Updated Health and Safety Guidelines


On Tuesday, March 30, our District received the updated Health and Safety guidelines for K-12 schools from the Ministry of Education. The changes to the new guidelines focus on masks, and the requirements for all students in Grades 4-12 to wear them at all times while in a school building and on the bus. The guidelines strongly encouraging mask wearing for our K-3 students as well.  While this change has been talked about over the last two days, we now have the documents in hand that provide clarification and direction for us. 

The two documents are linked here for your reference. An updated letter (linked below) has been sent to all families.  

An abbreviated explanation for the new guidelines can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/covid-19-safe-schools

BC CDC guidance document: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID_public_guidance/Addendum_Public_Health_Guidance_K-12.pdf 

Ministry guidance document: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/safe-caring-orderly/k-12-covid-19-health-safety-guidlines.pdf