Covid-19 Communicable Disease Plan

Covid Protocols

Covid-19 Communicable Disease Plan – January, 2022

As per the Ministry of Education mandate we updated our Covid 19 Communicable Disease Plan as of January 4, 2022. See the documents linked below for more detail.

Covid 19 Communicable Disease Plan (updated January 7, 2022)
IPS COVID-19 Communications Plan

The health and safety of our students, staff and their families remains our top priority. Please see key points below

Classroom Seating

  • Students will be spaced as much as possible within their respective classrooms and there will be no face to face seating arrangements
  • Students must wear their mask at all times other than when eating

Class Schedule

  • 8:00 am ferry for off islanders
  • 8:45 start – morning stretch will be divided to groups of half of the students in two separate locations to minimize larger groups gathered in one space
  • Wednesdays will continue to have an early dismissal at 2:30 and we will continue to program community service, guest speakers and excursions.
  • Lunch areas – NO use of dishes or kitchen. Students will eat in their homeroom classes or outside areas and must NOT share food. Students must also have their own LABELLED water bottle.

Health and Safety

  • The most important consideration is that if your child is not feeling well, he or she must stay home.
  • Students and staff should assess their health daily via this tool.
  • The school will undergo a deep clean and sanitizing of high touch surfaces each day.

Use of Masks

  • All staff and all students are required to wear non-medical masks in all indoor areas, including at their work stations (desks), within and outside learning groups and on buses. Masks should also be worn while outside if physical distancing is not achievable.
  • School access to parents/visitors will be restricted and masks/sanitizing will be mandatory in essential or extenuating circumstances.
  • Masks are mandatory during transport on the IPS bus, TransLink, BC Ferries and in the carpool.

Ensuring the continuity of learning to fulfill our mission and values regardless of the stage the province is in, will require flexibility, and innovation and the collective support of all IPS stakeholders.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and understanding.



Scott Herrington, Head of School