News & Announcements
Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school
For school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:
Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school
Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.
The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded).
We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.
Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.
- Date updated: May 20, 2022
- Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 0
Daily School Absence Reporting
The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools.
You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/
As a result of Monday’s earlier power outage, we have been notified that our school does not have running water at this time. Board staff will be onsite first thing tomorrow morning to address the issue, however the school will likely be without water for the majority of the school day on Tuesday. As such, East Garafraxa PS students are asked to shift to remote learning for Tuesday May 17. Staff and educators will support students through their Google Classroom environment.
We wanted to make you make you aware of a situation at our school. Today, the power went off at the school. This outage affected multiple areas of our school building and parts of the school neighbourhood.
The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management
Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave.