COVID-19 Information

Letter from Principal Brookshaw regarding updates to the provincial COVID-19 daily screening tool and the link to access it

Updated COVID-19 Screening Parent Letter January 7 2022

The following link provided by Public Health is a helpful COVID-19 screening tool for children/students

Schools COVID-19 Screening Jan 7 2022


Rapid Antigen Screening Kits

Instructions for the take-home rapid antigen screening kits that the Government of Ontario is providing to students who attend a publicly funded school in Ontario.

Rapid Antigen Screening Kit Parent Letter

Rapid Antigen Test at Home Instructions


COVID -19 Vaccine for Children Aged 5 to 11

On behalf of Grey Bruce Public Health, please see the media release below regarding public health’s local plans for the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. The media release includes some resources and links for families, public health’s weekly vaccine schedule, and other details.

Please note that while some of public health’s vaccine clinics for this age group will take place in schools, these clinics WILL NOT occur during school hours.

Also attached for your information is a letter to parents/guardians of children aged 5 to 11 from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

Eligibility Expands for 5-11 - COVID-19 Vaccine Nov 24 2021

CMOH - Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged 5 to 11


Public Health School Line Phone Number

Not sure if your child can attend school when experiencing symptoms of illness?  If you have questions, Public Health has the answers.  

You can contact the Public Health Nurse Advisory Line at 519-376-9420 ext 3110


Please check this page regularly for updates on COVID-19 information from the school level, the board level, and the provincial level.

OSD and COVID-19

Attestation for Return to School August 2021
     Please complete this form when a student is returning to school after an illness.

COVID-19 School and Childcare Screening

    Students and children must screen for COVID-19 every day before going to school or child care.  Parents/Guardians can fill this out on behalf of a child.

Guidance for Student Screening September 13, 2021

GBHU Letter for School Boards September 30, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for Parents and Guardians September 30, 2021
COVID-19 Information Resources for Parent Guardians and Youth September 30, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine clinic letter to parents Sept 8 2021
GBHU COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet For Youth (age 12-17)
COVID-19 Vaccine Youth (Age 12-17) Consent Form
Case and Contact Management in Schools for Household Members of High-Risk Contacts - September 2021
Case and Contact Management in School for High-Risk Contact - September 2021
Parent Letter - Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccines May 28, 2021
Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
Student Letter - Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccines May 28, 2021
Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Poster
Voluntary Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Letter April 19, 2021
Screen for COVID-19 Symptoms Parent Letter April 9, 2021

Letter from Director Wilder regarding the provincial government announcement April 1, 2021

Voluntary Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Letter March 5, 2021
Parent Letter from Director Wilder re: Updated COVID-19 Screening Guidelines March 1, 2021
Memo Grey Bruce COVID-19 Guidance for Screening in Schools February 26, 2021
Updated Provincial School Screening Tool February 22, 2021
Access to School Protocol Letter February 22, 2021
March Break Delay
Return to In Person Learning Protocols/Expectations January 2021
Return to School January 25, 2021
Delay to In-person Learning for Elementary Students
Remote Learning and Supporting Families
Letter to Parents from the Minister of Education
Holiday Protocol Reminders and Safe Return in January
Inclement Weather
Student Screening Update Letter Sept 21 2020
Covid Attendance Letter to Parents
September 2020 Letter Home

Bluewater District School Board and COVID-19

BWDSB Parent COVID-19 Page
    Media releases and announcements from the Bluewater District School Board

Continuous Learning Resources for learning at home
    Resources, links, information, and instructions for students and parents while schools are closed

BWDSB Pandemic Preparedness Plan

Provincial Government and COVID-19 

Support for Learning Funding
     Learn about one-time funding to support children, youth and students during the 2020-2021 school year. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.  The deadline to apply is February 8, 2021.

Links for Students

O365 Login

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868

Kids Health COVID-19 on COVID-19

Other Useful Links for Parents and Students

School Mental Health Resources:
    Tips and documents aimed at helping children and parents navigate the emotional challenges of     learning from home during the pandemic.

Grey Bruce Health Unit:
    Local statistics, announcements, and information about COVID-19.                 

Province of Ontario:
     Provincial statistics, announcements, and information about COVID-19, including self-     assessments.            

Health Canada:
     Self-assessments and information about how Canada is affected by COVID-19.               

World Health Organization:
      Global information and advice about the COVID-19 pandemic.                    

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