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Please note we will not be answering specific questions that relate to individual circumstances. At this time, we appreciate your patience as we navigate through our rapidly changing situation. Thank you. β€‹

  • 1. How will students continue their education when in-class instruction has been suspended? Ministry of Education FAQs [+]
    We are not sure how educational opportunities will be delivered to students but the Board of Education and District Staff are working to operationalize the continued learning of all students. It is important to keep in mind that a fully formed plan will not be ready on March 30th. Developing a new mode of instruction for our 32,000 students is not something that can be created overnight and it will take considerable work and cooperation with our teachers and support staff.


  • 2. Will Grade 12 students graduate? Will children pass their current grade? [+]
    Every student will receive a final mark, and all students on track to move to the next grade will do so in the fall. For grades 10 and 11 students, graduation assessments will be postponed.
    Every student eligible to graduate from Grade 12 this year will graduate. The only graduation assessment required for current Grade 12 students is the Grade 10 numeracy assessment. The Ministry of Education will ensure Grade 12 students who have not yet completed this assessment and who are otherwise on track to graduate are able to meet this graduation requirement. The ministry will also work with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and with post-secondary institutions on admissions and the smooth transition of graduating students in this extra-ordinary year.

         - Minister of Education Rob Fleming, Letter to Parents, Guardians and Staff, March 17, 2020
  • 3. Will school buildings be open to pick up personal items belonging to students? [+]
    While we are not sure exactly how we will facilitate this, parents/students will have access to school buildings to pick personal items from lockers or desks. It may be that time slots will be made available to limit the number of visitors at one time to school buildings – more information will be coming soon.
  • 4. What cleaning procedures and precautions are taking place in SD43 facilities? [+]
    Custodial staff have undertaken efforts to focus on β€˜touch points’ within schools in regard to cleaning protocols in the preceding months. This means desks and surfaces that are touched or interacted with are β€˜high priority’ for cleaning. This is standard practice for cold and flu season but it, of course, of extra importance during the current COVID-19 situation.
  • 5. Why are the district playgrounds closed? [+]
    Limiting use of playgrounds, courts and sports fields is a way of limiting potential contact with public surfaces and maintaining social distancing. It has been shown that COVID-19 can be detected on surfaces after exposure and may transmit contamination to future users. It makes sense to limit use of facilities to help mitigate the spread of infection and follow the advice of the Provincial Health Officer. 
  • 6. Are facilities available for rentals? Are day and child care operations included? [+]
    The rental of all school district facilities has been discontinued until further notice. This includes school spaces such as classrooms, gyms and recreational spaces, spiritual use and theatres.  Day and child care operations are not affected at this time.
  • 7. Are there more parent/guardian resources available? [+]

    ​For parents and guardians, a new government website 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 7:30AM to 8PM, with information in over 110 languages. Specific public health questions re: COVID-19 should be directed to your local health authority for response.

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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828