August 28, 2020
Please read carefully the information on this site to gain an understanding of the measures we are taking to provide for the safety and health of our students. The CBE will continue to make adjustments as our context changes. While this plan is set for now, updates are expected via the CBE corporate website. Parents are advised to check regularly.
We are asking that families start the first day back to classes with our new procedure. Please print a copy of the COVID self-screening questionnaire. The following link will allow you to download the most current Alberta Health daily checklist. It is necessary that students be assessed using the Self-screening Questionnaire daily before school. Students showing symptoms listed on the Self-screening Questionnaire must remain home[MSM1] . A copy of the Self-screening questionnaire will be posted on our front doors.
Staggered Start to School Year:
We are beginning our school year by limiting the number of students entering the school over the first three days.
The purpose of the plan is:
- to ease the transition of students into school,
- to spend time with smaller groups familiarizing them with our health measures,
- to facilitate physical distancing while teaching the protocols of our health measures.
The first three days will be arranged as follows:
Tuesday, September 1 – Grade 10 Students Only
Wednesday, September 2 – Grade 11 Students Only
Thursday, September 3 – Grade 12 Students Only
The first day for each grade will begin with a Titan Time class and virtual assembly followed by an abbreviated class schedule for the rest of the day.
Titan Time 8:30 – 9:30am
Period 1 9:30 – 10:45am
Period 2 10:45 – 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00 – 12:45pm
Period 3 12:45 – 2:00pm
Period 4 2:00 – 3:13pm
Each Titan Time teacher will email the homeroom location of their class to their students prior to the first day. Students should note the room number and directions in the email in order to report directly to their Titan Time classroom upon arrival to the school on their designated day. Titan Time room numbers are also available on student schedules available in Powerschool. Staff will greet students upon entering the building to help remind students to hand sanitize and physically distance while directing them to their homeroom class.
Students enrolled in courses at Jack James High School will begin attending them on Tues, Sept 8. For September 1-4, students enrolled in courses at Jack James will meet in our Cafeteria during those periods . Staff will be supervising to ensure appropriate physical distancing.
Hand Washing: Students will be instructed on the location of hand sanitizers and reminded to use them frequently.
- Hand sanitizing stations are located in entrances, exits, classrooms without sinks and near high touch equipment.
- Students will be reminded to hand sanitize when entering and exiting the school and entering and exiting classrooms
Illness at school:
- Students exhibiting signs of illness will be moved to a designated individual office space in the upper SE wing of the school. They will be supervised by a school administrator until the student can be picked up. This area will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after the student has left.
- Administration will contact parents/guardians to pick up students. It is critical parents/guardians or a pre-identified emergency contact pick up an ill child within an hour of being contacted by the school. Students exhibiting signs of illness are not allowed to leave school and travel by public transportation.
- Demographic information sheets will be sent home on the first day of classes. Please review your contact information and provide emergency contacts on the form. Forms will be collected on Friday, September 4.
Volunteers and Guest Visitors:
- Although volunteers are valued members of our community in their support of our students, to minimize outside contact of established student cohorts, there will be no volunteers working in the school. Individuals are encouraged to communicate with the school through email or by phone.
- In-person guests such as guest speakers and artists in residence will not be invited into schools to minimize outside contact of established cohorts.
- Families who need to meet in person with a staff member will meet by appointment only. Please call the main office 403-272-6665 to arrange an appointment with the staff member.
- All visitors are required to complete a self assessment and be wearing a mask before entering the school.
- All visitors with appointments must report directly to the main office upon entering the school.
- These decisions will be revisited throughout the year.
- Masks are mandated from kindergarten to grade 12.
- This includes classrooms and public spaces such as hallways, learning commons, bathrooms, etc. Mask guidelines, will be reviewed with students on the first day of their staggered entry. Students who are unable to wear a medical mask due to illness or other needs are asked to contact their Assistant Principal prior to the start of the school year.
- All students will be provided with two reusable cloth masks on their first day of school
Physical Set-up of Schools:
Physical Distancing: Schools will arrange and monitor physical distancing when and where possible as outlined in the Guidance for School Re-Entry – Scenario 1.
- Desks within each classroom will be arranged in rows with all students facing forward.
- Tables may be used in somespaces, but students will not be facing one another and may be partitioned by an acrylic barrier where possible.
- Seating plans are mandatory and will be in place for every class.
Cohorts: Each student in high school follows a personalized timetable. Each class in which a student is enrolled is considered a cohort.
Common Areas: Consideration has been given to managing student numbers where students often gather. Students will be limited to gatherings of less than 100 students. We will strongly encourage students to physically distance in the hallways, and go outside during the lunch time.
- While our school Learning Commons remains closed while under construction, the temporary Learning Commons, which is a smaller space, will have a maximum seating capacity of 30 students with required physical distancing.
- Details for the management of learning resources are provided in Guidance for School Re-Entry – Scenario 1.
- Students will be prohibited from gathering in the school rotunda and seating has been removed from that area.
- Hallways will be marked with a center dividing line for opposing traffic and directional arrows. Some hallways have also been designated as one-way. Students are not permitted to gather in groups in the hallway and must keep moving during class change.
- Chairs have been removed and reconfigured in the cafeteria and the number of seats in the cafeteria is limited to 100 to maintain physical distancing.
Lunch: Cafeterias will follow the Alberta government’s strict COVID-19 health guidelines. School settings will limit student gatherings to less than 100 students. Students are not to share food or drinks.
- When weather permits, students are strongly encouraged to eat outside or off campus while maintaining proper physical distancing.
- Initially, the cafeteria will not be serving lunches. We anticipate that by October 1 the cafeteria will have lunches available for sale though sales may occur in an alternate location. Lunches will be prepared in individually wrapped portions.
