September 2020 Restart Plan

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September 2020 Restart Plan

September Restart Plan

 

The Ministry of Education has a five-stage approach for resuming in-class instruction in a measured way to align with B.C.’s Restart Plan. At Cambie, each stage has been and will continue to be guided by health and safety guidelines, measures, protocols and orders as well as the principles developed for continuity of learning during the pandemic:

• Maintain a healthy and safe environment for all students, families, and employees.

• Provide the services needed to support the children of our essential workers (ESWs).

• Support vulnerable students who may need special assistance.

• Provide continuity of educational opportunities for all students.

What can parents, students, and staff expect during the 2020-2021 school year?

Stages 1 through 5: In-class attendance and on-line learning requirements

  • Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, Cambie students and staff may experience varying degrees of in-class instruction and on-line requirements.
  • Any increase or decrease of in-class instruction and on-line requirement will occur in a gradual and controlled manner while ensuring health and safety measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission are in place.
  • School density targets have been established to ensure the number of students at Cambie Secondary School is manageable and aligns with public health guidance.
  • Varying density targets established in Stages 1 through 5 will impact classroom schedules and both in-school attendance and on-line requirements.

Regular Communication

  • Ongoing information from Cambie Secondary School that provides detail related to current stage requirements will be communicated to home via email and social media sites.
  • Regular information updates will also be made available on school & district websites.

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September 2020 Restart Plan

Summary of Key Health & Safety Measures

 

 

  1. Non-Medical Masks

All Staff, Students and visitors are REQUIRED to wear a non-medical mask, a face covering, or a face shield (non-medical mask should be worn in addition to the face shield) in high traffic areas. Students and staff will each be given two re-useable face masks.

High Traffic Areas that require Non-Medical Masks are:

  • Whenever entering and exiting the school
  • Whenever in hallways, washrooms, etc.
  • All Common areas for students, staff, parents (Library, office, lunchroom, etc.)
  • Anytime students and staff are outside of their learning cohort group
  • Whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Whenever a visitor enters your cohort group

Notes: *Staff can also wear a mask, a face covering, or a face shield within their classroom or learning group if that is their personal preference.

**No student needs to wear a non-medical mask if, for medical reasons, they cannot tolerate it.

  1. Cleaning and Disinfecting procedures

Regular cleaning and disinfection are essential for preventing the transmission of COVID-19 from contaminated objects and surfaces. Schools should be cleaned and disinfected in accordance with the BCCDC’s Cleaning and Disinfectants for Public Settings document.

  1. Remove or limit the use of:
  • Frequently touched items that are not easily cleaned
  • Shared equipment
  1. Cleaning and Disinfecting Frequency
  • General cleaning and disinfecting of the premises will occur at least once every 24 hours. This includes items that only a single student uses, like an individual desk or assigned seating.
  • Frequently-touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected at least twice every 24 hours. These include door knobs, light switches, toilet handles, tables, desks and chairs used by multiple students, keyboards and toys.
  • Clean and disinfect any surface that is visibly dirty.
  • Empty garbage containers daily.
  1. Frequently Touched Surfaces that will be cleaned and disinfected at least twice every 24 hours include:
  • Door knobs, light switches, faucet handles, toilet handles, tables, desks and chairs used by multiple students, keyboards and toys, water bottle filling stations.
  • Shared learning items and manipulatives
  • Shared equipment (eg: computer keyboards and tablets, glassware and testing equipment in science labs, kitchen equipment for culinary programs, sewing machine and equipment for home economic programs, etc)
  • Appliances (staff and students can share the use of appliances and other objects, but treat items like microwaves, refrigerators, coffee pots, photocopiers or laminators as frequently touched surfaces)
  • Clean and disinfect cots in medical rooms prior to use and after they are used or soiled. If pillow cases and blankets are not single use, launder between each student.
  1. Cleaning and Disinfecting Bodily Fluids
  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning blood or body fluids (eg: runny nose, vomit, stool, urine).
  • Wash hands before wearing and after removing gloves.
  • Follow regular health and safety procedures and regularly used PPE for blood and bodily fluids (eg: toileting, spitting, biting).
  1. Laundry
  • Laundry should be placed in a laundry basket with a plastic liner.
  • Do not shake dirty items.
  • Wearing gloves is optional. Wash hands before wearing and after removing gloves.
  • Wash with regular laundry soap in hot water.
  1. Food in School
  • Schools should continue to emphasize that food and beverages should not be shared.
  • Schools should not allow homemade food items to be made available to other students at this time (eg: birthday treats, bake sale items). For families who want to supply treats, the treats should be store bought and individually packaged.
  • Schools can continue to include food preparation as part of learning and provide food services, including for sale and meal programs.

