AES Principal Update
​Please click here to view Mrs. Autumn Taylor's message dated March 29, 2020
AES Principal Update

​Please click here to view Mrs. Autumn Taylor's message dated March 29, 2020

March 27, 2020 An Update from Superintendent Keven Elder
​ As we approach the end of spring break, we want to be as clear as possible about our plans for next week.
March 27, 2020 An Update from Superintendent Keven Elder

As we approach the end of spring break, we want to be as clear as possible about our plans for next week.

March 27, 2020

An Update from Superintendent Keven Elder

On behalf of our Board of Education and our entire staff, we wish you all be best as we do what we can to abide by the directions of the provincial health officer and our local health authority. These are difficult times and our hearts go out to all of you. 

As we approach the end of spring break, we want to be as clear as possible about our plans for next week.  Please note that next week is as far out as we can plan given the uncertainty of the path of the COVID pandemic.  We have been given a fair degree of latitude in our planning, and our decision is to do everything we can to prevent people from being in physical proximity with each other.

 That means that our plan for the week of March 30 is to have no students on site, and to have our employees work from home as much as possible. 

Custodians will continue to work on deep cleans of schools and worksites, for which we all say thank you.  Maintenance staff will only be at work for required maintenance.  Everyone else will, to every extent possible, be working from home. All community access is cancelled and for the most part agencies using our sites have ceased operations during the pandemic.  If anyone needs to come to a school or worksite to access anything essential that must be retrieved (e.g. medicine), they will need to make that arrangement with the principal or manager of the site. 

Teachers will be contacting families early in the week to touch base. Later in the week, communication will start to flow in support of learning at home.  While away from our schools, children will be supported in learning of a general nature, including activities to support numeracy, literacy, science inquiry, language acquisition, performance, activity and the like. 

This continuity of learning will NOT be continuation of curriculum, instruction, courses and assessment. However, should this suspension of instruction continue for the remainder of the school year we will work with students who need supports to improve grades for transcripts and post-secondary admission or scholarships. We will also use these coming weeks to ensure clarity around plans for students scheduled to graduate this year. 

As the vast majority of our employees will be working from home, we will take the next few days to determine what form that work will take.  That work off site will include providing support to children and families in whatever ways we can, ensuring clarity around student results for the 2019/20 school year, preparing and enacting plans for September start-up, ensuring safe conditions for our employees and students in keeping with directions from the health authorities, and working with our community in support of vulnerable children and families.

You may have heard that schools are expected to be host sites for child-minding for school-aged children of essential workers, when those children are too young to be at home alone. We have just today seen government's list of what will be defined as essential workers, and we have been told for now to focus on child-minding supports for children of emergency responders and health care workers.  We will be looking into ways that that might be possible within the provisions of physical distancing and we are looking to April 6 (or earlier if possible) as a start date for any services of that nature. We have surveyed parents to ascertain the needs of parents in those whose work has been deemed essential 

We will continue to be in direct contact with parents and staff through our internal electronic communication system and will continue to update the public through our website.  We are in uncharted territory and are learning as we go along, as everyone is. Thank you for your patience.  

 Sincerely and with best wishes as always,

 

Keven 

Dr. Keven Elder

Superintendent of Schools
MARCH 25 COVID-19 Continuity of Learning/ Childcare Planning/ Ministry FAQ
​Message to all Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, Families:
MARCH 25 COVID-19 Continuity of Learning/ Childcare Planning/ Ministry FAQ

​Message to all Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, Families:

Message to all Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, Families: 

We hope you and your families are keeping as well as can be during these unprecedented times. We are in a time of change each day and wish to share with you what may happen next week as we know it today.

·         Teachers will be connecting with families at some point during the week via email, telephone or other electronic means.

·         Please know we are working on how to support students with their ongoing engagement of learning, including resources on how to talk to children about COVID-19. Please note this is not an expectation of a continuity of curriculum or instruction, but an engagement of learning.

·         We will communicate information as we receive it from the Ministry under the direction of the Health Authorities. We will share information and update our website on a regular basis.  An FAQ from the Ministry has now been posted to the District's website

As part of our planning we are trying to collect information as to how many families  would need to have child care support for children who are too young to be at home alone during the school day and their parents/guardians are working in essential services. The school district needs to know how we can support the planning for this need. 

Please reply to COVIDUpdates@sd69.bc.ca  indicating the school your child currently attends and the type of  child care support you would need so you would be able to continue with the essential work you are doing to support the community.

Thank you and take care,

SD69 Senior Leadership Team


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Arrowview Elementary

650 Bennett Road, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K-1N1
Phone: 250.752.3875| Fax: 250.752.7291 | |Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 am

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