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Weekly Update- September 6th-10th, 2021

Daily Confirmation of COVID-19 Self-Screening

As you know, the Ministry of Education has directed all schools to implement daily confirmation of COVID-19 self-screening for all students attending school in person. This will be in place for the first two weeks of the school year, unless otherwise directed by the Ministry of Education. 

  1. Parents and guardians are asked to complete the COVID-19 School Screening Toolfor each child every day before leaving home for school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

  2. Confirmation of the daily screening must be provided to the classroom teacher in one of the following formats: 
  3. Email results to classroom teacher;  
  4. Show “pass” confirmation on a personal device;
  5. Show printed copy of the screening tool indicating the current date and a “pass”; OR 
  6. Complete Confirmation of Daily COVID-19 Student Screening Log, which students will bring back and forth to school each day. 

Staggered Entry

Tuesday, September 7th        All in-person learners with surnames beginning with the letters A-K will come to school. (Grades 1-8)
Wednesday, September 8th         All in-person learners with surnames beginning with the letters L-Z will come to school. (Grades 1-8)
Thursday, September 9th                ALL in-person learners (Grades 1 – 8) will come to school. 

Morning Entry Procedures

Please note supervision does not begin until 8:40 AM.

Morning Entry Procedures from 8:40- 8:55 AM
Kindergarten StudentsWill go directly to their classroom via the Kindergarten Playground area upon arrival between 8:40-8:55 AM using either Door 3 or 4.
Gr. 1 Students (On the first two days only)Will meet their teachers in the yard outside of the yellow gate by door #   . There will be 4 tables set up for each of the grade 1 classes.
Gr.1-3 Students Will go directly to their classroom upon arrival between 8:40-8:55 AM using the Door 6 or 7 if they are dropped off in the Kiss and Ride- North Parking Lot or Door 5 if they are dropped off in the South Parking Lot.
Gr. 4, 5 & 6 Students in the PortablesWill go to their designated zone on the back playground upon arrival between 8:40-8:55 AM and wait there until the entry bell at 8:55 AM. At 8:55 AM students line up, are greeted by their teacher and proceed to their portable. On inclement weather days, students go directly to the portable upon arrival.
Gr. 4,5, 6, 7 & 8 Students in the building.Will go directly to their classroom upon arrival between 8:40-8:55 AM using the Door 6 or 7 if they are dropped off in the Kiss and Ride- North Parking Lot or Door 5 if they are dropped off in the South Parking Lot.
All Bus StudentsWill go directly to their classroom in the building through the front doors or their Zone on the playground if they are in a portable classroom.

The North Parking Lot is for Kiss and Ride Drop Off in the morning and Pick up only at the end of the say.  Parent/Guardians must remain in your cars.  Thank you!

Parents who are walking onto the school property to either drop off or pick up children ust do so at their designated areas in the South Parking Lot Area by the yellow gate or the Kindergarten Yard.

Parents are NOT PERMITTED beyond the yellow gates or in the Kindergarten yard.  No Parents are permitted on our schoolyard at any time (not before, during or after school) as we do not want people to congregate and we will be frequently holding classes outdoors. 

When using the South Parking lot, caregivers are to park in the appropriate spaces, and come to the gate to pick up children, once the parking spaces are filled, caregivers must find alternative parking and walk up to the school to retrieve children.

Kindergarten Staggered Entry

A reminder to families with students in Kindergarten that we have a staggered entry. Tuesday, September 7th and Wednesday, September 8th are dedicated for parent interviews with the educator teams for students new to kindergarten. There is no instruction on those days. Thursday, September 9th half the Year 1 students and all the Year 2 students attend school; Friday, September 10th the other half of the Year 1 students and all the Year 2 students attend school. Monday, September 13th full entry for all kindergarten students. 

Masks

All children from K – Grade 8 are to be wearing a mask at school. During outdoor recess breaks, children will not be required to wear their masks. Students already identified through our medical peril process who have asthma may be exempt from wearing their masks. Other considerations for mask exemption must be communicated to the school administration team. Further medical documentation may be required to support a mask exemption. Suggestions for how students can store their masks when going outside for recess or eating their snack or lunch include a zip lockbag, tear away lanyards, or a fanny pack.

Recess and Lunch Hours

Recesses will continue to look the same as they did last year with four in the morning and four in the afternoon. Lunch hours will also remain the same with Grades 5-8 at 11:05-12:05 and Grades K-4 12:05-1:05.   

Dismissal Procedures

Dismissal Procedures 3:10- 3:25 PM
3:10 PMAll Kindergarten students and siblings who are being picked up will be dismissed from the Kindergarten Playground area in the South Parking Lot.
3:15 PMGr.1-8 Families with 2 or more children, who are only being picked up in the Kiss and Ride North Parking Lot, will be dismissed to the back playground where they will wait until their ride arrives.
3:25 PMGr.1-8 Students who are walking home will be dismissed from their designated doors.
3:25 PMAll remaining Gr.1-8 Students will be dismissed who are being picked up in either the Kiss and Ride in the North Parking Lot or in the South Parking Lot from their designated doors.
Sneyd, RoryWeekly Update- September 6th-10th, 2021