Dear Willway Families,
Please review the information below to prepare your family and child for what to expect when they return to the school site in June. To ensure our community safety and to create a welcoming environment, please read this carefully.
Please ensure your child has viewed this video https://youtu.be/3PmVJQUCm4E
and has had ample practice with the handwashing protocol. Handwashing will happen at least 8 times per day.
• Part time, voluntary return to in class instruction will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Remote learning will continue for at home learners.
• There will be students who are not with their classroom teacher.
• We must know in advance if your child is coming to school. We cannot accept students without prior arrangement.
• Drop off time is 8:40. Your child will line up and wait for their teacher on a marked teal star that is painted on the pavement. We will greet your child outside of the building on Tuesday, June 2nd and direct them to their assigned lineup. Student pick up time is 2:40. Your child will be brought out of the building by their teacher at this time.
• Parents will not be able to enter the school, classrooms, or modulars. Please talk to your child about this in advance.
• If your child is sick with cold/flu like symptoms they must stay home.
• If your child becomes sick at school, they will be isolated and you will be contacted for immediate pick up. They cannot return until their symptoms are gone and they have a doctor’s note.
• Classrooms will be different than usual.
• There will not be shared supplies or materials.
• Students will line up outside classroom doors using line up markers.
• Students and staff will wash their hands every time they enter and exit the classroom.
• No toys can be brought to school.
• Students will be physically distanced in class to help ensure no physical contact.
• All food needs to be brought in and out each day including the garbage. Please make sure your child can open all containers as we are unable to support them with this.
• Water bottles only, no juice please. Water fountains are closed.
• We will go outside for learning activities as much as possible. Please be prepared for the weather.
* If your child is going to stop or start coming to school please let us know, by calling the office at 250-478-1213, so we can be prepared.
Thank you for taking the time to read these points. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Return to School: How can you help us keep our schools, classrooms and community healthy?
As we open schools to voluntary return for students, it is important for you to know that your child’s health and safety is our primary concern. Below are key considerations that we will need students/families to be aware of and observe while participating in our phase two return:
If your Child is Ill:
If a student is ill, with any common cold, influenza or COVID-19 like symptoms, parents/guardians must keep their child at home until they have been assessed by a health care provider to exclude COVID-19 or other infectious diseases, AND their symptoms have resolved.
If you are unsure of your student’s status or if they have symptoms contact 811 for guidance.
If your child becomes ill while in School:
- As per guidance from health authorities, any child exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be moved to a special isolation
room, where they will be supervised and supported by staff until they are picked up.
- Parents /Guardians will be notified and advised to pick-up their child as soon as possible. Please ensure that the
school has your up to date contact information, including emergency contact information, to ensure timely pickup.
Be Accessible at all times: Please keep your phones on and yourself accessible if you are sending your child to school. If your child is unwell we will ask you to pick up your child/children.
Conduct Daily Self-Assessments:
Parents/guardians must assess their child daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before sending them to school. If a student is ill, with any common cold, influenza or COVID-19 like symptoms, parents/guardians must keep their child at home until they have been assessed by a health care provider to exclude COVID-19 or other infectious diseases, AND their symptoms have resolved.
A student may not receive in-person instruction if another person in their home has symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease, even though they remain asymptomatic. This will help keep our schools and community safer.
Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures
Parents/Guardians must remain outside of the school when dropping off /picking up students. Parents/ Guardians must not enter the school.
Administration will develop drop off/pick up times and if the schedule needs to be modified based on student attendance this will be communicated to Parents/Guardians.
For K-5 students the expectation to physically distance is shifting to that of minimizing/avoiding physical contact. However, physical distancing of 2 meters must be maintained by middle school students, secondary students and adults.
In addition to the Daily Self-Assessment for Illness, Parents/Guardians of Learners with Diverse Needs, as required, will communicate with staff via email prior to arrival to communicate any additional information that may be needed regarding supporting their child. Please consult with case manager and administration if support is needed.
Parent/guardians and visitors must not enter the school/site. Only School District No. 62 staff may enter.
Access to SD 62 sites by non-school district personnel is not permitted unless deemed necessary by administration or site-manger. Communication should occur via the phone, virtual meeting, or email. If access is required, it must be by pre-approval from administration or site-manager and by appointment only.
Food and School Supplies
Handwashing is required for students:
- Before leaving home, on arrival at school, and before leaving school
- After using the toilet
- Before and after any transitions within the school setting (e.g. to another classroom, indoor-outdoor transitions, moving to on-site childcare, etc.)
- After sneezing or coughing
- After breaks and sporting activities
- Before and after eating any food, including snacks
- Before touching face (nose, eyes or mouth)
- Whenever hands are visibly dirty
To help maintain a healthy learning environment, we are continuing to ask students and families to practice good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette (Coughing and sneezing into your sleeve). Please review with your child on a regular basis