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COVID-19 Resources

(Last updated June 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM)

To report symptoms or a positive test result to the AHS Nurse, use this form. A list of COVID symptoms can be found here.

Please consult the most recent guidance from Toronto Public Health (March 31, 2022) to help you determine an individual's isolation period as you are awaiting instructions from the Nurse.

The counts below are of students who are currently isolating because 1) they reported positive rapid antigen or PCR tests, and 2) they had attended school within the 5 days prior to the test result:

  • No students currently isolating.
  • No students currently isolating.
  • No students currently isolating.

The case counts reported on this website are provided only as a courtesy and may be revised pending further investigation. 

Please see these instructions for use of rapid antigen tests. 

Covid-19 Response

Our commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our community remains our utmost priority as we navigate the 2021-2022 school year during these unprecedented times. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we continue to prioritize the well-being of our community.

COVID-19 Symptoms and Illness Management

List of 8 items.

  • COVID-19 Symptoms

    (last updated 3/4/2022)

    Anyone exhibiting one or more COVID-19 symptoms, should stay home for at least 5 days, administer a rapid test if available, and submit the following form. Students or staff living in the same household as another individual with symptoms will also need to stay home until cleared.

    Please see the latest chart of symptoms and isolation requirements from Toronto Public Health (February 11, 2022).
  • Masks

    As of March 21, 2022, masks are no longer mandated for staff and students at AHS, in accordance with provincial guidance. AHS is committed to supporting whatever choice you make for your child regarding whether or not to continue masking.

    Please note that in accordance with the latest provincial guidance, individual students and staff will still be required to wear masks at school after March 21 in any one of the following circumstances:

    After testing positive or being presumed positive for COVID-19 due to symptoms. Students can return to school on day 6 of their isolation period (and/or after having been cleared by the Nurse) but should continue to wear a mask from day 6 to day 10.  

    After international travel. Returning travellers must wear a mask at school and in public spaces for 14 days from their arrival in Canada, except for those to whom the following applies:
    • those who are 11 years old or younger
    • those who are 12 and older and fully vaccinated
    After a household member tests positive or has symptoms. Staff who have received a booster (3rd dose) or have been confirmed positive in the last 90 days and completed their isolation may continue attending school but must wear a mask for 10 days following the household member’s positive test result or symptom onset. Likewise, students who are fully vaccinated (2 doses) may continue attending school but must wear a mask for 10 days following the household member’s positive test result or symptom onset. In cases where multiple household members test positive/have symptoms, a new 10-day mask-wearing period would begin every time another household member commences isolation. Staff and students who do not meet the criteria above (booster / fully vaccinated / previous infection within 90 days) must isolate until the end of the household member's isolation period.
  • ParentLocker

    (last updated 3/18/2022)

    The latest version of the Parent Locker questionnaire can be found here for your reference.

    All parents must complete ParentLocker daily. This also applies to students who are absent and sick. 
  • Sick Kids Saliva PCR Testing

    Sick Kids is no longer operating the saliva testing program as of May 19, 2022.
  • What to expect for Back to School-AHS Covid-19 Reopening Plan 2021-2022

  • Return to School Clearance

    • Please report Covid symptoms or positive test results using this form
    • Clearance will be provided to your branch automatically on Day 6 counting symptom onset or a positive test as Day 1
    Early clearance may be requested from the Nurse if:
    • symptoms have resolved and 
    • the student has tested negative on a single PCR test or two rapid antigen tests taken 24 hours apart 
  • Illness not related to COVID

    Please keep any students home who are experiencing any illness whether or not they are symptoms of COVID-19. Seek assessment from your child's health care provider if needed. PCR testing is not required. Students have to be symptom free and cleared by the nurse to return to school. Healthy siblings may attend school.
  • Grade 7 and 8 immunization clinics

    Are currently administered by Public Health in community clinics. 

    Toronto Public Health provides the following vaccines to Grade 7 and 8 students:

    Meningococcal-ACYW, to prevent meningitis

    Human papillomavirus, to prevent certain cancers

    Hepatitis-B, to prevent liver cancer

    Parents can book an appointment at a public health clinic, or ask their health care provider to order the vaccines from Toronto Public Health.