September 21, 2020

Hello Panthers,

We are getting a lot of questions about what happens with sick students (whether they remain at home or they are sent home from the school). Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we adjust to the new protocols.

Please read the Important COVID-19 Parent and Caregiver Information from Public Health.

You must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school.
Please see COVID-19 school screening for more information.

COVID-19 Parent and Caregiver Information

My child was sent home from school with COVID symptoms. Now what?

  • Your child should self-isolate at home, and get tested. All siblings attending school will also be sent home. Click here for information about the assessment centres.
  • If you think the symptoms are related to an existing or other illness, please see your health care provider for clinical assessment
  • While your child is waiting for test results or outcome of clinical assessment all household members should self-isolate.
  • If your child gets a negative test result your child and any siblings may return to school once they have been symptom free for 24 hours
  • If the result is positive, Public Health will contact you
  • If your child does not get tested or get an assessment by a health care provider the child and all household members including siblings will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

    My child has COVID symptoms. Now what?

  • If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, they should not attend school, self- isolate at home, and get tested. All siblings attending school will need to self- isolate at home
  • If you think the symptoms are related to an existing or other illness, please see your health care provider for clinical assessment
  • While your child is waiting for test results or outcome of clinical assessment all household members should self-isolate.
  • Call your child’s school to report your child’s absence and symptoms
  • If your child gets a negative test result your child and any siblings may return to school once they have been symptom free for 24 hours
  • If the result is positive, Public Health will contact you
  • If your child does not get tested or get an assessment by a health care provider the child and any household members, including siblings, will need to self-isolate for 14 days