School Plan

Welcome to the 2021/2022 school year! We have been working all summer to come up with a back to school plan in alignment with direction from the Ministry of Education and Public Health Office. Here is a broad picture of the district’s plan. Each school will also share specific details for their site.

Health & Safety

Under guidance from the provincial government, Provincial Health Officer, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and our local health authority, SD62 schools have strict health and safety measures to ensure the safety of our staff and students. These include:

  • Frequent hand washing
  • Added sanitization stations
  • Hand sanitizers in all portable classrooms
  • Mandatory masks to be worn by students in Grades 4-12, all K-12 staff. We encourage students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 to also wear a mask if possible. *Exceptions will be made for people who cannot wear masks for medical reasonss
  • Floor markings and/or signage to address traffic flow
  • Trust in parents, students and staff to stay home if they feel ill

SCHOOLS

School administration will contact families in the coming weeks with details pertaining to their individual schools.

Elementary
Kindergarten – Grade 5

  • Monday-Friday, regular school hours
  • 100% in-class instruction
  • Controlled traffic flow throughout the school
  • Masks are required for students in Grade 4 and up, and for all staff. *Exceptions will be made for people who cannot wear masks for medical reasons

Middle
Grades 6 – 8

  • Monday-Friday, regular school hours
  • 100% in-class instruction
  • Controlled traffic flow throughout the school
  • Masks must be worn by all students, staff and visitors when indoors, singing and on the bus. Exceptions: eating/drinking or outdoors and for those who cannot wear masks for medical reasons.

Secondary
Grades 9-12

  • Monday-Friday, regular school hours
  • 100% in-class instruction
  • Controlled traffic flow throughout the school
  • Masks must be worn by all students and staff when indoors, singing and on the bus. Exceptions: eating/drinking or outdoors and for those who cannot wear masks for medical reasons

Inclusive Education Services

All students with disabilities or diverse abilities who need extra support in school will continue to have full-time access to in-class instruction and the supports and services they are eligible to receive.

Complex Medical Conditions

Parents/guardians of children with complex medical conditions or underlying risk factors should consult with their healthcare provider to determine their child’s level of risk regarding returning to school. Subsequently, parents/guardians may wish to reach out to the principal or support teacher (case manager) of their current school to discuss available options and support.