COVID-19 Information

Declaration Statement

At this time, the JICS Lab School has 0 active cases of COVID-19.

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 September 7, 2021

As a Parent/Guardian, you must prevent the spread of illness 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.

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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 unvaccinated students and all staff.

Watch this video message from Richard about the Rapid Screening Program.


PCR Saliva Testing for


JICS Students, Staff, & Family

Updated October 27, 2021

In partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), PCR saliva test kits will be available at the JICS Lab School as of Oct 27, for symptomatic students, their families, and for staff, or for those who have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 positive case. 


• 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.


International Travel

Updated October 5, 2021

If you are planning to travel with your child during the school year, please note that Public Health’s policy remains the same:  any unvaccinated child who travels outside the country cannot attend school for 14 days upon return.  

TPH screening  (updated Oct 5, 2021):

If the child/student travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days: 

  • The child/student must follow federal guidelines for quarantine and testing after returning from international travel. 

  • If the child/student is fully vaccinated they may be exempt from federal quarantine. If the child/student is not fully vaccinated, they are not to attend school/child care for 14 days, even if they traveled with a vaccinated companion.

We cannot provide hybrid learning for children while they are away due to travel.  We thank you for your understanding.