Covid-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream $1.875M Funding

The health and safety of our students and staff continues to be the main priority at Lakehead Public Schools. We will continue to work with and follow direction from our local public health partner, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, and other provincial and federal health agencies. For students and parents looking for useful learning resources please visit our Online Learning Resources page.

Reporting and monitoring of school impacts

To support the continued safety of our students, staff, and community, when schools become aware of a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test confirmed case of COVID-19, we will issue a letter to impacted students and staff. As per the Ministry of Education direction, individual classes/close contacts will not be automatically dismissed, and board and school websites will not be updated with COVID-19 cases. Lakehead Public Schools will report absence rates of 30% or greater to Thunder Bay District Health Unit, as stipulated by the Ministry of Health.

Ontario Flowchart #1: You have symptoms and are concerned you may have COVID-19. Please view the following flowchart for direction according to the Government of Ontario.

Ontario Flowchart #2: You’ve been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone with COVID-19 symptoms. Please view the following flowchart for direction according to the Government of Ontario.

Lakehead Public Schools Employees & Visitor Vaccination Report

September 2021

School Board Employees & Trustees Other Individuals1
# % # %
Total number of individuals to which the policy will apply 2047 100.0% 518 100.0%
Total number of individuals who have attested to being fully vaccinated (with and without supporting documentation) 1705 83.2% 298 58%
Total number of individuals who provided a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated 3 0.1% 0 0
The number of individuals who have not yet submitted an attestation form, if known 249 12% 183 35%

1 Other individuals include those frequently in schools or other settings who may have direct contact with students or staff (e.g. visitors, volunteers, contractors, other professionals and student transportation drivers)

Mental Health Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID 19 has presented unprecedented issues and concerns for our community, our country and the world. Much of the attention has been focused on how to keep ourselves physically healthy and how to “flatten the curve.” As we all have an obligation to keep ourselves healthy and to contain the spread of COVID 19, we must also keep ourselves mentally well.

We will continue to monitor this situation and work with the Ministry of Education and provincial and local public health partners. The safety of our students and staff is our foremost priority. We will continue to communicate to our school communities as new information becomes available.

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