COVID Precautions at Brighton

Brighton is committed to keeping our students and staff safe and healthy at school. With guidance from our Occupational Health & Safety Consultant, and Toronto Public Health, we’ve put measures in place to reduce the risk of COVID infection.

Our best defense against the COVID virus is to have our families and staff be vigilant in monitoring their health, and follow all the recommendations from Ontario and Toronto Public Health. Both staff and students complete a daily screening form before coming to school. Students or staff with any symptoms are asked to remain at home and follow directions from their health care provider or Telehealth Ontario. We have a Covid vaccination policy in place that requires staff and all students 12 and over to be vaccinated in order to attend school in person.

Our school has been divided into cohorts, and do not interact with each other. Separate entrances/exits; and separate recesses and lunches support this.

Classrooms are set up to maximize distance between students and been arranged to provide the recommended six feet of physical distancing; and all desks are provided with clear desktop barriers for both students and teachers. Students and teachers wear masks

Handwashing is built into the day before and after recess and lunch; and sanitizing stations are located throughout the school. High touch surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant wipes at least twice during the day, and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting is done each night.

We are offering a simultaneous online learning option for families that wish to keep their children home for personal reasons (maybe a student or family member is in a high risk category) or because a student is staying home from school as a precaution. These ‘at homers’ will be able to access their regular, live classes from the school via Google Meet. Because we are a G Suite for Education environment, a large range of digital tools are available to make a successful learning experience for students whether in school or learning from home.

We are enjoying the school year with all of our wonderful students again. We do rolling admissions during the year, space permitting. Our Principal, Irene McRae, would be happy to meet via Zoom with prospective parents who’d like to find out about our program and school! Please send her an email to set up an online meeting: imcrae@brightonschool.ca