WATCH — What to put in your backpack this year
Just a few things that are out of the ordinary
Pencil case? Check!
Lunch box? Check!
This year, you’ll be bringing a few items to school that you never thought you’d need.
Going to school during a pandemic is new for all of us, but you can be prepared.
Check out this video for some tips, or keep reading for the highlights
You’ll definitely need to bring at least two masks, whether you wear them all day or not.
In most provinces, the schools will be giving each student two masks.
You should also have hand sanitizer because you have to wash or sanitize your hands often, including before you put your mask on and after you take it off.
A sample of Isabel DeRoy’s items include her water bottle, hand sanitizer, wipes and masks. Labelling with masking tape and a permanent marker is a simple way to go. (Image credit: Gian Paolo Mendoza/CBC)
A paper bag is a good idea to store your mask in.
You should probably make sure everything is labelled so it doesn’t end up in someone else’s backpack by mistake.
And don’t overdo it — most schools don’t want you bringing any extra items from home.
Looking for more tips on back to school? Check this out:
- What happens if I get sick?
- Is it safe to see my grandparents?
- How often should I change my mask?
- Can I see my friends?
With files from Gian Paolo Mendoza/CBC