COVID-19 PROTOCOLS/ VACCINATION POLICY
HOW WE’RE KEEPING STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFE
Updated: Sep 07, 2021
Our campus is continuing with our traditional four-term system of instruction with a full schedule of in-person classes each day. We are also planning for the reintroduction and continuation of in-person extracurricular activities and larger school events. All current health and safety protocols such as screening, hand hygiene and physical distancing, to mention a few, will remain in place at our campuses and updated as needed with guidance from Public Health. The use of non-medical or cloth masks indoors on school property remains mandatory for all students and staff at this time, subject to evolving Ministry directions. Our back-to-school plan is based on advice, guidance, and directives of provincial and local public health officials, as well as the expertise of both the wider medical and scientific communities with emphasis given to the Science Table COVID-19 Advisory for Ontario.
We cannot underestimate the power of social responsibility in drastically reducing the spread of COVID-19, and we need everyone on board for it to work. Our actions play an integral role in this plan. Everyone has to do their part and collaboratively we will succeed in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 by securing a safe and engaging learning environment and a return to regular and consistent in-person learning. We’ve missed you!
The safety of our students and our school communities are paramount to us. We also acknowledge that in-person learning is critical for the learning and overall well-being of our students. For these reasons, all staff and students will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021-2022 school year.
- For the 2021- 2022 school year, all of our staff will be fully vaccinated for the commencement of classes this September.
- All students, 13 years of age and older, attending Can-AIM High School campus must be fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person classes. Students who have received only their first dose will be required to demonstrate their commitment to completing the vaccination regimen. Vaccination exemptions may be granted to students who present a note from a medical doctor.
- Per the guidance of the Ministry of Health, students enrolled for tutoring under the age of 12 will not require vaccination. If a student turns 12 during the academic year, the expectation will be that they demonstrate a commitment to completing the vaccine regimen.
- International Students
- International students who have received all recommended doses of a Health Canada authorized COVID-19 vaccine given outside of Ontario or Canada are considered to have a complete vaccine series and no additional doses are needed. Per the Government of Canada, there should be no restrictions on entering the country.
- International students not vaccinated with a Canadian-approved vaccine may have to undergo necessary protocols upon entry into the country. However, students vaccinated with a full regimen of a WHO emergency use listed vaccine will be considered fully vaccinated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and allowed to attend in-person classes.
- Students who have not received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine listed for emergency use by WHO may be offered a new series of a Health Canada authorized COVID-19 vaccine once they arrive. Though it is recommended they try to get their full dose of WHO Emergency Use Listed vaccines in their home country before arriving in Canada.
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Thank you for your support as we work to help keep our communities healthy and safe.