We are excited for the 2020-21 academic year and while the nature of the UCC learning experience will differ across year levels, ensuring that learning is age-appropriate and navigable for students and families remains a top priority.
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Our model of instruction enables all Prep students to learn on campus each day. Students will remain in their home form classroom for as much of the day as possible, and interacting with a minimum number of teachers.
Prep students who attend on-campus learning will do so in smaller cohorts. While they will interact with our regular specialist teachers and benefit from that instruction, they will not interact with any other cohorts, indoors or outside, nor during co-curricular activities.
Playing and socializing is central to a child's development and our plan will allow our youngest learners to benefit from age-appropriate opportunities to interact, learn and play with their peers while minimizing the potential spread of COVID-19.
On-campus Prep Schedule | 2020–21 academic year
3:00 p.m. (SK to Year 1)
3:15 p.m. (Years 2 to 4)
3:30 p.m. (Year 5)
Year 6 and 7
Students will enter the Prep at designated doors with supervision from faculty who will remind them to use hand sanitizer. While restrictions remain in place, students will be reminded to maintain physical distance during arrival and departure.
Once in the Prep, students will move directly to their classroom. paying close attention to traffic flow indicators posted throughout the building. Entry and exit points are clearly marked.
Parents and visitors are not be permitted to enter the Prep. We also ask that families not park in the Prep’s drop-off zone during arrival and departure to help ease congestion. We also ask that parents consider wearing masks while on campus for pick-up and drop-off times to help us protect the health of our community.
Boys should arrive at school prepared for outdoor recess activity with coats, footwear, and hats/gloves appropriate to the weather. Based on the current advice of health authorities, we intend for students to spend recess time outdoors, where appropriate.
Snacks and lunch
Students may bring lunch from home or participate in the Aramark classroom-delivered bagged lunch service. Families may opt-in on a term-by-term basis and will be billed accordingly. The menu is a three-week rotation in the Prep School. To review the Prep School rotating menus, as well as the Aramark form indicating lunch service participation, please log into the Fall 2020 parent Resource Board on Bluenet.
Please note snacks will not be available for purchase; students may bring their own.
Lockers are not available and students are keeping their jackets, backpacks and any other personal items beside their desks. Students are encouraged to keep their indoor shoes at school and to only take home the learning materials necessary, to avoid heavy backpacks. There is a place at their desk to store materials.
Our co-curricular program offerings will be as full and varied as possible given physical distancing and cohorting measures and current health guidelines. As these guidelines continue to develop during this time of restrictions, we will keep you updated on clubs, activities and other non-academic programming.
The College is committed to ensuring a healthy and safe environment. Classroom seating is arranged to ensure we meet physical distance guidelines.
Prep students are wearing a modified UCC physical education uniform this year. UCC branded items are available at the Blues Shop. The Blues Shop catalogue, order and curbside pick-up details are available here.
After School Program The After School Program (ASP) is available this year to students in SK to Year 7. Please note that only pre-registered students will be allowed in the ASP and that clubs will not be available this year until further notice. Students not registered for ASP whose parents are late in collecting them at dismissal will be supervised by an ASP staff member, outdoors, by the ASP gathering point in front of the Parkin building. Parents who are more than 15 minutes late will find their child's account charged $25.00 for this supervision service beginning Monday, September 21, 2020. Details about the ASP and the registration form is available on the Fall 2020 Parent Resource Board in Bluenet.