Facilities staff set up classrooms/teaching spaces prior to the start of school to ensure as much physical distancing as possible. Classroom workspaces and desks are separated according to Ministry of Education recommendations to provide adequate physical distancing during the school day. Only essential teaching items should be in the classrooms. Students will be allocated a desk for their daily use.
Desks and countertops must be cleared at the end of the day to facilitate the evening and overnight facility staff cleaning protocols.
Hand sanitizer is available in each classroom/office and will be restocked as needed by Facilities Services.
- Classroom teachers should declutter classrooms to facilitate efficient cleaning. Only essential, daily required teaching items will be stored in the classroom
- The use of the classroom for long term storage must be minimized
- Unnecessary, unused items must be disposed of or relocated
- Desktops and counter surfaces must be kept clear to facilitate ongoing disinfection throughout the day and allow for evening/nightly facilities cleaning/disinfecting
- Faculty will direct students to take home any unnecessary personal items and keep their desks/tables clean and uncluttered
- Faculty must set up the classroom so that is contains only the essential items needed for the day
- It is expected that a minimalist environment exists in the classroom
Toys and Manipulatives
Toys and manipulatives will be reduced to the maximum extent possible. Only those items which can be readily disinfected will be selected to remain. Faculty and staff will clearly identify, with signage, the toys and manipulatives that require daily disinfection. These items will be placed in plastic bins filled no greater than ½ full so that facilities staff can disinfect them using approved methods. No plush toys will be permitted
Keyboards and Electronic Devices
Mobile phones and other frequently touched electronics like tablets, remotes, keyboards, mice and gaming consoles must be cleaned and disinfected after use.
Stairwell A– south end – is strictly for Middle School students and staff. Students and staff should be wearing their mask/face covering when using the stairs and should keep to the right at all times. In the event of an emergency anyone can use any stairwell to exit the building as quickly as possible.
Stairwell B – Middle stairs - is strictly for Senior School students and staff. Students and staff should be wearing their mask/face covering when using the stairs and should keep to the right at all times. In the event of an emergency anyone can use any stairwell to exit the building as quickly as possible.
Stairwell C – north end – is strictly for Junior School students and staff. Students and staff should be wearing their mask when using the stairs and should keep to the right at all times. In the event of an emergency anyone can use any stairwell to exit the building as quickly as possible.
Washroom Assignments - School Day
JK/SK – Washroom in the room across from the main classroom
Grade 1 – Gender neutral washroom beside the Student Lounge
Grade 2 and 3 Classes – Boys and Girls washroom in the north/south basement hall
Grade 4 Class – Learning Commons – girls will use the staff washroom and the boys will use the large boy’s washroom, both located in the Learning Commons
Grade 5 and 6 Classes – one male and one female washroom in Egan House Change Room – signs on doors
Grade 7 and 8 Classes – third floor boys and girl’s washroom
Grade 9 and 10 Classes – during meals back of Dining Hall
Grade 11 and 12 Classes – during meals downstairs near the Art Room
Classes in rooms 212/213 – males use the main floor washroom across from Reception – females use the 2nd floor female washroom
Meeting Room Classes – main floor washrooms across from Reception
Senior School Students – 4th Floor north end of hall
Portable 1, 2 and Vocal Music Room - Egan House visitors entrance washroom
Before and After Care – Gender neutral washroom by the Student Lounge
Staff – staff in the basement and 1st floor should use the basement washrooms – male and female – across from
Staff – second floor male staff and all staff teaching on the 3rd and 4th floor use the 4th floor washroom in the Science Lab
Staff – 2nd floor – Learning Commons single washroom – female staff only
Staff – Egan House – Staff washroom located in Grade 9/10 locker hallway