COVID-19 Advisory

On this page, you will find information about COVID-19 and the TDSB's plans for elementary schools.

Partnership with the Hospital for Sick Kids - Saliva Test Kits

25 October 2021

We are happy to announce our partnership with Sick Kids and the arrival of testing kits. 

The Hospital for Sick Children is pleased to provide the COVID-19 Saliva Testing Program in partnership with Bedford Park PS. Under this program, we offer COVID-19 saliva test kits for symptomatic staff, students, and household members, or those who have been identified by Toronto Public Health (TPH) as a high risk/close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 positive case. We also offer cohort and/or outbreak testing as recommended by TPH. Through participation in this program, we hope to provide a test that is painless and accessible, reduce COVID-19 cases in your school, keep schools open, promote healthy childhood development, and support the health and safety of your community.

Click here to read Sick Kids letter to you: Dear School Community.

Click here to read an Infographic on the Individual Symptomatic on site

Click here to read how to conduct the test: Saliva Collection Instructions.

Click here to read how to access your results: How to Access Results.



04 October 2021 from Toronto Public Health

A new resource has been posted to our website- A Parent's Guide: If Your Child is a Close Contact of Someone with COVID-19




School Parent Page



Child Care Parent Page 


05 August 2021 - TDSB has sent families individual emails in order to complete a Selection Form per student for In-Person or Virtual Learning for the 2021-22 school year. Be sure to complete before 12 August 2021!! For more information, please visit the TDSB website at


Bedford Park COVID-19 testing partner = Sick Kids. See the flyer for more information: COVIDTesting-Sick Kids.

9095 TPH Form - Attestation for Return to School (23 Feb 2021)

Return to School - TDSB website 

PPM 164 - Virtual School guidelines for synchronous learning

Mask Guidelines 

Daily Checklist for Elementary Students

In-Person Learning

Virtual School

Daily Health Screening - NEW: TDSB has issued a new Daily Health Screening Paper Passport for immediate use (16 Feb 2021). 

What to do when you have symptoms in partnership with TPH - Infographic (Feb 2021)

TDSB Operational Guidelines