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Back to School Parent Survey

May 19, 2020

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Dear Parents, Guardians, and Families,

 

We would like to start by thanking you all for being great partners with us as we navigate the best way to educate your children in the ever-changing reality of a pandemic. We are grateful for your support going forward as we plan to welcome students back to classrooms on a part-time basis.

BC's Education Restart Plan: https://bit.ly/2z6jU8i

On Friday, May 15th, the provincial government announced plans to move into Phase 3 of BC's Education Restart Plan which will see the resuming of some in-class instruction. Parents have the choice as to whether they send their children back to school part-time beginning June 1st. The Ministry has set "density" limits of 50% for grades K-5 (2-3 days per week), and 20% for grades 6-12 (about 1 day per week), though districts and regions can propose some variance provided any delivery beyond these requirements must be within guidelines established by the Health Authority. When developed, schools will communicate specific learning schedules to parents. Please note, with the return to some direct instruction, the remote learning provision will still exist, but it will not be as robust as the current delivery model. 

The province has worked with Dr. Bonnie Henry, WorkSafeBC and the Ministries of Health and Education to provide Districts with comprehensive health and safety protocols for the resumption of in-class instruction. Our District will be following each of these protocols to ensure the safety of our learns and staff. If you would like more information on these protocols, they can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Xh8mHn

As a school and District, we are asking parents complete this survey to indicate their family plans to enable the District to plan effectively.  

Please complete the survey(s) no later than 3pm Thursday, May 21st.  For families with more than one child - complete the survey for each child.

Here is a link to the parent survey:

https://bit.ly/2LOzR5r