- Microwaves and vending machines will not be available for student use.
- The cafeteria will remain available as a space for students to eat, however seats have been removed and seating is now limited to 100 students in order to maintain physical distancing.
The following classrooms will be opened at lunch and available for students to use as an eating space:
- 203, 211, 224, 238, 278, 282, 308, 372, 375, 390
- Staff will be supervising each of the classrooms to ensure appropriate physical distancing.
- Students will be allowed to eat in the hallways or stairwells as long as they are maintaining proper physical distancing.
- Students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to fill and have available over lunch and at their desks during the day. As a high touch area, water fountains will be sanitized regularly. The use of water bottles will also limit movement in the hallways.
Storage of Student Belongings/Change Rooms:
In order to support physical distancing, no lockers will be used.
- Students should bring a backpack in which to keep and secure their belongings. Students should keep their backpack with them at all times and store it appropriately under or next to their desk while in class. Teachers will work with students to minimize the amount of materials required per class.
- Students are encouraged to bring all their own school materials (calculators, pens, notebooks, etc.). If students require supplies and are unable to provide them due to financial restraints, please contact the student’s guidance counsellor.
- There will be limited access to locker rooms to prevent gathering.
- Specific locker room schedules and designated areas will be discussed with Physical Education and Sport Performance classes on the first day of school.
- Capacity will be limited and physical distancing protocols followed when use is necessary. Floor markings will be used to indicate where students must stand when changing to ensure adequate spacing.
- The entry and exit of students into a locker/change room will be monitored and staggered in order to provide physical distancing.
- Students are to hand wash/sanitize upon entering and exiting.
- Students will need to remove their belongings from the locker/change room.
- Locker rooms will be disinfected between classes/cohorts. (Implementing School Re-Entry Guidance, August 20, 2020, pg.11)
Further details can be found at: Guidance for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation – Stage 2.
Movement in school: We are minimizing occasions of large gatherings of students and managing movement overall of students in the hallways.
Entrances and exits: All students will have assigned doors for entry and exit and directed movement in the building.
All students should enter through the main entrance of the school off of 44th Street or NE student parking lot doors only. Upon entering the school, students must hand sanitize and immediately proceed to their class as no gathering is allowed in the rotunda or hallways.
Upon the conclusion of classes at the end of the day, student must immediately exit the building via the exit doors nearest to their location.
Flow of Traffic:
- Each hallway will have a dividing line and arows for the direction of movement of students. Student should keep to the right side of the hallway and continue moving to their destination. Some hallways will also be designated as one way. No congregation or loitering in the hallways will be allowed.
Arrival and departure times at school are the busiest times for our school. To assist in the movement of students and to support physical distancing, we are implementing the following:
- Students are discouraged from arriving early or staying at the school after dismissal.
- Students may meet with teachers after school by appointment only.
- Students will go directly to their first class when they arrive.
- In order to minimize congregation in front of the school at dismissal, parents who are picking up their child are encouraged to meet them on the North or South side streets of the school nearest to where the student exited from his/her last class.
Students on spares: Students in high school have personalized learning schedules. To management the movement of students in the building during times students are not in class, we have established the following guidelines:
- Students who are on a spare are encouraged to leave the building, particularly if it is the first period of the day (late arrival for the student) or last period of the day (early dismissal), or an extended lunch spare (lunch at home or off campus)
- Students who wish to stay on campus for their spare may utilize the cafeteria space (100 students maximum) or the Learning Commons for computer access (30 students maximum).
- Students will have assigned seating in theses areas to have contact tracing information should it be required.
- Students will not be allowed to be in the hallways, stairwells, or rotunda during their spare, but may be outside of the school if they are maintaining appropriate physical distancing.
The health and safety of your child will remain a priority for our school and we will keep you updated as new information becomes available. As mentioned, detailed information for the guidelines for safety and health for all schools is available on CBE’s Scenario 1 Information website. We are confident that, as a community, we will soon adjust to our new protocols and practices. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school and resuming our time together as a positive and caring learning community.
The health and safety of your child will remain a priority for our school and we will keep you updated as new information becomes available. As mentioned, detailed information for the guidelines for safety and health for all schools is available on the CBE’s Scenario 1 Information website. We are confident that, as a community, we will soon adjust to our new protocols and practices. We understand that students and parents may have some reservations about returning to school under Scenario 1. It is important to know that the staff at Forest Lawn High School will do their best to ensure that we provide a safe learning, welcoming, and caring learning environment for our students. We encourage our families to continue to provide us with valuable feedback to make this a great school year. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school
Below is the schedule for FLHS Pictures and School IDs. You can also return any books/laptops from last year.
Pictures will be take in the RED GYM - please line up then enter directly into the GYM from the back parking lot of the school (off 14 Avenue). A mask is mandatory while waiting in line and upon entering the school.
Further information regarding the first week of school will be sent to you as soon as it is available.
Tuesday, August 25
Grade 10: Photos- by last name
A-F 9:00 - 10:30
G-M 10:30 - 12:00
N-Z 12:30 - 2:00
Wednesday, August 26
Grade 11: Photos - by last name
A-F 9:00 - 10:30
G-M 10:30 - 12:00
N-Z 12:30 - 2:00
Thursday, August 27
Grade 12: Photos - - by last name
A-F 9:00 - 10:30
G-M 10:30 - 12:00
N-Z 12:30 - 2:00
School Start & End Times
Our bell times and daily schedule are:
This schedule is also available on our Contact Us page.
We are a school that follows the traditional calendar. View our School Calendar for dates and upcoming events.
For system calendars, please visit: http://www.cbe.ab.ca/registration/calendars
The date for the cafeteria opening is still pending.
Please visit our How to Register page for all registration details and registration forms.
Our school office opens on Aug. 27, 2020 for registration.