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Summer Session 2020 at Taylor Park

Welcome to Summer Session at Taylor Park!

We are excited that you will be joining us for summer session at Taylor Park. Registration is now closed and most of our classes are full. Verification of class enrollment is available online by selecting the Enrolment Verification and entering your child’s PEN and birthdate.

Our first day of classes is Monday July 6th and our last day is Thursday, July 23rd. This email provides some general information to help with understanding our safety procedures as well as information on schedules, classes and what to bring. We invite you to join us for our Zoom orientation meeting on Friday, July 3rd from 10:30 am-11:15 am. The link will be sent by email to families that are registered.

Supervision, Schedule and Lunch Arrangements for All Day Students

We will have classes from 9 am to 4:00 pm. The school office will be open 8:30 – 1:30 each day and you can reach us by phone at 604-296-9034. On the first day we will have staff outside the front entrance of the school to answer your questions. If you need registration help, we will have a lineup with physical distance signage going into our gym through the front entrance. Our secretary and one of our supervisors will be in the gym and online able to help. During summer session we will have three supervisors on site at various times of the day:

Mr. Hal Wall: 8 am – 1 pm – 604-296-9034 ext. 645001

Mr. Scott Hodges: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 604-296-9034

Ms. Renee Kerluke: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm 604-296-9034

 Morning Session Schedule:   

  • 9:00 (bell) – 9:10 Arrival of students with last name A – Le
  • 9:10 – 9:20 Arrival of students with last name Li – Z (9:20 start of classes)
  • 10:15-10:30(bell) Recess Group A
  • 10:45-11:00 (bell) Recess Group B
  • 12:05 Afternoon students take belongings to pm class
  • 12:15 Morning students dismissed from outside door

Group A Classrooms: Pods 1 & 3: (101, 105, 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311)

Group B Classrooms: Pod 2: (202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210)

Afternoon Session Student Schedule:

  • 12:10 – 12: 30 Eat in classrooms
  • 12:30 – 12:45 (bell) Play outside
  • 12:45 (start of classes)
  • 2:15- 2:30 (bell) Recess
  • 4:00 (end of afternoon classes)
  • A map of class locations is available online and specific classroom, teacher and location. Some programs have more than one class so information on specific rooms will be sent out by email to all parents
  • Students with complex needs and Individual Education Programs (IEP) will work on a limited number of IEP goals. As the summer session is only for fourteen mornings, typically only one IEP goal is identified. Educational Assistant support is prioritized for safety and inclusion needs.

 Safety Procedures

Please know that the safety of students and staff is a priority. All Summer Session 2020 programming reflects the health and safety protocols and guidelines provided by the Provincial Health Officer, Ministries of Health and Education, the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Fraser Health Authority, and WorkSafe BC. In addition, we have had the School District’s Health and Safety Team inspect our site. The following procedures at Taylor Park are:

  • No parents are allowed in the school without permission from the Supervisors
  • The front door is locked and access to those other than staff is by appointment
  • A doorbell at the front of the school notifies office staff if you need assistance
  • Students enter and exit by their assigned classroom
  • All students should bring inside shoes – slippers, runners, etc. (to reduce dust/sneezing by preventing dirt being tracked in)
  • Students will have a health check each day before entering the school – if there is somebody sick in their home or the child is ill with any common cold, influenza or COVID-19 like symptoms or has unusual or persistent respiratory symptoms they will not be able to enter the school
  • High touch areas (counters, sink area, door handles) will be disinfected before and once during the morning and afternoon classes
  • Classrooms will be used for morning or afternoon classes and cleaned/disinfected daily
  • Students that display Covid-19 like respiratory symptoms during class time (persistent cough, sneezing, fever, etc.) will be moved to an isolation room and parents called for pickup
  • Class sizes have been set at fifteen or fewer students in order to reduce physical contact
  • Students will wash their hands upon arrival at school, after coming in from outside, before eating snacks and when they become dirty – each class has a sink, soap and paper towels
  • Students working with partners or in small groups can share materials but should not be touching each other
  • Shared technology such as laptops/robots/iPads/cameras will have set groups so that everyone’s “bubble” is limited as per Fraser Health recommendations. For example, there will be seven set groups of two people in robotics. Those students should remain as partners throughout the summer session.
  • Each class will be outdoors for part of the day and many classes will spend most of their day outside (rain or shine)
  • Inside shoes should be worn inside to reduce dust and the associated sneezing and cleaning concerns
  • Students should bring (in their own backpack), inside shoes, clothes for going outside, snack and lunch (if staying for afternoon classes) in child accessible containers and that backpack will be kept at their assigned chair.
  • Staff will teach hand washing, social distancing, washroom and emergency procedures on the first day.
  • Students are welcome to wear masks and parents should be aware that there will be physical activities outside that will mean students need, if they are using masks, to have ones that do not significantly restrict breathing

Entry/Exit Procedures – Drop-Off and Pick Up

  • Students enter and exit at their designated room
  • There will be a staggered morning start time
    • students with a last name starting with A – Le should be dropped off between 9 – 9:10
    • students with a last name starting with Li – Z should be dropped off between 9:10 – 9:20
    • Late students should go directly to their class
    • Pickups for appointments will be done through the outside classroom door
    • There are no drop-offs from within the school. Hallway doors are for emergency exit only
  • Morning students will be dismissed starting at 12:00 pm. Upon arrival after 12:00 pm, parents can pick up children.
  • Afternoon students will be dismissed starting at 3:50 pm. Upon arrival after 3:50 pm, parents can pick up children.
  • There is extremely limited parking on site so families within walking distance are encouraged to walk to school.
  • Students for the morning session who are not picked up by 12:15 will be brought to the front entrance to wait with a supervisor for parent pick up (so that staff can have lunch and prepare for afternoon sessions that start at 12:45).

Materials for students to bring

All students should:

  • Bring their own backpack with snacks, lunch (if needed) and clothes for going outside.
  • Younger students should have a change of clothes.
  • Bring a book to read for the start of the day while they wait for other students to arrive and wash their hands
  • Bring their own writing, drawing and colouring materials (pen, pencil, pencil crayons or crayons, etc. so that these items are not shared – the school will provide paper)
  • Students in specialized classes are welcome to bring their personal materials from home (art, technology, etc.)
  • Students are welcome to bring sports equipment labelled with their name such as soccer balls or basketballs
  • No toys should be brought to school
  • Students in intermediate writing, robotics, comic creation, photography, film-making are encouraged to bring their own devices so they can take their projects home and develop skills they will be able to use after summer session
  • Comic creation will be done using iPads but students can bring an iPad or laptop from home and use the website makebeliefscomix.com
  • Film making students will use iPads. Students will be provided with app information in class
  • Robotics and Electronics will make use of laptops and students who bring their own devices can download the free apps they will use or access the websites with instructions
  • Photography students are welcome to bring in their own camera (especially if you have a DSLR). There are a limited number of Canon Rebel DSLRs that are provided by the school. Students can also bring a laptop for downloading.

Hal Wall, Scott Hodges and Renee Kerluke

Summer Session Supervisors – Taylor Park Elementary