Halton Waldorf School is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students and faculty, while offering an educational experience that is consistent with Waldorf Education.
UPDATE: June 2, 2021
I am sure many of you heard the announcement today by Doug Ford’s press conference. We are disappointed that the province is not allowing schools to return in person, but we appreciate having clarity at least. Distance learning will continue until Thursday, June 17th, the last day of school, before our official summer break. We look forward to planning a virtual assembly on the last day of school (June 17) and in-person outdoor graduation ceremonies as allowed.
There are number of requirements mandated by the Ontario Ministry of Education to keep our students and faculty safe during their time on-campus and inside our school buildings. Our changes and precautions during the 2020-2021 school year were implemented carefully and intentionally and will be communicated to students with compassion in an age appropriate manner.
Halton Waldorf School aims to create a culture of collective care. The students are involved in strengthening this culture and the adults will carry the responsibility for managing the changes needed to mitigate risks. The success of this plan will depend on the entire community working together to support the implementation of these procedures and protocols.
Below are the measures that were in place for the 2020-2021 school year. As we hear more information, particularly from the Ministry of Education, we will share it with you. The province seems to be talking about a 'safe and normal' return to school in September. We are certainly optimistic that restrictions and mandates placed on schools will be lightened as we enter the new school year.
We encourage families to use the Ontario school screening tool.
Answer the questions to help you decide if your child can attend school.
Everyone in your household must stay home if anyone has COVID-19 symptoms
or is waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms.
Stay home until the person with symptoms gets a negative COVID-19 test result,
or is cleared by public health, or is diagnosed with another illness.
Sub-sections of our school's planning for the 2020-2021 school year can be accessed here:
• Mask Exemption Form