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September 2020 Restart Plan

Staff and Student School Schedule Reference

 

Timetable: Four Quarter Schedule – Two Courses at a time

The “Quarter Schedule” has been utilized by post-secondary institutions and secondary schools for many years with additional educational institutions adopting this model during the COVID-19 pandemic. It consists of a focused calendar where students take two classes at a time rather than eight in Cambie’s traditional linear schedule.

Basics of the Four Quarter Schedule:

  • A Quarter lasts for approximately 10 weeks or 43-44 consecutive school days.
  • Students will take two classes per quarter.
  • Teachers will teach two class per quarter in-person.
  • Classes will meet per student schedules (Student Schedules will be emailed home this week and available to view online on MyEdBC – Student Portal).

QUARTER COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
Our existing Day 1/Day 2 schedule has been adapted to the quarter system as follows:

 

QUARTER 1

QUARTER 2

QUARTER 3

QUARTER 4

Morning

Class

Period 1-1

Period 1-2

Period 1-3

Period 1-4

Afternoon Class

Period 2-1

Period 2-2

Period 2-3

Period 2-4

QUARTER CALENDAR DATES

QUARTER

DAYS OF INSTRUCTION

INSTRUCTIONAL TIME

GRADE 8-9

GRADE 10-12

SEPT 14 – NOV 18

44

Period 1=44, Period 2=44

~95 hours per course

Period 1=22, Period 2=22

~53 hours per course

NOV 19 – FEB 3

44

Period 1=44, Period 2=44

~95 hours per course

Period 1=22, Period 2=22

~53 hours per course

FEB 4 – APR 23

43

Period 1=43, Period 2=43

~93 hours per course

Period 1=21/22, Period 2=21/22

~51/53 hours per course

APR 26 – JUNE 28

43

Period 1=43, Period 2=43

~93 hours per course

Period 1=21/22, Period 2=21/22

~51/53 hours per course

SCHEDULE FOR GRADE 8-9 COURSES

Time

Monday - Friday

8:30 - 9:15 am

Staff Prep and Collaboration Time

9:30 - 11:40am

Period 1

100% of students enrolled in attendance

11:40 - 12:35 pm

Lunch + Clean

12:35 – 2:45pm

Period 2

100% of students enrolled in attendance

  • Grade 8 and 9 students will have a staggered start and Finish
  • Gr 8 & 9 students will start at 9:30am, 15mins after the grade10-12 students start. 
  • Gr 8 & 9 students will finish at 2:45pm, 15 minutes before the grade 10-12 students finish.
  • Students should arrive on time to avoid crowds in the entrance and hallways.
  • Students should exit the school immediately at the end of the day.
  • 10-minute nutrition break to be scheduled at the teacher’s discretion during each class. Teachers will be responsible for student supervision during in-class breaks.

SCHEDULE FOR GRADE 10-12 COURSES

Note: Courses are the same every day, however only half of students attend as follows:

Time

Day 1

Day 2

8:30 - 9:15 am

Staff Prep and Collaboration Time

9:15 - 11:40 am

Period 1 – Group A

50% of students enrolled in attendance

Period 1 – Group B

50% of students enrolled in attendance

11:40 - 12:35 pm

Lunch + Clean

12:35 - 3:00 pm

Period 2 – Group B

50% of students enrolled in attendance

Period 2 – Group A

50% of students enrolled in attendance

  • Period 1 is split into 2 groups (A and B); and Period 2 is split into groups (A and B).
  • Students are assigned to group A or group B across both blocks.
  • Max 15 students per group.
  • The following 2 combinations will alternate through each quarter: 1A + 2B (day 1) and 1B + 2A (day 2).
  • 10-minute nutrition break to be scheduled at the teacher’s discretion during each class. Teachers will be responsible for student supervision during in-class breaks.
  • Gr 10-12 students will start at 9:15am, 15 minutes before the grade 8-9 students. 
  • Gr 10-12 students will finish at 3:00pm, 15 minutes after the grade 8-9 students finish.
  • Students should arrive on time to avoid crowds in the entrance and hallways.
  • Students should exit the school immediately at the end of the day.

