COVID-19 Updates 2021-2022

COVID-19 Updates 2021-2022

September 17, 2021


Dear students and parents/guardians:

Thank you for confirming that you screened for COVID-19 before coming to school these past two weeks as mandated by the Ministry of Education.

While the confirmation period has ended, daily screening is required throughout the school year. Please continue to screen for COVID-19 as part of your morning routine.

The COVID-19 School Screening Tool can be accessed online:

Screening for symptoms daily before leaving home for school is important to limit any possible spread of the virus.

Parents/guardians must assess how their children are feeling. Secondary students can self-screen and monitor for symptoms. When students are sick, please stay home.

Parents/guardians may notify schools if their child tests positive for COVID-19. We will follow up with Public Health to determine if there is any impact on the school.

Please be assured that when action is required, Public Health contacts the school board. We will share information with the school community about the guidance from Public Health.

Information is posted on at the following link:

Please note: Public Health does not notify the Board when there is no action required.

Thank you for working together to keep everyone safe.

We appreciate your kind co-operation.

September 7, 2021


Dear students and parents/guardians:

Rainbow District School Board Chair Doreen Dewar and Trustees join me in welcoming students and parents/guardians to the 2021-2022 school year.

We hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer. It is with a sense of excitement that we welcome all students back to Rainbow Schools in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island.

Our dedicated school administrators, teachers and support staff look forward to reconnecting with students. We know students are eager to connect with each other.

Our first goal in the initial weeks will be to create warm and caring environments where students feel safe and supported. When students have a strong sense of belonging and connection at school, whether in person or online, they are ready to learn.

We have been working diligently to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year and we look forward to supporting our students in achieving success. Students and staff are pleased to see the return of some opportunities that are such a vital part of the school experience.

I invite you to review the following resources which are available at

Reopening Guide for Rainbow Schools
Guide for Students and Parents/Guardians
Calendar Card for the 2021-2022 School Year

As you will see in the resources, we have health and safety protocols in place to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and students will receive a review. As always, we continue to work closely with and take direction from local and provincial Public Health and the Ministry of Education.

Thank you for working together to keep everyone safe. Wishing everyone a wonderful start to a new school year!

August 16, 2021

Joint letter from the Medical Officer of Health and Directors of Education


To learn more about transportation procedures, please call the Sudbury Student Services Consortium at 705.521.1234 or 1.877.225.1196 (toll free) or click the link below.

Sudbury Student Services Consortium
Return to School Procedures