Pre-Screening: Prior to attending school, all students, staff and visitors must complete and follow the directions of the daily COVID-19 School Screening assessment tool.
All students who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 must not attend school and should seek appropriate medical attention as required, including getting tested at a COVID-19 testing centre.
Masking: All students in Grades 1-8 are required to wear a mask at school and on buses. Cloth and non-medical masks are permitted for students. Students in Kindergarten are encouraged, but not required to wear a mask. Families are encouraged to provide extra masks for students, if possible.
Students are encouraged to practice wearing masks and learn what type of mask is most comfortable for them. Parents/guardians should provide masks for their children to wear to school (cloth and non-medical masks are permitted for students). The LKDSB will provide backup non-medical masks for students who do not have their own. Face coverings that provide a tight seal at the chin and nose and cover the mouth are permitted (a gaiter for example), whereas face coverings that do not provide a tight seal at the chin and nose and cover the mouth are not permitted (a bandanna for example).
For some students with special needs, or significant medical conditions, wearing a mask may be problematic. Families should work with their school to determine if their child may be exempt from wearing a mask.
Masking Outdoors: Students in Grades 1-8 are required to wear a mask outdoors during a supervised outdoor break unless they are two metres apart or participating in a vigorous activity. Students will be expected to wear a mask while moving between the classroom and outdoors.