Parents are responsible to notify the school of the reason for the absence(s) from school.
Families play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring that students can access educational services. It will be important for you to monitor your child’s health each day before sending them to school and to keep them home when they feel ill. If your child exhibits any of the symptoms listed below and they are unusual for your child or are not related to an existing condition (e.g. seasonal allergies), parents/guardians are asked to call 811 or your health care provider and report any symptoms of COVID-19 to the school. Students are expected to remain home until they are free of symptoms.
In addition, if you have traveled outside regions as per the current CPHO guidelines, you are asked to declare this to the school, and follow the current CPHO measures in place at the time (e.g. self-isolation).
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- new or worsening cough
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- sore throat
- runny nose, sneezing, congestion
- muscle aches
- unusual fatigue
- acute loss of sense of smell or taste