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Retrieval of Student Belongings

Retrieval of Student Belongings
Posted on 06/15/2020
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We will three dates for students to clean out their lockers and retrieve belongings: June 16 (3rd floor), June 17 (2nd floor) and June 18 (1st floor). The appointment dates and times were shared with families on June 9.  We have created an appointment schedule that keeps students safe by ensuring physical distancing and also having staff on-hand to supervise the process.
Students will have 15 minutes to sign-in, retrieve their belongings, and sign-out. A video of the process is available at this link - https://youtu.be/QKrCLZ48A-w 

For students with items to return to the school, such as musical instruments, textbooks, library books, or other school materials, we ask that you please label these items with your child’s name and homeroom class. We will have specific areas for students to drop these items as they enter the building.
Students that have to retrieve medical belongings, such as an EpiPen, can indicate what they need upon entry and we will make sure their belongings are available as they exit.

Student Responsibilities when provided Access to the School

● Answer the screening questions to determine if they meet the Ottawa Public Health requirements to access the school.

● Arrive only at the time designated by the school principal.

● Enter the designated door of the school.

● Maintain a minimum 2-meter (6 feet) distance from others when you enter the school.

● Wash/sanitize hands using the provided hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the building.

● Follow the designated sign-in, sign-out procedures.

● Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.

● Cover any cough or sneeze with a tissue or arm. Limit your time in the school to 15 minutes or less.

● Go directly to your locker required to retrieve the personal items then proceed to the designated exit to sign out.

● Communicate any required accommodations for access to the principal ahead of time (i.e. access to the elevator)

● If the school is presently storing any prescription medication for the student parents/guardians should notify the principal of the prescription ahead of time.

● Follow all directions of the supervising school staff.

● Avoid congregating outside and leave the school property once items have been retrieved

Screening questions from Ottawa Public Health

Prior to arriving for the designated appointment times, students will use the screening process outlined below to determine if they are eligible for entry. Anyone who fits the criteria set below, will not be allowed into the school and will need to self-isolate for a period of 14 days:

1. If you have any of the symptoms outlined below, from the Ministry of Health’s ‘COVID-19 Reference Document for Symptoms’:

○ Fever (temperature of 37.8 degrees C or greater), new or worsening cough, shortness of breath

○ Other symptoms – sore throat, difficulty swallowing, new olfactory or taste disorder(s), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, runny nose, or nasal congestion (in absence of an underlying reason for these symptoms such as seasonal allergies, postnasal drip, etc.)

○ Other signs – clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia

○ Atypical symptoms and signs - unexplained fatigue/malaise, delirium (a serious medical condition that involves confusion, changes to memory, and odd behaviours), unexplained or increased number of falls, acute functional decline, worsening of chronic conditions, chills, headaches, croup, conjunctivitis, multisystem inflammatory vasculitis in children, unexplained tachycardia (heart rate over 100 beats per minute), including age-specific tachycardia for children, decrease in blood pressure, unexplained hypoxia (even if mild i.e. O2 sat <90%), lethargy and difficulty feeding in infants (if no other diagnosis)

2. If you or your child(ren) have symptoms compatible with COVID-19 and in whom laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 is inconclusive

3. If you have traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days

4. If you live with, or provided care for (without appropriate Personal Protective Equipment), or spent time with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, is suspected to have

COVID-19 has an inconclusive laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19, or who has symptoms that started within 14 days of travel outside of Canada

5. If you or your child(ren) lived in or worked in an institution, group home, or other facility known to be experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 (e.g., long-term care, prison)
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