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Superintendent's Welcome Back Message

March 25, 2021


March 25, 2021

Dear NVSD Community Members,

On Monday, we look forward to welcoming students and staff back to school, after what we hope has been a relaxing, pleasant and safely spent Spring Break.

Prior to our return, I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the measures we need to continue to follow to keep each other safe. These first few weeks back will be a critical time for all of us to do everything we can to continue to provide for our students and staff safe and healthy learning environments.

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community, and the knowledge that schools reflect what is happening in the community, I encourage each and every one of us to continue to do our part by:

  • Using the daily health check before arriving at school (students and families, click HERE)
  • Staying home when feeling ill
  • Practicing diligent and frequent handwashing
  • Practicing physical distancing when possible, even outdoors
  • Wearing a mask in settings and situations when they are required or encouraged
  • Spending time close to home with members of our own household
  • Adhering to province-wide restrictions

Lastly, I acknowledge there are questions around the recent announcement regarding K-12 educational staff as a priority group to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca/SII COVISHIELD vaccine. While I do not have updates to share with you at this time, I will be reaching out to you and sharing more information as soon it is available. Please keep in mind that until vaccines are administered to the majority of the population, there remains a risk of transmitting COVID-19. Therefore, please continue to remain vigilant and practice those measures that continue to keep each other safe.

On behalf of the North Vancouver School District, enjoy the last few days of the break. We look forward to welcoming you back to school soon!

With appreciation,

Mark Pearmain
Superintendent of Schools