We are dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, and low teacher-student ratio environment.
A Safe Environment
Each and every student, staff, and visitor is actively screened prior to entering the school each day at Royal Oak. This includes having a touch-free temperature taken and hands sanitized before entry. Arrival and departure times are staggered to ensure social distancing.
Royal Oak also practices and employs fire safety and lockdown procedures, and children practice these many times a year to ensure comfort and competence in these important safety routines.
Good Personal Hygiene
Hands will be sanitized at the door before entering or leaving the building. Hand sanitizer will be available for each classroom for children to use upon arrival, after each activity, and before leaving the classroom. Children will be supervised washing their hands 5 times each day (before snack, after recess, before lunch, after lunch recess, and at home time). Children are taught proper handwashing techniques and have antibacterial soap in their bathrooms.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Daily sanitization occurs at Royal Oak, in conjunction with deep regular cleaning. All surfaces are wiped down in classrooms and shared areas with an EcoLogo-certified Green product approved for use in Canada. Frequently touched surfaces are disinfected two additional times a day.
Airflow and UVC Lighting
Each classroom has windows that open and fans to keep circulation and ventilation moving throughout the day. At the end of our school day, UVC lights are used in each classroom which emits UVC and ozone to aid in killing germs.
Clubs- during Covid
We know children need opportunities for exercise, play, and social interaction- especially in the time of Covid. Royal Oak has an active intramural program, and currently hold an Outdoor Running Club and a Forest Adventure Club. Next term, Royal Oak students can look forward to the"Good Vibe Tribe" Club, "Just Dance Club" and "Art Club" too! The student council consists of peer-elected members and volunteers, this provides a means for student expression and leadership in the school.
Twice a week, families will have the option of ordering a hot lunch to be delivered to the school. Hot lunches are strict COVID safety protocols are in place so that hot meals are prepared with gloves and masked food handlers, packaged and bagged individually on-site before transported, and then handed out at school while students are seated at their plexi-desks. Royal Oak also partners once monthly with local restaurants to provide diverse, fresh, and healthy lunch options from restaurants across Niagara.
Students are encouraged to participate in international math, essay writing, speech, and art competitions.