Staggered Entry for Students Learning in Person
Tuesday, September 7
All in-person learners with surnames beginning with the letters A-K will come to school.
All other students (remote learners AND in-person learners with surnames beginning with the letters L-Z will be learning remotely from home).
Wednesday, September 8
All in-person learners with surnames beginning with the letters L-Z will come to school.
All other students (remote learners AND in-person learners with surnames beginning with the letters A-K will be learning remotely from home).
Thursday, September 9
ALL in-person learners (Grades 9-12) will come to school.
Daily Confirmation of Student Screening
All students must complete theCOVID-19 School Screening Tool every day before leaving home for school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Confirmation of the daily screening must be provided to the student’s classroom teacher in one of the following four (4) formats:
1. Email results to classroom teacher;
2. Show “pass” confirmation on a personal device;
3. Show printed copy of the screening tool indicating the current date and a “pass”
Counsellors will be in the cafeteria on Tuesday and Wednesday morning to assist students who are unable to access their timetable online. Please enter the cafeteria via the exterior doors in the courtyard to the left of the main entrance.
Help Desk Support
Students who require assistance accessing accounts or resetting passwords, please contact the Board’s Help Desk for I.T. support at email@example.com
In our secondary schools, students returning to in-person learning will remain at school for the full day – 300 minutes of instruction (2 classes per day). Remote (online) learning remains an option, using the same hybrid model implemented during the 2020-2021 school year.
Afternoon schedules will vary for students, depending on their assigned lunch. Students will be grouped by grade, according to their period 2 course code. For example, a student in Grade 12 taking Grade 11 English period 2 would be assigned the Grade 11 lunch, not the Grade 12 lunch.
Upon arrival, students attending StFX for in-class instruction will be permitted access to the school at 8:05 a.m. Prior to this time, students must wait at their designated entrance while maintaining proper physical distancing. Students are advised to wear a mask while they wait. A mask is required to enter the building. Students are to enter the school and proceed directly to their class for the morning.
Entrance to the school is according to classroom number. Please see a map of the designated entrances here:
Students with a class on the first floor (room numbers beginning with 1) will enter at Door #18.
Students with a class on the second floor (room numbers beginning with 2 or the library) will enter at Door #2.
Students with a class on the third floor (room numbers beginning with 3) will enter at Door #11.
*Students with classes in portables will enter the portable directly
As stated above, students are permitted access to the school at 8:05 a.m. Until that time, they will wait at their assigned entry door. As such, students should dress appropriately for the weather.
Only during inclement conditions (e.g., excessive rain, snow, cold, wind, etc.) will students be permitted to enter prior to 8:05 a.m. Students will follow the direction of administration and school staff to physically distance in the atrium and/or gymnasia until dismissed to class at 8:05 a.m.
Chartwell/Compass Group, the cafeteria food provider (servery), will be phasing in the food program over the next 8-12 weeks, with full service expected to be implemented in all schools by November.
As such, the cafeteria will not be serving food for the time being, so please ensure your son or daughter brings a lunch if they are planning on staying at school for lunch.
Students will also be given time to eat in class during breaks and are encouraged to bring the food they require to fuel their learning.
We will employ a staggered exit system to facilitate distancing. Students will be dismissed floor-by-floor and will be directed to the nearest exit. Students are reminded not to congregate after school.
Student lockers will be made available to students this year. We require additional time to coordinate distribution. For the first week, students will be permitted to bring their backpacks to class. Please note that students will be required to share lockers with their classmates, as we do not have enough lockers for each student. Students will have the option to use a shared locker or continue to bring their backpacks to class.
Our Mentors are senior leaders who seek to accompany students as they transition to our school community. Mentors will be identifiable the first week of school by the black SOS shirts they will wear. Students new to the school or our building are encouraged to seek out Mentors for assistance, if required.
We know that it is not only our Grade 9s who may be new to our building! Our Grade 10 teachers will also ensure that their students become familiar with their surroundings by taking students on tours of the school and answering any questions about school life they might have.
Returning students who have outstanding textbooks or other school materials are encouraged to please return them promptly upon returning to school. Tables will be placed at each designated student entrance. Students are reminded to write their name and their teacher’s name on a note so the text/resource can be properly inventoried.