As a precautionary measure in the context of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, on the advice of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), suspended in-person instruction in public and independent K-12 schools effective March 17, 2020.
Public and independent K-12 schools were asked to ensure educational continuity through remote and online learning opportunities for the majority of students.
In addition, schools were asked to ensure ongoing school care and in-person learning opportunities for children of essential service workers requiring school care, those in remote locations, vulnerable students requiring in person support, and learners with diverse needs.
May 19, school districts are expected to gradually resume regular operations and return to in-class instruction using a staged approach. On June 1, and as part of
B.C.'s Education Restart Plan, families will have the choice to bring their children back to class on a part-time basis for the remainder of the current school year.
This FAQ is intended to answer some of your questions regarding the optional return to school for K to 12 students at the North Vancouver School District (NVSD). It is informed largely by the resources listed at the end of this document and by the questions we have heard from families and employees of the NVSD.