SD 57 Updates
March 31, 2020 - On
March 28, the Prince George Citizen published the following Question and Answer
interview with Superintendent Anita Richardson, who responded to questions from
reporter Ted Clarke regarding the continuity of learning in School District No.
57. Please click on the link below.
Anita Richardson Q and A.pdf
March 27, 2020 - Please click on the link below to access a video address from Superintendent Anita Richardson.
Anita Richardson video address
Please see below for information from School District No. 57.
Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety and Support Our Children.pdf
2020.03.18 Letter to Parents and Families.pdfNews items
District closing playgrounds as public health and safety measure
March 23, 2020 -
Please be advised that effective immediately all playgrounds on School District No. 57 (Prince George) property are closed to the public. The District has made this decision in the interest of keeping our communities safe and healthy and stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Superintendent Richardson states that “the School District wants to support the efforts of our Provincial Health Officer and the Government to ‘flatten the curve.’” She requests that the public respects the decision to close the playgrounds.
Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Henry, stated late last week that kids mingling together on playgrounds is “not what we need right now” and encouraged the public to practice social distancing while spending time outdoors walking. School District No. 57 fields will remain available to support this direction for public enjoyment of the outdoors while observing social distancing.
School District No. 57 will be posting signage to inform the public of the closure, which is in effect until further notice.
New government website launched
March 18, 2020 -
For parents and guardians, a new government website has been launched with up-to-date non-clinical information on COVID-19. British Columbians can also use the new provincial phone service by calling 1-888-COVID19, available seven days a week from 7:30AM to 8PM, with information in over 110 languages.
Specific public health questions re COVID-19 should be directed to your local health authority for response.
SD 57 suspending in-class instruction until further notice
March 17, 2020 -
Following a joint announcement made at noon today by Premier Horgan, Finance Minister James and Education Minister Fleming, the Government of British Columbia has directed that all school districts in the province including School District No. 57 (Prince George) suspend in-class instruction immediately until further notice.
School District No. 57 is working together with other school districts and the Ministry of Education to develop a plan for the continuation of learning which will be communicated to students, staff and families as it unfolds.
School District No. 57 is currently on a planned two-week spring break. All staff are expected to return to work on March 30th unless they are subject to a 14-day isolation or quarantine period. Given the rapidly changing developments as they pertain to COVID-19, a specific timeline for students' return to the classroom cannot be provided at this time. Additional information will be provided as it is available.
Students and parents can access information and updates online at sd57.bc.ca. Up-to-date information will also be posted on the district's Facebook and Twitter pages.COVID-19 Toolkit