If your child is sick

St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School encourages a safe and healthy environment for all students. If your child is sick, we ask that you do not send him/her to school. Sending a sick child to school puts other students at risk. If your child is too sick to go outside for recess, he/she should be kept home until he/she is able to participate fully at school.

Please ensure that the school has your current emergency contact information, and inform the office if your home, work or cell numbers change.

The Importance of Frequent Hand Washing

We encourage students to wash their hands frequently throughout the day and:

    • After coughing, sneezing and blowing their nose;

    • Before eating;

    • After shaking hands;

    • After touching someone sick;

    • After using the bathroom; and

    • Before touching their face.

You can read the Ministry of Ontario's Hand Washing for Children poster which is posted at our school.

Current Protocols require parents complete the on-line covid-19 self assessment screener for their children each day before attending school. The assessment will indicate if your child or children are safe to attend school or may direct you to have a COVID test, see a doctor or stay in isolation. Please ensure you follow the direction of the screener. This is an important step in keeping our school open and safe. Here is a link to the on-line assessment: