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Resources for Parents and Students


As the new school year gets underway, parents are looking to prepare their children for back to school safely and successfully. Here are some tips that may be helpful:

  • Teach children handwashing, physical distancing and the proper way to wear a mask.
  • Remind children not to share their mask, food and other personal items.
  • Explain how their classrooms may be different.
  • Create a routine to screen your child for symptoms of COVID-19 before school each day.
  • Keep your child at home if they are sick and get tested.



Additional information and resources for parents/guardians and students include:


​Health and Safety


COVID-19 Che​cklist and Screening Passport 

The TCDSB has a COVID-19 Che​cklist and Screening Passport to help parents/guardians screen your child for COVID-19 symptoms before school each day.


The Checklist and Screening Passport is available for reference in the following languages:


English​​​​​ Korean Portuguese Tigrynia​
Arabic  French  Spanish Ukrainian
Chinese Italian Tagalog Vietnamese
Czech Polish Tamil​​​​​​​​​​ 


How To Self-Monitor if Someone Tests Positive For COVID-19 

The Toronto Public Health has a tip sheet on how to self-monitor if someone tests positive for COVID-19.


What to do if your Child has COVID-19 Symptoms 

The Toronto Public Health has guidelines on what to do if your child has COVID-19 symptoms.


Hand Washing Techniques and Coughing / Sneezing Hygiene 

The Public Health Agency of Canada has COVID-19 resources for parents and children, including hand washing techniques and coughing and sneezing hygiene.​​​​​​​​​​


COVID Alert App 

The Government of Canada has a COVID Alert app​ that can let people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear.​​​​​​​​​​


Toronto Public Health School Nurse Directory 

The Toronto Public Health has established a team of school nurses​ to provide COVID-19 and mental health and well-being support to schools as they reopen. The list is also available on the Toronto Public Health website​.


Mental H​ealth Wellness


TCDSB Mental Health Resources 

The TCDSB remains committed to a mentally-healthy return to school, either in person or through online learning for all students. Some of the resources available for parents / guardians and students include:



Mental Health Tips 

School Mental Health Ontario put together tips and resources to help support student mental health during COVID-19 and the return to school, including a suicide prevention guide​ for parents and families during COVID-19 and return to school.​