Sardis principal Janine McCurdy demonstrates how to wash hands thoroughly, while pointing out that drinking fountains will be closed off for use. (Video image)

Video illustrates how school will be different for Sardis elementary students

School administrators act out how COVID-19 protocols will work in and out of classrooms

Things will look a lot different for students returning to classes next week.

And to get them used to what a day will be like, the administrators at Sardis elementary have made a friendly and informative video.

Principal Janine McCurdy and Vice Principal Brad Hagkull walk through the school and show students everything from how to line up in the morning, and new protocols around hand washing and bathroom time. They also offer what may be the first look at some of the differences. Water fountains have been covered, and everyone will be expected to use a personal water bottle, for example.

READ MORE: Chilliwack school district releases back-to-school protocols

Also, a double-sided handwashing station is being placed closely to all portables for those without water. Those portables also have automatic dispensing hand sanitizer stations on the walls.

They also explain co-horts, rules around playground use, picking up and dropping off guidelines, and more. Much of the information is directed toward parents, including asking them not to bring dogs onto school grounds, as they act as “magnets” for children, and potentially could mix cohorts.

In addition, they also note that kids will be coming back to a school under construction, as they get new doors and windows installed.

The 10-minute video is available at the school’s website. School is open to students this year on Sept. 10.

READ MORE: Chilliwack school district and board chair confident in plan to return to classrooms


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Sardis vice principal Brad Hagkull shows the hand-washing station that will be used by students in portables when the return to school Sept. 10. (Video image)

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