North Vancouver School District
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May 01
NVSD, community partners respond to family tech needs
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NVSD computer systems technician Malcolm Liang with Neil Davey, co-owner of Evergreen Computers.
Photo Matt Vondette, co-owner, Evergreen Computers

by Lisa Dalla Vecchia, NVSD Communications

To ensure continuity of learning while in-class instruction is suspended, schools and school districts across the province have had to take a system, which for approximately 200 years afforded students an opportunity to learn in the classroom, and move it online.

This shift to remote learning, while successful on many fronts, does mean that some of our school district families have struggled to find the technology means that would support their child in this new online learning world.

Evergreen Computers is an award-winning computer product and repair business that has been in service since 1995. It prides itself on being a local, community-minded company. Its staff live and work on the North Shore, and they regularly give back by donating computer services and hardware to school fundraisers and local non-profit groups, and supporting other community initiatives and school programs

Evergreen Computers recently announced it would be donating refurbished computers to the North Vancouver School District. Anyone wanting to donate computers they were no longer using could deliver them to Evergreen. If possible, these donated computers would be refurbished and given to the District, who in turn, and through our Information & Communication Technology Department, would supply them to local families in need of technology so their children could participate in learning from home.

Local families have responded to the call for donations and the initiative has been a great success. The school district is proud to support this community-led initiative, and ensure youth and families in our community have the technology means they need to continue to learn, share, and grow.

As Mark Pearmain, Superintendent of the North Vancouver School District, has repeatedly shared with parents, guardians and staff, “Our school system is part of a much bigger solution during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to providing continuity of educational opportunities for our students, we are also striving to provide for our school community ‘a continuity of care.' "



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