November 15, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am writing to inform you that we have been notified by Vancouver Coastal Health that two members of our Junior School Community have tested positive for COVID-19. Those individuals are doing well and recovering at home.
Members of the School team continue to work closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to determine if any additional steps are required. A few of members of our community have been asked to self-isolate as a precaution. Three classes have been asked to self-monitor, one in Grade 5 and two in Grade 7.
As communicated previously, anyone who is deemed to be at risk through close contact would be contacted directly by Vancouver Coastal Health and advised to self-isolate. If you are not contacted that means that Public Health has determined that you were not exposed.
St. George’s School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our entire community. We will continue to follow all of the directives of the Ministry of Education and Vancouver Coastal Health, and we remain confident in the structures and procedures that we have put in place. Both the Junior and Senior Schools remain fully open.
We would like to remind everyone to please connect directly with your Principal if you or a member of your family are directed by VCH to self-isolate so that we can develop a support plan to best meet the needs of your family. We are committed to maintaining academic learning for any boys who are directed by VCH to remain at home until such time as VCH informs them that they may end their self-isolation.
Safety begins at home. Please abide by all of the directives of the public health authorities, and continue to do the COVID-19 Self-Assessment on a daily basis before sending your child to school.
As we navigate our way through the pandemic, we will continue to be guided by our Core Values, particularly empathy and respect. We will remain calm, and we will support one another. In particular, I urge you to avoid unnecessary speculation in order to protect the privacy of those most directly impacted.
Dr. Tom Matthews
Head of School