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April COVID-19 School Sector Update

This bulletin provides the April update about COVID-19 and K-12 schools from the BC Centre for Disease Control. School_sector_update_English_04142021.pdf (bccdc.ca)

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Jennifer Patrick4/16/2021 10:58 AM
Kindness initiative brightens the spirits of first responders

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With recent events in our community, two SD72 employees, Karen Lutz and Kelsey Creviston, were compelled to come together as parents and colleagues to try to find a way to bring some brightness out of a dark and challenging time. The idea of creating a way to spread simple acts of kindness enticed them to develop the Kindness Initiative for the Campbell River School District.

Being School District 72 employees, they came up with the idea to have students write thank you letters and cards to the community's first responders to help connect our youth to the many healthy adults in our community. Their hope is that these acts of kindness facilitate positive connections, talk, build empathy, and simply put a smile on someone's face.

As the first kindness intitiave got underway they were blown away by the enthusiasm from the students and the thoughtfulness of their words and ideas. Karen and Kelsey collaborated with Sandowne Elementary, Georgia Park Elementary, Penfield Elementary, Robron Centre, Southgate Middle School and École Phoenix Middle School. Letters and cards kept pouring in and they delivered close to 600 personal letters to local police officers, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, search and rescue, nurses and doctors. 

Karen and Kelsey say that their hearts are extremely full and they are beyond thankful for the efforts from students and teachers who participated in this project. They say they have more ideas for the future and that we should keep our eyes open for their second  kindness act which will be coming out after spring break.

A video about this project can be watched here: https://youtu.be/1nDnxFTqhI4

Media Contact:

Jennifer Patrick, Manager of Communications
Phone: (250) 830.2333
Jennifer Patrick3/12/2021 4:24 PM
DPAC surveys parents to provide more resources and workshops

​The district parent advisory council (DPAC) is hoping to be able to offer more resources and workshops for parents and they want to hear from you. DPAC is conducting a survey to help identify the biggest challenges that students and parents are currently dealing with so that they can focus on providing help and resources for families in these areas.

They ask that parents and guardians take a couple of minutes and complete this online survey: https://forms.gle/oe4cR3V4GmDpW4v57 

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Jennifer Patrick3/1/2021 2:59 PM
Student Learning Survey for Grades 4, 7, 10 & 12


Parents, students and school staff in grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 are asked to tell the BC Ministry of Education about their education exprience by completing this year's student learning survey before April 30.

The online survey is anonymous and confidential and the survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

To complete the survey, click on the following link: Student Learning Survey for Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Students will require a login number from their school office to complete the survey. Parents can then select '72 Campbell River' and then select their child's school under the 'Direct Access' section.

Jennifer Patrick2/9/2021 9:02 AM
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.

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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

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Jennifer Patrick11/9/2020 8:48 AM