Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside and Dr. Bonnie Henry announced on August 24, 2021 that B.C. K-12 students will return to school for full time, in person instruction in September and students can look forward to resuming sports, music and other extracurricular activities, while mask requirements and other health and safety measures remain in place to keep schools safe.

The return to school plans announced by Minister Whiteside and Dr. Henry look very similar to what they were this past June.  All students in Grades 4-12 are required to wear a non-medical face mask while indoors, including at their desk and on school busses while Kindergarten to Grade 3 students are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.  All staff and school visitors will also required to wear masks while indoors.   Students will not be organized in cohorts and you can expect the return of extracurricular activities, clubs and intramural sports teams.  Daily health checks, enhanced cleaning measures and a reminder to staff and students to stay home if they are feeling unwell are all part of the restart plan as well.

To learn more on the announcement from Education Minister Whiteside and Dr. Henry please access the following link:

Latest COVID-19 Updates:

K-12 Daily Health Check Questionnaire

BCCDC School COVID-19 Information

 COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines for K-12 Schools (August 24, 2021)

B.C.’s Back to School Plan


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