Our Commitment

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority. We want the community to be absolutely confident that Stratford Hall practices the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness procedures for protection.

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  • Health & Safety at School

    We want our students, faculty, and staff to feel safe, comfortable, and confident while at School. The measures we have enacted to ensure their safety include:

    • Masks will be required for faculty, staff, Kindergarten - Grade 12 students in all indoor areas.
    • Maintain frequency of cleaning, including classrooms and high touch areas.
    • A staggered drop-off and pick-up times and modified lunch and recess hours.
    • A "bring your own lunch and snacks" and a "No Sharing" requirement for students. Lunches and snacks are to be packed in reusable containers that your child(ren) can open independently. Students are permitted to use microwaves. Students will eat lunch at their desks.
    • No sharing of personal items. All personal items to be labelled.
    • Maintain adequate spacing between students in classrooms and smaller group activities.
    • More time outside.
    • Assemblies and gatherings will follow relevant local, regional, provincial and federal public health recommendations.
    • Signs, one-way flow directional arrows, and reminders will be posted around the School.
    • Parents are not allowed inside the School. All visitors are encouraged to make an appointment.
    • Hand sanitizers available throughout the School.

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  • Cleanliness

    To ensure the safety of all our students, faculty, and staff, we have enhanced our cleaning and sanitation protocols throughout the School. These measures include:

    • Maintain adequate sanitization, disinfection, and scheduled cleanings throughout the School.
    • Common use items sanitized after each use.
    • Use of Health Canada recommended products effective against the virus that causes COVID-19
  • For Our Faculty & Staff

    We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our faculty and staff. The measures we have enacted to ensure a safe workplace and that everyone will go home healthy at the end of every day include:

    • Work safe procedures for COVID-19 training for all faculty and staff.
    • Personal protective equipment available for all faculty and staff to use at their own discretion.
    • Updated operational protocols to allow for physical distancing.
    • Physical distancing protocols.

To keep everyone healthy and safe, please abide with the following guidelines:

  • Parents and guardians are to complete a Daily Health Check for their child prior to coming to school.
  • Parents and guardians are asked to monitor their children daily for symptoms and not to send them to School if they are sick. People who are sick will not be allowed in school.
  • Parents may need to remind children to minimize physical contact with their friends.
  • Students will be asked to wash their hands frequently, including before coming to School. They will have access to hand sanitizer throughout the School when hand washing is not available.
As per BCCDC guidelines, public health will continue to collaborate with schools on sharing public health information with staff, students, and families, including providing direction on if and when exposure notifications should be sent.