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Overview

For Upper School (Grades 9 & 10) and Senior School (Grades 11 & 12) students, we are moving to a semester HyFlex model for the 2020-2021 school year. In the two-term semester model, the school year will be divided into a Fall semester that will run from September to January and a Spring semester that will run from February to June. First term semester exams will take place the third week of January with second semester exams in June.

Students will participate in four daily teaching blocks with all courses having classes every day. We know that many students struggle trying to manage 6-8 courses in a remote model, so a semester system will work better for most high school students if there is the prospect of shifting back and forth between on campus and remote/on-line. The school day for Upper and Senior school students will begin daily at 8:30 a.m. Classes will end at 3:50 p.m. and will be followed by co-curriculars and clubs.

Group A & B Assignments and Course Schedules

Students in Upper and Senior School will be notified as to whether they will be in Group A or Group B and receive their individual class schedules no later than September 12, 2020.

10-Day Timetable

Period Day 1:
Group A
Day 2:
Group B
Day 3:
Group A
Day 4:
Group B
Day 5:
Group A
Day 6:
Group B
Day 7:
Group A
Day 8:
Group B
Day 9:
Group A
Day 10:
Group B
Upper School/ Senior School Co-Curricular Block 1:
7:15 - 8:15 a.m.
Co-Curricular Group A Co-Curricular Group B Co-Curricular Group A Co-Curricular Group B No Co-Curricular Co-Curricular Group B Co-Curricular Group A Co-Curricular Group B Co-Curricular Group A No Co-Curricular
Period 1:
8:30 - 9:50 a.m.
Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1 Period 1
Period 2:
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2 Period 2
Lunch and Community Life Block
11:20 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
11:20 - 11:50 a.m. Upper School Lunch Senior School Community Life Block
11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Upper School Community Life Block Senior School Outdoor Recess
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Upper School Outdoor Recess Senior School Lunch
Period 3:
1:00 - 2:20 p.m.
Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3 Period 3
Period 4:
2:30 - 3:50 p.m.
Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4 Period 4

Upper School/ Senior School Co-Curricular Block 2:
4:10 - 5:10 p.m.

Co-Curricular Group A Co-Curricular Group B Co-Curricular Group A Co-Curricular Group B No Co-Curricular Co-Curricular Group B Co-Curricular Group A Co-Curricular Group B Co-Curricular Group A No Co-Curricular

A Typical Upper and Senior School Day

The following will provide you with a high-level overview for what a typical Upper and Senior School Day will be like. As the School finalizes the Timetable and the Course Schedule the content below will be updated.

Time Action Details
Prior to 7:00 a.m. Daily Screening App

Prior to coming to campus, all students and staff will undergo daily screening via a phone app developed by REACH. Boarding students will complete this screening process in their Houses. The screening app must be completed and submitted no later than 8:00 a.m. If any COVID-19 symptoms are noted during the daily screening, the individual will not attend school and will follow Health Centre guidelines.

The free app is available for both Apple and Android devices by searching 'Reach Boarding' in the applicable app store. Students will be sent an e-mail with their usernames and passwords on Thursday, September 3. Starting on Monday, September 7 students and employees will be required to complete the daily screening survey prior to 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends if visiting campus. Students and employees can expect to receive daily e-mail reminders for the first two weeks of implementation.

  Uniform One unique challenge to mitigating the spread of the virus is school uniforms—particularly those items which require dry cleaning. To address these concerns Appleby’s dress code for the upcoming school year will be modified with the main uniform consisting of a white polo shirt, kilt with navy knee socks or grey dress pants with navy blue or dark grey socks, navy 1/4 zip crested sweater (optional), and black dress shoes. Students are expected to be in a clean uniform daily.
  Bussing Social distancing requirements from what we have seen in other jurisdictions point to significantly reduced capacity for our current bussing infrastructure. To address these capacity issues, we will encourage more families to drop off their children in-person and follow all public health protocols for school buses. Appleby will also be introducing drop-off and pick-up requirements in support of social distancing measures. If social distancing parameters ease, more students will be able to come to campus daily, and bus capacities will increase. We are working closely with Attridge Transportation our bussing provider to determine the best way to provide the service in the Fall and will be providing additional information throughout the summer.
  Masks

Students, employees and visitors to campus will be expected to wear at a minimum a 2-ply cloth face mask at all times when indoors including during classes. Students will need to wear a clean mask every day. A mask will be provided to all students at the start of the school year but they will be responsible for providing any additional masks. Cloth masks will be available for purchase through the College Shop. Exemptions to wearing a non-medical face mask:

