Our priority at St. John’s Academy is to ensure our staff and students stay safe as we set into the 2020-21 school year.
St. John’s Academy will continue to be a safe environment for students, focusing on both social-emotional and physical health. Local decisions will be rooted in what is best for students.
SJA will prioritize guidance and utilize municipal and provincial recommendations as a guide.
SJA will make reasoned judgments to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Principal will work with faculty, staff, and community to communicate decisions and data guiding those decisions. We look forward to seeing all students Sept 8th, 2020.
Under the updated health and safety guidelines, masks will be required for staff, middle and secondary students in high traffic areas such as buses and in common areas such as hallways, or anytime outside of their learning group whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Exceptions will be made for students who cannot wear masks for medical reasons.
Even when wearing a mask, staff and students will still be required to maintain physical distance from people outside of their learning group. Efforts will be put in place to ensure there is not crowding, gathering or congregating of people from different learning groups in a school setting, even if non-medical masks are being worn. Schools will also ensure non-medical masks are available for staff if someone should become ill while at school.
Other health and safety guidelines include: