Before your child returns to school, it is important to have a family discussion to review preventive hygiene measures. The sanitary measures explained in this section of the guide follow the recommendations of public health offices and the Department of Education.

Wearing the mask

Le port du masque est obligatoire à l’intérieur de l’école pour les élèves de la 1re at 12e année. Le port du masque médical ou du masque N95 est obligatoire à l’intérieur de l’école, pour tous les membres du personnel et sera fourni par le Conseil. Pour les élèves de la maternelle et du jardin, le port du masque est recommandé particulièrement dans les endroits communs, comme les corridors. Dans les classes à niveaux multiples qui comprennent des élèves de la 1re année en montant, tous les élèves de ces classes devront porter le masque.


School staff will teach students about mask use. Students will:

  • Wash hands immediately before and after donning the mask
  • Install the mask so that it covers the nose and mouth, and fit it properly on the face;
  • Avoid touching the mask once it is installed;
  • Do not share your mask with another person;
  • Dispose of the mask in a plastic-lined trash can at the end of use or when it becomes wet, wrinkled or soiled. If the student uses a reusable mask, please wash it daily.

Video "How to wear a mask: External link

Physical distance

Classroom layout

Classrooms will be set up to distance students as much as possible. This means that each student will have an assigned place in the room. The classroom will also include a place and the necessary equipment for hand washing or disinfecting. 


Students should always walk on the right side of the corridor to maintain physical distance from students coming from the other direction. Arrows will be placed on the floor as a reminder to students. 


Hand washing or disinfection

Frequent and proper hand washing is one of the most important things we can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Several classrooms are equipped with hand washing sinks. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (DMBA) with an alcohol concentration of at least 60% will also be placed in several locations throughout the school. Your child will be supervised and take advantage of the accompaniment to wash or sanitize their hands at the following times:

  • upon arrival at the school
  • when coming in from outside
  • before and after the snack
  • before and after dinner
  • after using the washroom
  • before leaving at the end of classes
  • and according to the schedule established in his school.

Staff will teach good hygiene and health practices to students on a daily basis.


Handwashing video clip: External link


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