March 27, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This has certainly been, and continues to be, a difficult and challenging time for everyone. I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Hopefully the coming days and weeks will bring positive developments, and stabilizing news, in our school community and across the world.
I want to thank you in advance for your support and understanding as our teachers, support staff and I work together to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-class instruction. I am hopeful that the re-introduction of 'school', as different as it will look, might contribute to our sense of community and normalcy in an abnormal time. I know learning outside the classroom will look very different, but feel confident we can work with you to help your children continue to learn and grow.
The decision to suspend in-classroom learning was made on Tuesday, March 17, under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer. This action was necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of all British Columbians. More information about this is provided in links to attachments at the end of this letter.
I know that many of you are worried about the health and safety of your children and your family. Please know that we at Ranch Park, and all of the staff of School District 43 (Coquitlam), take those concerns very seriously. This school and the School District are developing plans in this rapidly changing situation that are consistent with the Public Health Agency of Canada's community-based measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These plans also follow the guidelines, listed below, established by the BC government to inform our decisions:
Are you new to the area? Recently moved? Visit our Registration Information Page on our district homepage under Schools Tab and learn more on how to register your child for school.
1) Please use our School Locator tool to determine your catchment/ neighbourhood school. Simply type in your street name.
2) Once you have determined your catchment school, prepare the required documentation such as Proof of Citizenship for parent and child, Proof of BC residency and Proof of Guardianship. A complete list can be found on our Student Registration Information.
3) Contact the school directly to obtain an electronic registration package and more information on how to submit important registration documents.
Please do not go to the school. Access to the school buildings are restricted.
Updates posted here as they become available.
Parents will have the choice of bringing their children back to class on a part-time basis this school year as part of BC’s Restart Plan, with the goal of returning to full-time classes in September 2020, provided it is safe to do so.
In School District 43, careful planning is underway, and details will be communicated to parents during the week of May 19-22, 2020.
Read more online here.
K-12 Optional in-class instruction June 1.pdf - Ministry of Education
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