Schools

Students with Seaquam Secondary’s Delta Youth Advisory Council are collecting non-perishable food donations Feb. 1 to March 5 to help feed local families in need over spring break. (Delta School District/submitted photo)

Seaquam Secondary food drive to help feed 15 North Delta families

Donations can be dropped week days between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. until Monday, March 8

 

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Compensation fund opens for B.C. students negatively affected by incorrect exam marks

Marks for 2019 provincial exams were incorrectly tabulated

 

In a press conference Monday, education minister Jennifer Whiteside said processes already in place to assess COVID-19 exposures in Surrey and Delta will determine whether policy changes are necessary. (Black Press)

B.C. needs to let testing, tracing processes unfold – education minister

Jennifer Whiteside defends ‘robust health and safety plans” in Surrey, Delta schools

In a press conference Monday, education minister Jennifer Whiteside said processes already in place to assess COVID-19 exposures in Surrey and Delta will determine whether policy changes are necessary. (Black Press)
A classroom in Surrey school district is cleaned last year. Over the weekend, school communities in Surrey and Delta were advised of exposures to the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant of the COVID-19 virus. In some cases individuals and in others entire classes, have been directed to stay home and self-isolate while awaiting test results. (file photo surreyschools.ca)

U.K variant of coronavirus detected at seven schools in Surrey, Delta

Individuals, classes directed by district to stay home and self isolate

A classroom in Surrey school district is cleaned last year. Over the weekend, school communities in Surrey and Delta were advised of exposures to the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant of the COVID-19 virus. In some cases individuals and in others entire classes, have been directed to stay home and self-isolate while awaiting test results. (file photo surreyschools.ca)
Semiahmoo Secondary students from the Colour of Campus Society donated $525 worth of COVID-19 supplies to the school. (Contributed)

Semiahmoo students donate $525 worth of COVID supplies to school

Group of students worked with art club to host online fundraiser

Semiahmoo Secondary students from the Colour of Campus Society donated $525 worth of COVID-19 supplies to the school. (Contributed)
Seaquam Secondary student Yiu Him “Vincent” Chung achieved a perfect score in the 2020 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge, which he wrote on Oct. 29, 2020. His score of 80/80, which has seldom been achieved at the competition, has earned him a spot in the Canadian Mathematics Olympiad next month. (Submitted photo)

Perfect score earns North Delta student top marks at national math competition

Seaquam Secondary’s Vincent Chung will compete in the Canadian Mathematics Olympiad next month

Seaquam Secondary student Yiu Him “Vincent” Chung achieved a perfect score in the 2020 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge, which he wrote on Oct. 29, 2020. His score of 80/80, which has seldom been achieved at the competition, has earned him a spot in the Canadian Mathematics Olympiad next month. (Submitted photo)
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B.C. expands mandatory mask rules in schools, rolls out ‘rapid response teams’

Masks will be mandatory for middle and high school students except for a few scenarios

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FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

34% of teachers say they’d look to an early career exit over COVID response: BCTF survey

Pandemic has increased workload for the majority of teachers

FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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B.C. teacher gets 1 day suspension after ‘aggressively’ throwing dumbbell at student

Documents show the weight would have hit the student if they didn’t catch it

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Students from another school board a bus outside Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. Toronto Public Health closed the school due to a COVID19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Experts call for community sacrifices to ensure COVID-19 safety in schools

Kids in British Columbia returned to public school after a two-week winter break last week

Students from another school board a bus outside Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. Toronto Public Health closed the school due to a COVID19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Surrey school portable. (file photo)

Surrey councillor calling for zero-tolerance policy on more school portables

‘Surrey families are paying taxes and their kids shouldn’t be in portables,’ Linda Annis says

Surrey school portable. (file photo)
FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BCTF blasts ‘one size fits all’ school COVID plan, calls for transparency from Henry, Dix

Most students returned from the winter holiday break on Jan. 4

FILE – Children walk with their parents to Sherwood Park Elementary in North Vancouver for the first day back-to-school Thursday, September 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
An online petition has been launched urging the province to extend the winter break by two weeks, as students prepare to return to classrooms Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Black Press Media files)

COVID-19: Petition calls on B.C. to extend students’ winter break

Students are set to return to classrooms Monday, Jan. 4

An online petition has been launched urging the province to extend the winter break by two weeks, as students prepare to return to classrooms Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Olivia Meleta, a high school math teacher, is photographed near her Thornhill, Ont., home on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. From texting friends on the sly to downloading apps that spit out answers, educators say the pandemic-induced move to an online classroom has offered up a wealth of tech-driven workarounds to actually doing the work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Cheating a ‘free-for-all’ at virtual high schools, Canadian teachers say

Stress from the pandemic has collided with the pressure to get good grades

Olivia Meleta, a high school math teacher, is photographed near her Thornhill, Ont., home on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. From texting friends on the sly to downloading apps that spit out answers, educators say the pandemic-induced move to an online classroom has offered up a wealth of tech-driven workarounds to actually doing the work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta PACs granted funding for extracurricular activities

Nearly $350,000 in funding to public, private school PACs via B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants program

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. The British Columbia government says it is now releasing about $12 million to school districts across the province to further support the COVID-19 response.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

$12 million in reserved federal funds released to B.C. school districts: ministry

The money is part of the $242.4 million in one-time federal funding for pandemic safety measures

A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. The British Columbia government says it is now releasing about $12 million to school districts across the province to further support the COVID-19 response.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
One class at Earl Marriott Secondary has been advised by Fraser Health to self-isolate due to COVID-19 exposure. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Earl Marriott Secondary class self-isolating after COVID-19 exposure

Symptom-free students will be able to return to classes after winter break ends

One class at Earl Marriott Secondary has been advised by Fraser Health to self-isolate due to COVID-19 exposure. (Nick Greenizan photo)
White Rock Christian Academy students move into the new senior-school building earlier this month. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Christian Academy opens new senior-school building

Senior school part of $16-million Phase 2 of rebuild and expansion project

White Rock Christian Academy students move into the new senior-school building earlier this month. (Contributed photo)
Students in Seaquam Secondary’s Lifeskills program sending cards and care packages to residents at North Delta’s Northcrest Care Centre this Christmas. (Submitted photo)

North Delta students bringing Christmas cheer to care home residents

‘Attitude of Gratitude’ project by students in Seaquam Secondary’s Lifeskills program

Students in Seaquam Secondary’s Lifeskills program sending cards and care packages to residents at North Delta’s Northcrest Care Centre this Christmas. (Submitted photo)