On January 12, 2021, the Ministry of Education announced that masking will now be compulsory for all students in Grades 1-3. 

This masking requirement is in addition to the existing requirement for students in Grades 4-12.

Students in grades 1 through 12 are required to wear a mask indoors in school, including in hallways and during classes and during outdoor activities where physical distancing is not possible. 

Students in Kindergarten are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

If students are able to bring these masks from home, please ensure they have them every school day.  We will have extra masks at each school in case a student needs a replacement mask. Students are encouraged to practice wearing masks and learn what type of mask is most comfortable for them. 

Students who are not able to put on or remove their own mask without assistance or who cannot cannot tolerate the wearing of a mask due to a disability or other reason based on the Ontario Human Rights Code can seek accommodations from the school principal in accordance with these Guidelines.

Access the Request for Accommodation Related to Student Use of Masks form and learn more in the guidelines below.

Ottawa Public Health - Masks
Ottawa Public Health - Masks
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