For COVID-19 related information within the City of Toronto, please visit the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 page
Daily Screening for Students
Updated March 13, 2022
As a Parent/Guardian, you must prevent the spread of illness by screening your child/ren each morning by 8:00am SHARP using the JICS online Daily COVID-19 Screening Form by clicking the button below or scanning the QR code.
Screening for Staff and Visitors
Updated May 3, 2022
As an adult entering the school building, you must prevent the spread of illness by screening yourself using the JICS online COVID-19 Screening Form by clicking the button below or scanning the QR code.
Rapid Screening for all ASYMPTOMATIC
JICS Students & Staff
Updated September 21, 2021
The JICS Lab School is participating in the Rapid Screening Consortium through the Creative Destruction Lab. This program adds an additional layer of protection to our school community members in addition to other preventative measures, such as hand hygiene, distancing, and mandatory vaccines for those who are eligible, and it adheres to our public purpose to be a research-based school that explores best practises in order to improve public school education.
The Rapid Screening Program is mandatory for all students and all staff.
Watch this video message from Richard about the Rapid Screening Program.
PCR Saliva Testing for
JICS Students, Staff, & Family
Updated January 10, 2022
In partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), PCR saliva test kits will be available at the JICS Lab School as of January 5, 2022, only for symptomatic students and staff.
• Completed tests can be dropped off at JICS between 8:00am - 4:00pm. Completed tests are couriered to SickKids daily at 9:00am.
• If completed tests are returned after 9:00am, they will be picked up at 9:00am the next day by the SickKids courier. If they arrive on Friday, they will be picked up on Monday.
• Children at school who have been assessed to have a COVID-like symptom will be sent home with a PCR saliva test kit. The test cannot be completed inside the school.
• Please note that anyone requiring to complete a PCR saliva test must not eat or drink for 30 minutes prior to taking the test.
Contact Paige Lancaster to pick-up a test kit from reception if the child or family member with a symptom is at home and qualifies for a test.
Updated February 28, 2022
If you are planning to travel with your child during the school year, please note that Public Health’s policy has changed as of February 28, 2022.
Vaccinated children under 12 years of age:
adults travelling with fully vaccinated children between the ages of 5 to 11 will have the option to upload their proof of vaccination into ArriveCAN.
The benefit of uploading the child’s proof is that if they are travelling with an adult who does not qualify as fully vaccinated, the child will qualify for an exemption from quarantine and mandatory testing on Day 1 and Day 8.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children under 12 years of age:
If you qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children will be exempt from quarantine, without any limitations on their activities. This means, for example, they no longer need to wait 14 days before attending school, camp or daycare.
Some federal rules for children entering Canada may be different from the provincial or territorial rules. In this case, you must follow the stricter rules.
If you do not qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, your unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children are subject tot he 14-day quarantine, and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests
Unvaccinated children 12 years of age:
Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated youth 12 to 17 years of age are subject to the 14-day quarantine, and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, whether or not they are accompanied by travellers who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller.
We cannot provide hybrid learning for children while they are away due to travel. We thank you for your understanding.
We require that all families traveling internationally with their child/ren please complete the JICS Travel Form