Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater's Return to School page

Return to School

Return to School
Posted on 05/11/2021
The health, safety, and well-being of students and staff is a top priority for Bluewater District School Board.  As per provincial direction, Bluewater District School Board elementary and secondary schools are reopening in September 2021 for in-person learning.  Our processes and strategies for returning to school are designed to maximize safety while supporting school operations and classroom learning.  We continue to follow the advice and guidelines of Grey Bruce Public Health to ensure that we have the most current and relevant information to support the health and safety of students and staff.

Screening Protocols

All Bluewater District School Board students, staff, and essential visitors must complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire daily at home and before leaving for school/work.  Please note that we continue to use the provincial screening tool, which can be accessed by clicking the button below.  Any documentation we share provided by Grey Bruce Public Health is intended to supplement (or support) the provincial tool.

Button that links to daily COVID-19 screening tool

Grey Bruce Public Health is providing the following infographic to help clarify the process should a student experience symptoms associated with COVID-19.  Please click on the button below to view the document.
Button that links to guidance for student screening

Return to School Q and A

The following questions and answers help to outline the details of our return to school plan.  

Please click on the buttons below to view our Q and A documents for "School Operations", "Program and Instruction", and "Remote Learning".  Updates to these documents will be posted as new details emerge:

Button that links to School Operations Q and A

Button that links to Program and Instruction Q and A

Button that links to Remote Learning Q and A

Grey Bruce Public Health has also developed the following resource: COVID-19 FAQ for Schools

Mental Health and Well-Being

The mental health and well-being of students during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a priority in Bluewater District School Board.  Please click on the button below to view some recommended resources for parents/guardians and families in supporting their children:

Button that links to Mental Health and Well-Being web page

Other useful links and resources

Government of Ontario:

COVID-19: Health, safety and operational guidance for schools (2021-2022) 
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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