Welcome back to school everybody! Stay safe by following these procedures.bobcheckingin 650 450Temperature checking is important.

“Welcome back! I look forward to this new norm and having you back in school and back on the buses. We’re doing everything possible to keep you safe." -  Executive Director, Sherry Sutherland

Peguis Central School Bulletin - Feb. 22, 2021

We are providing the following information so that you can become familiar with the expectations of the school during this COVID pandemic. In this challenging time, we want to assure parents that the school is providing a safe learning environment for students. Our intent is to provide optimal safety daily in every way possible. More information about Health and Safety can be found on the Peguis Health Centre Facebook page.

In consultation with the Peguis Pandemic Planning team, Chief & Council, Peguis Health Authority and Peguis School Board, the Peguis Central School administration have been given the authority to reopen for in class instruction on a staggered basis.

 

Please note the following:

  1. Masks:
  • Each child will be provided 2 washable cloth masks which should be washed daily with dish detergent.
  • Students must wear a mask before entering the buses. (Bus drivers are supplied with masks, in the event that your child needs a mask).
  • Masks are to be worn on the bus, at school in hallways, washrooms, and upon entry after recess
  • All staff in school will wear a mask (teachers, EAs, janitors, etc.)
  • Safety Officers/Staff will teach children how to wear a mask and how to dispose of it.
  • For children with health issues or a medical condition that compromises their immune system, parents are to inform the child’s teacher (204-645-2164)
  • If a child has asthma or allergic to the material the mask is made of, a shield will be provided.
  • Students who refuse to abide by the mandatory mask rules will be sent home as this poses a health risk to all.
  1. Screening (temperatures):
  • Student:
  • Child’s temperature will be taken before child gets on bus.
  • If a child’s temperature is higher than 38 then child is not allowed to get on bus. Any siblings that are in the household will remain at home until health clears the child with a temperature.
  • Bus driver will notify school and school will notify public health nurse.
  • The public health nurse will be in contact with parents to advise and direct.

Teacher:

  • When entering the school teachers are screened daily for temperature and surveyed with questionnaire (any symptoms, out of province travel / hot spots).
  • If their temperature is higher than 38 or have flu like symptoms they are sent home to isolate, school contacts the public health nurse who then contacts the teacher to advise / direct / refer.
  1. Sanitizing / Safety:
  • Cleanliness procedures have been implemented as follows:
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are mounted in all classrooms, halls, washrooms, etc.
  • Children will be taught when and how to hand wash with soap / sanitizing gel.
  • Classrooms / washrooms are sprayed daily with fogging machine to sanitize.
  • High traffic areas (door knobs, handrails, seats, desk tops) will be sanitized throughout the day by janitors
  • Teachers will teach students how to use the bacterial wipes to sanitize their pens, book covers, scissors, pencils, rulers, etc.
  • All staff wear gloves, masks, and social distance. Gloves are available for students to use when using wipes.
  • A sanitizing station is available in each classroom (gel, wipes, Kleenex, masks).
  • Play structures will be fogged and sanitized with fogging machines daily.
  • There will be hallway, bathroom and screening monitors to ensure safety rules
  • Buses will be fogged by the drivers after each run daily.
  • While on the bus students will be assigned seating so that they stay in their family bubble.
  • For safety reasons visitors will not be allowed inside the school.
  1. Remote Learning
  • Should parents choose Remote Learning their child(ren) will remain at home and the school will provide Work Packages to be delivered by the bus drivers?
  • The Work Packages are to be returned on a timely basis in order for the children to be assessed.
  • If parents decide to send their child back to school, they can by calling the child’s teacher.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their I.T devices with them (tablet for grades K-5 and laptops for grades 6-12) to enhance their learning. If they have not received devices, they will provided on return to school.
  • Teachers will be in regular contact with the students who are remote learners.
  1. Designated Areas:
  • Grade 1 to Grade 3 will have their own section in the West Wing-main floor.
  • They will have their own entrance which will be West door- West Wing for recess and dismissal.
  • Grade 4 — 8 will have their own section in the West & East Wings -2nd floor with their entrance being the main doors in front of the school. West doors will be used for recess.
  • Grade 9 — 12 will have their own section in the North & East Wings — main floor and 2nd floor with their entrance being the East door.
  1. Start / Dismissal / Recess Times:
  • 8:50 am — 3:30 pm
  • Recess times will be staggered so that there is a limited amount of students outside.
  • Students will be closely monitored at break times for social distancing while on playground, while going outside to recess and returning inside to class
  • Teachers / EAs will closely monitor students for social distancing at 3:30 dismissal while they exit the building and get on the bus to go home
  • Recess: outside weather permitting.
  1. Lunch:
  • Students will be required to bring a bag lunch as health protocols do not support communal eating.
  • Students will be required to remain in the classroom to eat their lunch.
  • Cafeteria services will resume at a later date.
  1. Classrooms:
  • Maximum of 10 students per class.
  • Students will be spaced 2 meters apart.
  • Parents are asked to send a water bottle because fountains will not be available.
  • Smartboards — Teachers use only for teaching/reference.
  • Computers may be used — sanitized after each use.
  • Having own water bottle will prevent spread of germs at water fountain.
  • Students will be provided their own bin/baggie to keep their pencils and other materials.
  • Students will be assigned a specific seat for only them to use.
  • Curriculum focus for grade K- 8 will be ELA (Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Grammar) and Math.
  • Science and Social Studies can be integrated into ELA.
  • If students exhibit COVID symptoms at school, the student will be isolated, parents will be contacted and arrangements will be made for the student to return home. The health department will be notified for further follow up. Specific records are kept at the school to assist health with contact tracing and immediate sanitation will take place.
  • Grade 4 — 8 will have their own section in the West & East Wings -2nd floor with their entrance being the main doors in front of the school. West doors will be used for recess.
  • Grade 9 — 12 will have their own section in the North & East Wings — main floor and 2nd floor with their entrance being the East door.
  1. Start / Dismissal / Recess Times:
  • 8:50 am — 3:30 pm
  • Recess times will be staggered so that there is a limited amount of students outside.
  • Students will be closely monitored at break times for social distancing while on playground, while going outside to recess and returning inside to class
  • Teachers / EAs will closely monitor students for social distancing at 3:30 dismissal while they exit the building and get on the bus to go home
  • Recess: outside weather permitting.
  1. Classrooms:
  • Maximum of 10 students per class.
  • Students will be spaced 2 meters apart.
  • Parents are asked to send a water bottle because fountains will not be available.
  • Smartboards — Teachers use only for teaching/reference.
  • Computers may be used — sanitized after each use.
  • Having own water bottle will prevent spread of germs at water fountain.
  • Students will be provided their own bin/baggie to keep their pencils and other materials.
  • Students will be assigned a specific seat for only them to use.
  • Curriculum focus for grade K- 8 will be ELA (Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Grammar) and Math.
  • Science and Social Studies can be integrated into ELA.
  • If students exhibit COVID symptoms at school, the student will be isolated, parents will be contacted and arrangements will be made for the student to return home. The health department will be notified for further follow up. Specific records are kept at the school to assist health with contact tracing and immediate sanitation will take place.