School Re-opening 2021

Important Information

  • The TCS campus is closed to members of the public as a preventative measure. Families interested in reaching our admissions office are welcome to visit: www.tcs.on.ca/virtual.
  • The School re-opened for the 2021-2022 academic year under a plan which prioritizes the health and safety of students, staff and the greater community, based on guidance and directives of government and public health authorities. (See below for more details for our plan to safely re-open school.)
  • TCS’s re-opening plans include education around behaviours to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (hand hygiene, mask wearing, physical distancing, etc.) as well as actions undertaken by the School to promote and maintain a healthy environment, including investments in air quality and outdoor learning, re-imagining of physical spaces, enhanced cleaning protocols, required daily health assessments for students and staff, and the closure of campus to the general public.
  • The School continues to receive and respond to inquiries. Call 905-885-3217 or email info@tcs.on.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the re-opening of campus this fall. If you do not find the answer to your question below, please contact us at info@tcs.on.ca so that we can respond to you directly. Current families should visit the previously promoted webpage that offers details pertinent to TCS families.

The School is offering in-person learning this academic year.

The School continues to undertake a host of measures to modify behaviours and maintain a healthy environment in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. These measures have arisen from guidance provided by government and public health authorities on the safe re-opening of schools and meet or exceed recommended provincial school re-opening guidelines.

Measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Education and orientation of all students and staff with respect to hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, physical distancing and cloth mask use
  • Daily health screening for all students and staff via an online form/mobile app
  • Enhanced and frequent school-wide cleaning and sanitizing protocols
  • Enforcement of 3-ply cloth mask use on campus for students and medical mask use on campus for staff as required for indoors spaces including in classrooms and on school buses
  • Use of hand sanitizing stations placed throughout the campus and physical barriers employed in areas experiencing frequent contact
  • De-densification, including re-imagining physical spaces so activities such as meal service can be spread out to allow physical distancing
  • Use of signage and floor decals to direct / re-route pedestrian traffic to support distancing and reinforce health and safety expectations
  • Investment in air quality systems
  • Maximizing use of outdoor spaces, including the use of large tents in the spring and fall
  • Modifying the academic schedule and other daily routines to allow time for hygiene, distanced and directional movement and additional time for cleaning/sanitizing
  • Creating student “cohorts” (e.g. by grade or boarding house) to manage traffic around campus and other interactions (for example, Junior School and Senior School students use different parts of campus)
  • Protocols for bussing, such as mask use and assigned seating, in compliance with government guidelines
  • Campus closed to the general public; campus access for “essential visitors” by appointment only
  • Formalized plans to respond to student illness or a suspected case of COVID-19 (see below for further information)

Members of the public are not currently allowed access to the TCS campus and the School will not be hosting large events for the time being, in order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Those requiring access to the campus (e.g. suppliers, contractors, essential visitors with an appointment) must follow strict health and safety protocols, including completing a health screening form. The campus perimeter and buildings will be clearly marked to indicate no public access in order to help ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

International student trips have been postponed at this time.

Contact and outbreak management remains a crucial component to keeping students, families and staff as safe as possible during the school year. On August 11, 2021, the Ministry of Health released updated guidance on school case, contact and outbreak management. This guidance provides information to support the management of cases, outbreaks and suspected outbreaks associated with school settings. The School will continue to liaise with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit as we endeavour to support a healthy return to in-person learning amidst an evolving public health context.

While our campus is currently closed to the public, our admissions team continues to assist prospective students and their families! Visit our virtual admissions office at www.tcs.on.ca/virtual.

The admissions team is keen to connect with you! You may reach us by calling 905-885-3209 or emailing admissions@tcs.on.ca.

Please note the TCS campus is currently closed to the public, however, you may reach the philanthropy and alumni office by calling 905-885-1295 or emailing alumni@tcs.on.ca. You may also visit the alumni webpage: www.tcs.on.ca/alumni.

If you are looking to make a donation, please click here to visit our online donation page. Thank you for your continued support of TCS.

Future alumni events will only take place if it is safe to do so, and keeping in mind the directives of government and health officials.