Parent Updates - Virtual School Registration Reminder, Mask Requirements

August 13, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see the following information updates to assist in your planning for next year. 

Virtual School Registration Reminder – This is a reminder that registration for our Elementary Virtual School and Secondary Virtual School Courses close on Monday, August 16 at 4:30 p.m. 
If you are interested in registering for the Wellington Catholic Virtual School, please see the communication provided earlier this week:

Masking Requirements for Students -Kindergarten to Grade 12 – The Wellington Catholic District School Board continues to follow the guidance of the Wellington-Dufferin- Guelph Public Health in the development of our health and safety protocols.  For the 2021-22 school year, all students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 will continue to be required to wear properly fitted non-medical or cloth face masks indoors. This includes common areas, in hallways as well as on school vehicles. 
Students will not be required to wear masks outdoors.  

COVID-19 Guidance – School Case, Contact, and Outbreak Management – Earlier this week, the province released their guidance document which details how positive cases of COVID-19 and students who are close contacts will be managed in schools.  Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health are currently updating their school protocols and this information will be published in the coming weeks.  In the updated provincial guidance document, it is noted that protocols will be different for students who are fully vaccinated versus students who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.  All documents will be posted to the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Website -

We will continue to provide updates in the next few weeks as we prepare to return to learning this September.