Updated Information For You, Guardians… what happens if you or your children have symptoms

Good Morning, Guardians!

 

There is a lot of information out there regarding COVID-19 and there is a great deal of misinformation as well.  Please read below to ensure you understand the process that we will follow moving forward until we receive different directions from the Ministry, Public Health, and the Board.

 

WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD HAS/DEVELOPS SYMPTOMS?

 

If your child has symptoms that are found on the COVID-19 School Screening Assessment found here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ they should stay home. Any ONE symptom will result in the Do Not Go To School message.

 

Furthermore, if ANYONE in your household is staying home because of any symptoms (even just one), then EVERYONE in your household needs to isolate, based on Public Health guidance.

 

This isolation period for the symptomatic individual can end when ANY of the following happens:
  • There is a negative COVID-19 test
  • There is an alternate diagnosis from a medical professional
  • 10 days have passed since the symptom started, and it has not gotten worse, however, the remainder of the household must isolate for 14 days after the last contact with the symptomatic individual
This isolation period for the asymptomatic family members can end when ANY of the following happens:
  • The negative test results are received and confirmed
  • There is an alternate diagnosis from a medical professional
  • 14 days have passed since the last contact with the symptomatic family member (if there is no test result or alternate medical diagnosis)
This is a change, Guardians!  Please know that this applies to our students and their families, and our staff and their families.  This could present significant challenges over the course of the next few months and we thank you for your patience and support in advance.

 

In the meantime, please continue to practice proper handwashing, sanitizing, masking, and social distancing so that we can work together to keep everyone safe, healthy and in school.

 

WHAT DO I SAY WHEN I AM CALLING MY CHILD IN SICK?

 

If/When calling your child in ILL from school, please describe the symptom and let the office know which of the following you will seek:
  • A COVID-19 test
  • Going to the doctor, or
  • Self-isolating your family (siblings included)
Please ensure that you are completing the self-assessment each morning for each student.  A reminder that if one of your children has a COVID symptom ALL siblings from the school must stay at home as well. This is new.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the main office.

 

Take care, Guardians!  Stay safe!  Stay healthy!