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September 2020 Restart Plan

Staff and Student Orientation Reference

 

CAMBIE’S START UP WEEK - September 8 -11, 2020

September 7                Labour Day: School is closed

September 8:               Staff returns to Cambie

        • Staff Meeting at 9:30 AM on MS Teams
        • Health and Safety Orientation at 1:00pm on MS Teams
        • Both meetings will occur in the Cambie “Staff Meetings” channel

September 8-9:            Staff Orientation

Starting September 8, all staff will meet with their school’s joint health and safety committee to receive instruction on how the updated BCCDC guidelines will work in their school.

This time allows teachers and staff to: 

  • Adjust to their new routines
  • Finalize plans for learning groups
  • Review health and safety protocols
  • Confirm lesson plans that align with the new normal in schools

September 10 and 11: Student Orientation

Students will return to school by September 10-11 for orientation. Students can get familiar with classrooms that will look different than they did before the pandemic.

During orientation, students will: 

  • Get assigned to their class or classes
  • Find out who is in their learning group
  • Practice their new routines
  • Familiarize themselves with how to safely move from the class to outdoor and common areas of the school

Student Orientation Schedule grades 8-12

Time

Thursday

Friday

9:00 - 10:30 am

All Grade 8

All Grade 8

11:30 - 12:30 pm

All Grade 9

Grade 11/12 - Cohort A

1:30 - 2:30 pm

All Grade 10

Grade 11/12 - Cohort B

Additional Information:

First day of regular instruction is September 14, 2020.

Optional Parent and Student Information Meeting September 3 

  • Brief introduction from administration
  • Highlights from shared documents (School Start-up, Schedules, Health and Safety, etc.)
  • Opportunity to share thoughts or ask questions

Parent and Student Information Meetings

  • Parent Zoom Meeting – Thursday, September 3rd at 7:00 PM
  • Student Zoom Meeting – Friday, September 4th at 1:00 PM

 

 

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Question and Answer Reference

 

Questions and Answers:

Why are we moving to a Quarter Schedule?

In order to meet the Public Health guidelines for Student Learning Groups (cohorts), the Richmond School District has chosen to limit the number of classes each student is exposed to at a time. This ensures that the number of contacts for each student is as limited as possible.

 

Will students be limited in their course selections?

By adopting the 4 Quarter Schedule (2 courses per quarter), Cambie will be able to continue to offer 100% of course offerings to all students in Grades 8-12. All student timetables have been successfully migrated to a Quarter Schedule with no loss of course selections.

 

How will students and staff transition through varying stages should they change?

Regardless of what occurs with the COVID-19 Pandemic, students and staff are only required to focus on two courses. If a second wave occurs, the transition to a hybrid model of in-class instruction and online, or one hundred percent online, will be less significant than a linear schedule where multiple courses and processes for continued learning would be required.

 

How will the Quarter Schedule assist with new and vulnerable students?

By taking two class at a time, students’ time will be spent learning deeply by focusing on only two subjects with extended access to ongoing teacher support. Teachers and students will have the opportunity to quickly develop a strong relationship due to the small teacher/student contact ratio. Utilizing the quarterly structure, teachers will be responsible for 60 or fewer students at a time and will be able to closely monitor students who are struggling or experiencing adversity.

 

How will Learning Strategies be provided to assist and support students?

Learning Strategies will be provided by utilizing a blended model of learning (support occurring in the classroom) and drop-in support in the Cambie Commons classroom. Students will also continue to be enrolled in Learning Strategies blocks. Please note, these will also be scheduled in the Quarter Schedule. Support offerings will vary depending on the subject matter, the composition of the class, and the needs of the student.

 

If a COVID-19 outbreak occurs, how does the Quarter Schedule assist in reducing the spread?

Should a COVID-19 outbreak occur, contact tracing and identifying possible affected students and staff will be significantly quicker and more efficient. Student and staff in-class contact will be significantly less than the linear schedules. In any such case, we will work in close collaboration with public health officials to determine the safest course of action.

 

Will the Quarter Schedule be occurring the entire 2020-21 school year?

Depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, there may be an opportunity to move to Stage 1 (100% student attendance for grades 8-12). Regardless of the level of attendance mandated by the Ministry of Education, we will likely remain on a Quarter Schedule for the duration of the 2020-21 school year.

 

How will 8th period redeployment for teachers work?

There will be more information forthcoming. The parameters for this are being finalized by the district and will be shared as soon as they are available.

 

When will my classes be visible in My Education BC?

We are working on reorganizing the timetable. We hope to have this information available to you by Friday, September 4th.

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