Keep those good news stories coming in. Information about our specific return to school plan will be emailed home to all parents later this afternoon or tomorrow morning. Looking forward to receiving yearbook coverpage entries for the 2019-2020 yearbook. Ensure you are aware of the criteria.
Hope you have a marvelous day. Here are your morning announcements for today. In it, you can hear the criteria for our Yearbook Cover Page Contest. Dani will be emailing the order form and details to you today. Stay tuned for more information about our specific return to school plan. So far, based on initial survey results, we are planning to have 20% of students starting June 1st. Take care everyone!
Please keep sharing your good news stories over the weekend. If you have pictures, send them too and we will share these stories in our morning announcement on Monday. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org), post on TEAMS, or call and leave a message at the school (250-379-2320). Have a fabulous weekend everyone.
SD83 recently sent an email and survey to all our parents (with an email listed with their children’s school). By any chance did we miss you?
With the positive news about the decline in COVID-19 comes recent direction from the Ministry of Education to re-open our schools effective June 1, 2020, to provide additional in-class instruction. Parents will still have the option of keeping their children at home, and some home learning opportunities will continue on-line until the end of the school year.
Stage 3 of the Ministry plan allows for students in kindergarten to grade five to attend up to two to three days per week, with students in grades six through twelve attending up to one day per week. Schools will be open five days a week for children of Tier 1 Essential Services Workers and students requiring additional supports. Busing will be available with capacity limits in place.
We are following all Health and Safety Guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafe BC and the Ministry of Education in order to ensure that our schools are safe places to learn and to work. These guidelines include having no more than 50% of students in attendance in grades K-5 and no more than 20% of students in grades 6-12 at any given time.
In order to meet all of the Health and Safety Guidelines, including the limits described above, we will need to know which students will be returning to schools in the coming weeks. Additional surveys for students in grades 6-12 will follow shortly, as will other surveys to gather more specific information as June 1st draws closer.
Our playground is open. Please remember to use personal protective strategies for your safety and the safety of others. A survey to all parents from the School District has been sent by email. Please complete as soon as possible to assist us in our plan to reopen. Please contact Mrs. Cull if you have specific questions. More information will be forthcoming about our specific plan for Falkland School. Please forward by email (email@example.com), post on TEAMS, or call the school to leave a message (250-379-2320) to share more good news stories. Thanks for participating.
Please click on the video below to watch the morning announcement for today. Please share, for tomorrow’s announcement, what you are looking forward to most as our province gradually reopens. Parents, please complete the brief survey emailed home from the School District yesterday afternoon indicating your intentions about returning to schools so we can best plan to meet your needs. Have a great day everyone.