Q and A Update

Question & Answers about the return to school on Thursday, March 18, Day 1:

    1. Busing – ALL students will be required to wear masks over their mouth and nose while travelling on the bus to and from school. Period 5 teachers will be asked to ensure students have their masks on when they leave the classroom and building.
    2. Online instruction will continue on Tuesday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17.
    3. In-class instruction will begin Thursday, March 18. It will be Day 1. All students are expected to come to school and attend class for face-to-face instruction. Online instruction will stop with in-class instruction on Thursday, March 18.
    4. Breakfast Club will start on Thursday, with a grab and go breakfast.
    5. Cafeteria Service – For Thursday, March 18, and Friday, March 19, online orders ONLY will be accepted for the Cafeteria. Please go to https://mdjh.info/2020/08/31/cafeteria-update/ for further direction.
    6. Lockers – students can drop off their coats and boots at their lockers.
    7. Takeout food/beverages – As per restrictions, no takeout food or beverages are permitted into the building. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle or reusable cup for their beverages.
    8. Gym and Library – Cohorts can go into the Gym/Library at their designated time at lunch.
    9. Masks – As set by the Special Measures Order of the Chief Medical Officer, students will be expected to wear masks at all times, properly covering their mouth and nose, except while eating. This is a change from previous rules when they were allowed to remove their masks while they were in class with their cohort. This is not the case any more. The only time students can lower their mask is during recess and lunch while eating and drinking when they will also be required to be seated at their desk. Students will also wear their mask while travelling on the bus to and from school, while walking throughout the building and during all classes, even when seated. More information can be found at NLESD: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17nP6QoPkDaIvWsm2XtP2u3r6alYhINIqSpas3V5QPXw/edit
    10. Sharing of materials – Students need to ensure that they have all of the supplies they need as they cannot share supplies with a classmate.
    11. Food Establishments – Under alert level 4, students are not allowed to eat in restaurants. Food may only be taken out.
    12. Chromebooks – The District has said that the Chromebooks for students will be arriving in March and April. ONLY those students and families that have returned their Agreement Form will be allocated a Chromebook. If you would like to have a Chromebook and have not already done so, please sign and return the form.