Please read carefully the information 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 linked under the Back to School section of this website. 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.
Staggered Start to School Year:
We are beginning our school year by limiting the number of students entering the
school over the first two 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 and allow for them to find their way to their classes,
▪ to teach the protocols of our health measures with fewer students in
Tuesday, September 1 Morning: Half of our Grade 10s – Last name A – K
(9:00 - 11:30 am)
Afternoon: Half of our Grade 10s – Last name L – Z
(12:15 – 3:00 pm)
Wednesday, September 2 Morning: Grade 11s only (9:00am – 11:50 am)/
Afternoon: Grade 12s only (12:30 pm – 3:20 pm)
Thursday, September 3 Grades 10, 11, 12 (9:00 am – 1:20 pm) – modified
schedule (no lunch)
Friday, September 4 Grades 10, 11, 12 (9:00 am – 1:20 pm) – modified
schedule (no lunch)
Please note on Sept 2 from 3:30 – 5:30 pm we will be holding a socially distanced
photo session for all grades afterschool for those who missed getting a photo.
▪ 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 are expected to use the hand sanitizer each time they enter
and exit the school and frequently throughout the day.
▪ Thorough hand washing with soap and water is also recommended
▪ Illness at school:
▪ Students exhibiting signs of illness will be moved to a safe location
close to the main office. This area will be thoroughly cleaned and
disinfected after the student has left.
▪ 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.
▪ Masks are mandated from kindergarten to grade 12.
▪ This includes classrooms and public spaces such as hallways, learning
commons, bathrooms, etc.
▪ Mask guidelines were sent out by email to families earlier this week.
▪ 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
▪ These decisions will be revisited throughout the year.
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.
▪ Classroom set-up.
▪ Desks are arranged in rows with students facing forward.
▪ Number of students will be limited at tables.
▪ 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
▪ Students will be taught the expectations for lunch time practices to
reduce social distancing
▪ Cafeteria – we will be limiting our cafeteria to 100 with social distancing
practices in place and supervision
▪ Classrooms and gyms will be opened up to reduce the numbers who
eat in the hallway with teacher supervision
▪ Hallway supervisors will be patrolling the hallway to assist with social
▪ Learning Commons:
The number of chairs will be limited per table.
Students will be expected to be seated at a table or computer and
chairs cannot be moved around. Books and other resources will be
brought to the student by the librarians to reduce touchpoints.
▪ We will be limiting the numbers of students who can come into the
library at lunch to allow for social distancing.
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.
▪ Students will be able to eat in the designated
▪ Students will be encouraged to leave the school for fresh air.
▪ Each grade will be assigned a set of locations (classrooms/ and
designated gyms) in which they can go to eat their lunches.
Each location will have a limited number of students.
▪ There will be physical distancing measures in place, e.g. chairs
removed, spaced out, taped off sections.
▪ Water bottles: 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:
▪ Lockers: In order to support physical distancing, no lockers will be used. This
will allow for better traffic flow and less lingering during class changes. Lockers
will be locked. Locker use will be re-visited throughout the year.
▪ Change Rooms:
▪ There will be limited access to locker rooms to prevent gathering.
▪ 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.
Movement in school: We are minimizing occasions of large gatherings of
students and managing movement overall of students in the hallways.
▪ We will have one-way staircases and social distanced 2 way staircases, oneway hallways & dual path hallways in some places that have directions where
students go when they arrive in the building to prevent large gatherings
▪ Arrival and departure times at school are the busiest times for our school.
assist in the movement of students and to support physical distancing we are
implementing the following:
▪ Walking students: students are discouraged from arriving early
and staying at school after dismissal.
▪ Students on spares: Students in high school have personalized learning
To manage the movement of students in our building during times
students are not in class, we have established the following guidelines:
▪ Students will be allowed into the cafeteria and library with social
distancing measures in place.
▪ First block and last block – Students will be encouraged to not enter
or leave the building if they have spares in these periods to reduce
overall numbers in the building.
▪ Tutorial time in the mornings will be based on the 1st class you have that day and
will allow for a “soft” entrance time for students. The tutorial time at the end of the
day will be set up for the last class students have and will allow for fewer students
exiting at the same time or a “soft” time for exits at end of day. This will reduce the
number of students entering and exiting the hallways at the same time.
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.