COVID SCHOOL REOPENING

Parents are encouraged to explain the arrangements and safety precautions we have in school to their children. This will help them prepare for the things to expect when they come back to school.

Uniforms

Students should wear their normal school uniform each day apart from days when they have PE when they should wear their PE kit instead. We will not be using our changing rooms until the current pandemic is behind us.


Students must bring their own:

  • Stationaries: pens, pencils, and rulers and keep it inside a properly labeled pencil case.

  • Food: healthy snack, lunch and properly labeled water bottle.

  • Hand sanitiser: sanitiser stations can be found everywhere in the school but it helps for everyone to have their own.

  • Face masks: primary students are not required to wear face masks, but parents are welcome to provide their children with appropriate protective equipment should they wish.

Lockers will not be available in September and large bags should be kept at home. If students have personal devices, such as smartphones, then they must be kept securely in their pockets all day and not be used at all during school hours (not applicable to Primary school children).


1 - 3 September 2020

Once a week, with reduced hours of 07.30 AM — 10.30 AM

Tuesday 01.09.20 Wednesday 02.09.20 Thursday 03.09.20
Year 10 — arrive at 07.20 via main entrance; leave at 10.40 via main entrance Year 7 — arrive at 07.20 via main entrance; leave at 10.40 via main entrance Year 4 — arrive at 07.20 via main entrance; leave at 10.40 via main entrance
Year 9 — arrive at 07.30 via Al-Meera entrance; leave at 10.30 via Al-Meera entrance Year 6 — arrive at 07.30 via Al-Meera entrance; leave at 10.30 via Al-Meera entrance Year 3 — arrive at 07.30 via Al-Meera entrance; leave at 10.30 via Al-Meera entrance
Year 8 — arrive at 07.30 via main entrance; leave at 10.30 via main entrance Year 5 — arrive at 07.30 via main entrance; leave at 10.30 via main entrance Year 2 — arrive at 07.30 via main entrance; leave at 10.30 via main entrance
Pre-School (Home Visits Via Video) Pre-School (Home Visits Via Video) Pre-School (Home Visits Via Video)

Rec/Y1 Transition sessions/re-meet the teacher.

Clearly, it is of vital importance that we maintain social distancing during exit and entry times to school, so parents are urged to ensure that the drop-off and pick-up arrangements outlined above are adhered to strictly.

6 - 17 September 2020

From Sunday 06.09.20, we will implement the following two-week plan, which will allow all students to have five days of in-school learning and five days of online learning each fortnight:

On site learning Week one Week two
Primary Secondary Primary Secondary
Sunday EYFS Group 1 Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7 EYFS Group 1 Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Monday EYFS Group 1 Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
EYFS Group 1 Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Tueday EYFS Group 2 Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7 EYFS Group 2 Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Wednesday EYFS Group 2 Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
EYFS Group 2 Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Thurday Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Online learning Week one Week two
Primary Secondary Primary Secondary
Sunday EYFS Group 2 Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
EYFS Group 2 Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Monday EYFS Group 2 Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7 EYFS Group 2 Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Tueday EYFS Group 1 Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
EYFS Group 1 Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Wednesday EYFS Group 2 Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7 EYFS Group 2 Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Thursday Year 1
Year 2
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7 Year 3
Year 4
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10

  • Temperature checks: this will take place upon entry to the school and during morning registration.

  • Ehteraz app: all adults and students over the age of 12 years old must show a green Ehteraz status.

  • Face mask: all staffs and visitors must wear a face mask while students may wear a face mask, if necessary.

  • Walk straight to the classroom: Students must go straight to their classrooms upon arrival at school where they will be welcomed by their teachers. Only students from Preschool to Year 2 can be accompanied by their parents.

  • Only one parent will be allowed entry inside the campus for a maximum of 10 minutes only.

Designated entry/exit points

Entry to and exit from the school will be staggered and with a designated drop-off /pick-up point.

Tuesday 01.09.20 Wednesday 02.09.20 Thursday 03.09.20
Year 10 — arrive at 07.20 via main entrance; leave at 10.40 via main entrance Year 7 — arrive at 07.20 via main entrance; leave at 10.40 via main entrance Year 4 — arrive at 07.20 via main entrance; leave at 10.40 via main entrance
Year 9 — arrive at 07.30 via Al-Meera entrance; leave at 10.30 via Al-Meera entrance Year 6 — arrive at 07.30 via Al-Meera entrance; leave at 10.30 via Al-Meera entrance Year 3 — arrive at 07.30 via Al-Meera entrance; leave at 10.30 via Al-Meera entrance
Year 8 — arrive at 07.30 via main entrance; leave at 10.30 via main entrance Year 5 — arrive at 07.30 via main entrance; leave at 10.30 via main entrance Year 2 — arrive at 07.30 via main entrance; leave at 10.30 via main entrance3
Pre-School (Home Visits Via Video) Pre-School (Home Visits Via Video) Pre-School (Home Visits Via Video)

Rec/Y1 Transition sessions/re-meet the teacher.

Entry and exit point / times

Entry and exit times
Year group Entry time Entry point Exit time Exit point
EYFS 07:15 Main entrance 11:00 Main entrance
(chess board)
Year 1 07:05 Main entrance 12:45 Main entrance
(chess board)
Year 2 06:55 Adventure playground entrance 13:40 Main entrance
(chess board)
Year 3 06:45 Adventure playground entrance 13:10 Main entrance
(chess board)
Year 4 06:55 Emergency staircase 13:20 Main entrance
(chess board)
Year 5 06:45 Emergency staircase 13:30 Main entrance
(chess board)
Year 6 06:55 Al-Meera entrance 13:40 Main entrance
(chess board)
Year 7 06:45 Al-Meera entrance 13:30 Al-Meera entrance
Year 8 06:45 Al-Meera entrance 13:30 Al-Meera entrance
Year 9 06:55 Main entrance 13:40 Main entrance
Year 10 06:45 Main entrance 13:30 Main entrance

Only 30% of students will be allowed on the school site at any time. When the students are inside the school, we will adhere to strict health and safety precautions.

  • A maximum of 15 students are permitted in a classroom.

  • Less physical movement: where possible, students will remain in the same classroom and on the same seat all day. Once a seat has been designated then that is where the pupil will sit at all times. The teacher will move around from room to room.

  • No group gatherings: students will not be permitted to gather in groups inside the school premises (including play areas). Collective activities such as assemblies and extra-curricular activities will not take place

  • Directional arrows: when student do move around the school site, directional arrows on the floor indicate that students must keep to the right at all times and direction

  • Hygiene and deep cleaning: in addition to the enhanced routine of cleaning every day and deep cleaning at the weekend, the school will be zoned and each zone will be deep cleaned every hour.

As well as our normal nurse’s station, we will have an additional care area in place where students will be looked after if they fall ill during the school day. If this happens, we will ensure that the correct MoPH procedures are followed in terms of supporting those affected and communicating with families.


The Ministry of Education and Higher Education has specified the conditions that all schools must comply with upon reopening on September 1st, 2020. You can find all the relevant news, updates and guidelines that DBS Wakra has with regard to the school reopening on this page.


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