I would like to warmly welcome our new and returning students, families and employees as we collectively anticipate a happy and safe return to school this fall. Our community of dedicated staff and faculty are excited to see our students back on campus to resume learning on September 9.
As always, we value the partnership of our entire Branksome community as we work together to prioritize the health and safety of all and to ensure our reopening plans provide a robust in-person learning environment for our students. We continue to be guided by science, our government and our health advisors and will be responsive in updating our practices and policies as new information becomes available. To read our Guiding Principles for Reopening, please click here.
In accordance with the Government of Ontario’s recently announced vaccination disclosure policy, we feel strongly about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine in mitigating risk and aiding in contact tracing. In alignment with peer CIS Ontario Schools, all eligible students and employees at Branksome Hall will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to the return to in-person learning and working. Additionally, for the 2021-2022 school year, Branksome Hall has partnered with the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab’s (CDL) Rapid Screening Consortium to implement free, mandatory, at-home rapid antigen screening for all students and employees.
We hope our Welcome Back package, along with a series of parent Zoom information sessions in late August, will assist your preparations for the beginning of the school year. In the meantime, please continue to send your questions to email@example.com.
We look forward to being back to school together, and to seeing the campus come alive with a flurry of activity this fall.