Procedures for Entering and Exiting the Hardini Centre and the Studio


Maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for students, teachers and volunteers is our top priority.  Please help us to re-open safely and pursue regular activity by adhering to the following procedures:


  • Parents and students only must wear a face mask when entering the Hardini Centre from Door H, located on the east side of the building (entrance closest to Vanier Parkway and neighbour to the city park). Upon entering, please sanitize hands using the wall dispenser located to the left.
  • Make your way to room 229, where there is a sanitizing station at the door.
  • Each student must come dressed for class (as per the School’s dress code) and equipped with water bottle. Sharing of personal items is prohibited.
  • Each student must bring a lock and leave personal belongings in a designated locker located outside the studio with a 2-meter distance between each locker. Only one student per locker will be allowed. No personal items, including phones will be permitted in the studio during class.
  • All individuals will be screened upon entry. An administrator or teacher will record verbal confirmation that students are asymptomatic.  Entry will be denied to any person who has any of the symptoms outlined below, and they will be directed home and instructed to contact their health care provider.  We will ask the following questions[1]:
  1. Do you have one or more of the following symptoms?:
  • Fever/temperature
  • Cough or barking cough (croup)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Decrease or loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Runny or stuffy/congested nose
  • Headache
  • Decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Chills
  • Headaches
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Extreme tiredness or muscle aches
  1. Has a doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told you that you should currently be isolating (staying at home)?
  1. In the last 10 days, have you tested positive on a rapid antigen test or a home-based self-testing?
  1. In the last 14 days, have you been identified as a “close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19?
  1. In the last 14 days, have you received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cell phone.
  1. In the last 14 days, have you travelled outside of Canada AND been advised to quarantine per the federal quarantine requirement?
  1. In the last 14 days, has someone in your household (someone you live with):
  • travelled outside of Canada AND been advised to quarantine per the federal quarantine requirements; OR
  • been identified as a “close contact” of someone who currently has COVID-19 AND advised by a doctor, healthcare provider or public health unit to self-isolate?
  1. Is anyone you live with currently experiencing any new COVID-19 symptoms and/or waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms?
  • Students must sanitize hands and enter the studio with mask. Students will be asked to stand in designated space in the studio which respects 2-meter distances between each student.
  • Parents and siblings will not be permitted in the studio.
  • Students who exhibit signs of unwellness at anytime during class, will be removed from class. Parents will be advised and required to pick up their child and return home.
  • If a student needs to use the washroom or leave the studio for any reason, they must ask the teacher and follow their instructions. Hand sanitizer must be used before and after entering the washroom and studio.
  • Masks must be worn in common areas such as hallways and bathrooms at all times.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the studio will be completed before each class. As such class times may be adjusted to accommodate sanitizing activity.
  • Class sizes may be modified and reduced to respect social distancing measures. Classes could also be suspended in accordance with local and/or provincial guidelines without reimbursements. School-related activities such as the annual open-house, year-end celebration and camp could also be suspended according to local and/or provincial health guidelines.
  • Teachers and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

[1] Questions are provided by the Office of the Chief Medial Officer of Health of Ontario –