Can you believe it? Summer is already over, and a new school year is about to begin. After a turbulent last year and a half of school, we can imagine BC parents are anxious to see how the school year will play out this year.
According to the Government of BC website, families with children in the school system should expect a full return to the classroom this September.
Here are the key takeaways from the 2021/2022 plan to return to the classroom:
- All families and staff are to plan for a full return to the classroom.
- Online learning programs and homeschool options will remain available for students.
- Unlike the previous year, students will not be organized into learning groups when classes start up again.
- Students will continue to be required to stay at home when they feel sick or unwell.
- Students will continue to be encouraged to wash their hands as much as possible.
- Students will be required to completed daily health checks using the K-12 Daily Health Check website or app. This will provide a convenient way for parents to decide if their child should attend school based on their systems.
- Bookmark the website:
- Download the app:
- A great mental health strategy and resource guide is available to help students and staff. Find it here.
- Boards and ISAs are to address the learning needs and additional needs of students through the provision of appropriate supports and services as need be.
- School districts with existing meal programs will continue to provide their services to the families in need while making sure to adhere to current public health guidelines.
For the full plan and most up-to-date updates, please visit the Government of BC website directly here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/covid-19-safe-schools#app