As you know, Bayview Glen is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment. Consistent
with this commitment, the Board of Directors has established a Covid-19 policy as set out in the
As you will see, this policy requires that all eligible students (those born 2009 or earlier) and all faculty,
staff, third party providers, volunteers and coaches be vaccinated prior to school in September.
As we continue to see the numbers of Covid-19 increase daily, this added protection is a necessary
step combined with social distancing, mask wearing, cleaning protocols, and hand sanitizing. The
vaccination status of everyone will also be required by Toronto Public Health in the event of an
For students from Preschool to Grade 6, families will have access to a Rapid Testing Programme. We
expect all families to use this Rapid Test App twice a week as another layer of protection for our
youngest students. More detailed information will follow.
Please remember that the first dose of the vaccine is required by September 1st to be eligible for oncampus learning. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your Assistant Heads.
As always, I thank you for your continued support as we navigate this together and prepare for a safe
and exciting school year.
Head of School
We have published our school reopening plan for the 2021-2022 year.
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One last time in this school year, I write to you to let you know that the students will complete their year online. We are fortunate to have a robust online programme and a plan already in the works for the end of year celebrations. These will be different depending on the division of the school your child is in but there is something planned for everyone.
Please watch out for the particulars that apply to your child which will be coming shortly from your Assistant Head.
September looms large and plans are already in the works for “in-person” programme delivery for all students. Not all details are ironed out yet, but we are ready to go once we receive the go ahead and the Covid restrictions required by the government.
On another topic, our renovation of our Duncan Mill Campus is moving along and is scheduled to be completed in the Fall, at which time the construction of our new Athletic Facility will begin.
We are looking forward to this exciting and much anticipated milestone.
Head of School
I hope you are keeping well. As expected, the “Stay-at-Home” order has been extended until June 2nd.
While we are hoping for a return to campus before the year ends, there is no way to predict if this will occur. We have made plans for both virtual and in-person year end activities.
Looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year, plans are underway for a full in-person school reopening in September for all students from Preschool to Grade 12. In addition, the attached memo from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, offers some important information on the next phase of the vaccination roll-out plan. We are pleased to see that students aged 12 and over are now eligible to be vaccinated and the attached memo provides details regarding the Ontario Government’s plan in this area.
I hope you will have a chance to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. Please stay well and safe.
Head of School
We have just been informed that the Medical Officer of Health for Toronto, Dr. Eileen de Villa, has invoked Section 22(5.0.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act which requires the suspension of all in-person teaching and instruction in public and private/independent schools, commencing tomorrow (April 7, 2021).
Full details can be found at The City of Toronto Section 22 Order.
This is clearly in response to the increasing and rapid rate of Covid-19 transmission within the City of Toronto, particularly with respect to the variants of concern. Peel and Guelph Public Health Units have already invoked Section 22, and it is entirely possible that other Health Units will follow suit.
As a result, JK to Grade 12 students will shift to on-line learning for April 7th, 8th and 9th, leading into our much-anticipated April Spring Break period. It is expected, at this time, that on-campus learning will resume after the break on Monday, April 26th, 2021, but we will keep you informed as the situation evolves over the coming weeks.
Pursuant to this Order and under the provisions of the Child Care and Early Years Act, our Preschool Programme (including the Preschool Holiday Programme) will be permitted to continue to operate as planned.
I think we can all agree that the course of this pandemic has been, at best, unpredictable and challenging, but as we continue to adhere to the directives and advice of the Public Health experts, I am confident that we can successfully endure this third wave.
Thank you all for your continued commitment and support in keeping our BVG community safe and healthy.
Head of School
There is a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 at Bayview Glen Independent School (lower school). Read the Toronto Public Health notification here (pdf).
On Sunday evening we found out that an Afterschool Programme counsellor tested positive for Covid19. Toronto Public Health has been investigating this case also and the parents of those students were apprised of the situation immediately in order to keep everyone safe. These students have also been learning online as we waited for the recommendations from Toronto Public Health.
Toronto Public Health has now completed their investigation down to the length of time each student spent in the programme.
Also, all Afterschool staff have been tested. Toronto Public Health determined that the Food Services case and this case are not linked.
We remained vigilant. Please take daily screening seriously as we all work together to keep our students safe. Please also note that should any student or staff in contact with your child test positive for Covid-19, you will be notified immediately.
The community at large will be notified when the case has been investigated and we are in a position to report thoroughly on the findings, and their impact on the school as a whole.
Head of School
Dear Parents, Last night, we were alerted to a situation by Aramark, our food services provider. Two of their staff have tested positive for Covid-19. One employee whose last day at work was Friday, March 5th and a second whose last day was Wednesday, March 10th. These are two separate and isolated incidents through close contact outside of the school.
Aramark are very diligent in their food safety and Covid protocols, including their use of P.P.E.’s. Their employees deliver the food to the classrooms or serve the food on the 3rd floor behind plexiglass and P.P.E.’s. There is no direct or prolonged contact with the student population. Yet out of abundance of caution, and until we get direction from Toronto Public Health, Bayview Glen Lower School will learn online on Monday, March 15th. Our Preschool will be closed. This does not affect students on the Moatfield Campus, including siblings of Lower School students.
Further information will be shared with you tomorrow once Toronto Public Health advises us on next steps. They will have more detailed knowledge of these cases. Until then, the entire Lower School and Preschool, including the kitchen will be deep cleaned to ensure the highest health and safety measures have been met in preparation for the students return.
Thank you once again for all your support.
Head of School
Duncan Mill Campus
275 Duncan Mill Road