EXTERNAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Click HERE for a COVID-19 Vaccination Update from Island Health - January 27, 2021 or read it herePNL - COVID 19 Vaccination Update 1.pdf
Click HERE for a reminder from Island Health: Help reduce the spread of COVID-19 - January 15, 2021
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
Government of BC
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.
April 6, 2021 - New Provincial K-12 Health and Safety Requirements with Ministry Q and A
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
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.
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 Protocols.pdf
QISP Homestay Self Isolation Guidebook.pdf