March 12, 2020
In an abundance of caution for the health of our students, staff, parents, community and extended families, we have cancelled all school-related and district-sponsored gatherings effective immediately. The news today that COVID-19 has made it onto Vancouver Island has prompted this response.
As we are all aware, the circumstances of COVID-19 is changing daily and we must respond accordingly to the information that's available to us.
We understand that this move will be disappointing to our school communities. However, given that so many extended family and community attend these events and that COVID-19 is a particular risk for the elderly and those with underlying health conditions we felt these cancellations were necessary at this time. Health officials have also begun cautioning on large gatherings, so we are cancelling these events to try to help mitigate the potential spread of the virus.
Schools will continue to remain open until we hear otherwise from the provincial government and health officials.
Morgan Kyle and Philip Cizmic