Resuming In-Class Learning in SD 10
During the week of June 8-12, 57% of our students were in attendance at their schools. It’s great to have students back for learning with their teachers and classmates.
Our district Restart to In-class Learning Plan is based on thoughtful consideration of health and safety for students and for staff and ensures that continuity of quality learning, full time support for the children of Essential Service Workers and vulnerable students requiring additional support are in place throughout the district.
The plan builds on the school district’s success in supporting 30-40% of students in schools over the past nine weeks since spring break while continuing to provide quality learning experiences for all learners remotely or in person for the month of June 2020.
This May 29th, 2020 letter for all Parents and Guardians outlines the measures taken by the school district to ensure student and staff safety. Superintendent Taylor welcomes all students back to in person learning or to extending remote learning for the month of June.
Parents wishing to have their children attend school in person are invited to contact their school principal or vice principal.
SD10 Safety and Prevention Measures
The District is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and learning environment for all staff and students. The scope of this Pandemic Response Plan is to assist us in preparing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. A combination of response measures and contingency planning is essential for an effective response to a pandemic. This plan clarifies roles and responsibilities and outlines the steps School District 10 takes in ensuring coordinated pandemic response measures and where possible, continuity of learning and work.
The District is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and learning environment for all staff and students.
The purpose of this document is to:
- Ensure all school district staff reduce the risk of infection through the transmission of COVID-19.
- Outline control measures to minimize or eliminate the potential for transmission of COVID-19.
- Follow the direction of the Provincial Health Officer and BC Health Minister (Public Health) on the measures for infection control based on current COVID-19 related information available.
- Ensure that all school district staff take reasonable care and cooperate with the district to ensure the health and safety of themselves and other staff.
The Provincial Health Officer maintains that facilities that provide in-school care services can safely care for children if they are following the prescribed Public Health protocols. The information in this document is taken from the Public Health Agency of Canada, BC Centre for Disease Control, Interior Health Authority, and the Ministry of Education. The authority to implement the safety plan at each site rests with the school Principal/Vice Principal.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Guardians
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Continuity of Learning: Updated on May 26 to include additional health and safety questions/answers.
- Keep Learning: Provides learning resources and supports for K-12 students. This site is being updated as new resources are available. The French version of the website was recently launched.
- BC’s Response to COVID-19 website: Provides up-to-date non-clinical information on COVID-19. The COVID-19 app is available on Apple’s app store and the Google Play store. British Columbians can also use the new provincial phone service by calling 1-888-COVID19, available seven days a week from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm, with information in over 110 languages. Specific public health questions re: COVID-19 should be directed to your local health authority.
COVID-19 Mental Well Being and Mental Health Resources for Families, Students and Staff
COVID-19 Safety Posters