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2701 Spuraway Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2C4| Phone: 604.464.6684| Contact Us
Ranch Park Elementary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Principal's Message to Parents/Guardians March 30, 2020


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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:

  1. ​Maintain a healthy and safe environment for all students and families of all employees.
  2. Provide services to support children of essential workers.
  3. Support vulnerable students who may need special assistance.
  4. Provide continuity of educational opportunities for all students. 

​​​​Although our plans for at-home learning are continuing to be developed, I can say that each of your children will be contacted by their teachers by Friday, April 3 or sooner. To support this process and other planning, I will ask you to complete a Continuity of Learning survey that I will send to you in the near future.

We are focused on student and staff safety as we navigate this new and challenging situation together.  Access to the school will be restricted and controlled to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to maintain a safe environment for all. In future correspondence, I will share plans for safely allowing students/parents to collect any critical personal supplies that are currently left in the school (for example, medications, technology devices).  Until then, parents, guardians and students should not come to the school or school grounds.

I know there are likely many questions and concerns that remain. I will be in communication with you to keep you informed as we move through the initial steps of our work in providing continuity of educational services for your students.

Please stay safe and healthy. If you have any immediate concerns, as always, please feel free to email me at rkillawee@sd43.bc.ca.

Sincerely, 

Rob Killawee
Principal
Ranch Park Elementary

 
Three document links are provided to give you access to relevant information.   
  1. School District 43 (Coquitlam) website:

    https://www.sd43.bc.ca/Pages/default.aspx#/=

     For translation, visit https://translate.google.com/, paste the information or URL to be translated into the left window, choose language and read or visit 'new' link in right window.

     
  2. COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions about K-12 Education for Students and their Families

    https://www.sd43.bc.ca/Lists/Documents/bc-ministry-of-education-questions-andanswers-continuity-of-learning-k-12-education_system.pdf

     
  3. COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-responserecovery/covid-19-provincial-support

     



New Student Registration Information
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. 
New Student Registration Information

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 required 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 for more information on how to submit important registration documents. 

Please do not go to the school. Access to the school buildings are restricted. ​

School District 43 Updates re: COVID-19 Pandemic Response
Updates posted here as they become available. 
School District 43 Updates re: COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Updates posted here as they become available. 

March 27, 2020



March 25, 2020

Ministry of Education FAQs of Continuity of Learning


Parent Resources:

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. 

B.C.’s COVID-19 Action Plan:

On March 23, the provincial government announced B.C.’s COVID-19 action plan. The COVID-19 Action Plan is government’s first step to provide relief to people and businesses in British Columbia. The plan dedicates $2.8 billion​ to help people and fund the services they need to weather the crisis; $2.2 billion will provide relief to businesses and help them recover after the outbreak. B.C.’s COVID-19 Action Plan builds on the federal government’s COVID-19 economic plan and boosts supports for British Columbians who are worried about paying their bills and staying afloat.

School District 43 information on COVID-19 may be found here. More info available here: Parent/Guardian FAQ web page​ 

  • School Re-open
    30 Mar 2020
    All Day
    School Re-open
    Mar 30, 2020
    All Day
  • BOKS 8:05 - 8:50 AM
    31 Mar 2020
    8:05 AM- 8:50 AM
    BOKS 8:05 - 8:50 AM
    Mar 31, 2020
    08:05 AM - 08:50 AM
    School Gym
  • Como Lake Relay Practice
    01 Apr 2020
    8:00 AM- 8:35 AM
    Como Lake Relay Practice
    Apr 01, 2020
    08:00 AM - 08:35 AM
    School School Event

Bell Schedule

  • Welcome Bell 8:50
  • Power Up 8:52
  • Recess 10:25-10:40
  • Lunch 12:00-1:00
  • School Day Ends 3:00

Ranch Park Elementary School

2701 Spuraway Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3C 2C4
604.464.6684 604.937.8034 ranchpark@sd43.bc.ca
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Our school strives to keep our community informed. However, during urgent events, visit www.sd43.bc.ca to ensure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information.