I am writing to follow up on my letter of May 22nd to provide families with an update on the North Vancouver School District plan
to restart in-class instructional support. In keeping with the guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, and in accordance with the Ministry
of Education’s K to 12 Education Restart Plan, we will be offering students the option to return to in-person instruction on a part-time basis, starting June 1st and for
the remainder of the current school year.
As we reopen schools to a limited number of students, safety is at the forefront of our planning.
To minimize the risk of Covid-19 contamination,
the total number of students from grades 8 through 12 who will receive
in-class instruction will be kept to an overall 20% of the school
population. On or before Friday May 29th, school staff will
be contacting students to establish in-person tutorial
and small group instructional opportunities based on student need. The
intent of these tutorials is to support the remote learning process and
target learning needs. Students receiving a communication(s) from their
school this week to return to school will
fall into these general criteria:
is important to note as we implement this process, the majority of our
students will not receive a communication from the school later this
week. This does not preclude
any student from requesting and receiving some direct in-person
instruction, as long as it is possible within the 20% population density
limitations. Such requests should be made by the student and directed
to the appropriate classroom teacher through the established
communication channel. We are not able to safely accommodate “drop-in”
appointments from students or parents at this time. During the month of
June, all students in all grades will continue to receive their academic
program through the Learning at Home program,
the existing remote/online instructional model.
is also important to acknowledge that the safety of students and staff
is a collective responsibility we all share. The school has established a
site operation plan
that is consistent with provincial protocol, maximizes student safety, and maintains a safe working environment for our staff. Critical to the success of this plan
will be your participation
in assessing your child for symptoms of cold, flu or COVID-19 before
they come to school. The BC Ministry of Health has provided a free
online screening tool through this link.
I’ve included some additional information to give you a sense of what school will look like during
Additionally, in the interest of our collective safety, students will need to:
measures are consistent with the expectations throughout the province
at this time. While we are confident students are committed to these
safety measures, we would still appreciate your support reinforcing
these message and practices at home. In doing so, we will all keep each
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, and in accordance with the Ministry
of Education’s K to 12 Education Restart Plan, school districts will be able to offer students the option to return to in-person instruction
on a part-time basis, starting June 1st and for the remainder of the current school year.
The K to 12 Education Restart Plan is a five-stage approach for resuming in-class instruction in a safe and measured way. On June 1st,
school districts across the province move from
stage 4 (the current model which sees the majority of students in
remote/online instruction) to stage 3. During stage 3, to minimize the
risk of Covid-19 contamination, the total number of students from grades
8 through 12 who will receive in-class instruction
will be kept to an overall 20% of the school population.
that the return at stage 3 entails a 20% student population maximum, a
return to a full rotation of a student’s timetable is not being
considered at this time. Instead, our
School District priority at the secondary school level is to maintain a
robust and remote learning environment, while providing focused
instructional opportunities to enhance remote learning as required by
students and teachers. The majority of students are
therefore encouraged to continue working with their teachers who will
engage them in remote learning opportunities.
For those students who do choose to return to in-class instruction, they
can expect to work with teachers who will provide tutorial and small
group instructional opportunities based on student need. The intent of
these tutorials is to support the remote learning
process and target learning needs.
In general, the need for in-person instruction in stage 3 is anticipated for:
This may include students who do not have formal Ministry of Education special education identifications, and does not preclude any student from requesting and receiving some direct in-person instruction,
as long as it is reasonable to schedule.
students with complex special needs will be eligible for full-time
(five days/week) in-class instruction. We ask that in these cases,
families contact their school principal directly
and/or work directly with your child’s Learning Support Teacher to
arrange for extra support.
Students will continue to receive communication from their teachers through the Learning at Home program. Families can expect that students will receive additional communication from your
school on the restart plan no later than May 28th. In the interim, please refer to the attached FAQs,
which offer insight into our Health and Safety Protocols, and necessary precautions to keep our students and staff safe.
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We are pleased to let you know details regarding our June 2nd Virtual Graduation Ceremony at the Education Services Centre. We have seen the process occur live for another secondary school
and we are excited to see it come together for Windsor students.
Physical distancing will be ensured throughout the venue. Caps and gowns will be hanging there ready for grads to put over top of their dress clothes after the first photo is taken, and mirrors are available.
Please avoid bringing in coats as there is limited space.
The schedule of
filming is attached, so please arrive at the beginning of your time slot
so that we can give group instructions to ensure a better flow. Drop
off is on Lonsdale, but pick up will be on
21st street with some parking spots saved for you. The entire session will last around 15 minutes per grouping.
will be no room for parents or siblings to attend the ‘walk across’ in
the venue, we encourage family photos once grads leave the building in their cap/gowns along the green pathway and
park space near 21st St.
Grads who cannot be at the event will have their citation read out with a Grad photo of that student so that every student can be accommodated. We look forward to seeing the grads on June 2nd!
for students can be found HERE.
can be found HERE.
Please see the following FAQ, which explains changes to this year's Summer Learning programming in light of COVID-19.
between the hours of 11:00 am and 8:00 pm. For more information please see Ms. Bell's letter of April 28th.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020!
Windsor recipients include: Justin Walton, Florence Durocher, Lisa Gray, Miles Oldknow, Mya Nevin, Andra Chitan and Sarah Pollard.
Congratulations to all!
Watch Mayor LIttle's virtual presentation here.
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