When did the School reopen?
Please know that our first priority is the well-being of our students and our staff. We continue to consult with experts to determine best practices in health and safety and will be implementing all procedures and processes as recommended by Public Health. We also recognize the importance of supporting our community emotionally. These are challenging times and we know that re-establishing routines, support networks, and providing predictability in a familiar setting will help our girls and our staff transition back to school.
We welcomed students back to campus in September but are also be ready to transition smoothly to off-campus distance learning should schools in the province be ordered closed at any time during the next school year.
We also welcomed back our boarders with enhanced protocols to ensure their safety while living at the Castle. Those boarders arriving from international destinations will all have completed a mandatory 14-day quarantine before returning to campus. Our dedicated and caring boarding staff will be working directly with those families to facilitate this process.
Please be assured that further details about our return to campus procedures will be provided over the summer. At that time, we will include additional information about health screening protocols, entry procedures and daily routines. We will also have more information about athletics.
What is happening with activities, field trips and excursions?
From September to December, weekly co-curriculars will take place during the school day and after hours using a combination of in-person and online formats. All students are encouraged to join a club or activity as a way to explore interests outside the classroom and to connect with students across the grades. Team sports and more extensive club offerings will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.
The School will not attend camp in September or January as overnight camps are ordered closed until further notice. Field trips involving bus transportation are suspended until further notice. Teachers will explore local options to enhance our students’ learning outside the classroom.