WWS’ COVID-19 School & Health Updates

Attention

Bookmark this page for reference on school news & health information about COVID-19.
NOTE: Any specific info. that would affect WWS’ families directly will be communicated by school email through the Head of School (as well as be included below in FAQs).

Please know that WWS is in constant communication with the Ministry of Education and we are all working together to try to make this transition time as smooth as possible.

As a school in B.C, we adhere to the recommendations and guidelines from the Provincial Health Office and the B.C. Ministry of Education which has been providing regular updates on reducing the risk of transmission of respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19 (Coronavirus), as well as the suspension and re-activation of in-class school learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rubeena Sandhu, Head of School

Recent updates from WWS & School Guidelines

Last updated May 22, 2020.

Whistler Waldorf’s Phased Return to School

Part time re-opening in June is required by the Ministry of Education and fast approaching! We are eagerly anticipating seeing teachers and students on our campus again and look forward to continuing to support others from a distance.

Full details regarding Whistler Waldorf Phased Return to School can be viewed here 

New Policies and Procedures for returning staff/students

WWS has added two new documents on our Parent Information Page as guidelines and information sheets for faculty, staff, families and students that will soon return to school in June. Here they are also outlined below:

NEW! Covid-19  Facilities & Hygiene Procedures – These new procedure guidelines outline how WWS will be mitigating and managing students’ with respect to hygiene and facility use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEW! Covid-19 On-site Policy – This new policy is to ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to ensure a safe working and learning environment for Whistler Waldorf faculty, staff, families and students and to ensure clarity relating to on-site attendance.

View WWS’ E-learning Ongoing Updates for updates and specific details on WWS E-learning platforms, distance learning plans and links.

Recent links from BC Schools re: Covid-19

COVID-19 Online Health Resources for Parents/Students

For recommendations on online distance learning resources that provide helpful and fun education learning links, view Fun Links & Resources for Parents

2 important practices to stop the spread in schools

  • Students and staff who are ill with respiratory illness symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue, and/or muscle aches) must stay home from school. If your child is not feeling well, we ask that you keep them home so that they can rest and recover. As always, remember to inform the school of the absence.
  • Prevent and control respiratory viruses with a consistent practice of good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. Good respiratory etiquette includes covering the mouth and nose during coughing or sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow and disposing of used tissues in a plastic-lined waste container, followed by hand hygiene. Hand hygiene is the washing of hands with plain soap and water, which is effective at removing visible soil as well as viruses.