Student Health Agreement

Families of students who are attending In-person Learning are required to complete a Student Health Agreement for each child on the TVDSB Parent Portal. This agreement includes a commitment from families to screen children daily using the Ontario Screening Tool

Ontario COVID-19 School Screening Tool

Use the Ontario Screening Tool

Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance

Until translations of the Ontario screening tool are available, printable versions of the Thames Valley COVID-19 Screening Checklist are available in the following languages:

Chinese (simplified)

COVID-19 Student Health Agreement

Before sending your child to school, parents and guardians are asked to acknowledge and agree to the following:

Contact Information

  • My contact information (e.g. phone number, email, address, etc.) in the Parent Portal is up-to-date with my child’s school.

Screening Questions

  • It is a requirement that I screen my child for Covid-19 symptoms each school day to ensure they can attend school. I agree that I will monitor my child each day prior to sending them to school. If the answer to any of the following screening questions is yes, I agree that my child will not get on a school bus or be sent to school and that I will promptly contact my health provider and/or the local Public Health Unit, which may result in having my child assessed prior to their return to school.

Positive Test

  • If my child tests positive for COVID-19 or has been directed to isolate, I agree that they will not attend school until I am given notice by my local Public Health Unit that my child is able to return to school.

Negative Test

  • If my child tests negative for COVID-19, I agree that they will self-isolate until they do not have a fever (without using medication) and it has been 24 hours since their symptoms started improving. 

Illness while not at school

  • If my child becomes ill with COVID-19 related symptoms outside of the school day, I agree that I will keep my child at home and promptly report their absence to the school or attendance system. I further agree that I will follow the guidance of my health care practitioner or local Public Health Unit regarding my child’s symptoms.

Illness at school

  • If my child begins to exhibit symptoms associated with COVID-19 during the school day, I understand and agree that my child will be placed in a supervised separate area physically apart from other person(s) at the school. I agree that I will have a plan in place for my child to be picked up from their school as soon as possible after being notified of their symptoms and that I will immediately contact my doctor, health practitioner and/or local Public Health Unit to advise them of my child’s symptoms.

Wearing Masks at school

  • I understand that in TVDSB, students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 have been wearing masks to school since September 2020. The Ministry of Education has updated the masking requirement and has mandated that all students in Grades 1-12 to wear masks.

    For families requesting a mask exemption, this is to be provided in writing to the school principal. All requests will be reviewed by the Mask Exemption Review Panel. Until an exemption is approved, students are required to wear masks.

    Masks are now required to be worn outdoors, for recess breaks and outdoor learning where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Students will be supported to have breaks from mask wearing during these times while maintaining the requirement to be safely distanced from peers. In addition, congregating outdoors before and after school is not permitted.

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