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Volunteers in Schools

  • We are looking forward to being able to begin welcoming volunteers back into our schools. Our volunteers help us with activities such as our hot lunch program, reading programs, and other school events. There may also be opportunities to volunteer at home (e.g. by cutting out materials for reading centres or crafts). If you would be interested in volunteering this year, please review the information below and let Mrs. Dore-Anderson know if you have any questions.
  • We will be following our board and public health guidelines as we work through this process. The board protocol has been developed to meet the requirements and regulations passed by the Province of Ontario and guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education, along with guidance communicated to school boards through the Deputy Minister of Education and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
    • If you have not volunteered in the school before, you will need to show the school an original of your Vulnerable Sector (Police) Check dated within the last 6 months. For more information about how to complete it, please see the Halton Police Services website here: https://www.haltonpolice.ca/en/services-and-reporting/record-checks.aspx#
    • If you have been a volunteer at the school previously, and we have your 2019 Annual Volunteer Criminal Offence Declaration Form on file, we will be sending home a new declaration for 2021-2022 for you to sign and return to the school. If you are uncertain of what you have on file with us, please contact the office.
    • This year, all volunteers in the school will need to show proof of full vaccination OR negative results through a regular rapid antigen testing program.
      • A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they have received:
        • the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines
        • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or
        • three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; and
      • they received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.
      • A regular rapid antigen testing program includes:
        • Twice per week testing
          • Testing should be implemented consistently on a weekly basis with at least 3 days between tests and conducted Sunday to Friday, and
          • Testing should not take place more than 48 hours before attending a Board facility.
        • Volunteers participating in regular rapid antigen testing that are not medically exempt must also complete a COVID-19 vaccination educational program prescribed by the Ministry of Education.
        • Any costs associated with regular rapid antigen testing are the responsibility of the volunteer.
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