Bert Bowes Middle School Safety Plan During COVID-19

Please ensure you and your student have read it and are aware of the safety procedures while attending school inside the building. Thank you.

Prior to 8:45am
~Entry and exit will be through the front doors of the school.
~All occupants disinfect hands prior to entering the building.
~Students go to the gym and are spaced at tables by supervisors and wait for announcement from Administration
~ALL travel in the building is along the right hand side of the hallway/stairwells.

After 8:45am
~Students go immediately to their period 1/TAG classroom
~Travel is along the right hand side of the hallway/stairwells.
~Teachers to direct students to their desks upon entry through classroom ENTRANCE
~Bathroom and water bottle station use during class time only. NOTE: students need to bring a water bottle from home, as all fountains are shut off. The water bottle fill station in the student lounge is the only option for water throughout the day.
Bathroom~Capacity is a maximum of 2 occupants.
~Lineup outside of bathroom until space is available
Fountain use~line up in student lounge using spacing provided
~At the end of class, announcement made for Grade Movement to next period
~Students leave through the classroom EXIT (where available) to avoid congestion
~Travel along right hand side of hallway/stairwell to period 2.
Period 2 repeats Period 1 processes.

Lunch time
~Lunches are staggered to avoid overlap. Announcement made for grade 7 travel to the gym.
~All students eat in the gym unless a teacher invites them to stay for lunch
~Lunch time activities will follow social distancing protocols at all times
~Grade 7’s will return to classroom prior to announcement for 8/9 lunch. Finish
Lunch activity and/or move into TAG activities
~Grade 8/9’s will begin lunch routine in the gym unless teacher invites them to stay for lunch
~Travel along right hand side of hallway/stairwell to TAG and/or period 3.
Periods 3 and 4
~Afternoon classes will replicate the morning classes and transitions.

3:02pm
~Dismissal will have a staggered release with an immediate exit of all students. Grade by grade.
~Transportation safety protocols followed by students upon entry into bus