Upper School: General Information

Classroom Setup
Classrooms will be set up to maximize the use of space and to ensure proper physical distancing among students. When the pedagogical approach requires sitting in groups, a distance of one metre will be kept between any two students. Plastic dividers will be installed on the tables when adequate social distancing is not possible due to the current space requirements or the classroom furniture.

Personal Hygiene
All students are reminded to wash their hands and to use hand sanitizer regularly.

All students and staff are expected to wear a mask at all times, unless they are eating lunch in the cafeteria or instructed by their teacher to remove their mask for a particular activity, at which time social distancing will be ensured. Students are encouraged to have spare three masks available in case it is required.

Classroom Supplies
Many students received resources from the school in order to support the remote learning programme. Students will be provided with information concerning which supplies will need to return to school during their days on campus and which ones can stay at home.

Periodic virtual assemblies will be held with advance notice as no live assemblies will take place at this time in order to prevent gatherings of large numbers of students and staff.

Physical Education (PE)

  • Masks should be worn as far as feasible and social distancing kept for at least one metre. If the mask cannot be tolerated, social distancing will be kept for at least 1.5 metres.
  • For safety reasons, mask-wearing is not recommended for students with difficulty breathing (e.g. students with asthma) or those who need assistance to remove the mask (e.g. students with hand injuries or with special needs who have difficulties removing their masks).
  • High touch surfaces and equipment will be disinfected regularly.
  • PE equipment will be disinfected at the end of each PE session.
  • On the days when students in Grades 6-10 have PE lessons, they are expected to come to school in their PE uniform to avoid congestion in the change rooms.


  • Students will wash/sanitize their hands before and after their lesson.
  • Teachers and students will wear a mask during lessons.
  • Musical instruments and equipment will be disinfected before and after use.
  • No wind instruments will be used.

Visual Arts

  • Students will wash/sanitize their hands before and after their lesson.
  • Teachers and students wear a mask during lessons.
  • Tools and equipment will be disinfected before and after use.
  • Liquid soap, disposable paper towels and lidded rubbish bins are available in the VA room.


  • Students will sanitize their hands when entering the library.
  • Students will browse with their eyes, only touching books that they will check out. Any books that are touched, but not checked out, will be placed in quarantine and sanitized.
  • All returned books will be quarantined and sanitized before being returned to the shelves.

Please note that this page is current as of October 14, 2020. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

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