Topics covered in this post:
1. Welcome Back!
We are looking forward to having the children return to in-person learning on Monday, January 17. Here are a few reminders:
Please (VERY) carefully screen your child for COVID symptoms and complete the JICS Screening Form by 8:00am.
Arrival is from 8:30-8:45am and daycare for registered users begins at 8:00am.
“Kiss and Drive” support is available on Walmer Road, in front of the school. Parents will remain inside the vehicle and immediately exit the drop-off area once children have connected with an adult on duty. Please ensure that your child’s bag/lunch is accessible by your child.
Students/families walking/biking will integrate into the staggered flow into the building/yard, maintaining physical distance.
JK to Grade 6 students are required to wear a mask beginning a drop-off.
Parents and caregivers are required to wear a mask at drop-off and pick-up, and are asked to physically distance and exit the school property as soon as they connect with their child/ren.
B) Indoor Shoes and Outdoor Clothing
Please ensure that children have a pair of indoor shoes to change into from their winter boots at school. (Many brought these shoes home for the holidays.)
Children play outside in all-weather at JICS (including light rain, snowy days, and cold conditions). Please send your child with outdoor clothing appropriate to weather conditions.
C) JICS Electronic Devices (Gr 1-6)
Please return all borrowed devices and learning materials for the children to use in class.
D) International Travel
If you have travelled with your child during the winter holidays, please note that Public Health’s policy remains the same: any child who is not fully vaccinated travelling outside the country cannot attend school for 14 days upon return.
We cannot provide hybrid learning for children while they are away due to travel. We thank you for your understanding.
We require all families travelling abroad to complete the travel form.
If you previously completed the form but your travel plans changed, please fill it out again with the updated information