COVID-19 and the 2020/2021 School Year

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April 1 Updated message from Superintendent Doug Sheppard

March 12Message from Superintendent Doug Sheppard and Board Chair Val Windsor

February 25 – Message from Superintendent Doug Sheppard

February 4 – Message from Superintendent Doug Sheppard re. Updated Health and Safety Guidelines

January 25 – Fraser Health COVID-19 School Update – Winter 2021

January 2
Message from Board Chair Val Windsor



March 2 – News release: K-12 schools supported by Rapid Response Teams

February 4 – News release: Enhanced Safety Measures for K-12 Schools (includes links to Chinese, French, Hindi and Punjabi translations) 

December 17
Letter from the Honourable Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education

September 4 – Back to School Factsheet

September 2 –
News release: Enhanced mental health programs support a safe return to school

August 26News release: Detailed plans support safe return to classrooms

August 12News release: Orientation week ensures a safe, ready and welcome return to school

On July 29, 2020, Minister Fleming and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Henry announced plans to safely bring K-12 students back to school full time in September as the province moves to Stage 2 of B.C.’s Education Restart Plan.


December 16 Fraser Health letter to families: Exposure notification process over the holidays

December 8Update to families: Change to early exposure notification letters from Fraser Health

November 10Message to families from Superintendent Doug Sheppard

September 16Update to families: COVID-19 protocols

September 1Update to families

August 26 – Message to families from Superintendent Doug Sheppard

Friday, August 21 – Today, Delta School District submitted its draft back to school plan to the Ministry of Education for approval. Once approved by the Ministry, we will share full details of our plan with families. This will happen no later than Wednesday, August 26.  Please look out for an email from the school district next week as it will contain detailed information on our plan. In addition, we will post this information here on our COVID-19 related webpage.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this time.

August 13 – Message to families from Superintendent Doug Sheppard

July 30 Message to families from Superintendent Doug Sheppard

Please visit our COVID-19-related Archived Information page for all communications issued to parents/guardians by the school district and province during the 2019/2020 school year.


There are many things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your community. Please visit the BC Centre for Disease Control’s website for preventative measures and actions you can take to stay healthy. Below are links to helpful  posters and factsheets:


The Provincial Health Officer advises anyone who is concerned that they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to contact their primary care provider or call 811. Translation services for 811 are available in more than 130 languages.

The Government of BC has also established a non-medical information hotline at 1-888-COVID19. Phone lines are open 7 days a week and information is available in more than 110 languages.

Additionally, you can use the COVID-19 self-assessment tool by visiting If you have symptoms, you can call 8-1-1 to pre-arrange testing. If you have symptoms associated with COVID-19, self-isolate.


The Fraser Health Crisis Line provides immediate, free, and confidential emotional support, crisis intervention and community resource information to people of all ages, 24 hours a day – everyday.

Call 604 951 8855 / 1 877 820 7444