COVID-19 Advisory

COVID-19 Advisory

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

11 February 2022

Toronto Public Health's updated version of the School Screening Tool

27 January 2022

Toronto Public Health's Understanding COVID-19 Symptoms

If you are looking for more information, please visit Toronto's website: COVID-19 Guidance: Elementary and Secondary School

20 January 2022

We are pleased to let you know that students who are at school this afternoon will come home with their own kit of two (2) Rapid Antigen Tests! Be sure to ask your child(ren) for their kit when they get home. The test kits were prepared for you by our dedicated Bedford staff wearing gloves, open window, HEPA filter on, and sanitized surfaces. 

Please click here to read more about the kit: Bedford Park - RATs January 2022.

Here is a copy of the instructions for your reference: Test Kit Instructions.

If your child was absent from school this afternoon when the kits were distributed, they will receive their kit when they return to school for in-person learning. 

NB: The kits are for students learning in-person and actively attending school. 

17 January 2022

Email sent from the TDSB regarding Short-Term Virtual Learning

Dear Parents/Guardians,


We know that some families and students will choose to continue learning remotely for a period of time for a variety of reasons. During this transitional time, it is incredibly important for students to remain connected to their school, classroom, and teacher. Educators will continue to update virtual learning platforms. 

For elementary students, asynchronous (not live) learning will be available for those choosing not to return to in-person learning. 


Additional learning resources for families and students are available on the TDSB website to access directly, if interested. These resources are to supplement classroom learning, and not to replace the direct connection with a student’s class and in-person teacher. 

Today, we are excited to launch a live stream series of rich and relevant learning opportunities, led by community-based educators and TDSB staff. Join us in learning that promotes positive identity development, enhances joy and belonging, and affirms the well-being of students. Classes, students, and families can view the calendar of events and join experiences here: Broadcasted Learning Experiences.

Thank you.

10 January 2022

UPDATED Student Health Paper Passport, click here for the newest version of the 2022 Student Health Passport; and

Click here for the step-by-step guide on how to use the Daily Health Screening app at home.

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

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

TDSB Operational Guidelines