Douglas Park Return to School 2020 -2021
1.Hand Washing –All students will encouraged to wash their hands regularly. Soap
and paper towels will be supplied in all classrooms.
2. Hand Sanitizer – Bottles of hand sanitizer will be provided to teachers for use in the
classroom. As students come in, teachers will stand at the entrance of the classroom
and provide an appropriate amount of hand sanitizer to each student. During
instructional rotations, hand sanitizer will be used after each rotation (as students
move to their next task). Hand sanitizer will also be available in staff shared spaces
such as the prep room.
3. Mandatory Mask Usage – All staff and students (and any visitor) must wear a mask
in our building (of course, if you are alone in your classroom, different story).
Classroom teachers, please instruct and help students on proper mask usage. Videos
and posters will be available to help. Reusable masks will be provided to all students
4. Preventative Measures – Many of the proper hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing
etiquette will need to be directly taught in the classroom. For primary grades, social
stories will be created. Signage reminders will be placed in each classroom.
5. Staff Respect and Personal Responsibility
- Take all reasonable actions to ensure their own safety and that of their
Self-monitor for symptoms and use the online Saskatchewan COVID-19 Self- Assessment Tool.
- Not attend work when they are symptomatic or required to self-isolate.
- Follow guidelines for building traffic flow, social distancing, personal hygiene
- and deploy alternative ways of doing business that reduce risks such as using
- electronic communication.
- Regularly wipe down their personal work spaces (desktops, keyboards,
- laptops, etc.) using Division-supplied disinfecting wipes or spray.
- Stay home if they are displaying COIVD-19 like symptoms. Staff with
- symptoms will not be required to enter the school when sick to create plans
- for substitute teachers. ** It is the teacher’s responsibility to email plans to
- admin if daybook was not completed prior to leaving the day before or if
- additional plans are required. It is recommended for teachers to have 2-3 days
- of full lesson plans created in advance and available in their classroom.
- Share suggestions or concerns directly with their supervisor and/or with the
- OHS Committee.
6. Staff Illness – If you are feeling ill do not enter the building, even to get things ready
for a sub. Your day plans should be done at least 3 days in advance and left in your
classroom. A monthly outline of what you are covering should be submitted to
Angela at the beginning of every month, just in case you are self-isolating and can’t
get into the school. This does not have to be extensive, but just the basics – we are
reading this novel, we are on this unit in Math, etc.
7. PPE Availability for Staff –
Division Fall 2020 Re-Opening Plan page 5-6
Amount supplied to schools
Teacher reusable masks
1 per staff member
Student reusable masks
1 per student
Available through school office
1 per staff member
Available through school office
Disinfectant Spray (vital oxide)
1 spray bottle/room
4-5/school initially and then as required
No contact thermometer
1 per school
Limiting Physical Contact
- 1. Minimizing Physical Contact –
Social stories will be created to discuss physical contact and physical distancing. Story times in primary classrooms will be done with “spots” for each child so that
children are separated.
In primary classrooms, playtime will be spread out as much as possible and the
number of children at each station will be minimized. Ensure teaching and learning will be front-facing.
2. Gatherings/Parent Meetings – All gatherings, including assemblies, are cancelled.
All meetings with parents or caregivers need to be done by phone or digitally.
3. Seating Plans – A written seating plan must be developed for each classroom. A
copy of this seating chart must be given to the office and one copy must be kept in
4. Entering the Building (Guest and Visitors) – Guests, Visitor, Volunteers, Speakers
(unless they are employed by Regina Public Schools) will not be entering our building.
This includes, but is not limited to deliveries, food delivery (no food can be delivered
to the school or school grounds). Signage will be on the front door of the school
advising that we are not allowing visitors and that anyone who is feeling unwell
should not enter the building at all. If a guest or visitor absolutely must come in, they
will be required to sanitize their hands, wear a mask, and check in at the office.
5. Entering the Building (Students)
Line-ups for each class will be at designated entrance doors in order to physically distance the students. Lines and X’s will be painted on the playground and staff will teach students which line to be in and how to stay separate from one another in the line.