  • The person is unable to wear the face mask because it would inhibit their breathing for medical reasons.
  • The person cannot safely wear a face mask for any other medical reasons, such as having respiratory disease, cognitive difficulties or difficulties in hearing or processing information.
  • For religious reasons, the person cannot wear a face mask or cannot wear a face mask in a manner which would properly control the source.
7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Morning Co-Curricular Block (based on interest) We intend to run a full range of co-curricular and club programmes although we expect that many may be impossible or limited in the Fall or will have to be modified due to health parameters and the HyFlex model. Examples include many contact sports, service programmes involving senior citizens, and some activities that require close group interactions. We plan to replace these with other offerings and are working with faculty to identify creative alternatives such as intramural competitions, and other forms of arts and service programming. We also anticipate some restrictions involving large gatherings such as assemblies, Chapel, etc. and will adjust as required.
8:15 a.m. Student Drop-Off & Arrival Drop-off in the morning will continue to happen in the front area of Nicholas Arts Centre. Students are asked to maintain social distancing as they exit their vehicle and to proceed directly to their locker or to their first class. We will apply a two-metre social distancing requirement wherever possible on campus. Floor labelling will be utilized throughout all facilities directing the flow of students and staff so as to best achieve social distancing. Protocols around movement will include some staggering in schedules as students and staff transition between areas.
8:15 - 8:25 a.m. Lockers Locker locations will be confirmed at the start of the school year. 
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Classes

We are moving to a semester HyFlex model for the 2020-2021 school year. In the semester model, the school year will be divided into a Fall semester that will run from September to January and a Spring semester that will run from February to June. First term semester exams will take place in January and second semester exams in June.

Students will participate in four daily teaching blocks with all courses having classes every day. We know that many students struggle trying to manage 6-8 courses in a remote model, so a semester system will work better for most high school students if there is the prospect of shifting back and forth between on campus and remote/on-line. The school day for Upper and Senior school students will begin daily at 8:30 a.m. Classes will end at 3:50 p.m. and will be followed by co-curriculars and clubs.

The HyFlex model will allow members of each class to alternate between being on campus/in-class and participating remotely by video teleconference. We plan to install technology in each classroom that will allow for high quality, synchronous participation of those physically in the classroom with those on-line. Assuming two-metre distancing and the resultant decline in classroom capacities by well over 50%, we expect to start the year with students alternating day-to-day (i.e. 50% on campus and 50% on-line, so over a 10-day cycle, students will be in person for five days). Exceptions will be made for circumstances such as those who are immuno-compromised, ill and quarantining. The classes will be recorded and also made available on an asynchronous basis. The HyFlex model allows us to shift based on changing parameters. So, if the school is closed for a few weeks, it will easily pivot to a fully remote/on-line model. If the social distancing requirement is reduced to 1.5 metres, we can move from a 50/50 split to a 75/25 split. It also works for students who cannot attend in person due to health issues, while also easily adjusting to a return to 100% students attending daily.

  Washroom & Handwashing/ Sanitizing

There is some evidence that viral particles can be transmitted easily in bathrooms through plumes of water droplets dispersed through flushing or through the use of air dryers. In addition, physical distancing can be hard in small bathrooms that may not allow enough distance between toilets, sinks, entryways.

Whenever possible, do the following to reduce risk in the bathroom:

  • Avoid gathering in the bathroom
  • One person in at a time is better
  • At a minimum, avoid having groups of students or staff members mix in the bathroom
  • Don’t use the air dryer instead use paper towels
  • Use paper towel to open or close doors and turn off the sink
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap
  • If the toilet has a lid, close the lid to reduce spray

Handwashing is the single most important thing we can do to prevent pathogens from entering the body and causing illness. Regular hand-cleaning with warm water and soap, or an alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) containing at least 70 per cent alcohol, for 20 seconds will reduce the risk infection in both children and adults. To promote hand hygiene over 250 ABHR dispensers are located around the school at entrances, exits, stairwells, common spaces, living spaces, and inside every classroom. With support from health services, faculty will teach students about why, how and when to clean hands, and to cover coughs and sneezes.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Community Life Block Providing meal service is a complex matter than includes a variety of factors, including pre-ordering, cohorting, physical spacing, protective barriers, waste reduction, and scheduling. In order to fulfill the goal in the Operating Model of continuing to feed all students, we are moving to a three lunch period model using multiple sites – the Dining Hall, the Old Gym and the Arena (until the November long weekend.) We are partnering with Sodexo to work through a variety of ideas and options which include pre-ordering, ‘grab-and-go pieces’, cleaning protocols, delivery to other spaces (classrooms, boarding houses) and use of outdoor eating sites.
1:00 - 3:50 p.m. Classes Please see above.
4:10 - 5:10 p.m. Co-Curriculars Please see Morning Co-Curricular Block above.
5:15 p.m. Pick-up & Late Bus Pick-up in the evening will continue to happen in the front area of Nicholas Arts Centre. Students are asked to maintain social distancing as they exit the school and wait for their rides. Masks must be worn and we will apply a two-metre social distancing requirement wherever possible on campus. Students who are taking buses will be asked to meet in the A.W.B. Alumni Centre and then proceed to their appropriate bus which will be located on the ring road adjacent to East Field.  

