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Questions About Schools Re-opening

Visit the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19: reopening schools webpage or contact the Ministry of Education or your local school board for any questions related to schools reopening.

For more information about the services we have to offer, please email For specific information related to safe school environments during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our page: COVID-19 & Schools.

Communicable / Infectious Diseases

Reminder to all principals: Cases of specific communicable/infectious diseases must be reported to the Health Unit according to the Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990, c. H.7, s. 28, as amended 2011. All absenteeism rates of 20% or more should be reported to the health unit.

All animal bites or other animal contact must be reported to the health unit under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Reg. 557.

What's New

  • The Mindful Bottle Toolkit was developed to help teachers address issues of stress and anxiety in their students and promote positive well-being in the classroom.
  • Tools for Teachers is a resource developed to create a change in the social environment in which our children/students live.

Rowan's Law Day Toolkit

OPHEA has developed a toolkit to help schools and classrooms recognize Rowan’s Law Day and encourage students to speak up about concussions.

The toolkit contains sample tools to support recognition of Rowan’s Law Day at your school and to spark conversation among students, staff, and the school community about concussion awareness. Select the tools that suit your school and students best or to use the toolkit as a guide to inspire your own ideas.

The toolkit includes:

  • Information about Rowan Stringer and Rowan’s Law Day
  • A list of concussion awareness activities for schools
  • Printable posters
  • Ready-to-go social media posts for Facebook and Twitter
  • Links to additional concussion resources

Download Rowan’s Law Day Toolkit for Schools