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Amended Procedures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Parents are requested to please regularly visit the Board website at www.rrdsb.com for current updates and information. Currently, on the advice of the Northwestern Health Unit, the school is limiting community and family visitors to emergencies only.

What time does school start?

  • This year school will start at 8:45 AM
  •  Please do not send your child to school, if they are walking or getting dropped off, until 8:40 AM.

Staggered Entry

  • ONLY students in Grades K - 2/3 will attend on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

    ONLY students in Grades 3/4 - 7/8 will attend on Friday, September 4, 2020.

Can parents come into the school?

Parents will not be allowed to enter the school at this time. Visitors to the school will be limited to essential workers, and do not include parents/guardians. Parents/guardians are considered essential when there is an urgent need/emergency.

What does the day look like?

Block 1 - 8:45 to 10:25 (100 min)
Break   - 10:25 to 11:10
Block 2 - 11:10 to 12:50 (100 min)
Break   - 12:50 to 1:35
Block 3 - 1:35 to 3:15 (100 min)

Staff Assignments

Mrs. Jenson/Mrs. Langlais - Kindergarten

Mrs. Nordin/Mrs. McInerney - Grade 1 

Mrs. Maydo - Grade 2/3

Mr. Korobanik - Grade 4/5  

Mrs. Arpin/Mme Hutton - Grade 6/7

Mrs. Van Beek - Grade 8 

Mme Hutton - French 
Mrs. Arpin - Special Education
Mrs. Nordin - Reading Recovery 
Mrs. McInerney Prep coverage

Student Drop Off and Pick Up Areas

  • Kindergarten:  Park on Mill Avenue and walk your child to the south playground gate
  • Grade 1 - 3: Park by the Recreation Center and walk your child to the basketball court where Mrs. McInerney will direct your child(ren) to their zone. (Please be mindful of walkers.)
  • Grade 4 - 5: Park on Mill Avenue by the main entrance where a supervisor will be available outside from 8:30-8:40 a.m. to safely direct students to their appropriate zone for morning recess until 8:40 am.

If students will be late, please contact the school @ 852-3561 at your earliest convenience to let office staff know for safe arrival.  Please buzz the office using the doorbell outside, and office staff will meet students at the door.

Entry Procedures for Grades/Classrooms
Upon arrival supervisors will direct students to head straight to their zone (Designated zone of the playground.)  Backpacks will be left by the school wall 1 meter apart.  Designated zones are:

  • Kindergartens – Kindergarten playground
  • Grade 1 – 3 – Zone 1 - from the shed to the ladder going up the school (basketball court & baseball field)
  • Grade 6-8 - Zone 2 - from ladder going up the school to the East Play structure
  • Grade 4-5 - Zone 3 - from East Play structure south (swings, zipline, and soccer field)

(These zones will rotate weekly)

Zones 2020

When bell rings students will line up 2 meters gaps in front of the following doors:

  • Kindergartens – Kindergarten Door (Mrs. Langlais will give hand sanitizer to the students as they enter.)
  • Grade 1 – 3 – North East Entrance (Students will use foot pump sanitizer and head to their classroom. Jackets and backpacks will be stored in designated areas. Boots will be under the hooks.)
  • Grade 4/5 – Main Entrance (Students will put on their mask as they line up 1 meter apart outside the door. They will use foot pump sanitizer and head to their classroom. Jackets and backpacks will be stored in designated area by the teacher. Boots will be under the hooks in the hallway.)
  • 6 – 8 – North West Entrance (Students will put on their mask as they line up 1 meter apart outside the door. They will use foot pump sanitizer and head to their classroom. Jackets and backpacks will be stored in designated area by the teacher. Boots will be under the hooks in the hallway.)

Breaks/Recesses/Lunches Procedure (to limit the number of students in the hallway at one time or on the playground at one time)

  • Grade 2/3, 4/5 and 8 will have recess first and will wash their hands then proceed to their zone exiting out of their designated doors. Masks will be worn. For those needing to take it off due to activity, we will have a brown paper bag available for them with their name on it. They will place the mask by the wall, 1 metre apart.)

When bell rings, students (Grade 2/3, 4/5, and 8) will line up 2 meters away from their designated door with the EAs on duty who will take them in as soon as the students going out for recess are outside. Same procedure for Entrance to the school will apply. (see above)

  • Kindergartens, Grade 1, and 6/7 will have lunch first. They will wash their hands before eating.

    Students coming from Lunch (Kindergartens, Grade 1, and 6/7) will wash/sanitize their hands and proceed to their zone exiting out of their designated doors. Masks will be worn and for those needing to take it off due to activity, we will have a brown paper bag available for them with their name on it. They will place the mask by the wall, 1 metre apart.)

    Exit Procedures for grades/classrooms

    At the end of the day students will wash/sanitize their hands and:

  • Kindergartens – Line up in their classroom 1 meter apart and leave through Kindergarten Door to go on the bus or wait in the Kindergarten zone until parents pick them up.
  • Grade 1 – 3 – Line up in their classroom 1 meter apart and leave through North East Door to go on the bus or wait on the tarmac by the shed until parents pick them up. 
  • Grade 4/5  – Line up in their classroom 1 meter apart and leave through Main Door to go on the bus or to their parents’ car.
  • Grade 6 – 8 Line up in their classroom 1 meter apart and leave through North West Door to go on the bus or to their parents’ car.

Water fountains/refillable stations - Students can use the refillable stations, but the water fountains will not be used.  Please send your child with a water bottle.  We have some available to those who don't have one. 

Communication- Staff will communicate with parents via SeeSaw, Google Classroom or Edsby.  Agendas will not be used at this time. 

Other Considerations:

  • Staff and signage will support students in learning new routines
  • Students in grades 4-6 are required to wear masks/face coverings as per the Ontario government. Parents of students in K-3 may also consider sending their children in masks; however, staff will be unable to assist in the adjustment of masks if students find them challenging to wear or keep on.
  • Mask breaks will be scheduled by class
  • Masks must be worn when exiting the building, but may be removed by students if they maintain a 2 metre distance from each other when they are on the playground
  • Please send items that your child can easily open without assistance for their lunch to minimize any handling from staff.
  • Please send items that do not require heating as there will be no microwaves available for use during nutrition breaks.
  • Students leaving school early for appointments will wait at the office.Parents are asked to buzz the office when you arrive at the school and your child will be brought to the front doors to meet you.
  • Library books will be delivered to classrooms, students can request titles
  • Reading Recovery and Speech services will be provided with extra safety measures in place
  • There will be no Breakfast or Hot Lunch Program until further notice
  • One student per classroom will be allowed to go to the bathroom.  Signage will be displayed indicating the number of students allowed in the bathroom at one time.  
    • Students will have to check prior to entering the bathroom.
  •  We do not require parents/guardians to send their children to school with pencils, pencil crayons, and other learning resources.  They are welcome to bring these items if they would like but we will supply students with the items they need. 

    Please send your child with a pair of shoes for indoor use, appropriate outerwear for the weather and lunch. We are working to limit the clutter in classrooms and hallways to support social distancing and ease of travel within the school and appreciate your support in sending only what is necessary with your child.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call Mrs. Carradice at the school @ 852-3561, or check out the FAQ section of the Board website!