The Ministry of Education announced, as part of enhanced safety measures for the return to in-person learning, they will now require all staff and secondary students to verify daily that they have completed the self-screening process.

As a reminder, all students returning to in-person learning are expected to continue to complete the Ontario COVID-19 School Screener daily before attending school. Those who receive the “go to school” message may attend and those who receive the “do not go to school” outcome from the screener cannot attend school and should follow the Return to School guidance offered on the end-page of the screener.

While we have always had the expectation that students self-screen before coming to school, for April 19, 2021 ONLY families of elementary students will need to complete and submit a Screening Verification Form prior to school entry on April 19, 2021. School staff will make arrangements for the safe collection of these forms.

Students attending Secondary Schools in person, will continue the same verification process in place prior to the break.

Remember, the Ontario COVID-19 School Screener can be accessed by clicking the button below, which can be found on all WRDSB school websites.

Ontario School Screener

Our data continues to indicate that school-level transmission is low. Daily screening is a layer of protection that further reduces that risk. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Monday, April 19, 2021.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19…Stay Home.