Student Safety

How to conduct a Distance Learning Risk Assessment / Évaluation des risques liés à l’apprentissage à distance

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***Version française au bas de la page*** With the Provincial government mandating that schools remain closed to students until at least May 4th, 2020, school boards are looking at ways to support and educate our students. We wanted to assure all OSBIE members that teachers and staff working within the scope of their duties for the school board are covered…

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COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for schools (K-12) / COVID-19 Orientation en matière de santé publique pour les écoles (de la maternelle à la 12e année)

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OSBIE is aware that school communities are growing increasingly concerned with each announcement of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in Ontario. Through collaboration and coordination with local health departments, schools can play an important role to educate staff, students and the community on preventative measures for COVID-19. The Public Health Agency of Canada has released the following information on their…

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Incident Reporting – Quick Tip / Conseils rapides sur le signalement des incidents

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We want to share with you a quick tip to make submitting OSBIE Incident Reports as efficient as possible. Auto-Populate the School Details At the bottom of the form, use the drop-down list to find your school location. Pro Tip: Instead of scrolling down the list of schools within your school board, the drop-down list includes a “suggested function” where…

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Animals in schools / Les animaux à l’école

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***Version française au bas de la page*** Members have asked what our recommendations are regarding having animals (other than service/therapy animals) at schools. The following are some considerations to keep in mind. Animals in the classroom Many children are allergic to animals, particularly cats and dogs, so if they are brought into the classroom, these children may experience reactions to…

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Volunteers – we’ve got you covered! / Les bénévoles – vous êtes bien couverts

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Question: What do field trips, lunches, recesses and many more school activities have in common? Answer: Volunteers School board volunteers are covered under OSBIE’s liability policy for claims arising from their negligent acts while acting within the scope of their approved duties on behalf of the school board. For volunteers to be successful in their role, school board staff play…

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Coroner Examines Winter Sports Fatalities

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***Version française en bas de la page*** Winter Sports Death Review a report by the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario examines 45 fatalities related to skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing in Ontario from January 1, 1991 to December 31, 2012. Released in December 2015, the review’s primary purpose is to increase the safety of skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing through…

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