BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN
School will consist of full time, in class instruction. NCCS is not offering remote learning as we did over the last term. For parents not wishing their children to attend school full time, your options are Homeschooling or some type of Distributed Learning (such as Heritage or what is offered from SD 28). We are confident that children will be safe and school can once again be a happy, busy place enabling children to thrive, learn, and grow in knowledge, wisdom, and in favour with God and man.
NCCS will be following the Ministry of Education guidelines to operate our school using Cohort groups. For NCCS, this simply means that we have placed students into three groupings, or cohorts: Grades K-2, 3-6, & 7-9. Using this system, students and staff within a cohort can function with a focus on minimizing physical contact rather than focusing on physical proximity. In this way, we have followed the health regulations that allow for a small increase to our personal bubble of people we have regular contact with. This means we can maintain physical distance between cohorts within the school building while allowing classes to function in a manner more conducive to good educational practice. BC’s BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN
ILLNESS POLICY & HEALTH CHECK
If a child becomes ill while at school, WE WILL CALL YOU, and ask the child to wear a mask and lie down in the sick room while they await someone to come and pick them up and take them home.
Please arrange to have someone available at an immediate request should the need arise to have your child picked up.
We thank you for your understanding and compliance during this time. While possibly inconvenient, these procedures are in place to help ensure the safety of your child and the school.
ENTERING THE SCHOOL
For Children – Each child will have a designated entry into the school (either using the
classroom outside entrance or a building entry for classes not having direct
outside access), to aid in this working optimally for the health and safety of your child.
Please have your children prepared for entering the school in the morning;
Wash their hands prior to coming to school.
Review the Health Check List (if you answer YES to any question you are asked to keep your
child at home.
For Parents – Parents are not to enter the school. If a parent has a specific reason to enter the school, they will need to ring the doorbell and wait for an office staff to usher them in.
MASKS & FACE COVERINGS
Students in Grades 7-9 are to wear masks when riding the bus. These need to be put on prior to entering the bus and are to remain on until after they disembark. They are not required to wear masks within their cohort at school but will need them if ever in close quarters with students of another cohort. Trips to bathrooms during the day may be one of those times that masks will be worn by G7-9.
Capacity on the NCCS bus has been reduced and several protocols are in place to ensure safe and compliant transportation for students. Here are the main points
A daily list of riders is required for the driver and for reporting so we ask that parents commit to consistently driving their children to school or ride the bus.
Students in Grades 7-9 are expected to wear masks.
The bus will be loaded in sections corresponding to a child’s cohort from back to front in each section with assigned seats for individual children.
Upon arrival at the school, unloading will be done front to back of each section, one Cohort at a time beginning at the front of the bus.
DROP-OFF & PICK-UP
For those driving their children, we ask that you drop off in the spots along the road, avoid parking in the bus lane. There will be supervisors/crossing guards there to greet the children and walk them down to the school ground.
Only parents caregivers of kindergarten students may park in the parking lot in order to walk their child to their classroom door, and for pick up after school. All other students may be picked up along the road near the NCCS sign or roadside in the angled parking spots.