COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy

Our Health and Safety Policy is supported by current information on prevention & risk of COVID-19 provided by Government of CanadaWECDSB, and the WECHU

Wear a mask at all times in our school. Those not properly wearing masks and/or those showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent out of our school immediately. We ask that anyone entering our space self-screen for COVID-19 before each entry using the WECDSB Screening Questionnaire. Food or drink are not permitted in our school. 

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Students:

  • Arrive on-time with the appropriate materials.
  • Sanitize your hands at the school upon entry.
  • Use the appropriate school entrance and exit (as labeled).
  • Food or drink are not permitted in our school. 
  • Avoid touching your face during the lesson, don’t physically touch your teacher. Cough/sneeze with your mask on, into your arm.
  • Please use our washroom before or after your lesson. 

 

Parents/Caregivers:

  • Please be available to pick up your child immediately at any point during their lesson. Children are not permitted to wait inside the school before/after their lesson. 
  • One extra person is permitted to enter the school for the duration of the lesson along with the student, as necessary, however, it is encouraged for caregivers to drop off/pick up outside of the school. 
  • Caregivers are not permitted to enter the lesson room due to spatial constraints. Please speak to our front desk for special accommodations as necessary. 
  • The first and last few moments of the lesson are reserved for a parent update, you may come into the school to speak to the teacher at this time.  

 

Teachers:

  • Send students who are not following policies out of the school and notify the front desk. 
  • Stay home if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Follow general social distancing and mask-wearing protocol. 
  • Wash or sanitize hands regularly in between lessons
  • Sanitize the following in between lessons: shared instruments and accessories (including drumsticks, keyboards, music stands, etc), electronic devices, doorknobs
  • Ensure students remain in the lesson room for the full 25 minutes. Manage bathroom breaks to be either before or after their lesson. 

 

Our School & Front Desk:

  • In the case of a public health-related stop to in-school lessons, all lessons will move automatically to virtual.
  • We hold a ZERO TOLERANCE policy in-school regarding mask-wearing and showing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • To support successful case and contact management, we will ensure to hold records of student attendance.
  • In the event that a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will manage all of the contact tracing, with support from our school.
  • We will notify our clients and teachers of an outbreak or any known cases within our school community.  
  • We sanitize as often as necessary: front desk area & all electronics, waiting area chairs, entryway doors, bathroom.