Health & Safety Guidelines
Students who show any signs of illness will not be permitted to attend school. Please do NOT send your child to school if he or she is showing any symptoms of illness which could be passed onto another child or adult. Such symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Fever (temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher)
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath
- Breathing Difficulty
If any member of the household has symptoms of Covid-19, or if any member of your household is under home quarantine, please do NOT send your child to school.
Students who show signs of illness or have a temperature of 37.5C or higher will be sent home from school. The school nurse will call a parent to arrange immediate pick up of the sick child.
Sick students will be taken and remain at a “Designated Area” outside the LLAC lobby and wait for parents/guardians to pick them up.
Students who have developed a fever and/or respiratory symptoms will not be allowed to return to school until:
- They have provided a medical certificate; and are
- Fever-free and symptoms-free
CDNIS Fever Policy remains unchanged:
Students must be fever free (temperature below 37.5C) without medication, and respiratory symptoms such as coughing and sneezing, for 48 hours (Early Years 1 to Grade 2) or 24 hours (Grades 3-12) before returning to school.
Action Plan for handling students who fall ill during the school day:
Any student who develops a fever and/or respiratory symptoms during the course of the day must:
- Let their teacher/supervisor know they are not feeling well and they would like to be excused to see the nurse.
- Make their way to the closest nurse’s office with the least amount of traffic; use outdoor passageways where possible.
- The nurse will provide care and assessment to determine if the student needs to be sent home.
- The nurse will call the parents and appropriate Vice Principal/Principal if the student is confirmed to have fever and/or respiratory symptoms.
- The nurse will put on her personal protective equipment and escort the student to the “Designated Area” outside the LLAC entrance.
- The nurse will continue to accompany the student in the “Designated Area” until the parent/guardian arrives.
- Transportation pick-up should be arranged to collect the student at the front of the LLAC Lobby. Parents will be advised to bring their child to seek medical advice at the nearest hospital as soon as possible. The car should leave the site immediately after pick-up.
- The nurse will follow up with the parents on the student's condition.
- The cleaning staff will work with the nurse to make sure all areas are disinfected according to the CHP Guidelines.
- The student who has developed fever and/or respiratory symptoms will not be allowed to return to school until they have a medical clearance.
Maintaining a Safe Campus Environment
During the summer break, we have thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the campus.
Ahead of the resumption of face-to-face classes on campus for the 2020/2021 school year, an external company specializing in deep cleaning has disinfected the entire campus and all school buses. The products they use created a protective layer on all treated surfaces which repels over 100+ viruses and bacteria. It poses no risk to people. Learn more about Germagic here. Please do not send your child to school with any sanitizing wipes containing alcohol as these can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
- Hand sanitizer will be placed inside each building entry door.
- Bannisters, door handles, light switches, elevator buttons etc. will be sanitized on a continuous basis throughout the day by the cleaning staff.
- Toilets and sinks will be sanitized on a continuous basis throughout the day by the cleaning staff.
- We have urged all staff members, as well as our services providers i.e. bus drivers, bus moms, cleaning and catering staff, to step up precautionary measures to maintain personal hygiene and environmental hygiene of the school.
- We will request all staff and service providers who have contact with our students, to take their temperature before going to school. If they have a fever, they must not return to school.
Handwashing and Hand Sanitizing
- Students will enter school via the 9/F or 7/F entrances, one at a time. Each grade will have an assigned washroom to use and should only use the facilities assigned.
- Students will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
- Hand sanitizers are available in every classroom. Upon entering and exiting the classroom students will be asked to use hand sanitizer.
Classrooms and Use of Materials
- Sanitizing of the classroom and materials will be done thoroughly on a daily basis by the cleaning staff.
- Students will be required to bring their own materials to school to avoid sharing. A list of suggested materials will be communicated to parents by the homeroom teachers.
- Children’s personal toys must stay at home. iPads, laptops and mice are not to be shared and should be wiped before and after use.
Please note that these guidelines are current as of August 3, 2020. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.
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