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Changes to District School Year Calendar

When the 2020-2021 school calendar was originally developed two professional development days were planned for September 2 and September 3. 

Unfortunately, these professional development days had to be moved to later in the year because of the need for additional restart planning in September due to COVID-19. The school district is required contractually to allocate five days for teacher professional development each school year (including the provincial professional development day at the end of October).

For kindergarten to grade 8 and Robron Centre, the two replacement professional development days have been set for November 30 and April 26.

For Carihi and Timberline Secondary Schools, in consideration of the fact that students are taking one class over a five-week period and to decrease the amount of instructional time students would miss in any one subject area, the equivalent number of professional development hours will be assigned as professional development partial afternoons with secondary students being dismissed before the 90-minute afternoon block on: October 28, November 30, January 13, February 17, March 17 and April 26. School bus transportation will be provided for the early dismissal on these dates.

Also, the student-led conference dates originally planned for secondary schools (Carihi and Timberline) on November 19 and March 17 have been cancelled. Teachers are expected to connect with parents during a student’s five-week course rotation. Please reach out to your child’s teacher at any time should you have questions or concerns about your child’s progress.

These changes are in addition to the remaining previously planned district-wide professional development days on February 12 and March 8. Those days are still full-day non-instructional days with no elementary, middle, or secondary students in attendance.

A revised copy of the district’s school year calendar is attached and available for download from the district website at www.sd72.bc.ca/calendar

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school office.


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Jennifer Patrick10/26/2020 3:41 PM
COVID-19: Important Updates

Regular updates from the Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Education and School District 72 regarding direction and how COVID-19 impacts education.

The health and safety of our students and staff are always our top priority in School District 72. We continue to work closely with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, and the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Island Health School Exposures List

Preparing for 2020-2021: School Restart Plan

The Campbell River School District's plans for September have been approved by the Ministry of Education. Details: https://bit.ly/2Qr01O1

Update August 17

BC Ministry of Education releases K-12 operational guidelines requiring masks for staff, middle and secondary students in high traffic areas, such as buses, hallways and other common areas, or anytime outside of their learning group whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained. 
Details: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EDUC0045-001542

Update August 12

BC Ministry of Education announces a gradual restart to the school year with an orientation week Sept. 8-11 to allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place. Details: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EDUC0054-001506

Update August 7

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Back-to-School September 2020. Read online in the Deputy Minister of Education's bulletin: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20200807/faqs---back-to-school-sept-2020.pdf

Update July 29

BC Ministry of Education and Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announce enhanced safety measures and additional resources will enable most students in grades K-12 to return to school in September with full-time in-class learning as the province moves to Stage 2 of BC's Education Restart Plan. Details: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EDUC0040-001415

BC Ministry of Education Stage 2 Return to School Plan: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/covid-19-return-to-school 

BC Centre for Disease Control Public Guidance for K-12 Schools: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/Documents/COVID_public_guidance/Guidance-k-12-schools.pdf

Communication to Families

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Jennifer Patrick10/14/2020 2:13 PM
School Re-Entry Information Following Illness
Symptoms of COVID-19 as listed on the BCCDC website are: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and muscle aches. 

 The following information is based on the Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings, which all K-12 schools in BC are expected to follow: 
• If your child is experiencing symptoms of illness, they should not return to school until they have been assessed by a healthcare provider to exclude COVID-19 or other infectious diseases AND their symptoms have resolved. 

 You will not be required to provide a doctor’s note for your child to return to school and your family’s personal privacy will be respected. School staff will not provide notification to staff or students’ families about potential or confirmed COVID-19 cases unless the school principal is directed to do so by public health. 

Should you have any further questions or require additional support, please contact the school principal

Amber Donaghy9/25/2020 8:42 AMAttachment