• Plan to safely bring K-12 students back to class full time July 29, 2020
    Enhanced safety measures and additional resources will enable most students in grades K-12 to return to school on Sept. 8, 2020, with full-time in-class learning as the province moves to Stage 2 of B.C.’s Education Restart Plan.
  • Safer schools on the way for Vancouver students July 28, 2020
    Six safer schools are under construction in Vancouver, as students and families benefit from record investments in seismic upgrades and replacements in neighbourhood schools.
  • Minister and K-12 education partners’ statement of support for anti-racism July 24, 2020
    The following is a statement of support for anti-racism from Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, and the First Nations Education Steering Committee, First Nations Schools Association, BC School Trustees Association, BC Teachers’ Federation, CUPE BC, BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association, BC School Superintendents Association, BC Association of School Business Officials […]
  • New community roundtable to tackle racism in B.C. schools July 24, 2020
    A new Community Roundtable on Anti-Racism in education has been created to support the development of an anti-racism action plan and to strengthen the K–12 curriculum, ensuring the culture, beliefs and ancestry of all students and staff are accepted, celebrated and understood.

July 29, 2020

Ministry of Education Plan to Safely bring K-12 students back to class full time 

Enhanced safety measures and additional resources will enable most students in grades K-12 to return to school in September 2020, with full-time in-class learning as the province moves to Stage 2 of B.C.’s Education Restart Plan.

“The classroom is an essential part of a child’s social, academic and mental development, and that’s why we are working hard to ensure students can safely spend the next school year with their teachers and classmates,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “We were the only jurisdiction in Canada that brought students back into the classroom province wide before the end of the school year and this has given us valuable information that we are using to develop our plans, ensuring health and safety at schools remain paramount.”

In September 2020, all schools will reopen in Stage 2 of the Five Stages Framework for K-12 Education.   The 2020-2021 school year will look different for students, teachers and parents.

For more information on the K-12 Education Restart Plan, visit:


August 12, 2020

BC Government News: Orientation Week Ensures a Safe, Ready and Welcome Return To School

To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into classrooms for the week of Sept. 8-11, 2020, there will be a gradual restart to allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place.

“Schools are going to look different in September,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “Staff, students and parents need time to get familiar with all the new health and safety procedures that are designed to keep them safe and confident in their school settings.”

Starting Sept. 8, all staff will meet with their school’s joint health and safety committee to receive instructions about how the updated guidelines, co-developed with the BC Centre for Disease Control and provincial health officer, will work in their school. This will also allow time for educators and staff to adjust to their new routines, finalize plans for learning groups, review health and safety protocols, and confirm lesson plans that align with the new normal in schools.

Students will be welcomed back to class for orientation by Sept. 10 and will use their orientation time to get familiar with classrooms that will look different than they did before the pandemic. Students will be assigned to their class, find out who is in their learning group, practise their new routines and familiarize themselves with how to safely move from the class to outdoor and common areas of the school.

To learn more, please access the BC Government News – Orientation Week Ensures a Safe Ready & Welcome Return to School.

 

 

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