We are pleased to share that regular procedures have resumed with in-class lessons five days a week. BSS will continue to keep the health and safety of students and employees a priority. As required by public health, we will continue to adjust our health and safety policies when necessary.
We will continue with guidelines and expectations to help minimize the potential exposure of our students and employees to COVID-19. We will continue to follow all government health and safety regulations, including symptom screening, masking, ventilation, vaccination and rapid testing, and will update our guidelines responsively. We will also continue to work with our health partners to develop and evolve our planning. We are confident that we will be able to care, as we always have, for our students.

COVID-19 Infection Control Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting BSS

List of 3 frequently asked questions.


List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Are international Boarders required to self-isolate upon returning to school in September 2022?

    BSS follows the guidance of the Government of Canada travel and border requirements.
  • What measures is BSS taking to manage COVID-19 in Boarding spaces?

    BSS will use a layered approach with multiple measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread in Boarding. Boarding has undergone enhanced cleaning procedures. Housekeeping will continue to use hospital-grade cleaner, OXIVIR, in Boarding. Common areas and washrooms are cleaned four times daily with a focus on high-touch surfaces, such as door knobs, handrails, garbage cans, faucet handles and toilet levers. Housekeeping employees have received COVID-19 cleaning training during summer break. Hand-wash stations and hand sanitizer are available in all hallways, common spaces and entrances. Our food services follow the regulations of the local health authority to ensure the implementation of best protocols for the preparation and serving of food in the dining areas.
  • How will BSS manage a COVID-19 outbreak within Boarding?

    Boarding will strictly follow the guidelines set out by Toronto Public Health and Public Health Ontario to manage an outbreak within Boarding, including safety protocols for non-outbreak areas, outbreak areas, possible exposure to COVID-19 and COVID-19 positive cases. 

    Boarding has dedicated isolation rooms on-site that are equipped with a private washroom. 

Health & Safety

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Does The Bishop Strachan School have a vaccination policy?

    BSS requires that all employees and students to be vaccinated.
  • How is BSS reducing risk and the potential spread of COVID-19?

    Our infection control measures for all students and employees include:
    • mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone who is eligible
    • daily self-screening
    • hand hygiene
    • respiratory etiquette
    • mask-friendly environment
    • enhanced cleaning and ventilation
    • health and safety training for employees
    Enhanced Cleaning Protocols
    BSS is implementing enhanced cleaning protocols, including increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of all indoor surfaces, especially high-touch surfaces.
  • What health and well-being supports are available for Boarders?

    The Wellness Nurses, School Psychologist and Boarding employees are available to discuss any issue. Each boarder’s circle of support extends to include TAG Advisors, Student Services Counsellors, teachers, Vice Principals, Principals and the School Chaplain. Our School Psychologist is available to run individual and group sessions with a focus on managing change and developing resilience. 

    Boarding will continue to implement an immersive and exciting on and off-campus program that adheres to health and safety guidelines. Boarders will continue to have access to fitness areas within the school.

    All Boarders must have emergency medical insurance. This year, Boarding is piloting a Student Assistance Program through Homewood Health (Equitable Life), which will provide wellness services with complete confidentiality. Parental permission is required for a student account to be created. 
  • What will BSS do in the event of a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in a staff member or student?

    In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at school, BSS will follow Toronto Public Health guidelines.