KAWARTHA LAKES-When local students return to school on Monday they will need to wear a mask inside and out.
It’s one of the many new measures put in place but the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB)in preparation for the resumption of in-class learning on January 25th. The Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that some school districts could re-open, including schools within the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
To prepare for the return to school, TLDSB sent out a list of health and safety reminders, as well as NEW measures put in place:
Parents/guardians must screen their child for symptoms every day before they come to school. Please use the Ministry of Health’s Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment tool for this purpose.
All TLDSB students, Kindergarten to Grade 12 are required to wear a non-medical cloth face covering/mask while at school and on the school bus.
NEW: elementary students should wear masks outside during recess and breaks. Students that need a mask break will be given a designated space that maintains a minimum 6 ft distance from others.
NEW: secondary students outside on school property or leaving the property for breaks must wear a mask, and are not to congregate in groups larger than five and outside of their cohort.
NEW: we are still in a stay at home order. Therefore, please do not congregate before and after school.
If you have any questions you are advised to reach out to your child’s school.
All COVID-19 school related information and updates can be found at tldsb.ca/covid19/.