Masks at Recess

Posted September 9, 2021

All UGDSB schools take direction from Public Health and the Ministry with regards to Covid guidelines. During the first 2 days, we at VCPS developed a plan that meets the guidelines for our students. We will continue to have “flip nutrition breaks”, meaning that only 1/2 of our school is on the yard at once, allowing for more physical distancing space for our students. Our yard has been divided into 3 areas, Kindergarten area, Primary area, Junior / Intermediate area. This is different from last year when students played in “lanes” with only their classmates.  This  year students are able to play with their friends from other classes in their assigned area, masking and distancing is required when students are playing with other students from different classes. Students  playing with peers from their own class may choose not to wear a mask, knowing that physical distancing will continue to be encouraged. We ask that students wanting to play only with students in their class, without wearing a mask, move away from the hardtop area where students from mixed classes will be playing hardtop games (4 square, 8 square, wall ball, etc.). When staff take their class outside for outdoor learning opportunities, students will not be required to wear a mask (physical distancing will continued to be encouraged).

Staff will continue to remind students as we adjust to being at school together again!  For more information, please see VCPS School Start Up Information for Families. If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the office.

Note: Throughout the year, plans may change based on the guidelines set by Public Health and the Ministry.

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