Ferris Elementary School


Let's Stay Healthy at Ferris!

COVID-19-update from the Officer of the Provincial Health Officer 


Let’s Stay Healthy at Ferris!  


Ways parents can help (staff will also support this at school) 


  1. Hand Washing: teach children how to wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  Our staff are asking students to wash their hands more often at school.  Parents if you have your child wash their hands before they leave for school and when they get home we would appreciate it very much. 
  2. Cough/sneeze etiquette: Cough and sneeze into arm or tissue
  3. Stay home when sick: Students should tell parents if they are not feeling well, and together make a plan to stay home from school.  If a child becomes unwell at school, staff will contact parents to pick them up.  

From the office of the Provincial Health Officer: 

“The use of masks in school settings is not recommended.  Masks are indicated for people who have symptoms to reduce their risk of spreading virus through droplets produced when coughing or sneezing.  Children who have symptoms should be kept home from school rather than relying on masks. Masks are not necessary for people who are not experiencing symptoms. In children in particular masks can be irritating and may increase touching of the face and eyes, which increases the risk of infection.” 

At Ferris we will continue to say it is up to parents whether to have their children use a mask. However, if they are unwell, they should stay home as that will be more effective at reducing the spread of illness.  

  1. Keep clean: Keep hands away from face and mouth.
  2. Stay Healthy: by eating healthy foods, keeping physically active and getting enough sleep  


Please don’t approach other parents regarding your concerns about their children, or assume that someone should be home. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding keeping our students healthy—please speak to Mrs. Steele, Principal or Mr. Campbell, Vice Principal who will follow up. 


Our goal is to continue to ensure everyone feels welcome at Ferris, while at the same time maintaining vigilance around preventative measures. 


Mrs. Steele, Principal  & Mr. Campbell, Vice Principal

Sun, 2020/03/01 - 2:56pm