March 17, 2020
Dear Delta School District Parents and Guardians,
As you likely have heard by now, the Premier’s Office has announced that, effective immediately, it will suspend all in-class instruction at publicly funded schools in British Columbia in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation in our province. As a result, all Delta School District schools will suspend in-class instruction until further notice.
Please see this Ministry of Education letter to parents and guardians.
Please do not send your child(ren) to school after Spring Break. You do not need to report their absence.
We understand this news is sudden, and that you likely have many questions on how these closures will impact you and/or your family. We will continue to provide updates as we have them, and encourage you to check the following resources regularly for the latest information:
- Please visit our website regularly at https://www.deltasd.bc.ca/news-events/news/information-for-parents-guardians-novel-coronavirus/ This should be your primary source for all updates on COVID-19 impacting Delta School District students, staff and families.
- Please follow the Delta School District on social media—follow @Deltasd37 on Twitter and/or like our page at https://www.facebook.com/deltaschooldistrict/
Tips to prevent the spread of the virus
The BC Centre for Disease Control shared the following tips to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as novel coronavirus:
- The most important thing you can do to prevent infection is to wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection.
- If a sink is not available, alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them.
- Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid other people who are sick.
We appreciate your ongoing patience during this evolving, unprecedented situation. Please stay healthy and safe during the coming weeks.
Superintendent of Schools