COVID-19 and the 2020/2021 School Year

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RETURN TO SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 2020

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.

We can appreciate you have questions about what the return to school in September will look like for your child. We can assure you that the health and safety of all students, staff and local communities remains our top priority as we look forward to welcoming students and staff back in September.

  • Currently, the Delta School District is developing its local ‘return to school plan’ using the information and guidance provided by the province at the end of July
  • The deadline for the school district to submit its plan to the Ministry of Education for review and approval is August 21
  • We will provide more specific information regarding cohorts/learning groups, schedules, enrolment and registration to families no later than August 26

COMMUNICATION FROM DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT 

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.

USEFUL LINKS

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:

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.

EMERGENCY HELP

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

https://www.options.bc.ca/program/fraser-health-crisis-line 

https://crisiscentre.bc.ca/get-help/