DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN
January 2 – Message from Board Chair Val Windsor
November 10 – Message to families from Superintendent Doug Sheppard
September 16 – Update to families: COVID-19 protocols
September 1 – Update to families
For quick reference, please find below links to the information sheets and resources referenced in the above message to families from Superintendent Doug Sheppard:
- Elementary School Schedule
- Secondary School Schedule
- Learning Options for Families
- Summary of Health and Safety Measures
- Daily Health Check Form for Families (Updated: September 11, 2020)
- Delta District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) Survey Responses
- Frequently Asked Questions (Updated December 9, 2020)
Visit the Fraser Health website for possible exposures to COVID-19 within schools.
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS
September 4 – Back to School Factsheet
September 2 – News release: Enhanced mental health programs support a safe 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.
Strict health and safety guidelines co-developed between public health officials, a stakeholder-led steering committee and ministry staff have been put in place and additional funding has also been provided to school districts for enhanced cleaning, hand-washing stations and the availability of masks upon request, among other safety measures.
PREVIOUS COMMUNICATION FROM DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT
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.
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.
- Fraser Health Back to School Resources for Parents and Teachers (includes Q&As with Medical Health Officer Dr. Ingrid Tyler, (translations available)
- Ministry of Education’s Return to School website
- Ministry of Education’s Keep Learning website
- Information about COVID-19, including information for schools and families, is regularly updated on the BC Centre for Disease Control site: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/childcare-schools/schools
- COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 School Settings
- You can find updated COVID-19 testing numbers on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/hea…/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
COVID-19 PREVENTION RESOURCES
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:
- Physical distancing information
- Physical distancing poster – English / Chinese / Punjabi / Farsi / French
- Hand washing poster
- Hand sanitizer poster
- Be prepared factsheet
- Do not enter if you are sick or required to self-isolate poster
- Care for yourself and others
- Tips for residents of apartments and other multi-unit buildings
- Cleaning and disinfecting public settings
HEALTH CARE SERVICES
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 https://covid19.thrive.health/ 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