In-person and at-home learning will start on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
All students will take part in learning, starting on September 8, whether they are learning in school or at home.
How will schools safely restart?
Schools will restart in phases, starting with Kindergarten to Grade 3 on September 8. This cautious start is the safest approach for our students and staff.
We will be careful and assess the situation before progressing to the each phase.
The restart plan is flexible. If there is a change at the school, community, or in the region, we will assess whether additional safety measures should be taken, including whether schools should be temporarily closed.
Phase 1: September 8 to September 25
Kindergarten to Grade 3 students can return to school while other grades continue to learn at home.
Phase 2: September 28 to October 9
Kindergarten to Grade 6 students can return to school while other grades continue to learn at home.
Phase 3: October 12 to October 23
Kindergarten to Grade 9 students can return to school while other grades continue to learn at home.
Phase 4: October 26 to June 29
All students (K-12) return to school, with rotation of students in some schools.
How will learning continue?
Learning is mandatory for all students. Parents can choose to send their children to school or have learning take place at home.
Students who will be learning at home will receive lessons through online learning or through paper learning packages.
Will a common timetable and curriculum be used?
We have developed a common timetable and curriculum so that students across all KTCEA schools in the same grade will learn the same curricular outcomes.
Will computer devices and internet connection be required?
Every student will be provided with a computer device. Kindergarten to Grade 9 students will be provided with a Chromebook. High School students will be provided a laptop. All student computer devices will be provided to students before or at the very start of the school year. An internet connection will be required to access online learning.
What support will parents/caregivers receive for students learning at home?
Principals will coordinate parent training sessions for the use of Google Classroom. Schedules for training are currently being developed.
What happens if a student or teacher gets sick?
Students and staff are required to stay home if they have any flu-like symptoms. If a student or staff member develops symptoms at school, they will be isolated, and parents will be immediately notified. Staff and students will be required to stay home until they are tested and cleared to return.
If anyone tests positive for COVID-19 in a KTCEA building or school, KTC Health will be immediately contacted. Risks will be immediately assessed.
Will my child have to wear a mask?
Masks will be mandatory for Grade 4 to 12 students. We have ordered a large supply of face shields, masks, and gloves and masks will be provided to students. All school staff will be required to wear face shields or masks.
Will staff be tested?
Every KTCEA staff member will be tested for COVID-19 before the start of school year. Staff are not allowed entry into schools until results are received and confirmed negative.
How will you ensure school cleanliness?
Schools will be routinely cleaned and disinfected. This includes frequent cleaning and sanitizing of areas such as washrooms and high touch surfaces. We are hiring additional custodial staff to ensure a high level of cleanliness in all KTCEA schools.
Will you have hand sanitizing stations?
Yes, hand washing and hand sanitizing stations will be installed in all schools.
How will classrooms be set up for physical distancing
All classrooms have been measured and floor markers are being installed for social distancing (6 foot or 2 meter distancing between each student).
How will you help younger children understand and follow physical distancing?
Younger children are being brought back into schools first to learn good hygiene and new rules around how to safely learn and play at school. Teachers and staff will be modelling, teaching, and strongly enforcing social distancing, good hygiene, and safe practices for younger students.
Who do I contact if I want to know more about the restart plan in my community?
If you have any specific questions about your school restart plan, please contact the principal of your school.
Cadotte Lake School
Principal: Gayle Strikes With A Gun
Phone: (780) 629-3767
Peerless Lake School
Principal: Connie Molcak
Phone: (780) 869-3830
Clarence Jaycox School
Principal: Mabel Noskiye
Phone: (780) 649-2942
Principal: Yvette Jean Jacques
Phone: (780) 869-3990
Little Buffalo School
Principal: Arleyne Eldridge
Phone: (780) 629-3950
Principal: Jackie Sander
Phone: (780) 767-3797