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.
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.
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
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).