Only 1 class will be brought through the door at a time and the next class will not enter until the previous class is completely out of the boot room.
Classes will use their designated LC bootroom doors.
6. Exiting the Building (Gr. K-8) – At the end of the day, each teacher will line up their
students and walk them out to the playground. Staggering of exit times will need to
take place as we do not want more than one classroom exiting the school through a set of doors. Once on the playground they will be dismissed. Mask collection should be done outside at dismissal time.
7. Entering/Exiting the Building (Pre-K Students) – Families will be encouraged to
only send one person to drop-off/pick up their pre-K children. Drop-off and pick-up
will take place by the Pre-K entrance. Parents will not be allowed in the building.
8. Entering/Exiting the Building (K Students) - Families will be encouraged to only
send one person to drop-off/pick up their K children. Drop-off will take place by the Kindergarten doors.
Pick-up will take place in a designated spot just outside the Kindergarten doors. No pick-ups inside the building will be allowed.
9. End of the Day Procedures – Any student left on the playground/waiting for a cab, at
the end of the day will need to stay outside. A supervisor will be assigned to
supervise these students.
10. Grouping of Students – Students will only interact with students in their own
classroom and will stay in their own classroom throughout the school day. All “extra”
areas of the school are closed – gym, library, Arts Ed. Etc. We will work to
minimize the number of educational assistants and teachers that interact with each
classroom of students. Learning buddies will be cancelled for the fall.
11. Specialist Teachers – Specialist teachers will go into the homeroom classrooms
instead of the students transitioning to another space. Physical Education can take
place outside or in the homeroom classroom, but not in the gym or other school
12. Body Breaks – Only 2 classrooms at a time can be on an outdoor body break at a
time. Remember that body breaks should be short as they are during instruction
time. Please buzz the office before going out.
13. Classroom Modifications – Tables and desks should be arranged to allow for as much
physical distancing as possible. Chairs may need to be removed to encourage
physical distancing in some situations. All “soft” items must be removed – this
includes rugs, stuffed animals, anything made of fabric.
14. Office Procedures –Plexiglass will be around the administrative assistant’s desk in
Students who are late and need to go to the office, will need to line up outside the
office door and wait to be called in, one at a time. There will be physical distancing markers every 2 meters.
Signage is up and administration will help to ensure these procedures are being
learned and followed. To minimize contact in the office area, no one, besides the admin. assistant,
should be behind the main desk. This space is a no contact area – including the phone.
15. Access to School Building – All staff should exit the building by 5 p.m. and not return
to the school in evenings or on weekends, except when absolutely necessary. This is
to ensure our school is disinfected and ready every morning.
16. Lunch – Students will stay in their own classroom for lunchroom. Hand washing will
be completed before lunch, in each individual classroom.
17. Recess Procedures –Students will be walked from their lunchroom, right out the
door and onto the playground. All students will wash their hands once back into the school.
Limiting Shared Materials and Equipment
1. Materials Into the School – If students bring bags into the school, they must be
placed directly into their locker. If necessary to share lockers, please only send a
couple of students to the lockers to collect belongings at a time to minimize
congestion at the locker area.
2. Student Manipulatives – Some “toys” are necessary in teaching and learning. When
possible, manipulatives will be individualized and labelled so that they are the only
child touching them (playdoh for instance). Any toys/manipulatives that are not
easily cleanable, will be put into storage for now. Staff will be asked to assess their
resources before the start of the year and determine which manipulatives need to be
3. School Supplies – Please ensure students are not sharing supplies – this includes
markers, pencils, scissors, etc. All of these items need to be labeled with each
individual child’s name.
4. Technology – All computers/IPads will need to be wiped down after each use.
Disinfecting wipes will be made available in every classroom. At the end of every day,
computers and Ipads need to be shut off so that disinfecting of classrooms does not harm them.
5. Physical Education – Physical education will be done outside, when possible, and will
involve more individual activities that allow students to physically distance
themselves from others. The gym is closed.
6. Playground – Basketballs, footballs and soccer balls will be provided and then senior
students will be assigned to disinfect the balls after the recess period.
