Back-to-School Information Links

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SWIS is here to help!

Due to COVID -19, SWIS workers will be working remotely by phone and email to provide day-to-day settlement support to youth and families. As school starts, SWIS workers will be in touch with their clients to answer any school re-opening questions. Online information sessions will be starting soon – stayed tuned!

Stella Lim has joined ISGW as a SWIS worker. She will take care mainly of Our Lady of Lourdes, Bishop Mac, Sacred Heart and Ken Danby schools. She speaks English, Korean and Mandarin. Contact her at slim@is-gw.ca

Ali Zaidi will be covering Wellington/Dufferin County schools this year. Contact him at azaidi@is-gw.ca

Scroll down for links to more school-related information.

CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information available, including a summary of cases in schools and licensed child care centres in Ontario. Information will be updated every weekday. (Province of Ontario site)

Wellington Catholic District School Board

CLICK HERE for up-to-date information from the board

Upper Grand District School Board

Reopening Schools information: www.ugdsb.ca/fall2020.

Important information for parents/guardians and students includes (CLICK links):
The Reopening Schools Parent Guide
Reopening Schools Models - Elementary and Secondary
Reopening Schools Frequently Asked Questions (updated regularly)
Information about Kindergarten

Tech support for parents and students in the remote learning schools

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health

Mask Guidance for Parents Handout (August 26)
COVID-19 and Children Handout (August 26) 

There is a new For Schools section on the WDGPH website. Resources are being added regularly, so check back often.

WDGPH COVID-19 Call Centre: for health-related questions, including symptoms, close contacts or travel: Call 519-822-2715 ext. 7006
Available Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Assessment Centres in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph

Helpful information

Masks are required for all students (JK-Grade 12). CLICK HERE to view a series of videos to help newcomers understand where and when to wear masks in public. These videos were produced by Refugee 613 and Ottawa Public Health and are available in several languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Nepalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

It's important to learn proper handwashing. CLICK HERE to learn The Hand-Washing Song in 28 languages.

Storybook for kids, by kids about COVID-19
- a pdf for download is available in many languages

Mental Health Resources (click links)

Upper Grand District School Board

Wellington Catholic District School Board

http://www.mindyourmind.ca/

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health

https://kidshelpphone.ca/

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