for COVID-19 at an Assessment Centre.
- If anyone in the household has travelled outside of Canada, all members of the household must stay home from school until the 14-day self-isolation period has finished, except for essential reasons.
- If anyone in your household is sick and has not tested negative for COVID-19, or does not have an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider, all others in the household must stay home from school and child care until the results are known or an alternative diagnosis is provided.
- If someone in the household is identified as a high-risk/close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, the whole household is required to stay home from school for the 14-day self-isolation period except for essential reasons.
For your reference, please find attached the following letters that were issued on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 and Thursday, February 4, 2021 , from the YCDSB Director’s Office, highlighting important information about the reopening of YCDSB schools on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Finally, please note that Ministry of Education has postponed March Break for the 2020-2021 academic year to April 12-16, 2021 in consideration of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and public health.
W. H Kwon