7. Library Books – Leanne will be making buckets of library books available to
your classroom. These books will be delivered to your room and should stay in there
for several weeks before sending them back to Leanne.
8. Textbooks/Guided Reading Books – There are circumstances where multiple
students need to use a book on the same day. During these times, teachers will have
students use hand-sanitizer before handing the book and after.
1. On Pause for now. This includes all clubs, teams, sports, field trips, outings. This is
standard for all Regina Public.
1. One Hand Sanitizing Station is located at the Front Entrance.
2. Soap and paper towels provided in every classroom. Hand sanitizer available in
every classroom (to use with supervision from staff member), office, and shared use
3. Signage – Signage will be posted at all entrances reminding parents and guardians
not to enter if they are sick and asking people to avoid entering the school if possible.
Signage will be posted outside of office for office procedures. Signage will be posted
in hallways reminding people to physically distance while in hallways.
4. Washroom Usage – To limit the amount of students in the washroom at one time,
classroom teachers will be asked to only allow 1 student out of their classroom at a
time. Kindergarten and Pre-K classrooms have their own washroom.
5. Washroom Disinfecting – In all Regina Public Schools, washrooms will be closed
from 10-10:30 a.m. and again from 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. to perform a disinfecting
Cleaning and Sanitation Guidelines
1. Disinfecting Procedure for Regina Public Schools – Vigorous cleaning procedures
have been developed for Regina Public Schools. We are using a product called Vital
Oxide. This is a Salt-based cleaning solution for spray bottles and misting machines.
Disinfecting of entire school will happen each evening. This product is safe for
technology, papers, toys, etc. and disinfects after 10 minutes of drying time on
surfaces. Once a room has been disinfected, the room will be closed and signage will
be put on the door to indicate that the room is clean. These doors should not be
opened again until morning.
2. Head Facilities Officer will maintain cleaning protocols laid out by the division
including increased disinfecting of door handles, light switches and all shared areas;
cleaning of water fountains; emptying of garbage bins.
3. General Staff - Disinfectant wipes will be available in every classroom to wipe down
items/objects between each use. Disposable gloves will be available in every
classroom for teacher use.
4. Staff Spaces – Guidelines for cleaning after use of prep room/photocopiers/staff
room spaces will be posted. In the staff room, shared food cannot be brought in.
Staff are discouraged from congregating in the staff room or other areas of the
school in groups.
Guidelines for Illness in Care
1. Isolation Area for COVID-19 Symptoms - A space will be created in the Meeting room
for students who are feeling ill. Masks, rubber gloves, hand sanitizer will all be
made available. Any staff member helping an ill student will need to put on a mask
and wear gloves (washing hands before and after putting on gloves). One staff
member will be assigned to supervise the student until they have been picked up.
This space will be disinfected after each use.
2. COVID-19 Symptoms - All parents, guardians, students and staff who are confirmed
to be COVID-19 positive and/or under mandatory self-isolation must not enter the
school. Instead, they must stay home and self-isolate. Students and staff can return
to school once they are cleared by public health. Tammy will report any suspected
cases to public health officials.
1. Water – All water fountains in Regina Public will be shut off. Water for
drinking can be accessed through our bottle filler outside the gym and by the staircase.
Mental Health and Social-Emotional Supports
1. Wellness Wednesdays – encouraging healthy behaviours and habits
2. Staff will focus on creating a culture in the school that is inclusive and
Return to School Procedures
- Regina Public Schools is instituting a staggered start for students. On Tuesday,
September 8th and Thursday, September 10th, students with a last name that starts
with A-K will return to school. On Wednesday, September 9th and Friday, September
11th, students with a last name that starts with L-Z will return to school. On Monday,
September 14th, all students will return full time.
- Pre-Kindergarten staggered start is still to be determined by the division.
- Registrations – at the beginning of the school year we see many in-person
registrations. This year, a registration table will be set-up outside. Families will not be
permitted into the school. In the case of incremental weather, registration will be set
up in the gym using the west doors.
Safety is a priority above all else.
This plan will be updated as required by merging health risk assessments.