COVID-19 Updates

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Latest Update

St. Michaels University School is open and students are attending in-person classes, 100% of the time on our campuses. Boarding students continue to live on campus. We currently have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our community of students and staff. Almost all SMUS faculty, staff and coaches, alongside many other members of our community, have been double vaccinated.

Our school is fortunate that during the pandemic, the city of Victoria has seen a comparatively low number of cases of COVID-19.

The health and wellbeing of our community remains the top priority and, though the risk is low, the school is maintaining a cautious approach with enhanced cleaning protocols and strict adherence to Provincial health orders, including the requirements around the wearing of face masks.

October 1, 2021

The BC government has mandated that all K to 12 students need to wear masks while indoors.

August 31, 2021

The Junior School families were sent a letter with a link to published COVID-19 protocols online.

Middle School families were sent a letter from the Director of Middle School, which included information about COVID-19 protocols.

Senior School families were also sent a letter from the Director of Senior School, outlining COVID-19 protocols.

August 30, 2021

Head of School, Mark Turner, sent a welcome back letter to parents and staff. The points relevant to COVID-19 are summarized below.

  • In line with the directive from the province of British Columbia, masks will remain mandatory for all Grade 4 to 12 students, faculty and staff in classrooms, common areas and all indoor spaces. The Junior School will publish expectations about Kindergarten to Grade 3.
  • Mandatory cohort restrictions have been lifted. This will create many more flexible opportunities for students.
  • In line with our plan to ensure the safety of our students and staff, we will be starting with a cautious approach and aiming to gradually ease restrictions as we move toward Thanksgiving. We will also be pursuing the same tactic that served us so well last year, and plan to maximize the opportunities and learning experiences of our students, while fully complying with regulations and guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend and encourage all eligible students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated, so we can all return as confident as possible in how the next few months may unfold. We wait for more information on the BC vaccine card and what impact it may have on school activities.

July 1, 2021

With the easing of restrictions in British Columbia, Admissions welcomes families back to campus to visit the school. To visit the school, families must make an appointment with the Admissions team.


Updates from the 2020-21 school year have now been archived. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

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COVID-19 Considerations

We encourage all of our community to read the following page regarding COVID-19 considerations.

COVID-19 Considerations