The City will be starting its Before and After School programs at various locations on Thursday, September 3 to coincide with the reopening of schools. Registration opens online on Monday, August 24 at 9 pm.
The program guide will be online Friday, August 21, providing information on hours and program locations.
Prior to the program beginning, parents will receive a Before and After School Parent Handbook with additional information on expectations and protocols.
The COVID-19 modified activities will include creative physical-distancing games, sports, and arts and crafts. Quiet homework time will also be provided.
Following provincial guidelines and advice from Ottawa Public Health, enhanced COVID-19 prevention measures and protocols will also be in place to safeguard children and staff. These measures include:
- Additional COVID-specific training for all staff
- Health screening of children and staff
- Physical distancing
- Frequent cleaning and disinfecting
Mask requirements will follow the same provincial protocols implemented in the schools. Students in Grade 4 and up will be required to wear masks indoors. While it is not formally required, the City encourages students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 to wear masks indoors.
Mitigation measures and protocols are also in place should a student begin to show COVID-19 symptoms, which will include direct notification to the parent or guardian and the need for immediate pick-up.