The daily life will be turned upside-down in secondary schools in the fall

Le quotidien sera chamboulé dans les écoles secondaires à la rentrée

The daily life will be turned upside-down when back in the classroom, but it is probably in the secondary schools that the changes will be most great, found The Log.

The adaptations imposed by the health measures will vary from one school to another, according to their reality. But already, the school principals have a good idea of the changes that need to be put in place at the start, since they are working on it since mid-June.

In some schools, the arrival of the students could be by staggered hours or by different inputs, to reduce the crowding of students.

Students will, of course, wash hands as soon as they set foot in the school, with their covers face.

At the Georges-Vanier high school in Laval, the students will also be welcomed by members of the staff, a bottle of disinfectant in hand, to ensure that all teens follow this set of basic health. “We don’t want to take chances,” says the director, Jean Godin.

No record

In this secondary school, the students will head directly to their class, since they will not have access to their lockers, at least to start the year.

The same material will be taught during the morning, and the same scenario will be repeated in the afternoon, which will alleviate the backpack of the students in the absence of traps, ” says the director.

In all the schools across the province, students should stay in the same classroom throughout the day, with the same students. Rather, it is the teachers that will move from one class to the other, or the opposite of what is usually done in the secondary schools.

Institutions have, however, decided to retain the access to the lockers, he will have to reorganize as closed groups. In high school Pointe-Lévy, for example, a student will have to compulsorily share their locker with another student of the same class.

The arts classes, physical education, music and science will, as usual, have stated the principals with which The Log is maintained.

Students will be able to move in the gym or the science lab, but the equipment used by students must be disinfected between each group.

In the cafeteria

The dinner hour will also be reorganized in several schools. A maximum of 250 students at a time is allowed in the cafeteria, where the distancing of physical meter between the pupils must be respected.

Tables and chairs will be removed or marked with an X made with the help of a red ribbon to ensure that the students keep a good distance between them.

Two or even three times for dinner are provided, according to the schools. At Pointe-Lévy, additional space will also be open during the lunch hour.

The supervision of pupils during breaks and lunch, however, remains a challenge. At the Center of academic services Marie-Victorin, who has been serving the South Shore of Montreal, is seriously considering to increase the number of supervisors in the secondary schools, says its executive director, Marie-Dominique Taillon.

Full-time for the 4e and 5e secondary

In a number of schools and centres of services, it indicates that the priority is to accommodate students of the fourth and fifth secondary full-time in the classroom, rather than in a hybrid, which would combine distance learning and in class.

To get there, however, it will reduce the choice of courses in several schools since the closed groups limit the possibilities, ” says dr. Taillon.

At the Georges-Vanier high school in Laval, bands, multilevel will be created to meet this constraint is logistics.

A teacher may be required to teach French and mathematics to fourth and fifth secondary within the same group, ” says its director, Jean Godin.

Extra-curricular activities

The principals have also indicated a wish to maintain the extra-curricular activities, to the extent possible.

At école secondaire Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Longueuil, the director-Laurence Beaunoyer-Pinsonneault expects to offer more activities over the lunch hour, in order to avoid that students will not find themselves all at the same time in the cafeteria.

Electronic games and workshops of knitting and scrapbooking among others, could be offered to students, she says.

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