Schools

Students from another school board a bus outside Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. Toronto Public Health closed the school due to a COVID19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Experts call for community sacrifices to ensure COVID-19 safety in schools

Kids in British Columbia returned to public school after a two-week winter break last week

 

Surrey school portable. (file photo)

Surrey councillor calling for zero-tolerance policy on more school portables

‘Surrey families are paying taxes and their kids shouldn’t be in portables,’ Linda Annis says

 

FILE – 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

BCTF blasts ‘one size fits all’ school COVID plan, calls for transparency from Henry, Dix

Most students returned from the winter holiday break on Jan. 4

 

An online petition has been launched urging the province to extend the winter break by two weeks, as students prepare to return to classrooms Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Black Press Media files)

COVID-19: Petition calls on B.C. to extend students’ winter break

Students are set to return to classrooms Monday, Jan. 4

An online petition has been launched urging the province to extend the winter break by two weeks, as students prepare to return to classrooms Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Olivia Meleta, a high school math teacher, is photographed near her Thornhill, Ont., home on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. From texting friends on the sly to downloading apps that spit out answers, educators say the pandemic-induced move to an online classroom has offered up a wealth of tech-driven workarounds to actually doing the work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Cheating a ‘free-for-all’ at virtual high schools, Canadian teachers say

Stress from the pandemic has collided with the pressure to get good grades

Olivia Meleta, a high school math teacher, is photographed near her Thornhill, Ont., home on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. From texting friends on the sly to downloading apps that spit out answers, educators say the pandemic-induced move to an online classroom has offered up a wealth of tech-driven workarounds to actually doing the work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta PACs granted funding for extracurricular activities

Nearly $350,000 in funding to public, private school PACs via B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants program

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. The British Columbia government says it is now releasing about $12 million to school districts across the province to further support the COVID-19 response.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

$12 million in reserved federal funds released to B.C. school districts: ministry

The money is part of the $242.4 million in one-time federal funding for pandemic safety measures

A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. The British Columbia government says it is now releasing about $12 million to school districts across the province to further support the COVID-19 response.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
One class at Earl Marriott Secondary has been advised by Fraser Health to self-isolate due to COVID-19 exposure. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Earl Marriott Secondary class self-isolating after COVID-19 exposure

Symptom-free students will be able to return to classes after winter break ends

One class at Earl Marriott Secondary has been advised by Fraser Health to self-isolate due to COVID-19 exposure. (Nick Greenizan photo)
White Rock Christian Academy students move into the new senior-school building earlier this month. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Christian Academy opens new senior-school building

Senior school part of $16-million Phase 2 of rebuild and expansion project

White Rock Christian Academy students move into the new senior-school building earlier this month. (Contributed photo)
Students in Seaquam Secondary’s Lifeskills program sending cards and care packages to residents at North Delta’s Northcrest Care Centre this Christmas. (Submitted photo)

North Delta students bringing Christmas cheer to care home residents

‘Attitude of Gratitude’ project by students in Seaquam Secondary’s Lifeskills program

Students in Seaquam Secondary’s Lifeskills program sending cards and care packages to residents at North Delta’s Northcrest Care Centre this Christmas. (Submitted photo)
Members of a Semiahmoo Grade 9 jazz band rehearse for the band program’s upcoming online Christmas and Winter concert. (Wayne Ablitt photo)
Members of a Semiahmoo Grade 9 jazz band rehearse for the band program’s upcoming online Christmas and Winter concert. (Wayne Ablitt photo)
A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teachers had no say in decision to rule out winter break extension: BCTF

Other provinces have moved to virtual learning for the tail end of semester

A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Peace Arch Elementary. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Elementary school coaching by volunteer with criminal past questioned

School district says a review of volunteer at White Rock’s Peace Arch Elementary underway

Peace Arch Elementary. (Aaron Hinks photo)
In a physically distanced ceremony Sept. 23 at Peace Arch Elementary, White Rock Rotary Club members presented $63,000 in funds raised for the playground improvement project for the school. A groundbreaking event was held Monday (Dec. 7).(File photo)

Work started on Peace Arch Elementary playground upgrade

Rotary co-funded project expected to be complete by Christmas, with formal opening in the new year

In a physically distanced ceremony Sept. 23 at Peace Arch Elementary, White Rock Rotary Club members presented $63,000 in funds raised for the playground improvement project for the school. A groundbreaking event was held Monday (Dec. 7).(File photo)
Martha Currie Elementary is holding a fundraising raffle. (Image via Google Maps)

UPDATE: Ecole Martha Currie is holding a fundraising raffle

4,000 tickets for sale in school raffle

Martha Currie Elementary is holding a fundraising raffle. (Image via Google Maps)
The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Walking Curriculum’ crafted by SFU professor surges in popularity

The outdoor curriculum encourages students to connect with the natural world

The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Vancouver elementary school locked down after unknown man walks into classroom

Police arrested the man and sent him for a psych evaluation

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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
A sign encouraging students to wear a mask in classrooms released Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (BCTF)
A sign encouraging students to wear a mask in classrooms released Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (BCTF)
A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver, Wednesday, September 2, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister hopes the government will be able to entirely avoid school closures under any scenario but it would defer to advice from public health officials should COVID-19 cases worsen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. education minister wants to avoid school closures completely

Four out of 643 schools in the Fraser Health district have been closed

A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver, Wednesday, September 2, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister hopes the government will be able to entirely avoid school closures under any scenario but it would defer to advice from public health officials should COVID-19 cases worsen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward