Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Charles Hays Secondary makes ready for Return to School

Parents still have the option to keep their young students at home through June, but if they choose, the doors to Charles Hays Secondary will be open as of June 1st as the city's High School restarts a revised version of classroom instruction.

The advisory to parents, guardians and students was relayed on Friday as the School outlined some of the elements of the Restart program, which will be a mix of in class instruction (once a week) and continued online learning.

As part of the return to school protocol, there will be no more than 20 percent of the student population in the school at a time.

Students were advised of their individual program as part of an information mailing last week which provided a look at the alternating schedule that will be in place to limit the number of students in the building at any one time.

CHSS Return to Class timetable
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Towards keeping students and staff safe, the School District has implemented an implementation program, some of the elements of that program include:

Desks Spaced apart, with students to avoid gathering in groups in hallways or common areas

Regular cleaning of high  contact surfaces such as door knobs, toilet seats, keyboards and desks

A dedication towards hand washing before arriving on school property and hand sanitizing and cleaning stations to be available on campus

Staggered drop offs, lunch and recess breaks with increased time outside

Self assessment for all of any potential symptoms of COVID-19 

No sharing of food, or personal items

You can review the full list of Charles Hays guidelines here.

Charles Hays offers updates on school activities through their Twitter feed the School District also makes use of Instagram to relay information of interest to parents/guardians and students.

Yesterday we provided a look at the District wide return to School plan from SD52, which outlined how they are approaching the return to school for elementary, middle and secondary schools.

Those notes also provided a glimpse at some of the data received from a recent survey on whether parents/guardians plan to send their children to school when classes resume on June 1st.

Those findings delivered a result of almost a 50/50 split when it comes to sending the youngsters to school or keeping them home for the month of June.

You can explore those notes here.

For more background on Education in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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