COVID-19: Information for School Year Programs
Thanks for being part of the Pine community! We’re excited to offer a safe environment for kids to connect, learn and play. To learn more about Outdoor School plans, dates, prices and other details, please visit our Children’s programs webpage.
Pine programs will adhere to provincial and municipal public health guidelines as they continue to evolve. You can check back here for the latest updates on Covid-19 related plans and policies.
Please review the below Handbooks for the most updated information:
All Outdoor School children’s programs EXCEPT Oaks & Acorns:
Outdoor School Handbook
Oaks & Acorns:
Oaks & Acorns Handbook
Covid-19 Online Screening Form
To reduce screening time in the field, you can complete a Covid-19 screening form at home on the day of program and bring proof of submission with you to the field! Remember – upon submitting the form, a confirmation email will be sent to the email you’ve provided. PLEASE BRING THIS CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH YOU (ELECTRONIC OR PRINTED) TO PROGRAM FOR DROP OFF. Staff will confirm the date that the confirmation email was sent at drop-off (screening must be done the day of program). Any participants who arrive to program without a screening confirmation email will be screened on site upon arrival.
What Covid-19 health and safety measures will Pine have in place?
We will continue to adapt our procedures to evolving public health guidelines to keep everyone safe. Our current plans include:
- Daily screenings – Screening questions will reflect public health guidance at the time of camp. Currently, our screening questions are in accordance with TPH’s Student Screening.
- Encouraging physical distancing,
- Small group sizes,
- Enhanced hygiene and sanitation.
Please see the appropriate Caregiver Handbook(s) above for further details.
*Please note that our policies and procedures, including masking, will continue to evolve to adhere to provincial and municipal public health guidelines.
What happens if programs are cancelled due to Covid?
If we are required to cancel program for any period of time due to government mandate, public health recommendations or other Covid-related circumstances, families will receive a full pro-refund per cancelled session. Please see our full cancellation policy for more information.
What should I do if my child does not pass the screening?
Please keep them home, and if you have any questions please consult Toronto Public Health’s Screening Questionnaire for further guidance.
– Updated January 7, 2022
When can my child return to program after failing the screening?
As long as participants have isolated for the mandatory amount of time, participants are welcome to return to program. Please refer to Toronto Public Health’s Screening Questionnaire for more information on isolation and masking information.
– Updated January 7, 2022