Schools

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta school board considering vaccine mandate for district staff

Board chairs from across B.C. will be meeting with the ministry later this week to discuss the issue

 

North Delta’s Burnsview Secondary is mounting an online performance of Music Theatre International’s <em>All Together Now!</em> on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 as both a fundraiser for the theatre department and a celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary. (Music Theatre International image)

Students, alumni performing in musical revue to mark North Delta school’s 50th anniversary

Burnsview’s online production of All Together Now! also a fundraiser for school’s theatre department

 

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks after the B.C. Lions CFL football team announced they would recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Vancouver on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mandatory vaccination for B.C. school staff up to boards, says B.C. premier

Horgan: Mandatory vaccines a last resort and elected trustees best know what’s needed

 

New data suggests COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in mental health among young Canadians. (Black Press Media File)

B.C. teachers eager to EASE high school anxiety

New resource aimed at high-levels of anxiety among high school students

New data suggests COVID-19 has accelerated the decline in mental health among young Canadians. (Black Press Media File)
Construction crews begin work on an eight-classroom expansion at Morgan Elementary. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Expansion to South Surrey’s Morgan Elementary gets underway

Addition of 8 classrooms scheduled for completion by the end of 2022

Construction crews begin work on an eight-classroom expansion at Morgan Elementary. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Grandview Heights Secondary capital project manager Sheetal Basra and principal Darren Bedard with one of the school versatile learning labs that can be reconfigured to fit varied student needs. Alex Browne photo

Grandview Heights Secondary a school for the future

Newly-opened facility provides space in keeping with 21st century learning models

Grandview Heights Secondary capital project manager Sheetal Basra and principal Darren Bedard with one of the school versatile learning labs that can be reconfigured to fit varied student needs. Alex Browne photo
FILE – Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Tracker says B.C. schools recording COVID-19 exposures at 10 times last year’s rate

Volunteer moms have logged more than 1,000 cases, ‘and it is only early October’

FILE – Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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COLUMN: Retiring school superintendent Jordan Tinney has been a steady hand on the tiller

Surrey superintendent of schools Jordan Tinney is retiring after nine years with…

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Student volunteers unload donated non-perishable food items from the truck of a car during Delview Secondary’s 28th annual Thanks 4 Giving food drive on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. This year’s event, happening from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, will be the second done as a drive-thru under pandemic-related restrictions. (James Smith photo)

One-night North Delta food drive going drive-thru again this year

Delview Secondary’s 2020 Thanks 4 Giving brought in 13,276 non-perishable food items, over $10K in cash

Student volunteers unload donated non-perishable food items from the truck of a car during Delview Secondary’s 28th annual Thanks 4 Giving food drive on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. This year’s event, happening from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, will be the second done as a drive-thru under pandemic-related restrictions. (James Smith photo)
Six sets of twins are attending Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous for the 2021-22 school year. From left to right, their names are: Levi and Cody Clark, Kate and Reese Osmundson, Maxx and Maycie-Jean Lane, Dustin and Dillon Hilder, Emily and Nathan Presley, and Aurora and Logan Dawson. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Seeing double: 1 in 17 kids attending Shuswap school are twins

There are six sets of twins at Parkview Elementary in Sicamous

Six sets of twins are attending Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous for the 2021-22 school year. From left to right, their names are: Levi and Cody Clark, Kate and Reese Osmundson, Maxx and Maycie-Jean Lane, Dustin and Dillon Hilder, Emily and Nathan Presley, and Aurora and Logan Dawson. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Masks mandatory for all K-12 students in B.C. schools as of today

Mandate has been extended to younger students

Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Avalynn Kwok, 4, holds her dad Manny Kwok’s hand outside Lynn Valley Elementary School as her parents drop her off for her first day of kindergarten in North Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. resumes online posting of COVID ‘potential exposure events’ in schools

Health ministry back pedals after parents expressed worry about no online notifications

Avalynn Kwok, 4, holds her dad Manny Kwok’s hand outside Lynn Valley Elementary School as her parents drop her off for her first day of kindergarten in North Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Vancouver school board mandates masks for K-3 students, citing uptick in COVID among kids

Provincial health order only mandates masks for children in Grade 4 and up

FILE – Grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Safe Schools Coalition, a group of parents, guardians and teachers, held a rally at Holland Park on Saturday (Aug. 28) to pusher for stronger COVID-19 measures going into the 2021-22 school year on Sept. 7. They’re asking for mask mandate for all grades, better ventilation, distancing and remote options. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘It’s really frustrating’: BCTF fears more school closures due to lack of COVID safety measures

BCTF president Teri Mooring renews calls for K–12 mask mandate and ventilation improvements

The Safe Schools Coalition, a group of parents, guardians and teachers, held a rally at Holland Park on Saturday (Aug. 28) to pusher for stronger COVID-19 measures going into the 2021-22 school year on Sept. 7. They’re asking for mask mandate for all grades, better ventilation, distancing and remote options. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A second-grader has her mask adjusted before heading into school for the day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. parents crowdsourcing COVID-19 school exposures in lieu of provincial information

Health ministry choosing to only publicly report outbreaks, clusters

A second-grader has her mask adjusted before heading into school for the day. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Delta School District is receiving $165,000 in provincial funding to build an accessible playground at North Delta’s Jarvis Traditional Elementary. Pictured is a similar playground installed at Evans Elementary in Chilliwack in 2015. (Submitted photo)

New accessible playground funded for North Delta elementary school

District to receive $165,000 from the ministry for a new playground at Jarvis Traditional Elementary

The Delta School District is receiving $165,000 in provincial funding to build an accessible playground at North Delta’s Jarvis Traditional Elementary. Pictured is a similar playground installed at Evans Elementary in Chilliwack in 2015. (Submitted photo)
A majority of parents are comfortable sending their kids back to school for in-class learning according to a new Angus Reid survey.(Black Press file photo).

Majority of B.C. parents comfortable with kids back in schools: poll

Angus Reid survey says nine in ten parents prefer in-class learning versus online

A majority of parents are comfortable sending their kids back to school for in-class learning according to a new Angus Reid survey.(Black Press file photo).
A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Distracted parents in drop-off zones a top concern for back-to-school rush: BCAA

About 72 students are injured in school zones every year, according to the roadside assistance company

A BCAA survey found 68 per cent of respondents believe school zone traffic will be more chaotic than usual this year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

LETTER: Mask rules in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe: teachers’ fed prez

‘Parents, we need your help to protect all students in B.C.’s K–12 learning environments’

  • Sep 1, 2021
BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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

Back to school Q&A: Is it safe for unvaccinated students? What’s the harm of school closures?

Students are getting ready to head back to classrooms across much of Canada

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