Board of Education messages and updates on COVID-19 measures.
Message to Families from the Board of Education - April 3, 2020
Message to Families from the Board of Education - March 27
Message from the Board of Education - March 20
As information about public health measures associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) emerges, we will post it here.
Central Okanagan Public Schools' top priority is always the safety of our staff and students. We continue to work closely with local and provincial health authorities to get the latest information and ensure we cooperate with any recommended measures for COVID-19.
We continue to educate on best practices for preventing the spread of viral illness, including frequent and thorough handwashing and encouraging people to stay home from school or work when they show symptoms.
School campuses will remain closed to visitors unless otherwise invited. Students and families must not enter schools after Spring Break. This includes school grounds, playgrounds, classrooms, and StrongStart Centres. If you have personal items within your child(ren)'s school, we ask that you wait for invitation to pick up these items.
If you are an essential service worker (ESW) with a child aged 0-5, please see this news release from the Province of BC for information on how to connect with childcare.
Update - April 3, 2020 - Education Minister Rob Fleming answers questions submitted by Global BC viewers. The segment, called “Focus BC,” will air on BC1 throughout the weekend and next week and will be posted on the website: - https://globalnews.ca/national/program/focus-bc
Ministry of Education Q & A on Continuity of Learning
Provincial Self-Assessment Tool
Ways to Practice Social Distancing (posted on our website under the button "Documents and Publications.")
Click here to read the District Pandemic Response Plan This plan is posted on our website under the button "Documents and Publications."
Please help us keep our children safe by not sending foods that contain nuts, such as Nutella or Peanut Butter. We have students with potentially life threatening allergies.
Litter free lunches help us to keep our school clean and are the best form of recycling. We ask that whatever comes to school in your child's lunch kit, goes home in their lunch kit.
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