Orchard Montessori and the Orchard Lyceum will remain closed until April 5th in accordance with recommendations from the Ministries of Health and Education and the TDSB. While it is not expressly mandated at this time that programmes operating in leased premises or private schools close, caretaking is not available during this period. Lunch service, which is a licensing requirement for children under six, is also not available due to the closure of WEPDC.
Moreover, while this was not an easy decision to make, we strongly feel that we must do our part to keep our staff and students safe and to aid in city-wide efforts to control the outbreak of COVID-19 in our community.
Further, we encourage you to keep your children home and isolated from others at this time in order to control the spread of contagion and resulting demand on healthcare services.
Please also be advised that if anyone in your household is travelling outside the country, your family are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days upon re-entry to Canada before your child can return to school by order of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. This same requirement will be imposed on staff.
I deeply grateful for the messages of support we have received and sincerely wish everyone good health during this difficult time.
With best regards,
Head of School/Director
The Orchard Montessori School/The Orchard Lyceum
T 416 540 8495