Covid-19 On-Campus Learning Plan
Fairgreen will be open for full-time on-campus learning for all of our students for the 2021-22 School Year. Our Covid-19 on-campus learning plan has health and safety as our top priority. As we expect to start the school year with around 700 students, and our campus is big enough for 1,150, fortunately we have many advantages that allow us to accommodate ALL students to learn on campus, all day, every day. Following are some highlights of how our full-time on-campus learning plan:
For Pre-KG, KG1 and KG2, children will be separated into stable groups of ten.
As you would probably expect, classes may experience some changes in location throughout the building as we distance grade levels and of course, children in class will be separated from each other. The required distance of separation is 1m.
Start and End Times
The following start and end timings have now been approved by KHDA. Please note these timings:
Start times are as follows;
• Pre-KG, KG1 and KG2 - 8am
• G1-G5 - 7:55am
• G6-G11- 7:50am
ALL entrances can be used to increase the speed of entrance and decrease social mixing. Parents with students who span these groups and are not able to make return trips may drop their children together, at the earlier time, with children going straight to classrooms from 7:50 a.m. onwards.
Departure times are:
• Pre-KG -1:30pm
• KG1 - 1:30pm
• KG2-G11 - 3:30pm
Arrival at School
Children and parents should wash hands thoroughly before leaving the house and check their temperature is not above 37.5°C. If it is, they should stay at home. No one with a temperature above 37.5°C is allowed on campus.
All students and staff will have their temperature taken before entering the campus. All staff, all visitors and students from Grade 1 upwards will be required to wear masks at all times. Masks for children in Pre-KG, KG1 and KG2 are currently optional.
Unfortunately, parents of older students will not be allowed on campus unless there are exceptional circumstances. Parents of Pre-KG, KG1 and KG2 students will be allowed on campus, with masks, but will be asked to drop off their children and not enter the building. Four separate entrances will be used:
1. The entrance near The Sustainable City field
2. Entrance adjacent to equestrian exercise area
3. Entrance from the main park ing lot
Parents of children in Pre-KG should enter the campus wearing a face covering and sanitise their hands at the entrance. Children should then be handed over at the rear entrance of their classrooms.
Parents of KG1 children should enter the campus wearing a face covering and sanitise their hands at the entrance. KG1 children should then be dropped at the external classroom door.
KG2 children can be brought onto campus by parents (following hand sanitization and wearing face covering) and taken to the entrance opposite the auditorium, near to the swimming pools, then KG2 children will go into class from there.
Grade 1 and above
G1- G11 parents will not be able to access the campus and should drop their children at any of our school entrances. Parents of students from Grade 1 and above will drop children to campus and the children will go straight to their classroom. Members of staff will be there to support them if necessary.
Pre-KG students may be picked up from the rear entrance of the Pre-KG classrooms. KG1 students may be picked up from the external classroom door. KG2 students will be picked up from the auditorium. Secondary students not using the bus will exit the school directly, maintaining social distancing procedures. If students from Grade 3 through Grade 5 with gate passes and secondary students (they do not require a gate pass) have siblings, they may collect them directly from the classroom door/corridor and leave through designated exits. However, the pick-up point should be the same as the morning drop off location.
Children departing on the bus will gather in the cafeteria following social distancing protocols. Each bus group will be gathered in different areas.
The school bus provider, Maverick, will test the temperature of all students before they board the bus. They will also require all students to use hand sanitiser before boarding and exiting the bus. Although the schedule is staggered, students arriving by school bus will go straight to their homeroom classes as teachers will be onsite and in their homerooms from 7:50am. Students departing school at 1:30pm (Pre-KG and KG1) and travelling by bus will have a separate bus service.
What to Bring to School
Children will bring only a clean water bottle, three face masks, their technology device (if appropriate), required stationery, and their packed lunch if they have not ordered lunch from the cafeteria. This will be a change from before and is designed to reduce the risk of cross contamination. Before removing the above items from their bags, children must wash/sanitise their hands again. Once their hands are washed, children will enter the classroom - they are then ready to begin the day.
health & safety protocols
Please click on the link below to review detailed plans relating to the various health and safety concerns of our students, families, teachers and staff relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.