Good Afternoon Eardley Community,
I hope this email finds you well on a long weekend. I am writing a short update this afternoon pertaining to the Outaouais region going into the Red Zone over the weekend. Please see below for important information.
Over the weekend, as I am sure you may have heard, the Outaouais region has gone into the Red Zone (Level 4, Maximum Alert). What does this mean for Eardley Elementary? For elementary schools, it does not affect our current practice gravely. As we at Eardley and WQSB have been quite tight on our processes and protocols in order to be proactive and safe. Please see below for the reality in a Red Zone (I have bolded the increased measures) –
|Preschool and Elementary school
|Only one stable class group is permitted at all times, with no physical distancing required Students from different class groups must stay 2 metres apart when moving around in common areas (this has increased from 1 meter distance) Extracurricular activities are suspended Field trips and interscholastic activities are suspended (this will affect Eardley’s Outdoor Ed field trips that were postponed due to inclement weather) Special pedagogical projects may continue as long as the principle of stable class groups is respected. If this is not possible, a 2-metre distance between students from different stable class groups must be maintained at all times, and the health guidelines must be strictly respected The same rules apply to sports activities organized by schools and associations Room loans and rentals are suspended Wearing a procedural mask is mandatory for all school staff at all times School visitors must be kept to a minimum School daycare services are organized based on the principle of stable class groups or by creating subgroups, with a 2-metre physical distance between groups (this has increased from 1 meter distance) Students eat lunch with their stable class group
Please note that our processes and protocols are more important than ever. I have attached our parent-guardian reference guide as a reminder to what has been put into place at Eardley Elementary. As well as the COVID-19 latest symptom chart from Public Health, the COVID Wakelet and our protocol if there is a confirmed case within the school.
I understand that this is a very scary time for all involved. We will continue to follow strict Public Health guidelines and the safety of our staff and students is of our utmost concern. If you have any questions, concerns or comments please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please take care, stay safe and stay healthy.