NEW COVID-19 Update: Message from VIHA – January 20, 2021
Announcement: Sad News:
It is with great sadness that we are announcing the passing of a long standing and well respected teacher of School District 85. Brian Heller passed away yesterday, Tuesday January 5th, 2021 after a long illness. Brian worked in several schools in our district and dedicated his time to encouraging and coaching students in sport. The most recent school he taught at was Port Hardy Secondary School. Students from PHSS and staff from across the district were notified of his passing today. Our condolences and thoughts are with his family, close friends and colleagues at this very difficult time. Carol Robertson, Superintendent of Schools (on behalf of the Board of Education, January 6, 2021)
School District 85 looks forward to welcoming all students back to schools full time this September.
Schools will be open to staff for orientation on Sept. 8 and 9th. Student return begins in all buildings
on Sept. 10th.
Please view the following link for information regarding individual school timetables.
Please view the following links that outline specific guidelines and practices.
* SD85 website will be regularly updated with the latest guidelines and practices.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES
British Columbians can also use the new provincial phone service by calling 1-888-COVID19, available seven days a week from 7:30AM to 8:00PM, with information in over 110 languages. Specific public health questions re: COVID-19 should be directed to your local health authority for response.
BRITISH COLUMBIA’S RESTART PLAN INFORMATION
- BC’S RESTART PLAN
- BC’S RESTART PLAN PRESENTATION
- PREMIERE JOHN HORGAN’S RESTART PLAN ANNOUNCEMENT MAY 6, 2020
NEW MEASURES TO SUPPORT RETURNING BRITISH COLUMBIANS https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0019-000657
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON CONTINUITY OF LEARNING (April 17, 2020) FAQS on continuity of learning
KEEP LEARNING- RESOURCES FOR HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN AT HOME https://www.openschool.bc.ca/keeplearning/
LETTER TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND THE BC CONFEDERATION OF PARENT ADVISORY COUNCILS – MARCH 27, 2020– Letter to Parents and Guardians March 27, 2020
AFTER SPRING BREAK- SD85 Letter to Parents and Guardians March 27, 2020
BC MINISTRY OF EDUCATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON CONTINUITY OF LEARNING – Ministry of Education FAQs on Continuity of Learning
COVID-19 STRESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION – http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20200320/covid-19stress-management.pdf
COVID-19 PROVINCIAL SUPPORT AND INFORMATION – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support
IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF MARCH 17, 2020 – LETTER TO PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND STAFF SUSPENSION OF IN-CLASS INSTRUCTION AS DIRECTED BY THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER
DEPUTY MINISTER HEALTH LETTER TO PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND STAFF Letter to Parents, Guardians and Staff from the Deputy Minister
PHSS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL/ SD 85 SPRING BREAK TRAVEL UPDATES PHSS International Travel/ Spring Break Travel Updates
Information, FAQ’s and Travel Advisories on COVID-19 for Children and Students: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20200228/feb-28-coronavirus-update.pdf
The Ministry of Education and Provincial Health Office: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20200228/covid-19-letter-for-parents-and-guardians.pdf
RECOGNITION OF SERVICE 2020
The Board Of Education for School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) would like to recognize these SD85 employees for their long-term service/ retirement in 2020. Please find the attached recognition certificate.
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