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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

The health and safety of our students and staff remain our highest priority.  The Superior-Greenstone District School Board is working closely with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, as well as the Ministry of Education, who are working closely with the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and local health care providers to monitor this situation and take action as appropriate.  As new information is released to school communities from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, we will share that information with you and post it on this website. 

COVID-19 Protocols

The implementation of our enhanced health and safety protocols will reduce the risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus.  It is important that everyone does their part to stay safe and healthy (both inside schools and in any public setting).  The Ministry of Education has established COVID-19 outbreak protocols that we will be following in the event that someone feels sick and/or contacts the virus.

Operational Guidance: COVID-19 Management in Schools

SGDSB's Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan

As indicated in the Operational Guidance document from the Ministry of Education regarding the COVID-19 Management in Schools, SGDSB will update the COVID-19 Advisories webpage daily regarding any confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst our staff or students.  SGDSB will not post specific schools, but for the entire board.  In the interest of privacy, information provided to school communities will not identify the student or staff member that has received a positive COVID-19 test result. 

When there is a case in an individual school, the families of students in that school will be notified directly.  If the Thunder Bay District Health Unit advises that a class, cohort or school should be closed for a period of time, parents, students and staff will be notified immediately.  Notice of any closures of classes, cohorts or schools will be posted on the COVID Advisories page for parents and communities.  

Trusted Sources of information can be found on the following websites:

Ontario Ministry of Health:  www.ontario.ca/coronavirus 

Thunder Bay District Health Unit:  www.tbdhu.com/coronavirus

Public Health Agency of Canada:  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Government of Canada Travel Advise and Advisory:  www.travel.gc.ca 

For more information about COVID-19, contact the Thunder Bay Distirct Health Unit directly on their website at www.tbdhu.com or by calling the TBDHS at (807) 626-5900 or 1 (888) 294-6630 OR call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 to access further information. 


Communication from SGDSB

We are committed to providing staff and families with updates as we recieve new information and direction. 

Update: January 13, 2021

In follow up to the Ministry announcement on January 12, 2021 of the Provincial Shutdown

  • All SGDSB Schools returned to learning on January 11, 2021 and these schools will continue to be open.  
  • SGDSB continues to follow the direction provided by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.  
  • Masking will now be compulsory for all students in Grades 1-3.  Reasonable exceptions on the requirement to wear masks will apply.  Students in Kindergarten will continue to be encouraged but will not be required to wear masks except if they are in a Kindergarten/Grade One aplit class.  In those cases, students in Kindergarten must wear a mask.  
  • Masks will sonn be required to be work when students are outdoors.  Please stay tuned for further clarification on this requirement as we are seeking additional clarification.  
  • Students, Staff and families can continue to access the COVID-19 school and child care screening tool daily before atending school.  

 

View letters to families that have been provided by the Superior-Greenstone District School Board and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBHDU).  

January 8, 2021 - Letter to Parents/Guardians from Director of Education

January 2, 2021 - Letter to Parents/Guardians from Minister of Education

December 30, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians from Director of Education

December 21, 2020 - Notice to Parents/Guardians - Shift to Remote Learning January 4, 2021

December 10, 2020 - COVID-19 Advisory

December 1, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians from Director of Education RE:  Travel Advisory

November 18, 2020 - Letter to Parents from Director:  COVID-19 Update

September 30, 2020 - Positive Case Protocol Letter to Parents

August 27, 2020 - Letter to Parents from Minister of Education

July 30, 2020 - Letter to Parents from Minister of Education

    June 8, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians from Director of Education

    May 22, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians from Director of Education

    May 19, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Minister of Education

    April 28, 2020 - Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Minister of Education

    April 3, 2020 - Letter to Parents from the Director of Education

    March 31, 2020 - Letter to Parents from the Minister of Education

    March 22, 2020 - Letter to Parents from the Minister of Education

    March 20, 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions for Families

    March 17, 2020 - Cancellation of Community Use of Schools Permits

    March 13, 2020 - Notice to Parents/Guardians - School Closures

    March 12, 2020 - Thunder Bay District Health Unit shares March Break Travel Considerations regarding COVID-19