COVID-19 Update

The number of confirmed case in Southern Ontario Collegiate

0

If you have exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and contact us as soon as possible.

Please download COVID Alert app to receive a notification of possible exposure.


[REQUIRED DAILY SELF-SCREENING]

On January 20, 2021 the Ministry of Education announced enhancements to the daily screening process for visitors, staff and secondary students.  The enhancement requires on-site confirmation of self-screening and validation of a passed screen, prior to or upon arrival to school.

As part of our enhanced screening measures, we ask that you complete the COVID-19 Screening every morning before leaving the house to attend classes. Additionally, with the enhanced health and safety guidelines, schools will now be required to validate that you have passed the daily self-screening.  For students, the validation will happen during Period 1.

Symptomatic child at school decision guide

Self-Screening Form

This screening cannot diagnose you.  If you fall ill during the day, please go directly to the main office. The main office will use the Symptomatic Child Decision Guide, provided by Public Health.  We are your first point of contact; however, you will be instructed to consult a health care provider or your local public health unit if you have medical questions.  You should always listen to the advice of your local public health unit first, as their advice overrules the advice in this screening.

We will continue with our previous screening measures for all visitors.  Please note, visitors must make an appointment prior to arrival.

Latest Announcements

February 18, 2021

Find out if you are able to travel safely to Canada.  Before you plan your flight, please check the government of Canada’s ARRIVECAN site: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html

February 16, 2021

The City of Hamilton is currently in Control Phase – Red.  For specific information on how this affects you, please go to: https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-restrictions

Previous Announcements

February 10, 2021

International students applying for / or receiving visas to study in Canada:

SOC’s COVID-19 plan has been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education and we are operating in accordance with that approved plan.  Accordingly, Southern Ontario Collegiate is authorized to provide in-person teaching for international students in the 2020-21 school year.

For additional information, see https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html#exemptions

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of all students and staff, we continue to follow all current government guidelines; all students arriving from outside Canada are required to quarantine for a duration of 14 days. Our Covid 19 plan enables us to make your quarantine safe and comfortable.

Please contact us at admin@mysoc.ca for detailed procedures and information required before you plan your travel to Canada, or if you have any questions.

February 5, 2021

Click here for the travelling guidelines for student flying to Canada.

Southern Ontario Collegiate will not return to in-person instruction until February 10, 2021. The extension was announced as part of the province’s new emergency measures to address the COVID-19 crisis.  We will update our site as more information becomes available.

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59922/ontario-declares-second-provincial-emergency-to-address-covid-19-crisis-and-save-lives

January 28, 2021

Southern Ontario Collegiate will not return to in-person instruction until February 10, 2021. The extension was announced as part of the province’s new emergency measures to address the COVID-19 crisis. We will update our site as more information becomes available.

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59922/ontario-declares-second-provincial-emergency-to-address-covid-19-crisis-and-save-lives

August 9, 2020

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May 26, 2020

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March 26, 2020

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March 23, 2020

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March 16, 2020

Dear Parents and Friends,

As you are no doubt aware, Canada and the province of Ontario are taking strong action to maintain a broad public effort to slow transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 and avoid any  kind of spike in cases that has swamped hospitals in other countries.

The vast majority of businesses, including those most vital to day to day life will not be affected. Grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, important public services, and office buildings will all continue to operate.  However, organized public gatherings of 50 people or more, including parades, events, and services in houses of worship have been cancelled for the next 14 days.

We know that this is a time of concern for all of you.  Please be assured that we will continue to support students in all areas of their daily lives.  Representatives of Southern Ontario Collegiate will visit each residence regularly.  There is no shortage of food.  We urge you to support school staff in reinforcing the importance of students continuing to follow a daily routine: getting up promptly for breakfast, being home for lunch, etc.

On Monday March 23, students will continue their classes, for the time being through e-learning rather than on-site.  Every effort is being made to ensure that learning continues and that students have the opportunity to continue to work towards achieving course credits.  Please reinforce this message that students will need to bring discipline and attention to their work.  Attendance will be taken on-line and students will be expected to submit work regularly.

The office of public health are reminding everyone that we are not under quarantine.  Students are urged to go outside, go for walks, play sports carefully; this is not the time for students to be reckless when playing football or other sports.

This is an unprecedented event.  We share your concerns and we will continue to do all we can to support all the young people in our care.  We will continue to be in touch with you.

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