Schools

B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, centre, talks with Grade 7 teacher Lisa Galway as students return to part-time classes as he tours Monterey Middle School and in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. teachers’ union: June’s hybrid learning ‘not sustainable’, new plan needed for fall

Officials are expecting to see a mix of in-class and online learning in September

B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming, centre, talks with Grade 7 teacher Lisa Galway as students return to part-time classes as he tours Monterey Middle School and in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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Botched science demonstration results in $60K damage, Okanagan teacher’s transfer

Teacher transferred after volcano gone wrong, petition started for his return

(Black Press Media files)
A playground at Beach Grove Elementary in Tsawwassen was destroyed by fire Saturday night (June 13). (Kate Coulson/Facebook photo)

Fire destroys playground at South Delta elementary school

A playground at Beach Grove Elementary in Tsawwassen was destroyed by fire Saturday night (June 13)

A playground at Beach Grove Elementary in Tsawwassen was destroyed by fire Saturday night (June 13). (Kate Coulson/Facebook photo)
Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian Paediatric Society calls on education ministries to allow graduations

Many in-person graduation ceremonies have shifted to a virtual model or been cancelled or postponed

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)

Teach Black history to fight racism, starting in elementary school: B.C. students

Students say current anti-racism protests in the U.S. and Canada point to a need for lessons

Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Williams Lake Friday, June 5, led by teen Rea Klar. (Angie Mindus photo)
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Education minister Rob Fleming following an announcement for a 200-seat addition at Sullivan Elementary on April 18, 2019. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Education minister announces new South Surrey elementary school

Additions at two elementary schools also announced

Education minister Rob Fleming following an announcement for a 200-seat addition at Sullivan Elementary on April 18, 2019. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The Surrey School District has been offering childcare for kids of essential service workers at four school sites. Classrooms have six to seven students in each, in keeping with social distancing rules. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey School District forecasts up to 30 per cent of students will return to class this week

Education Minister Rob Fleming said on June 1, about 60,000 B.C. children returned to school

The Surrey School District has been offering childcare for kids of essential service workers at four school sites. Classrooms have six to seven students in each, in keeping with social distancing rules. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

Teachers should be prepared to provide ‘trauma-informed practices’ in response to students’ needs

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Many provinces are looking for alternatives to traditional graduation ceremonies

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations
Seaquam Secondary music teacher Jill Sparrow-Ng plays her saxophone on her front steps each night at 7 p.m. to thank frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted photo)

School district invites Delta to join in musical salute to frontline workers

This year’s Music Monday event takes place on May 4, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Seaquam Secondary music teacher Jill Sparrow-Ng plays her saxophone on her front steps each night at 7 p.m. to thank frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted photo)
Delta School District staff are busy assembling and distributing food hampers to 125 families in need across the city each week. (Delta School District photo)

Delta School District staff helping feed local families

District staff assemble and distribute food hampers to 125 families across the city each week

Delta School District staff are busy assembling and distributing food hampers to 125 families in need across the city each week. (Delta School District photo)
(Black Press Media files)

‘We don’t have a date’: Some B.C. kids might return to school before summer, but focus is on fall

Children of essential workers will be prioritized, Dr. Henry said

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Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

‘Modest’ shortfall projected in 2020-2021 Delta school budget

Despite $582,000 shortfall, the district is not proposing any staff reductions to balance the budget

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Seven-year-old Lucy Dalglish working on her “Mo Willems Lunch Doodles” as she and her family wait for the Surrey school district to roll out its remote learning plan for students. (Submitted photo: Cindy Dalglish)

Surrey parents, students navigate remote learning during COVID-19

The Surrey school district teachers are slowly rolling out plans for new way of educating

Seven-year-old Lucy Dalglish working on her “Mo Willems Lunch Doodles” as she and her family wait for the Surrey school district to roll out its remote learning plan for students. (Submitted photo: Cindy Dalglish)
Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

B.C. schools Zoom to online education amid COVID-19

K-12 educators will receive access this month, up to individual districts whether they use it or not

Some schools are already using online platforms to teleconference and send messages. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Surrey School’s meal program will continue to provide for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Surrey Schools)

Surrey school district’s meal program to continue during COVID-19

‘We didn’t want our students or their families to have one more thing to worry about,’ says board chair

Surrey School’s meal program will continue to provide for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Surrey Schools)
North Delta’s Seaquam Secondary School. (Grace Kennedy photo)

No COVID-19 at Delta schools, despite online hoax

Officials say a letter circulating on social media claiming a case at Seaquam Secondary is not real

North Delta’s Seaquam Secondary School. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Over $1.2 million for upgrades to North Delta elementary schools

Funds to refurbish roofs at Brooke and McCloskey and provide lighting upgrades at Heath Traditional

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta School District cancels spring break trips citing coronavirus risk

District believes the risk of contracting the virus, being quarantined is ‘significant and increasing’

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)