Policies

Covid-19 and more.

MAIN CHANGES AND NEW PROCEDURES

BEFORE STAFF AND STUDENTS COME TO SCHOOL
  • School facilities are thoroughly cleaned, and soft furnishings/rugs

  • Hand sanitizers at entrances/exits, classroom entrances, on high touch surfaces and in the bathrooms.

  • On every school day students and staff complete a screening questionnaire.

  • Classroom tables arranged at 2-metre distance (or very close to 2 metres) between students, if possible, students are not facing each other.

  • In the kindergarten room, chairs and tables have been removed. Children will seat on flat floor pillows (cleaned before after each class). The kindergarten room will have no more than 10 students.

  • The other classrooms have only 9-12 students, depending on the size of the room.

MASKS

  • Teachers, staff, adult students and students from Kindergarten to Italian 30, must wear a mask as they enter/exit the school, in the parking lot, in the hallways and in class.

MODIFIED CLASS TIMES

  • We have staggered start and end-times for classes to avoid crowding in hallways and at drop off/pick up areas. Classes are 2-hours long.

WHEN STAFF AND STUDENTS COME TO SCHOOL

  • Students and staff hand in their completed screening questionnaire

  • Students and staff perform hand hygiene when entering and exiting the school and before entering the classroom.

  • Anyone that reports symptoms is directed to stay home, seek health care advice as appropriate.

  • NO PERSON WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS IS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SCHOOL, EVEN IF SYMPTOMS RESEMBLE A MILD COLD.

DURING CLASS TIME
  • School doors are locked. To enter the school during class times phone the office @ 403-264-6349.

  • Teachers and staff wear a face mask at all time.

  • Proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette consistently promoted.

  • Equipment that must be shared is cleaned and sanitized before and after each use.

  • Students’ school supplies kept in the class, in individual plastic bags labelled with the student’s name and class. Bags will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of every school day.

  • When planning activities, staff determines the risk of the activities and whether they are allowed to proceed.

  • Learning experiences involving in-person singing, cheering or shouting or playing wind instruments is avoided at this time.

SNACK AND COFFEE BREAKS

  • No common breaks. Breaks take place in the classroom.

  • No coffee and snacks sold.

  • Bring your own snacks and water bottle/drink.

  • No food or drink sharing between students or staff allowed.

BECOMING SICK AT SCHOOL

  • If a child/student develops symptoms while at the school, the child/student is isolated in a separate room. The parent/guardian is notified to come and pick up the student immediately.

  • If two or more staff/students within a class are identified as having symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the school followa outbreak notification procedures.

EXPECTATIONS FOR VISITORS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS ENTERING THE   SCHOOL

  •  Visitors need to call the office @ 403-264-6349 to enter the school and make an appointment. School doors will be locked.

  • Parents/guardians can attend the school if they have requested and received permission from the school Principal or delegated person.

Policies

Education is a shared responsibility. The Centro Linguistico e Culturale Calgary (CLCIC) along with students, families, employees and our extended communities works to build positive learning environments for student success. The CLCIC Board recognizes its obligation and responsibility to create the conditions for each young person -including gender and sexual minority youth- to make success possible.

Creating Safe and Caring Environments for all LGBTQ Youth

The safety, well-being, and experiences of LGBTQ youth (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) are important. At the CLCIC, we are committed to creating safe and caring communities for everyone, including our LGBTQ youth.

Alberta Education provides best practice strategies about safe and caring environments “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions.” CLCIC guidelines, align with provincial best practices.

Recent changes to the School Act clarify information with respect to GSAs/QSAs. This includes more explicit information about parent notification, the initiation of GSAs/QSAs and the responsibility placed on school principals. If students are interested in starting a GSA/QSA at our school more information can be found at the AB Education website.

Note | The LGBTQ acronym is not all-encompassing but is used here to represent the full range of gender and sexual minorities. We recognize that language is ever evolving.

Questions for clarification and requests for support should be directed to our school principal.

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