COVID-19 Update, December 18, 2020

Reporting COVID-19 cases over the Break

Throughout the holiday break, the board still has a responsibility to advise our communities in the event of a positive COVID-19 result from within a student’s bubble or class. This will allow us to continue to notify parents and employees of possible COVID-19 exposure as we have been doing since August.

FROM December 17 to December 20: Continue to report all positive test results to your child’s school as usual via email to your school principal.

FROM December 21 to January 2: If your child receives a positive COVID-19 test result, log into your Mozaik Portal account to notify the school. Follow the simple steps indicated. This notification will trigger an email to class bubbles, administration, and implicated teachers and staff. You can find the link for the COVID-19 Reporting Over the Holidays form by clicking on the orange-colored Resources button in the Mozaik portal.

FROM January 3 to January 10: If your child receives a positive COVID-19 result, report the case to your school by sending an email to the school principal.

I would like to thank you in advance for your collaboration on this very important public health matter. By reporting any positive COVID-19 results to us over the break, we will be able to work together and continue doing everything that is required to contain the spread of the virus. Our common goal is to keep our students and staff as safe and as healthy as possible. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best this holiday season.

Cindy Finn, Director General, Lester B. Pearson School Board

Lettre des Fêtes au personnel - Ministre de l'Éducation, M. Roberge
le 14 décembre 2020

COVID-19 Update, November 12, 2020

Air purifiers: The Lester B Pearson School Board has made the decision to purchase air purifiers for schools which are naturally ventilated as an additional strategy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our schools and centers.  Click here to learn more.

COVID-19 Update, October 28, 2020

In a press conference on October 27, 2020, it was announced that the measures for schools put in place earlier in October will remain in effect, with an addition of one new measure for Secondary III students. Please see below for a list of these measures.


  • In elementary schools, all protocols remain the same.

  • Face coverings: In secondary schools, face coverings will be mandatory for all students at all times, including in class and outside on school property. Students will only be permitted to remove their face coverings while they are: eating/drinking, in a situation where the activity cannot be performed with a face covering (i.e., physical education) or seated in an auditorium and 1.5 m away from other spectators.

  • Secondary IV and V students: All students in Grades 10 and 11 will shift to a hybrid model of learning. Students at these grade levels will attend school every other day, with schools determining the nature of instruction on the day students remain at home.

  • ** NEW ** Secondary III students: The Ministry has directed us to reduce by 50% the number of Secondary III students in our schools on a given day. As such, effective November 2, all students in Grade 9 will also shift to a hybrid model of learning. Students will attend school every other day. Your child’s school is working on its plan to respond to this directive and will communicate specifics for your child in the coming days.


Adapting to COVID-19 Measures - My rights at work (CIUSSS)

Adapting to COVID-19 Measures - Financial assistance (CIUSSS)
S'adapter aux mesures contre la COVID-19 - Mes droits au travail (CIUSSS)
S'adapter aux mesures contre la COVID-19 - Aide financiere (CIUSSS)

COVID-19 Risk Reduction Strategies

COVID-19 Risk Reduction Strategies v2

Health measures by regional alert level
A summary document that highlights the interventions put in place based on regional alert.

Updated document October 26, 2020

Letter to parents from the Minister of Education, Mr. Roberge

October 5, 2020

Letter to Staff - Minister of Education, Mr. Roberge

October 5, 2020

Lettre au personnel - Ministre de l'Éducation, M. Roberge

le 5 octobre 2020

At school, I protect myself and others!
A visual summary of when to wear face coverings in schools.

Students who have a health condition that makes them vulnerable due to COVID-19 may be exempt from the compulsory physical attendance by providing a medical note that states that the student can not attend school due to the pandemic. Students living in the same household as an individual who has a health condition that makes that person vulnerable due to COVID-19 may also be exempt.
To request an exemption, complete the request form and submit required documents to your school principal.

Click here to download the form (ENG) Cliquez ici pour télécharger le formulaire (FR)

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