Bathroom Usage

Students and staff will be encouraged to follow the plan below. Individual students or staff may utilize any available bathroom should the need arise. Bathrooms will be cleaned twice daily by the school’s custodial staff.

Bathroom Use Kindergarten and Grade 1: The majority of primary classrooms (K-1) at PGS are equipped with their own bathroom. Students will wear masks at all times while using classroom bathrooms. Children will be encouraged to utilize this same bathroom throughout the day, limiting their need to use other shared restrooms throughout the school. Teachers will remind/encourage students to utilize their classroom bathroom prior to transitions. Teachers will support students with good hygiene practices.

Bathroom Use Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4: Classrooms that are not equipped with a bathroom will utilize the restrooms available in the main hallways of each floor. Bathrooms will have a maximum occupancy of 2 students at a time. Students will wear masks at all times when using the hallways/bathrooms. Grade 2-4 classrooms located on the second floor will be assigned a bathroom based on their cohort. Teachers will remind/encourage students to utilize their cohort bathroom prior to transitions. Teachers will develop a plan along with their grade level teams to utilize shared bathrooms in an organized manner prior to transitioning to specials, lunch, or recess. Teachers will support students with good hygiene practices.

Staff Bathroom Use: Staff members will be encouraged to utilize a restroom based on their cohort whenever possible. Staff bathrooms can be found in all hallways and on each floor. Signs are posted reminding all staff to wash hands prior to returning to work.