EXTERNAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Government of BC
August 24, 2021 News Release: Health, safety remain focus for new school year - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021EDUC0058-001663
BC COVID-19 Safe Schools Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/covid-19-safe-schools
The Ministry of Health has issued a news release on the provincial vaccine rollout for children between 12-17 years old, including how children and their parents/caregivers can register and book their vaccine appointments. BCCDC has also developed an information brochure, with additional details on the vaccine program for children, that school and district administrators are encouraged to share with students and families. More information is also available on the BCCDC website.
COVID-19 INFORMATION : Mask Exemptions This is a new Ministry resource to support conversations with individuals seeking mask exemptions.
Families and students can find up-to-date information about K-12 schools at: https://www.gov.bc.ca/safeschools
Click HERE for information from the Government of BC on safe and healthy schools, including BC's Education Re-Start Plan, health and safety guidelines on K-12 school settings, and education resources for parents.
BC Centre for Disease Control
August 24, 2021 - BCCDC’s updated health and safety guidelines for K-12 schools:
April 1, 2021: The
BC Centre of Disease Control has released new resources regarding the
AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine. This includes an FAQs document and web pages on vaccine uptake, safety and effectiveness, and vaccine aftercare.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has a new website with information and resources about health and safety measures in K-12 schools, student and staff safety, and what happens when there is a COVID-19 case in school: http://www.bccdc.ca/schools/
Information about COVID-19 testing for British Columbians has recently change (December 18, 2020). Click HERE for more details.
Click HERE for information about COVID-19 Gargle Testing for Children and Youth. Also please see the attached letter regarding Gargle Testing from the Medical Health Officer - Central Island Region
Click HERE for information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.
Click HERE for information about school-based vaccination clinics in September
Click HERE to view the Q&A YouTube video with Dr. Sandra Allison, Medical Health Officer, Central Island
Click HERE Exposures in Schools - Island Health updates this list with the notification information of possible exposures to COVID-19 with school in the Island Health region.
Click HERE for the Daily Student Health Checklist - Island Health expects that all families will use the checklist every day to determine whether or not their children should come to school.
The B.C. K-12 daily check app can be found at the following addresses:
Letter from Dr. Benusic dated September 22, 2020
MHO letter 22 Sept 2020.pdf
SCHOOL DISTRICT INFORMATION
District COVID-19 Safety Plan
The District is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees, and this document sets out a combination of measures that will be used to minimize exposure to COVID-19. Details of site-specific safety plans can be found on each school's website.
District COVID-19 Safety Plan.pdf
Pandemic Response Plan
The District’s pandemic plan outlines the steps that will be taken to ensure coordinated pandemic measures and continuity of work.
School District 69 Pandemic Response Plan.pdf
International School Program
Our International School Program has developed the following documents to ensure that students and home stay families understand the COVID-19 safety protocols for travelling from outside of Canada and for quarantine.
QISP Welcome Travel and Arrival Protocols
QISP Homestay Self Isolation Guidebook.pdf