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

Travel During Winter Break

If you plan to travel over the Winter Break, please fill out the JICS Travel Form below by DECEMBER 4. Please ensure that you are following the required protocols for safe travel as well as a safe return if you are traveling outside of the country. Note that teachers do not prepare work material for students if their absence is related to a vacation.

Please print and display the poster below in your home as a daily reminder of protocols to follow to keep yourself and our community safe.

COVID-19 JICS Parent Agreement

Updated December 7, 2020

Effective December 7, the Ministry of Health has updated the COVID-19 symptom screening.

It is no longer divided into two groups of symptoms. If your child/ren have ONE or more of any symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home, isolate, and get tested.

 

Symptoms

  • Fever>37.8°C

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat, painful swallowing

  • Stuffy/runny nose

  • Unusual or long-lasting headache

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

  • Feeling unwell, muscle aches, tired

Daily Self-Screening for Students

 

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 through one of the methods below: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Nursery families, please use the Screening Form linked in the JICS Health and Safety Summary Poster for Nursery)

Students with chronic symptoms due to a medically diagnosed condition, should look for new, different or worsening symptoms.

In most scenarios, students may also be excluded from school:

 

  • (A) If the student has been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, the student will need to self-isolate for 14 days. The student’s household members will need to stay home and self-isolate if the student has symptoms until COVID-19 is ruled out.

  • (B) If the student has travelled outside of Canada they are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Their household members do not need to self-isolate if they have not travelled, if they don’t have symptoms and they are not a close contact of a positive case.

  • (C) If the student has a sibling or child in their household with symptoms of COVID-19.

​Students without symptoms

If a student does not have symptoms of COVID-19, he/she may attend school, if they are not a close contact (A) or travelled (B) or have a sibling with symptoms (C).

Students with symptoms

 

i. If a student have any new or worsening symptoms of [fever, cough, difficulty breathing or loss of taste/smell, sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, headache, nausea/ vomiting/diarrhea, muscle ache/fatigue]: Then the student must stay home, self-isolate & get tested or contact their health care provider. Student's child household members must also stay home and self-isolate. Student’s adult household members will have to self-monitor for symptoms. They may go to work if they have no symptoms, and the student is not a close contact (A).

Students with a Laboratory Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Test

  • Students must stay home and self-isolate for 10 days from the day the symptoms first appear and may return to school after 10 days if they do not have a fever (without use of medication) and their symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours.

  • Students without symptoms must stay home and self-isolate for 10 days from the day the test was done.

  • Family members of the student who test positive should self-isolate and follow public health advice.

Students with a Negative Test

  • Students can go back to school, if their symptoms have been improving for 24 hours, and if they are not a close contact (A) or travelled (B) and their siblings do not have symptoms (C).

Students who are not tested – Alternative diagnosis

  • Students with an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider that is not related to COVID-19 can go back to school once their symptoms have been improving for 24 hours. Family members, without symptoms, should self-monitor, and can go back to school or work.

Students who are not tested for COVID-19 symptoms

  • If a student is not tested and has any new or worsening symptoms not related to an existing medical condition:

    • One of the following symptoms – fever, cough, difficulty breathing or loss of taste/smellsore throat, stuffy/runny nose, headache, nausea/ vomiting/diarrhea, muscle ache/fatigue

  • Then the student must self-isolate for 10 days from the date their symptom(s) first appear. They may return to school after the 10 days, if they do not have a fever (without taking medication) and their symptoms are improving for 24 hours.

Students who are close contacts

  • Students in close contact with a person with COVID-19 must stay home and self-isolate for 14 days from their last date of exposure.

As a JICS Parent/Guardian responsible for my child, I agree to the following: 

  • I understand the risk of illness associated with placing my child in the School.

  • I understand that if my child is required to stay home, self-isolate, and get tested, I will contact the JICS Lab School to let the School know. 

  • I understand that misrepresentation regarding the information provided to the JICS Lab School could result in exclusion of the child from the School.

  • I understand to contact my child’s health care provider if I have questions about testing. (Find an Assessment Centre near you to get tested. Children can often get a throat swab or swab at the tip of the nose so it is more comfortable than a deep nasal swab. You can check your test results at www.covid-19.ontario.ca by clicking on “check your lab results.” Results can take a few days.)

  • I understand that anyone who has travelled outside of Canada is required to self-isolate for 14 days. Their household members do not need to self-isolate if they have not travelled, if they don't have symptoms and they are not a close contact of a positive case.

  • I understand that if I have questions, I will contact Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600

  • Upon request by the JICS Lab School, I consent to providing copies of my child’s COVID-19 test results to the University of Toronto Occupational Health Nurse.

This agreement remains in effect for the duration of the 2020/21 school year.

DR. ERIC JACKMAN INSTITUTE OF CHILD STUDY

LAB SCHOOL

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