September 2020 Restart Plan Staff and Student Orientation Reference

HJ. Cambie Secondary School Return to School 

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

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

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




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