Expanded space, electrostatic cleaning, small class sizes, top virtual capacity
Bedford, NS — Summit Academy, known for its seamless transition to full virtual classes during the Spring school closures, has added several features to ensure student safety in September.
1. Expanded space
Starting in September, the Middle School (grades 6 to 9) will be operating from a second location at the St. Margaret’s Centre (“SMC”) in Upper Tantallon. The SMC has ample classrooms, meeting spaces, two full-sized arenas, a bright gymnasium and a fitness centre. “The SMC is an ideal space for our Middle School students to thrive,” says Head of School Shauna Wall. “The move will ensure extra space for the younger students at our main location, as well.”
2. Electrostatic cleaning
The school has invested in electrostatic disinfecting sprayers, which will combine with the school’s strict cleaning and physical distancing protocols to provide an extra layer of safety in all learning environments.
3. Small class sizes
Summit will be maintaining small class size limits to ensure ease of physical distancing. The Junior Primary and Elementary location has eight full-sized classrooms, a large auditorium and common area, a regulation gymnasium, a full kitchen, outdoor activity areas and a wide lot for safe pickup, drop-off, and parking. “It’s a bright, collaborative space enabling students to interact safely,” says Ms. Wall.
4. Top virtual capacity
Should a second wave require closures, the Summit teachers again would be committed to delivering full days of virtual classes, with tested student engagement techniques and premium technology.
“Our student families appreciated our dedication to continuity in the Spring,” says Ms. Wall “and we’re committed to ensuring they continue to receive safe, daily, active learning again this Fall.”
The Summit Academy of Active Learning is a community-minded private school in West Bedford, Nova Scotia. Founded in 2017, Summit accommodates students from junior primary to grade nine. The school’s approach is based upon academic rigour, active learning, daily physical activity and a deep respect for the rights, differences and dignity of everyone.
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