The purpose of this email is to provide some information around new protocols and routines for students who have been kept home, or who have been sent home, with Covid symptoms. The TLDSB and our local health unit (HKPR) have developed this update.
This new protocol takes effect on Monday, October 19.
Our local health unit and the TLDSB now requires parents/guardians to complete an online attestation (when a student has been sent home with or who has shown Covid symptoms and been kept home by the parent/guardian) in which they attest to the student being able to return to school based on the TLDSB’s Covid-19 return to school protocols (i.e., the student is well enough to return based on the Covid-19 protocols). The attestation for the TLDSB will be done via a Google Form.
A reminder that the TLDSB’s Return To School Plan (which has a section on students returning to school after demonstrating Covid-19 symptoms) is located here or can be accessed by pasting the link below into your browser.
In a situation where a student has been sent home due to Covid symptoms or who has been kept home by the parent/guardian due to Covid symptoms, the school will email the Google Form link to the parent/guardian.
Please be aware that a student in the above situations CANNOT return to school until the attestation has been completed by a parent or guardian.
Student Kept Home For Illness Not Related To Covid Symptoms
In a situation where a student has been kept home due to illness NOT related to Covid-19 symptoms, the Google Form link won’t be sent to you and the attestation does not have to be filled out. This might be the case for a student, for example, who has injured themself or who is sick for reasons that do not exhibit Covid symptoms.
As always, we appreciate your understanding as we continue to refine practices based on TLDSB and our local health unit’s requirements.