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B.C.’s Restart Plan: K to 12 Return to School

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.

Starting 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question that has not been answered here?

If you have a question that has not been answered here, please reach out to your school principal. Administrators will ensure new questions are shared (while protecting your personal privacy) so that we can provide an answer that benefits all families here.


B.C.'s Restart Plan lays out a series of steps that will be taken by the B.C. government to protect people and ensure that the province can return to a "new normal".

K-12 Education Restart Plan is the Ministry of Education's five-stage approach for resuming in-class instruction in a measured way to align with B.C.'s Restart Plan.

Safe & Healthy Schools > Restarting B.C.'s Schools website

COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 School Settings document

Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 Setting document

Key Steps to Safely Operating Your Business or Organization and Reducing Covid-19 Transmission document