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September 2020 Return to School Updates


Please review our Bishop Macdonell Safe Return to School handbook to learn about our increased health and safety measures and important operational changes for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Please visit the TCDSB's Returning to School page for access to board policies, FAQs, Toronto Public Health and Ministry of Education resources supporting a safe return.


For those who missed our virtual town hall you can review the slides and watch the video here:



  • Recording of the September 11, 2020 Bishop Macdonell Virtual Town Hall
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Mental Health Resources for Families
We would like to share the following resources with you that will better equip you in supporting your child/youth in this journey:


Screening Passport
Before coming to school each day parents/guardians are expected to conduct a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms, and sign off on their Screening Passport. This Passport will be reviewed each day and is available in 13 languages.

TCDSB Virtual School

Remote learning will begin with an orientation week from September 14 to September 18.

COVID Alert App

We encourage all families to download the Government of Canada COVID-19 app.