Updated: September 2, 2020
If a child is registered for Distributed Learning or Homeschooling, will they keep their place at their home school for the 2021-2022 school year?
If a student who is currently attending a Nanaimo Ladysmith public school registers for Distributed Learning (Island Connect Ed.) or Homeschooling for the upcoming school year (2020/21), they will be grandfathered into their home school for 2021-2022 school year, providing parents declare their intention by March 15, 2021.
If a child is registered for Distributed Learning or Homeschooling, will they keep their place at their home school for the 2020-2021 school year?
If a student who is currently attending a Nanaimo Ladysmith public school registers for Distributed Learning (Island Connect Ed.) or Homeschooling for the upcoming school year (2020/21) that will be the child’s home school for the year. Should you wish to change schools you would need to submit an application to the school of your choice. As with all applications, we work to place students as quickly as possible into a school. Placement is dependent on space availability in each school or program.
*French Immersion students should select the French Immersion Distributed Learning option as provided through Island Connect Ed. in Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, in order to keep their French Immersion status.
When do I have to decide about whether to choose in-class instruction, Distributed Learning, or Homeschooling for my child?
NLPS has asked all parents to declare their intention for their child’s learning option by Monday, August 31st at 4:00 PM, so that we can accurately plan for September. We recognize that some parents may still be unsure about their decision and/or have an anxious student and are awaiting contact from a school representative before making their decision.
- The Clorox 360 electrostatic sprayer is able to disinfect surfaces more effectively and efficiently than wiping by hand.
- Carpets that cannot be removed can be sprayed with the 360.
- Full PPE will be used by NLPS staff when spraying.
- Clorox advises that re-entry is allowed immediately after spraying. NLPS will require 30 minutes before re-entry as a precaution. As the disinfectant is electrostatically applied, the negative charge is stronger than gravity, it wraps around surfaces and does not hang in the air.
- The Clorox 360 Disinfectant and Virox5 Disinfectants we are using are both “No Rinse Disinfectants”, except on food contact surfaces. We will not be using the Clorox in the cafeterias.
- Clorox 360 disinfectant is on the Health Canada Covid-19 Approved list: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19/list.html
- Protocol is to disinfect surfaces, so a DIN registered disinfectant is required, efficacy has to be established to existing Human Coronavirus, and all criteria have to be adhered to such as dwell time. Clorox 360 has a 2 min dwell time, 2 min dry time, no rinse except food contact.
- The end of day disinfecting is the ideal position for Clorox 360 as we will ensure disinfection of 50% more surfaces than by hand wiping. Clorox designed their electrostatic applicator with 5 times the charge density of other applicators and coupled this with evolved quat chemistry. All the efficacy testing is done under electrostatic application.
Here are a few videos on the Clorox 360 to review and possibly post on our website.