During school closure, this page is intended for Junior School students and parents to use as a collection of resources and information required for online education. This site will be updated regularly.
The Provincial Health Authorities and the Ministry of Education have indicated that BC has been very successful in flattening the curve of COVID-19. In addition, the Provincial Health Authorities have determined that the transmission rates between children are very low. Therefore, they have determined it is safe for students and staff to return to school on a partial re-opening basis for June 1st. There are explicit directions to the Schools on the number of students that may attend at any one time to help ensure the safety of students.
Your son MUST NOT come to school if he has any current common-cold, influenza, or COVID-19 like symptoms (even if the symptoms are mild), if he has had symptoms in the previous 10 days and has been advised to self-isolate or he has been told to or is required to self-isolate.
Students should only bring with them only the minimal materials that are needed and take them all to the classroom. Individual classes will communicate directly with students and parents regarding specific supplies. Students should not wear a tie or blazer.
The School respects a teacher’s personal decision regarding the wearing of masks. Therefore, teachers may choose to wear a mask if they are more comfortable doing so while on campus and during instructional delivery.
The School respects a student’s and parents/guardians personal decisions regarding the wearing of masks. Therefore, students may choose to wear a mask if they are more comfortable attending class while wearing a mask. Please note, the Provincial Health Authorities have indicated that students are not required to wear masks.
As part of the School’s safety measures and as directed by the Provincial Health Authorities, students will be encouraged to remain physically distant from each other and from their teachers. The School is employing a number of strategies to assist with this including establishing dividers down the middle of hallways, one-way corridors, and setting up classrooms to reduce the number of students in them.
As transmission rates remain low between children, we do expect that there may be instances where physical distancing is not maintained. When this occurs, teachers will provide gentle reminders to students that they should adhere to physical distancing protocols. Signage is posted throughout the two campuses to serve as reminders and to help ensure physical distancing as well.
If your son becomes ill during a school day, he will immediately put a tissue or mask on. Emergency masks are being provided in designated teaching areas. Your son will then proceed to the School’s ‘isolation room’. We have designated the Devenish Gym at the Junior School as this location and the Team Room at the Senior School. Student Health Services nursing staff will assess your son’s condition and contact the parent/guardian for immediate pickup and return home. If your son needs support to get to the ‘isolation room’ he will be escorted by a teacher.
No. Students must bring their own snacks, lunch, utensils, and water bottle. They will eat at the location designated by their teacher and will not share food with their classmates. They will wash their hands before eating.
For Junior School: We have made decisions regarding the number of classes used and the number of in-school teachers required based on the results from the survey you completed last week. If, for whatever reason, you have changed your mind about your son’s return to the school, please email the Principal, Mr. Stephen Sturgeon(firstname.lastname@example.org), directly. We will then have to see if your request can be accommodated.
For Senior School: If, for whatever reason, you have changed your mind about your son’s return to the School, please email the Principal, Mr. Gary Kern (email@example.com) directly.
There are a number of resources available for up to date information on COVID-19. It is always important to remember that a reputable government website, like those listed below, offer the most reliable information based on up to date facts.
Morning homeroom lets boys be social and receive updates from teachers. It is best for your son to be there, and attendance is recorded each morning. If you know your son cannot participate on a given day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
Our goal is for the boys to learn what it means to be responsible for their own learning. This is, of course, dependent on the child’s age and assignment. If he asks you for help, feel free to step in. If you think he’s got it, step back and let him fly.
Remote learning can be a lot to handle. As parents, trying to work and still take care of the physical, mental and emotional health of your family can be an overwhelming task. I have put together a google site to be a resource for parents. In an effort to reduce the number of emails in your inbox, I will be updating it regularly every week or two. You can find news articles, helpful tips, and resources to help you navigate our new reality. Please pin this site to your web browser and feel free to check it out at your leisure. It's there when you need it.