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Daily Health Assessment

All staff, students, and visitors to the building will be required to take a health self-assessment before entering the school.  The self-assessment questionnaire can be found here: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/.  Please take the self-assessment at home.

If you respond “yes” to any of the questions, we ask that you stay at home, as you will not be admitted into the building.  If you are experiencing any covid-19 symptoms or have come in contact with someone who has, please call Health Links at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free).

Please also notify the school if you are unable to attend by phoning (204) 989-8448.  You will be given the option to join online classes if you are required to stay home.

Students will be admitted into the building between 8:30 - 9:00am for classes.   When you arrive at school, please wait outside of the building.  You will see lines on the ground to show you how to distance yourself 6’ (or 2m) apart.  A staff member will allow you into the building, one at a time, and will remind students to physical distance while waiting in line.   When you first enter Heartland, a staff member will spray your hands with hand sanitizer, and ask you if you have completed the self-screening. If any covid-19 symptoms are present, students or staff will not be admitted in the building, and will be advised to contact Health Links.   A daily attendance will be taken of staff, students and visitors which can be provided, if necessary, to clinical authorities for the purpose of contact tracing.
Once you have passed through the screening check, you will be asked to report straight to your classroom on the second floor.  You will be directed up the front stairwell, and told your classroom number.  If you require an elevator, please inform a  staff member.  Only one person can travel in the elevator at a time. Classrooms have been arranged in such a way that students do not directly face one another, and desks are 6’ (or 2m) apart to ensure physical distancing is possible. Please do not move the desks.  The floor surrounding the teachers’ desks has been marked with tape.  Students are not allowed to enter that space. Each classroom will have an assigned washroom stall.  Students should only leave the classroom one at a time to use the washroom.  Please be mindful of other students, and keep the washroom and toilet seat clean and tidy.  All students must wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds after using the washroom. Heartland reserves the right to dismiss/expel any students who are not following protocols.
Students are asked to leave the school once their classes are dismissed.  If students would like to visit after class, we kindly ask that they do so outside of the building and continue to social distance. Students should exit out the back staircase and side door.
Strict protocols on cleaning and disinfecting premises and other aspects of environmental health will be observed, using hard-surface disinfectants as approved by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Public spaces and communal areas shall be cleaned and disinfected multiple times per day, with emphasis on high touch surfaces such as front desk, door handles, handrails, light switches, tables, etc. Washrooms will be cleaned and disinfected daily, with more frequent cleaning of high-touch washroom surfaces (e.g. flush handles, faucets.) throughout the day. Kitchen will be locked and off limits. Communally used objects (e.g. coffee-makers, shared utensils/plates, microwaves) will not be available at this time.
Student/staff orientation will include training on required hand washing, cough/sneeze technique. Staff and students will be advised to wash hands or use hand sanitizer: upon arrival; before eating or drinking; before preparing food; after touching shared items; after using the washroom; after handling garbage; and before leaving the school. Hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom. Signage on proper hand-washing technique is posted in all restrooms. Signage on cough/sneeze etiquette is displayed in all classrooms and common spaces. All students need health insurance throughout their studies that includes COVID-19 coverage. Students can purchase Guard.me insurance through Heartland, which includes this coverage. Any employee cleaning any common areas/high-touch surfaces must wash their hands with soap and hot water, per recommended hand washing instructions after completing the cleaning task and prior to performing any other duties.
Students and staff are encouraged to wear masks when social distancing is not possible.

Timetables

Timetables will be as follows:

Schedule: Monday to Friday
Check in 8:30-8:55am
Classes begin 9:00am
Morning break 10:30 – 10:45am
Lunch break 12:00 – 1:00pm
Afternoon break 2:00-2:10pm
Classes end 3:00pm

Timetables may be staggered to reduce contact between classes and during breaks, depending on enrolment numbers.

Students are welcome to stay in their class during breaks or go outside. If you stay in the class, please remain in your seat.  If you plan to go outside, please exit by the back staircase, and side door.  You will then re-enter at the front door, and be required to sanitize your hands again.

Please note, the basement, main floor, and kitchen are off limits to students.  Students are asked to bring a filled water bottle from home.  If you plan to bring food to school, please note that we will not have microwaves, kettles, or dishes available at this time.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

If you require assistance from our admin team, please make an appointment by phoning (204) 989-8448, or emailing our office at .