As you most likely have seen in the media or heard from your schools, the education sector is a key part of BC’s Restart Plan. Here in SD64, we have been working alongside the Ministry of Education and our neighbouring school districts to ensure that we are moving forward together and consistent with the expectations set out in BC’s plan.
School districts across the province are moving toward increasing in-school services for students. Specifically, beginning June 1, learning in SD64 will look like this:
Stage 3: Ministry of Education Return to Learning in Classrooms
- In-class learning for students in kindergarten to grade 5 on a part-time basis
- Access to in-class learning as needed for grades 6 to 12 on a part-time basis
- Remote and online learning continues to be available for students
Families can help us plan for the change by completing the Voluntary Return to School Survey. Having an accurate idea of who will be coming to school and who will be staying connected through remote learning, will enable us to plan schedules, school and classroom configurations for learning, and communications from the school.
We all know that these have been challenging times and we appreciate the efforts of staff and families to keep positive and engaged in education. Specific questions, related to your school in the weeks to come, should be directed to the principal.
Scott Benwell, PhD Superintendent/CEO