Friday, February 5, 2021
Feb 5, 2021
Hello Brechin P.S. Families,
It is very exciting to be sending out this letter to all of you. I know I speak for all of the staff here when I say we are eager to reconnect in person with students next week. As a follow up to the provincial announcement, I would like to send a few updates and reminders for next week.
The updated protocol has mandated that all students from Kindergarten (JK and SK) to Grade 12 will be required to wear a mask when they return to in-person learning on Monday, February 8. Families are encouraged to provide cloth masks for their children that cover the nose and mouth. The SCDSB will provide masks to students who do not have them.
Another change to the protocol from the fall is that starting Monday, all students will have to wear masks at all time while they are on school property. This includes DPA, outdoor learning times, travelling to and from the busses, in our hallways, in the washroom and during recesses. This new requirement aligns with the advice of the SMDHU and adds another layer of protection to the existing preventative measures already in place at SCDSB schools to enhance safety protocols where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
In order to support learning here at school, we are asking that any families who borrowed technology from the school bring it back today (Friday Feb. 5 by 3:00 p.m.) or Monday, Feb. 8th between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Don’t forget to return the cord! We ask that parents/guardians please return the technology to us so that it is not damaged in transit. Please ring the doorbell when you arrive for drop off and our office staff will assist you.
It continues to be the expectation that every student attending school in person will complete the Covid Self-Assessment tool before arriving to Brechin P.S. The link for the self-assessment is also available on our school website. COVID self assessment link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
I know that I speak for everyone here when I say that we look forward to seeing everyone who is choosing to attend school in person on Monday, February 8th, 2021! We have taken all the recommended precautions to ensure that Brechin P.S. is providing the safest possible return to school environment for students and staff. Please wear your Brechin spirit wear and Brechin school colours (black and gold) on Monday as we return to school!