N95 Masks in School and Centres
Starting this week, students and staff who would like to wear the N95 mask (N95, KN95, KF94) in our schools and centres will be allowed to do so. Please note that schools/centres will not provide those masks (except for specialized classes). Students and staff will now be able to choose between wearing a procedural mask that we provide or an N95 mask (N95, KN95, KF94) that they purchased. No other type of masks will be allowed in our establishments.
No order (intended for the community) will be made by the School Board.
2022 New Measures in our Schools and Centres
Wearing a mask is mandatory only while using school transportation with multiple grade levels, that is, aboard buses or in sedans transporting students from different grades.
Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times inside the school, including in classrooms, at the daycare, in common areas, and while students are circulating, as well as while using school transportation.
Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times inside the school: in classrooms, in common areas and while students are circulating, as well as while using school transportation.
Adult Education and Vocational Training
Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times, even in class.
Procedural masks are required for all staff members, in accordance with the CNESST guidelines.
Consult the Guidelines specific to education to learn about the measures that apply to adult general education and vocational training.
New Measures as of November 15, 2021, for Secondary Students Only
Starting on November 15, wearing a mask will no longer be mandatory in class (unless the public health authorities decide otherwise).
Secondary students are not required to wear a mask in class. However, masks are mandatory in common areas and while students are circulating, as well as while using school transportation.
Please note that masks are required for elementary and adult students at all times.
New Measures as of October 4, 2021
Preschool (4-year-old Kindergarten and 5-year-old Kindergarten)
Starting October 4, wearing a procedural mask is mandatory while using school transportation with multiple grade levels only, that is, aboard buses or sedans transporting students in different grades.
Elementary (Grade 1 to 6)
Starting October 4, wearing a procedural mask will also be required during Physical Education and Health classes if maintaining 2 metres of physical distancing is not possible and the class is held indoors.
Measures in force – August 2021
- Elementary, secondary, vocational training, and adult general education
Procedural masks are required for students in common areas when circulating indoors and on school transportation. However, masks are not required outdoors, in classrooms, or during Physical Education courses.
Special pedagogical projects (e.g. concentrations, Sport-études, and Arts-études programs) are permitted, including field trips and extracurricular activities.
In secondary school, proof of vaccination will be required before students can take part in certain high-risk extracurricular activities.
June 28, 2021 – Green zone
New mask directives in schools and centres starting June 28, 2021. Please see the poster below for details.
April 1st – Procedural Masks
We would like to reassure our community that all masks distributed in our schools meet current government requirements.
In addition, clinical teams and public health laboratories also carry out additional tests of samples of the products distributed to ensure that they comply with all the required criteria. We are in close contact with the Government Acquisitions Centre to ensure that the masks distributed are always compliant and safe.
March 27 – Mask Update
We are aware of the message from the MEQ and Health Canada. This weekend, we proceeded with an examination of our stocks at each school, centre, and at the board office.
All pediatric masks (child size) distributed in our schools are safe. Blue & white procedural masks (adult size) distributed in our schools & centres are also safe.
Regarding the recall, we immediately took steps to remove the gray & blue masks from our inventory and proactively worked with the schools to have them returned. New boxes of approved masks were distributed in our schools and were available to students this morning.
We invite any parents or staff member in possession of the affected brand of masks (procedural blue and gray masks identified by the code SNN200642 from the supplier Metallifer) to discontinue the use of such masks and a new box of approved masks will be given to them today.
Wearing a pediatric mask is now mandatory for Elementary students of Grade 1 to 6 in schools (in common spaces, hallways, school grounds & busses).
Wearing a procedural mask is now mandatory for Secondary students in schools (in common spaces, hallways, school grounds & busses).
Wearing a Mask
1. Wash your hands before use of the mask.
2. With one hand, place the mask over your nose and mouth. Use your other hand to attach it behind your ears with the elastic or string loops.
3. Adjust the mask to your nose.
4. Now adjust it under your chin.
5. Wash your hands after the use of the mask.
6. Change your mask if it becomes moist, soiled, or damaged.
7. Do not leave the mask hanging from your neck or an ear. Keep it on your face and avoid touching it. If you do touch your mask while wearing it, wash your hands thoroughly as soon as possible.
8. Remove your mask by the elastic or string loops without touching the front.
For more information, please visit the Government of Québec webpage.
You can also visit the Q & A here.