COVID-19 measures and procedures:
In accordance with the Saskatoon Public School Division the following measures will be implemented to protect yourselves and others from spreading COVID-19.
- Staff, students and parent helpers must wear masks at all times inside the school.
- Masks are mandatory for caregivers at drop-off/pick-up of students.
- Temperature testing and use of sanitizer will be done on children as they enter class at the beginning of each day. If the child is febrile (>38.0), they will be sent home.
- Water fountains have been temporarily disabled. Students are asked to bring a reusable water bottle filled from home to school every day. This water bottle is for personal use and must not be shared with others.
- In terms of classroom setup, unnecessary furniture may be removed from classrooms to provide greater space between students and encourage new methods of interacting to avoid close contact.
- Proper hand hygiene is a key element to reducing the spread of illness. Students will be taught and expected to follow proper hand hygiene. This includes washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and the frequent use of hand sanitizer. Visual instructions for proper hand washing will be displayed beside every sink.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at the classroom entrance during drop-off and pick up, and in the classroom. There are numerous prompts to wash hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the day, such as when first entering the classroom, or immediately before and after snack.
- To support a safe environment for students, staff, and families, daily disinfection of surfaces and toys that children regularly touch will be of high importance. Toys are separated between morning and afternoon classes. There will be increased sanitization in areas where there is a higher possibility of transmission. A list will be provided to the daily classroom helper of things that will require washing.
- COVID illness protocol is currently being developed in consultation with current SHA and SPSD recommendations.
*These guidelines are fluid and may change depending on new information and infection patterns.