Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention

For the 2021/2022 school year, students and staff are in the classroom full time with updated health and safety measures.

Last updated: December 31, 2021

On this page:

  • Our plan for the 2021/2022 school year

  • Health and safety measures

  • COVID-19 protocols

  • In and outside the classroom

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Our plan for the 2021/2022 school year

All students and staff should:

  • Get vaccinated whenever possible.

  • Check your health before leaving home each day.

  • Stay home when sick

Online programs remain available to students when sick

Health and safety measures

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect everyone against COVID-19.

Safety measures are also in place to protect students and staff and reduce the spread of COVID-19. These include effective personal practices like wearing masks, daily health checks, staying home when sick and and regular hand washing. 

Masks

All students, staff and visitors are required to wear masks in all indoor areas, including:

  • At desks

  • On school buses

Exceptions to the mask policy include:

  • A person who cannot tolerate wearing a mask for health or behavioural reasons

  • A person unable to put on or remove a mask without the assistance of another person

  • If the mask is removed temporarily to engage in an educational activity that cannot be performed while wearing a mask. For example:

    • Outdoor activities

  • If a person is eating, drinking and napping.

 

Daily health checks

All students and staff must monitor their daily health. If you feel unwell, stay at home.

Parents and caregivers are responsible for assessing their children daily before sending them to school.

School administrators will ensure staff and other adults know they are responsible for assessing themselves daily for symptoms prior to entering the school.

 

Keeping your distance

Schools must continue to create space between people:

  • Use all available space to spread people out

    • For example, use different common space, classroom and learning environment configurations

    • Avoid face-to-face seating arrangements where possible

  • Implement strategies to prevent crowding during class transition times, for example:

    • Manage the flow of people in common areas, including stairways to minimize crowding and allow people to pass through easily

    • Stagger start/stop times for recess, lunch or class transition

    • Prevent crowding at pick-up and drop-off times

  • Take students outside as much as possible

 

Ventilation

Regular inspection and maintenance of ventilation and air conditioning systems

 

Cleaning and disinfecting schools

General cleaning of schools, cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces will be conducted at least once in every 24-hour period and when visibly dirty.

COVID-19 protocols

If a member of school staff or a child has symptoms matching those of COVID-19, the school will ask them to get a test, and return home and self-isolate while awaiting the outcome of that test.

For students with COVID-19 symptoms, the school will isolate the student as quickly as possible on the school site, then contact a parent or carer to ask them to collect the student immediately.

Isolation and supervision

If a child, or staff member at school is showing symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot travel home immediately, the school will isolate them in a suitable area at the school, with supervision as appropriate.

Staff protection and hygiene

If a student cannot remain alone in an isolation area while waiting to be collected, the staff member looking after them will wear personal protective equipment, in accordance with the health department guidance, while supporting the student.

The school will take all appropriate actions to respond to the suspected case. This includes record-keeping and reminding the school community about good COVID Safe practices such as hand hygiene and monitoring for symptoms.

Management of a COVID-19 case
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In and outside the classroom

School Tour Dates 2021-2022

Our campus tours have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 crisis, but we have a great video where you can experience our inspiring learning spaces and all the exciting activity and growth that happens on campus. 

For your convenience, we are now offering video consultations through Zoom/WhatsApp/KakaoTalk. Consultations are by appointment, please request your preferred schedule by complete this form below and send to smik.edu@gmail.com

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physical education programs

Masks aren't required when doing activities that cannot be performed while wearing a mask, like participating in high-intensity physical activity.

School meal programs

Food services will operate normally in the 2021/2022 school year.

Playgrounds

Playgrounds are a safe environment. There is no evidence of COVID-19 transmission in playgrounds. The following measures should be taken when using playgrounds:

  • Ensure students wash their hands before and after outdoor play

  • Minimize direct contact between students