Return to School info

NFS Return To School Plans 2020 2021

All students will start on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Arrival/Departure

The bus will be met upon arrival and students will enter through the front door, apply hand sanitizer and proceed to their classroom.  Students in grades 4-8 will need to have their mask on before entering the school. 

At dismissal, students will get ready in their designated area, line up and exit through the front door.

Primary students will store their belongings in the Junior Room and Junior/Intermediate students will store their belongings in the Senior Room.  

Students who don't arrive via bus should enter the school at the front door. Ring the bell and Mrs. Krukoski will greet you with further instructions.

Parents picking up students should ring the bell at the front door. Mrs. Krukoski will assist with student sign-out. Parents will be asked to wait outside. 

If your child is going to be picked up, whether early or not, please call the school with the time and your child will be ready for pick up at the main entrance.  Please ring the bell to let Mrs. Krukoski know that you have arrived. 

Please send only one family member to drop off or pick up your child(ren).  

At this time, visitors to the school will be limited to essential workers, and do not include parents/guardians.  

Parents/guardians are considered essential when there is an urgent need/emergency.  If parents/guardians enter the school for an essential reason, they must wear a mask.

Lunch/Recess

All students will eat in the same room. 

All students will have recess at the same time, following proper distancing protocol.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms - only 1 person will be allowed in the bathroom at a time.  

Students will have to check prior to entering the bathroom.

School Supplies

The school will provide all supplies needed to complete school work.

Please send your child with a pair of shoes for indoor use, appropriate outerwear for the weather and lunch. 

We are working to limit the clutter in classrooms and hallways to support social distancing and ease of travel within the school and appreciate your support in sending only what is necessary with your child. 

Office - Essential visitors and students will stand at the office door to speak to Mrs. Krukoski.    

Lining up - Students will be taught to maintain a minimum of 1 metre distance.    

Breakfast Program and Hot Lunch - We will not be running either program until further notice.  

Lunch - Microwaves will NOT be available for student use.  Please send containers that your child can open independently. 

Water fountains/refillable stations - Students can use the refillable stations, but the water fountains will not be used.  All students will be provided with a personalized water bottle.  

School Council - We will have a School Council with meetings being held via video or phone conferencing.

Communication - If you have a question or concern, please contact the school and a phone meeting will be set up with the appropriate staff members.  

Hand Hygiene - There will be regular hand washing/sanitizing at strategic times throughout the day which include, but are not limited to, arrival, departure, recess, and lunch.  

Distancing - Students will be taught, and will practice, how to maintain the appropriate distance from each other.  

Routines and Procedures - There will be an emphasis on teaching and following appropriate routines and procedures related to COVID-19 safety.  We are all in this together!

Signage - There will be signage throughout the building to support appropriate procedures (e.g. room capacity, traffic direction).

Masks - Please send your child with a mask.  Masks must be worn by all students in grades 4-8.   It is recommended that students in grades K-3 wear masks; however, staff will be unable to assist in the adjustments of masks if students find them challenging to wear or keep on.  We will have masks on hand in case someone forgets or loses their mask.  It is recommended that masks are washed each night.  Masks must be worn on the way to the playground, but can be removed during recess as long as students maintain a 2 metre distance from other classmates/staff.  Student masks must be stored in a provided brown paper bag or Ziploc when removed for recess or lunch.  Please practice mask wearing with your children.  Staff will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment both inside and outside when interacting with children.  We will incorporate as many mask breaks, following policy, as possible. 

Communication - Staff will communicate with parents via SeeSaw, Google Classroom or Edsby.  Agendas will not be used at this time. 

The Board website, www.rrdsb.com, has current and useful information relating to COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kowalski at 484-2101 

We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you!