In accordance with the Ministry of Education’s plan, students in Grades 4 to 12 are required to wear non-medical or cloth masks indoors in school, including in hallways and during classes. Outdoor times like recess will be used as opportunities to provide students with breaks from wearing masks within their cohorts. Students in Kindergarten to … Continue reading “Do students with anxiety or other health issues have to wear a mask?”
York Region Public Health (YRPH) states that students should continue to wear masks indoors. YRPH suggests having students step outside to take a rest/breather. For more information, please read YRPH’s protocol on how to safely use portable fans in schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Masks are mandatory for Grades 4 to 12 students. Face shields are optional but are not to replace the wearing of face masks as the nose, mouth and chin must be covered. Face shields protect the wearer from respiratory droplets but do not protect those around them and must be worn with a mask.
The mental health and well-being of our students is a shared responsibility for all our staff. The Ministry has provided school boards with a mental health toolkit that will be part of school staff training prior to the first day of school. YCDSB offers a tiered approach to supporting students that begins with a general … Continue reading “What mental health supports will be available to students when they return to school?”