• A thorough cleaning of school facilities will be completed prior to re-entry as was done in previous years. This will include disinfection and sanitization of all surfaces and traffic areas.
  • Visual cues such as markings on floor, directional movement for patrons, no-stopping areas in narrow hallways, etc. Facility will need to have floor decals to assist students in exit and entry flow to avoid students grouping as they enter/exit.
  • Additional support staff will guide the hallways and washrooms.
  • Area rugs and soft furnishings that cannot be easily cleaned and disinfected have been removed.
  • Reorganizing the front office and adding plexiglass partitions and dividers.
  • Parent access to the front office and to the building will by appointment only at all times pending the results of the COVID-19 questionnaire/self-assessment tool that parents must complete prior to entry.
  • Thermometers will be used with staff and students to establish early symptoms of illness.
  • Signage will be visible to parents. Parents must adhere to all AHS guidelines. Self-screening forms for parents and students will be shared in the parent agreement and online.
  • Placement of hand sanitizer containing at least 70% alcohol content (or a non-alcohol-based hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada) will be at entrances, exits, classroom entrances and near high-touch equipment in the staff room.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas and equipment (e.g. microwave ovens in staff room, doorknobs, light switches, toilet handles, faucets and taps, railings etc. A list will be provided to the caretakers for follow up. The enhanced cleaning schedule will be available for your review.
  • Below is a list of recalled sanitizing and disinfecting products has been provided to our caretakers to ensure that the products we are using are not posing any health risks.https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73385a-eng.php
  • In the event of a confirmed case, that particular classroom will be subject to additional enhanced sanitization and cleaning measures and protocols.
  • Students will be asked to label their personal items and not to share them.
  • Water fountains can remain open for bottle filling only.
  • Windows should be opened to increase ventilation in the building as much as possible
  • The ventilation systems of both the Mountain View and the Ogden campuses are being upgraded to increase the fresh air changes in both schools. A summary of the upgrades will be available for your review.
  • Provide each homeroom with a hand sanitizer station at the door.
  • All Professional Development days will be online from late August 2020 to January 2021
  • Parent teacher interviews will be held via online video conferencing tools. This is subject to change given updates from the Minister.
  • Students are not allowed in the office unless they are authorized by administration.
  • Teachers will be expected to check by phone if a student can come into the office.
  • Sneeze guards will be put up in the office to protect the office staff sitting at the desks.
  • Sneeze guards will be placed on the desks of teachers, librarian, administration and the desks of I.T. team personnel
  • The photocopier room will be limited to one person at a time.Staff must sanitize photocopier controls before and after each usage, there will be a spray bottle available for their use
  • Face Shields are available and strongly encouraged IN ADDITION to mandated face masks. These are reusable. They are available for substitute teachers, contractors and external support staff such as O.T. and S.L.P. personnel.
  • A protocol for service providers is detailed in a later section.
  • Staff and students must observe hand hygiene protocols at all times. Posters on how to hand wash/ use alcohol-based hand rub are placed around the school as reminders. Encourage staff to use the Alberta Education re-entry toolkit available here:
    https://www.alberta.ca/k-to-12-school-re-entry-2020-21-school-year.asp
  • Custodians are required to complete daily health checks and a cleaning schedule. They are to keep a cleaning record outlining the frequency and timing of each cleaning/sanitizing activity, especially washrooms, door knobs and high touch surface areas.