Hello Saints,

We appreciate your continued support in helping us keep our students safe. Maintaining your child’s screening is important as we lead up to the Christmas break. We thank all our parents and families for partnering with us.

Today, each student will be coming home with a COVID-19 Rapid test kit. Please review the following information carefully. The earliest the tests should be used is December 23rd as the intent is to pre-screen students prior to their January 2022 return.  These tests are temperature sensitive so you will want to remove them from your child’s backpack as soon as possible.

If your child is absent from school today your child’s classroom teacher will give them their kit upon their return to school.

Letter Describing why Rapid Antigen Tests are being sent home: Rapid Antigen Test Kit Info for Parents Dec 2021

Instructions on how to administer these tests: BTNX Self Screening Instructions-EN (2)

Letter from the Ministry further explaining the context of these tests: Minister Letter to Parent Winter Break 2021 – EN – FINAL-AODA (1)

Videos to support how to conduct screening: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxmz9ERQlsZvswUiYSJVOLRIOwRUWBL_W    and    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxmz9ERQlsZvKnIaf8_iMfnOzoq8saNs3    and    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UA5nCyiU2tvPXhrKQSdFiIvzHrahDFUNGiNhTKMg4FM/edit?usp=sharing

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID 19 Immunization Disclosure Policy: Ministry of Education Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – COVID-19 Immunization Disclosure Policy – December 6 2021 (2)

Stay Safe Saints!