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As educators, you play a key role in helping students adapt to the new norms in our school systems. To support you in this important role, this site contains resources to keep your students healthy and safe while they learn.

Supporting a Student with Symptoms

View the flowchart below on what to do if a child has symptom of COVID-19

What to do if Your Child has Symptoms

Safe Return to School

NEW SAFETY CHANGES! As schools prepare to reopen, there are a few key changes educators should be aware of:

  • Masking for Grades 1-12 indoors (mandatory masking extended to include students in Grades 1 – 3)
  • Masking for students outdoors during recess when physical distancing is not possible
  • Showing proof of online school assessment before entering the school. This is for staff, and  for students in secondary schools. 

You can also access our Safe Return to School Toolkit (September, 2020) for additional safety information. It includes recommendations on infection control procedures, environmental cleaning and disinfecting procedures, masking, student transportation, guidelines for third party food vendors (e.g., student nutrition programs), and helpful resources and signage to use in schools.

Supplementary Documents

In addition to the Safe Return to School Toolkit, the following supplementary documents are available to support school staff.

Resources for Teachers

Access our Educator’s Website for access to information on a variety of healthy living topics including curriculum supports for at-home learning.

Educator’s site

A new section has been added which links to specific resources that meet the curriculum links for each grade.

School Mental Health Ontario 

Provides information and resources including online courses and training opportunities.

Contact for accessible versions of our resources.

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Monday, March 29, 2021 - 4:16pm