We are committed to providing a safe environment for our community, and as such, we follow the recommendations set out by our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and the BC Centre for Disease Control with regards to Child Care Settings.
Students and staff record their temperatures and complete a daily Declaration of Health upon entering the school. We have staggered our drop-off and pick-up times to limit physical interactions between families. Unfortunately, family members and visitors are not permitted inside the school at this time, and all adults are required to wear masks at drop-off and pick-up.
We use this opportunity to discuss, model, and practice effective hand hygiene, nose blowing, and sneezing techniques with our children. We have daily sanitization procedures (regular hand washing and sanitization of materials, surfaces, and spaces) and a strict Illness Policy requiring anyone with symptoms or anyone who has been in contact with anyone with symptoms to stay home until 48 hours after the last symptom. In some circumstances, set out in our policy, we require a 14 day period of self-isolation and a health assessment that excludes COVID-19 before returning to school.