The health and safety of all students and staff is paramount. We all have our part to play during the return to school to make sure we keep our schools and people healthy.
Staff, student, or other persons are responsible for conducting a health awareness on themselves or child prior to entering any of our schools, sites or events.
A health awareness means a person regularly checking to ensure they (or their child) are not experiencing symptoms of illness that would limit their ability to participate fully in regular activities before coming to school to prevent spread of communicable diseases within school settings (BC CDC, Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools, September 2023).
- Staff, students, or other persons in the school setting who are exhibiting symptoms of illness, such as respiratory illness, should stay home until they are well enough to participate in regular activities or otherwise advised by a healthcare provider. Those experiencing certain illnesses, such as gastrointestinal illness caused by norovirus, may be advised to stay home for longer (BC CDC, Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools, Sept. 13, 2023).
- If you are unsure or concerned about your symptoms, connect with your health care provider or call 8-1-1 (BC CDC, Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools, Sept. 13, 2023).
We encourage you to take a look at the following information:
SD62 Communicable Disease Prevention Plan (Updated Sept 18, 2023)