Communications from the Head of School

  • Message to our Parent Community
    Dear Parents, It has been wonderful to see the student’s returning from March Break re-energized for the final term of the school year.  As promised, we have been closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation since our return from March Break to determine our next steps in implementing the Government of Ontario and Ministry of Education’s updated […]
  • All Ages COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
  • Updated Vaccination Policy and Clinic
    Dear Parents, Attached please find an updated copy of the School’s Vaccination Policy (pdf) and the NYGH COVID-19 Vaccines (pdf) Children and Young Adult Clinic information for January 25th and 26th. The term “Eligible Student” has been expanded to include all students from age 5 to Grade 12. The current definition of vaccination is two […]
  • COVID-19 Vaccines Children and Young Adult Clinic
  • Winter 2022 COVID-19 Update
    Dear Parents, I hope this finds you safe, well and enjoying the much-needed break. The following is a Covid-19 update as it relates to the school and what we know to be true right now based on today’s announcement from Dr. Kieran Moore. Our plans at this point are as follows and subject to continued […]
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
    Dear Parents, The BVG Clinic organized by Dr. Maria Muraca, the Medical Director of the North York Family Health Team (NYFHT) for the 21st of December ran out of space so quickly that Dr. Muraca has graciously offered extra clinic hours on December 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 and 23. You can now go on […]
  • Rapid Antigen Testing for Grade 7 to 12
    Dear Parents,  Today you will receive via your child a Rapid Antigen Test Kit. These tests are to be administered on December 29th, January 2nd and January 5th as an added precaution prior to the start of school. The results of these tests must be uploaded through the Thrive App and you will be receiving […]
  • Final COVID-19 Update
    BVG has one positive Covid case in the Upper School. Toronto Public Health are currently investigating this case and we will advise you shortly as to their recommendations. All close contacts are currently self-isolating and getting tested.
  • Final COVID-19 Communication
    Dear Parents, This will be our final communication regarding Covid-19 this term. Please read through the information carefully: BVG Clinic: A COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be offered to the BVG community.  Dr. Maria Muraca, the Medical Director of the North York Family Health Team (NYFHT), and a valued member of our BVG community, will oversee […]
  • Pediatric Vaccination Update
    Dear Parents, Bayview Glen is committed to making a safe environment for students, faculty and parents. As you are no doubt aware as of November 19th, 2021, Health Canada approved pediatric vaccine for children aged 5 – 11 year olds. We have sent all the Public Health information available to us to help keep you […]
  • Toronto Public Health 5 to 11 Year Old Student Vaccinations
    Dear Parents, Attached please find a letter from Toronto Public Health (link) on vaccinations of students ages 5 to 11 years old.
  • Mid-Term Break Rapid Antigen Screening
    Dear Parents, The mid-term break is finally here. Four days to relax and enjoy with your family. As I wish you a very enjoyable mid-term break I also want to thank you sincerely for helping to get us to this point safe and sound. Going forward, I would like to ask all parents completing the […]
  • Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Survey
    Dear Parents, Please see the attached notice from Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health.
  • Toronto Public Health Vaccination Resources for Students ages 5 to 11
    Dear Parents, Attached please find two information flyers from Toronto Public Health on vaccinations of students ages 5 to 11 years old. TPH Vaccination Resources TPH Vaccination Webinar Dates One is an upcoming webinar and the other is from Sick Kids Covid-19 Vaccine Consult Services, where you can make an appointment to have your questions […]
  • 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 […]