2020-21 Tuition Fees

    ANNUAL PLAN
(1 Payment)
Tuition Refund Insurance Optional
QUARTERLY PLAN
(4 Payments)
Tuition Refund Insurance Included
MONTHLY PLAN
(11 Payments)
Tuition Refund Insurance Included
    April 1 Tuition
Refund
Total April 1 3 payments:
Jul. 1,
Oct. 1,
Jan. 1
Total April 1 10 payments:
May 1 to
Feb. 1
Total
Boarding Student Type
International Boarders
Type A* (tuition + boarding)
$77,540 $1,230 $78,770
Canadian Boarders
Type B* (tuition + boarding)
$71,500 $1,160 $72,660 $32,830 $13,840 $74,350 $23,920 $5,125 $75,170
Senior Two (Grade 12) Boarders
Type C* (tuition + boarding)
$63,180 $1,030 $64,210 $25,610 $13,400 $65,810 $16,900 $4,975 $66,650
Day Student Type
Senior One
(Grade 11) (tuition only)
$47,170 $780 $47,950 $20,000 $9,730 $49,190 $14,280 $3,565 $49,930
Upper School
(Grade 9-10) (tuition only)
$42,850 $700 $43,550 $15,680 $9,650 $44,630 $10,010 $3,525 $45,260
Middle School
(Grade 7-8) (tuition only)
$38,850 $640 $39,490 $12,630 $9,310 $40,560 $6,680 $3,450 $41,180

Definition of Boarders

Type A – International Boarders are all boarding students who are not Canadian citizens except Type C regardless of residency.

Type B – Canadian Boarders are all boarding students who are Canadian citizens except Type C regardless of residency.

Type C – Senior Two Boarders are Senior Two boarding students who were Senior One Day students regardless of citizenship.

Please note: This fee schedule applies to new Appleby students. Fee schedule information for returning Appleby students can be accessed by clicking here.

Fees for the 2021-2022 school year will be set at the beginning of 2021.
A one-time enrolment fee of $6,500 is in addition to the tuition fees listed above.

Provisional Fee Structure

Are there any changes to the fee schedule and provisional fee structure for the 2020-21 school year?

All boarding students (category A, B and C) will be rebated the difference between their boarding fees and the corresponding day fee for their grade band while in remote mode. As an example, if a student is a Canadian Type B boarder in Upper Two, they will receive a monthly credit for the difference between their Canadian Type B boarding fee and the Upper School Day fee.

All day students will receive a $250 credit per month while in remote mode. This credit will also be factored into the credit for boarding students.

These rebates will be calculated on a monthly basis and credited to families at the end of each reporting period (three times over the year). These credits will also be prorated for students who are receiving financial assistance in the 2020-2021 school year.


Other Important Information for Upper/Senior School

Experiential Education: With respect to experiential education, the team is considering more local programmes in parks and campus – especially on team building and skills development, including cooking, camping, survival skill; increased virtual programmes with partner schools around the world; Global competency development through on-line modular micro-credentialing course; focus on global issues and solutions (pandemic, social justice, DEI, contemporary politics, technological innovations); and considering adapting some global trips to domestic.
 

College Shop/Tuck Shop: Access to the College Shop will be restricted to appointment only and the Tuck Shop will be closed at the start of school.

All School Assemblies, Chapel, Grade Band: We anticipate that there will continue to be restrictions in place regarding mass gatherings in the Fall so we will adjust these programmes accordingly.

Personal Belongings: For September, we encourage day students to limit the number of personal belongings they bring to the school (e.g., backpack, clothing, etc.), and ask that those items be labelled and kept in the student’s designated area. Students are expected to bring to school only that which is needed—taking care to ensure items are clean, in good order and stored safely is an individual responsibility. Storage space will be provided, but limited, so please bring only what is necessary.

Health Centre: A new Health Centre has been built in the area next to the Old Gym where Athletic Therapy was previously located.