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

If you plan to travel while school is in session, please fill out the JICS Travel Form below. 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 province. Note that teachers do not prepare work material for students if their absence is related to a vacation.

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

COVID-19 JICS Parent Agreement & Screening Form

Updated March 22, 2021

Effective February 10, the Ministry of Health has updated the COVID-19 symptom screening.

If your child/ren have ONE or more of any symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home, isolate, and get tested. If anyone in your household has any symptoms of COVID-19, your child/ren must stay home, isolate, and await results of the household member's test.

 

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 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 by clicking the button below or scanning the QR code (JK to Grade 6): 

 

 

 

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. Children in the household who attend a school setting will need to stay home and self-isolate while the student completes the 14 day isolation period. Adults in the home can go to work or school as long as they do not have symptoms.
    If anyone in the student's household has been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19, the student will need to stay home and self-isolate while the household member completes the 14 day isolation period.

  • (B) If the student or anyone in the student's household 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 do NOT attend a school setting, if they don’t have symptoms and they are not a close contact of a positive case.

  • (C) If there is anyone in the student's household with symptoms of COVID-19, or if the student has any symptoms of COVID-19.

​Students without symptoms

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

Students with symptoms

If a student has 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 household members who attend a school setting must also stay home and self-isolate. Student’s adult household members who do NOT attend a school setting 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 who test positive but are without symptoms must stay home and self-isolate for 10 days from the day the test was done.

  • All household members of the student who test positive must self-isolate for at least 14 days from the last time they were with the person who tested positive, should get tested 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 or anyone in their household are not a close contact (A) or travelled (B) and their household members 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.

  • All household members should self-isolate

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.

  • Students must also stay home and self-isolate if any member of their household was a close contact with a person with COVID-19.

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. All household members who attend a school setting must also self-isolate. All household members who do NOT attend a school setting are not required 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.

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DR. ERIC JACKMAN INSTITUTE OF CHILD STUDY

LAB SCHOOL