North Vancouver School District
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Facilities COVID-19 FAQs

The school district's trades and custodial staff continue to follow safe work practices β€“ with a current focus on cleaning and maintenance initiatives to support a safe and comfortable work environment for staff and students.

We continue to follow the physical distancing recommendations of provincial and local health officials, including the ban on large gatherings and suspension of Facility Rentals until further notice. We will endeavour to provide another update on or before November 15, 2020.

During school hours, the school fields, playgrounds and sport courts are not available for public use, as they are used by classes that are in session for instruction and breaks

After school hours, school playgrounds and courts are available for casual community use. Users should follow public health guidelines including maintaining a two- metre physical distance and washing or sanitizing hands before and after use. Playground equipment will not be sanitized.


Commonly asked Questions


Can we use the playground or field during the week?

Please Note: During school hours, the school fields, playgrounds and sport courts are not available for public use, as they are used by classes that are in session for instruction and breaks.


People were observed removing or damaging physical distancing signs at the playgrounds or sport courts.

The school district's custodial staff are routinely checking the condition of signs – replacing them as required. If you would like to report an item requiring maintenance please email maintenanceadmin@sd44.ca to report the nature of the concern. Please note: Due to a high volume of requests we are not currently able to respond to each request directly.

I have noticed people congregating and loitering in close proximity on school grounds.

Some of our public spaces, such as fields, are subject to Joint Use Agreements which place the responsibility on partner groups to manage during non-school use time. Should residents or neighbours observe individuals not adhering to the directions of the Provincial Health Officer, we encourage you to reach out to your municipal bylaws office:

       District of North Vancouver β€“ Report a bylaw infraction. 
       City of North Vancouver β€“ Please contact Bylaw Enforcement at bylaw@cnv.org or 604-982-8302.

Individuals were observed congregating, playing loud music, drinking, and loitering on school grounds.

The North Vancouver School District encourages local residents and neighbours to report these situations as they are observed by calling the North Vancouver RCMP Non-Emergency line (604-985-1311) so they can be investigated.


Individuals were observed doing one of the following: setting fires, spray-painting graffiti, breaking windows, climbing on buildings, causing damage, or illegally dumping waste materials on school property.

Please contact 911 or the North Vancouver RCMP Non-Emergency line (604-985-1311) so the situation can be responded to immediately.


Individuals were observed with their dogs or pets on school grounds.

Dogs and pets are not allowed on school district property, as per municipal bylaws. Should you observe someone not complying with these rules, please report it to:

       District of North Vancouver β€“ Report a bylaw infraction. 604-990-2311
       City of North Vancouver β€“ Please contact Bylaw Enforcement at bylaw@cnv.org or 604-982-8302.


There is a stray dog or pet on school grounds.

Please report stray animals to the municipality:

       North Vancouver District – Animal Welfare Shelter 604-990-3711 or paws@dnv.org

       North Vancouver City – Animal Control 604-982-8302 (8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.) | 604-607-1651 (after hours)
       Email: animalcontrol@cnv.org


Wildlife, such as bears, coyotes, cougars, etc., were noticed in the vicinity or on school grounds.

  • If you see a bear, report the sighting to the North Shore Bear Hotline: 604-990-BEAR (2327).
  • If the bear is threatening, persistent or aggressive, call the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277 or the RCMP at 911.
  • Contact the COS Call Centre 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) if a cougar poses an immediate threat or danger to public safety.