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.
For more information on the process to apply for a student mask-wearing accommodation, please view the Process for Student Mask Wearing Accommodation.
York Region Public Health’s current plan is to have 48 dedicated school health nurses with assigned schools to assist in education on proper use of masks, contact tracing, potential mobile testing for potential outbreaks in schools and more.
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 YCDSB seeks to help all students reach their full potential by providing a range of program placements and options for supporting students regardless of how unique or special their needs may be. Our schools recognize the individual differences among students, and work to adapt programs to meet student’s needs. These programs include: Core Resource, … Continue reading “What does this plan mean for my child with special needs?”