Hello St. Paul Families,
You will have noticed in the letter sent out from the Director last week some important changes to our COVID protocols.
When your child is at school and expresses, they do not feel well even those with only one symptom, we are obligated to follow the new process.
Please know this is out of an abundance of caution, in the effort to keep all staff, students, and their extended families safe.
You will need to make arrangements to pick your child up from school, along with their siblings.
This isolation period for the symptomatic individual can end when ANY of the following happen:
  • There is a negative COVID-19 test
  • There is an alternate diagnosis from a medical professional
  • 10 days have passed since the symptom started, and it has not gotten worse, however the remainder of the household must isolate for 14 days after the last contact with the symptomatic individual
This isolation period for the asymptomatic family members can end when ANY of the following happen:
  • The negative test results are received and confirmed
  • There is an alternate diagnosis from a medical professional
  • 14 days have passed since the last contact with the symptomatic family member (if there is no test result or alternate medical diagnosis)
Please know that we understand that this is a change from past practice. Also, please know that this is the mandate of the Ministry and Public Health.
Prior to the start of the school day, if your child has symptoms that are found on the COVID-19 School Screening Assessment found here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ they should stay home.
WHAT DO I SAY WHEN I AM CALLING MY CHILD IN SICK?
When calling your child in ILL from school, please leave a detailed message as to why your child is absent.
A reminder that if one of your children has a COVID symptom ALL siblings from the school must stay at home as well.
Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support.
The student self-screener is found here:  COVID-19 school and child care screening