Hygiene

Handwashing 

All students (K-12) will review proper handwashing on the first day of school. Students and staff are required to use soap and water when hands are visibly soiled and sanitizer when visibly clean.  

Sanitizer will be available in each classroom and at each entrance. Students and staff are also encouraged to bring their own sanitizer from home.  Please ensure that any products brought from home are approved by Health Canada and listed as effective for use against COVID-19. 

Physical Distancing and Masks 

For K-8 students, grade groups will become cohorts that don’t mix with each other indoors.  For Grades 9-12, cohort groups will be kept to a minimum of 60 – some classes will have Grade 11 and 12 students in them.  

In all classrooms, physical contact will be limited by:

  • Reconfiguring desks/tables to ensure as much space between students as possible
  • Utilizing front facing instruction where ever possible
  • Wearing masks when closer contact is unavoidable

Masks will be worn by all students in Grades 4-12 in high traffic areas, like busses and hallways and whenever social distancing cannot be maintained.  

Masks will be encouraged for Kindergarten – Grade 3 students when social distancing is not possible. 

We will avoid congestion in halls and doorways by scheduling specific entrances, recess and lunch periods for each grade/cohort. 

 

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