June 25, 2020: Click here to read the letter from the Minister of Education and the President of BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils.
June 25, 2020: Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced 20 new cases of COVID-19 in BC bringing the total number of cases in BC to 2,869. 2,517 of the 2,869 cases are considered recovered. The joint statement can be found on the Ministry of Health newsroom here.
May 26, 2020
Dear Stratford Hall Community,
On May 15, the Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, announced that schools will be opening. We are very excited to be welcoming students back to school on Monday, June 1. We have been preparing for re-opening the school and are ready to provide a safe environment for teachers and students throughout the last three weeks of classes.
The school campus and schedule have been prepared to ensure the health and safety of our community members. The school has been thoroughly cleaned, and will continue to be thoroughly cleaned each school day.
Please take a moment and read through our Restart Plan which provides an overview of how we will welcome our students back to campus, ensure social distancing in the classrooms and common areas, and continually keep our facilities clean. Furthermore, please note the responsibilities of parents/guardians to ensure children are healthy and well-prepared to attend school each day.
The plan includes our Health and Safety Guidelines and key highlights of our Exposure Control Plan (ECP) so that you are familiar with our protocols. You can find the detailed ECP document, a requirement of WorkSafeBC, here. It has also been placed in the Parent Portal along with our Flu and Illness Policy.
I understand that some parents are hesitant about having their children return to school. The Ministry of Health is confident that returning to school is safe but this return is voluntary. Please be assured that we understand and respect that different families will make different decisions, and we will continue to support all of our students via our online learning platform for the final three weeks of school.
I am pleased that we are slowly moving towards welcoming our students back to school before the end of the school year. I look forward to our students' voices and energy filling the school once more!
Stay safe. We are all in this together!
Head of School