Attached are Public Health protocols that are followed by all HWDSB schools. Please screen your child daily and enter their absence using School Messenger. Please select the appropriate reason for absence – illness is for non-COVID like symptoms such as bad allergies, or injuries such as a broken arm, etc. that prevent school attendance. Schools are tracking absences daily so it is important to select the correct reason that your child is absent. You can contact Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at 905-974-9848. Extension #1 is for general inquiries and extension #2 is to book testing. Please call the school with the results of your COVID-19 test so that we are able to follow the proper steps to keep everyone safe at school.