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A Message to Our Community

Today, April 10, 2021 is a day of ‘firsts’. It is the first day of spring break, it is the first day of COVID-19 asymptomatic testing clinics for our students and staff, and it is the first day when our staff, who provide direct support to students with Special Education learning needs, are eligible for prioritized access to a vaccine.

As you spend time over the next week, please remember that the guidance of our health experts, adherence to safety protocols, and our ability to put others first, will guide us to the end of this challenge. Take time to rest, to celebrate today and tomorrow’s ‘firsts’, and take time to witness what God has provided. Thank you for being kind to each other and enjoy your spring break. Take care, be well and stay safe. 

Asymptomatic Testing

Additional Opportunities for Asymptomatic Testing Clinics

In addition to our scheduled Student and Staff Asymptomatic Testing Clinics, to access COVID-19 testing during the upcoming April break. The Ministry of Education and its testing partners to continue to offer voluntary asymptomatic targeted testing for staff and students through a variety of testing approaches to support the safe return to in-person learning after the break.

Existing Pharmacies

  • For the week of April 12-18 only, pharmacies that currently offer asymptomatic testing for education staff, will now accept appointments from students.
  • Children attending child care located within schools will also be eligible to access this testing. Please check with your local pharmacy on minimum testing age.
  • While students/children can access testing in pharmacies for April 12-18 only, this testing will continue to be available for all staff.
  • To book an appointment, visit the Covid-19 Testing Locations website, and select “pharmacy” as your location type, with the booking details requested.

New Pharmacies

  • In addition to these pharmacies, Shoppers Drug Mart is also able to offer additional in-pharmacy Rapid Antigen Screening for students and staff beginning April 14, 2021
  • Please see the list of participating stores. To book an appointment, please contact the store directly.