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Our PHO, Dr. Henry recently announced a change to the mask wearing policy for schools across the province. Until further notice, students in Grades 4 to 12, must always wear masks except when eating or drinking and it is encouraged that students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 also wear masks (but not mandatory). Exception made for a student with a medical condition preventing them from wearing a mask. If your child does not have a mask or forgets to bring one to school, we will provide a mask for them.
In June, the federal government announced Sept. 30 as a new annual statutory day to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost and the survivors, families and communities who continue to grieve.
On June 17, 2021 the Ministry of Education released Guidelines for Boards of Education and Independent School Authorities for the 2021/22 School Year. This provides guidance across a number of key topics, clarifies provincial expectation and includes links to additional information and resources that can support local decision making and communication. Please also view the COVID-19 Information and Resources web page for the BCCDC Outlook for the 2021-22 School Year and Ministry of Education News Release.
Interior Health (IH) has recently launched its IH Mobile Immunization Clinic in partnership with the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA), and will be travelling through the Interior region, making stops in over 40 communities along the way. Drop-in immunization clinics are for people who are born in 2009 or earlier, and who have not yet received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. No advance appointments are necessary for the drop-in clinics and all people are encouraged to walk-up, register and receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Children five years old by December 31, 2021 (born in 2016), may begin their first year of Full Day Kindergarten in September 2021. For more information about registration, please call your local elementary school. Parent/Guardian bring a birth certificate to complete registration.
Links to the latest reports and advice from the Provincial Health Officer, the Ministry, and our district including our district health and safety plan (see Exposure Control Plan).