After an eventful academic year 2020, schools are now looking forward to the Christmas and End of year break. Just like we are optimistic for a better 43year 2020, so are you!
We might not be able to say how tomorrow might be, but one thing is certain, we can plan for tomorrow. You can plan your cleaning!
5 Cleaning Tips for Schools
We have some 5 school cleaning tips you can adopt to make your school look like you were never gone on holidays. Or would you rather spend the first week 0f resumption cleaning the school?
Create a checklist of cleaning activities
A checklist will only help to optimize all your tasks. Draw up a list of areas to be cleaned and indicate its status whether it’s completed or not. It’s also helpful to create an inventory list of everything you have so that you can appropriately get needed materials.
Clean on the go
It is important to clean the classroom before the school closes for the year. Stark up the desk and chairs such that a larger part of the floor is empty because, throughout the school year, layers of germs and bacteria build up on school floors and surfaces, so take advantage of the fact that the classrooms and halls are now empty, and use this time to perform a thorough deep cleaning.
Take a picture
Pictures will help you know how things within the classrooms were before cleaning. It will help you see and remember what worked and what didn’t when it came to your classroom. It’s a way you can also assess the level of work done.
Professional cleaners also take the before and after pictures of area cleaned as part of their portfolio.
Pack and label
When packing up the classroom at the end of the year, you must keep it organized, by packing a similar object in the same boxes or bags. But be sure to label them accordingly.
Let all stationary be packed in a different box, art object be kept together and label appropriately. Paste the ‘fragile’ sticker or tape on appropriate boxes. It will make it much easier to put the classroom together at the beginning of the next school year because you can work section by section until the room is completed.
Restroom and classroom disinfection
Disinfection of all surfaces, no matter how big or small is crucial for the health and safety of students and employees. During rainy/ cold season6, schools are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, and disinfection can help reduce the number of sick people and absences.
Teachers should do regular disinfection of all surfaces in their classroom, especially doorknobs, desks, chairs, sponges, activity tools and toys, sinks, computer screens, keyboards, mice, and light switches.
Cleaning staff should disinfect bathrooms, kitchens, and common areas several times a day. Make sure each room in the school has a box of cleaning supplies at hand for everyday use or to handle any accidents.
With Covid-19 still affecting the school system, when students head to the wash hand basin, they often leave behind germs on the faucet knobs and sink itself. These areas should be sprayed with chemical treatments before using a wet vac or squeegee device to remove the soil.
School cleaning should be part of the student’s routine activities because it makes them conscious of their environment. Upon resumption of the school, they can easily put the classroom together again.
Children are venerable to infections, diseases are easily transmitted from one child to another. So the schools must continue to follow the Covid – 19 prevention and management guidelines. It is also important children are thought of the need to live and study in a clean environment.