Friday Update

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It’s been a terrific week here at Central Senior!

We wore orange for Orange Shirt day, learning about residential schools and supporting truth and reconciliation. We kicked off a week of Terry Fox culminating in our run yesterday.  On Monday we will find out the total number of laps we took around the track.  Stay tuned to hear how we did and what events will happen next.

A few things to be aware of:

  1. There is a new screening tool from Public Health that helps you to decide whether to send your child to school. Screening Children v1.0 2020-10-01 FINAL EN AODA  The changes, in brief summary, include:
  • Children with only one new or worsening symptom of sore throat, stuffy nose/runny nose, headache, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, or fatigue/lethargy/muscle aches/ malaise can return to school 24 hours after their symptoms improve without requiring a COVID-19 test, and as long as they can pass the daily screening.
  • A child with two or more of the symptoms of sore throat, stuffy nose/runny nose, headache, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, or fatigue/lethargy/muscle aches/ malaise OR with just one symptom of fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell/taste will still need to contact a health care provider for an alternative diagnosis OR to get a COVID-19 test.

Please refer the Q&A section on the Ontario COVID 19 Screening Tool for Children in School for a comprehensive summary of the information above.

  1. Bus Cancellations: Our transportation companies are struggling to fill vacancies for bus drivers which may result in buses being cancelled. Families will be notified of any cancellations through mybustoschool.ca by 6 a.m. the morning of. If your child’s bus route is cancelled in the morning, they will not receive transportation home from school.

Parents need to go to mybustoschool.ca to verify and update subscription information, bus route details, and general notice requests in order to receive email notifications when your child’s bus is late and/or cancelled.

To access the Parent Portal, visit mybustoschool.ca. Parents will require their child’s 9-digit Ontario Education Number found on their report card, as well as their date of birth, school, and grade for September 2020.

Once again, thank you for supporting us through these challenging times.  Our students have been incredible at adapting to the changes in the school environment.  They have been resilient in difficult circumstances and have shown amazing character. They are tired! I hope you all have a very restful weekend.