Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we work together through our Covid-19 protocols and ministry regulations as well as our new normal; we are facing many challenges that we do need to work together.
One of our biggest goals is ensuring a safe, healthy, sanitized environment for everyone. Each morning, all staff at Canadian Martyrs school have to complete a self-directed Covid-19 Screening tool to see if they are permitted to come to work; symptom free, and healthy. If not, they are not permitted to come to work.
With that in mind, we also need to have all of our students coming to school healthy and symptom free of any sickness. We continually need a safe, healthy, and sick free environment daily. This can only be done with your assistance. Each morning, it is imperative for you to assess your child’s health. There is a tool on our school web site that can assist you with this assessment and the direction you should take if your child displays any signs of sickness. The tool is found here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screeni ...
If unsure, the best choice will be to not send your child to school and seek medical advice.
A decision guide for parents and staff is found here: https://www.hamilton.ca/sites/default/file ...
Please understand, if your child does come to school and displays any signs of sickness, we are forced to act on the Ministry and Board directed Covid-19 protocols which includes: isolation, a call home for immediate pick up, deep cleansing of affected areas, direction to seek medical attention, and 24 hours of being symptom free before returning to school. The medical professional may require your child to take a Covid-19 test or isolate for 14 days. Sharing of information back with the school from you is also essential to assist with in-school protocols and coordination with Public Health.
For further information about Covid-19 and direction, the city of Hamilton website is found here where numerous links exist: https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus
Lastly, if you do require a Covid-19 test, here is the city of Hamilton link where an appointment can be made: https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/assess ...
Their phone number is: 905-974-9848.
Thank you for your help and understanding. We are all in this together and we are learning as we move forward. Wishing you safety and good health and we pray for all those affected by the Covid-19 virus.
Principal of Canadian Martyrs School.