Joint Letters from Minister of Education, CUPE BC President and BCTF President

 

We share the following joint letters issued on Sunday night, March 22 from the Minister of Education, Rob Fleming and BCTF President, Teri Mooring written to Teachers and from the Minister of Education and CUPE BC President, Paul Faoro written to CUPE members regarding the impact of COVID-19 and its impact on schools, students, teachers and support staff.

To view these letters, please access the following links:

 

Minister of Education-BCTF President Joint Letter – March 22, 2020

Minister of Education-CUPE BC President Joint Letter – March 22, 2020

 

Parent/Guardian Survey – Continuity of Education

 

A Message for CMSD82 Parents & Guardians:

 

In light of the provincial government’s announcement on March 17, 2020 suspending in-class instruction at all BC schools to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we share this quick survey with parents/guardians to collect information.  Further information regarding the continuity of learning for our students, or what school will look like, will be communicated to parents/guardians after Spring Break.  Additionally, we seek information from parents/guardians involved in essential service work and whether they have child care arrangements in place.

Parents/guardians can access the following link to complete the survey:

CMSD82 Parent-Guardian Survey Continuity of Education


The survey will be open to parents/guardians for completion until 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 23.

Kindly note that we have posted the Parent/Guardian Survey to all school websites, shared with our District Parent Advisory Committee, all School PAC Executives and First Nations Education Coordinators.  We have also posted the survey to school Facebook pages and distributed via school email parent/guardian distribution lists.

Thank you in advance for your time in completing this survey and sharing your feedback.

Please stay safe and continue to follow the preventive measures recommended by the Provincial Health Officer during this global pandemic.

 

Sincerely yours,

Janet Meyer
Acting Superintendent of Schools

 

For Parents & Guardians .. New COVID-19 Government Website

 


For parents and guardians, a new government website (click on link to open) has been launched with up-to-date non-clinical information on COVID-19.

British Columbians can also use the new provincial phone service by calling 1-888-COVID19, available seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with information in over 110 languages.

Specific public health questions re COVID-19 should be directed to your local health authority for response.

 

Upcoming Dates

February 17:  Family Day holiday

March 3:  PAC Meeting @ 7:00 pm in library

March 11 & 12:  Early dismissal days (2:12 pm)

March 13:  Last day of classes before spring break

March 30:  School re-opens from spring break

April 10:  Good Friday holiday

April 11:  Easter Monday holiday