COVID-19 and the 2020/2021 School Year

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September 16Update to families: COVID-19 protocols

September 1Update to families

August 26 – Message to families from Superintendent Doug Sheppard

Delta School District COVID-19 Safety Plan (Updated September 2020)

For quick reference, please find below links to the information sheets and resources referenced in the above message to families from Superintendent Doug Sheppard:

Visit the BCCDC website for translations of the Daily Health Check.

Visit the Fraser Health website for possible exposures to COVID-19 within schools.


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.

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.


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