Communications from the Head of School

two school officials greet each other from a distance outdoors, wearing masks
Mrs. Daunt with Carol Anne Ruscica, Senior Director of Advancement
  • Letter to parents – mandatory vaccine policy
    Dear Parents, As you know, Bayview Glen is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment. Consistentwith this commitment, the Board of Directors has established a Covid-19 policy as set out in theattached document. As you will see, this policy requires that all eligible students (those born 2009 or earlier) and all faculty,staff, third party […]
  • School Reopening Plan 2021-2022
    We have published our school reopening plan for the 2021-2022 year.
  • Join our COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall for School Communities
    Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health, will answer your questions about vaccine safety and benefits, Myocarditis/pericarditis information, how to get vaccinated. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED SESSION: Thursday, June 17, 20216:30 pm to 7:30 pmJoin online or by phone:Click here to join us online416.915.6530Access code: 177 192 password (if required): Toronto123
  • TPH Letter to School – Youth Vaccination
    Download the Toronto Public Health notice regarding COVID-19 Youth Vaccination information, town hall, and resources (pdf).
  • Letter to Parents
    Dear Parents, 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 […]
  • Letter to Parents
    Dear Parents,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 […]
  • Parent Letter
    Dear Parents, 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 […]
  • TPH Letter – Confirmed Outbreak
    There is a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 at Bayview Glen Independent School (lower school). Read the Toronto Public Health notification here (pdf).
  • Parent Community Update
    Dear Parents, 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 […]
  • Urgent Update
    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 […]
  • Parent Letter
    Dear Parents, Just a quick note to tie up some outstanding items before the long weekend. On Friday, we got our new Construction Schedule. It confirms that the renovations to the existing school will be completed in time for the start of 2021-2022 school year. What this means in actual terms is that all departments […]
  • Variant of Concern
    Recently, new strains of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been identified. Some of these new strains are called variants of concern, because they spread more easily between people. Read Toronto Public Health’s notice for more information (pdf).
  • Letter to Parent Re March Break
    Dear Parents, As you are aware, there has been a lot of controversy around the March Break and on Thursday, February 11th the Minister of Education Stephen Lecce in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer and Minister of Health announced that March Break would be moved to April 12th. Bayview Glen has always supported the […]
  • Parent/Guardian Screening Agreement and Declaration
    The health, safety and well-being of students and staff is a top priority as Bayview Glen (the “School”) operates during the 2020/21 school year. The School appreciates and requires your cooperation to keep the School community safe. The School is operating based on the assurance that all persons entering School premises have taken proper precautions […]
  • Memorandum from Asst. Deputy Minister of Education
    Download the Memorandum and Appendixes here (pdf) Thank you for your continued support for students, families and staff. As you are aware, schools in the seven Northern Public Health Units (PHUs), as well as eleven southern PHUs, have been permitted to reopen for in-person learning. Based on the most recent data and advice from the […]
  • Letter to Parents
    Dear Parents, As per the most recent announcement from the Minister of Education and Toronto Public Health, the students will return to campus on February 16, 2021. Since the students were last on campus, a number of directives have been issued by Toronto Public Health. Medical masks must be worn by all faculty and staff […]
  • Navigating the COVID News Presentation by Farah Nasser
    Our Parent Association virtual general meeting was held on January 19, 2021 via Zoom, and we were excited to welcome Farah Nasser, Global 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. News Co-Anchor, to our meeting. Farah spoke to us about how to navigate the news cycle. She shared key insights on how to look at news through […]
  • Letter to Parents
    RE: Correction Notice Dear Parents, This is a correction notice of the News Release from the Government of Ontario sent earlier with respect to online learning from JK to Grade 8. Their online programme is extended until January 25th and will now align with the Upper School return date. This extension is due to the […]
  • Minister of Education Letter to Parents
    Ministry of Education Letter to Parents – January 2, 2021 (pdf)