COVID-19 Updates

Updates for parents and guardians about COVID-19.
This page contains related links and resources regarding COVID-19 Updates.

Weekly Letter to Parents May 01, 2020

Parenting On Your Own Path with Dr. Emily W. King

Parents: What we are being asked to do is not humanly possible. There is a reason we are either a working parent, a stay-at-home parent, or a part-time working parent. Working, parenting, and teaching are three different jobs that cannot be done at the same time. It’s not hard because you are doing it wrong. It’s hard because it’s too much. Do the best you can.

When you have to pick, because at some point you will, choose connection. Pick playing a game over arguing about an academic assignment. Pick teaching your child to do laundry rather that feeling frustrated that they aren’t helping. Pick laughing, and snuggling, and reminding them that they are safe. If you are stressed, lower your expectations where you can and virtually reach out for social connection. We are in this together to stay well. That means mentally well, too.

Letter to Parents Continuity of Learning Assessment

Letter to Parents Continuity of Learning Assessment

Parent question and answer session with VSB Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman and Board Vice-Chair Carmen Cho about how education is working during the pandemic

A list of the questions covered and a recording of this online meeting held on April 09 by DPAC can be viewed at: 

Questions covered such topics as access to technology, support for students with IEPs, indigenous learning, international students, courses through the Vancouver Learning Network, childcare for families of essential workers, who to contact if your child has not heard from a particular teacher, etc. Each question on the list is followed by a time index; these were intended to link directly to that part of the recording, but aren’t working properly. You can however still get to specific questions by opening the recording and sliding the time indicator at the bottom across until you get to the time for the question.

Counselling Support Letter During COVID-19 Crisis

Kits Logging Students Onto Office 365

VSB Superintendent Letter to Parents and Guardians

Mar. 27, 2020 COVID-19 Updates by Suzanne Hoffman, VSB Superintendent

March 17, 2020 Ministry of Edcuation Letter

March 13, 2020 Letter to Parents and Guardians

BC Ministry of Education Questions and Answers Continuity of Learning K-12 Education System

BC Ministry of Education Questions and Answers Continuity of Learning K-12 Education System click