Updated Mask Guidelines for K-12 Schools

Updated Mask Guidelines for K-12 Schools Dear VWS Community, On March 30, the Ministry of Education issued updated health and safety guidelines for all K-12 schools in the province (Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings). One of the key updates included a change to requirements concerning mask-wearing in schools. All staff, volunteers, visitors, and students in Grades

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Health & Safety February Protocols

Health & Safety February Protocols Dear VWS Community, Per the updated guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) on February 4th, the Vancouver Waldorf School (VWS) is revising its Health and Safety Handbook – COVID-19. The MoE has recently confirmed that Independent Schools requiring protocols that are either more or less stringent than

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Winter Health & Safety Update

Winter Health & Safety Update Dear VWS Community, Thank you for your continued partnership as we enter the winter term. Linked below, you will find our revised VWS Health & Safety Handbook – COVID-19. We ask that you please note the following important information: Effective Monday, January 18th, students in Grades 5 through 8 are required to wear a non-medical

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Ministry and BCCDC Updates

Ministry and BCCDC Updates The following documents from the Ministry of Education and the BCCDC have been updated to include refreshed information about the procedures allowing for students and staff to return to school with mild symptoms of illness remaining, to ensure staff and students are not kept out of school longer than necessary. Do not require a health-care provider

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Important Return to School Update #4

Important Return to School Update #4 Dear Parents, We are looking forward to welcoming your children to school next week. While your Class Teacher will provide specific in-class details, in this message we hope to offer more clarity around what to expect in the first few days regarding events, drop-off and pick-up, arrival times and class locations. Monday – Labour

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Important Return to School Update #3

Important Return to School Update #3 Dear VWS Families, On behalf of the VWS Faculty, Staff, and Board of Trustees, we are pleased to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year. We are working hard to plan a robust return to school in September while being mindful of the need to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Along with

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Health & Safety Handbook COVID-19

Restart Plan – Health & Safety Handbook COVID-19 As we prepare to welcome more students to our campuses next week, we require those parents and caregivers with children attending in-person instruction to read the attached VWS Health & Safety Handbook COVID-19. In particular, please note the following key pieces of information: Students or staff who have common-cold, influenza, or COVID-19

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Return to School Plan

Return to School Plan Thank you for your patience as we plan for our Return to School Plan for optional in-person learning beginning Monday, June 1. At this time, we have a schedule confirmed, shared below. We will share details about how our school will manage the school-based control measures outlined by the Ministry of Education in the coming days.

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College of Teachers on Fear & Courage

College of Teachers on Fear & Courage The College of Teachers would like to acknowledge the challenge of rapid changes in our lives with important news and frequent announcements that alter and shift our established rhythms. With the recent announcement of all the schools in BC from Kindergarten to Grade 12 being suspended indefinitely we can feel an immediate impact

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Letter from Ministry & Further information from VWS Management Team

Letter from Ministry & Further information from VWS Management Team Please find linked a letter from Rob Fleming, BC Minister of Education, which announces that all elementary and secondary schools in BC have suspended in-class instruction until further notice, under the direction of the Provincial Health Officer. The letter also indicates that it is expected that schools will implement a

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VWS School Closure, Effective March 16

VWS School Closure, Effective March 16 In consideration of the current COVID-19 situation, we have decided to close the school, effective Monday, March 16th. This decision was made by the Management Team, in consultation with the Ministry of Education, and was made primarily to respond to the situation in a way that is socially responsible. While we understand that the

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COVID-19 Prevention, Closures & Community Events Communication

COVID-19 Prevention, Closures & Community Events Communication You may have heard that a number of schools in British Columbia have now closed. Of particular note is the closure of Collingwood School in West Vancouver, which is closed until March 30th. As we understand, this decision was made by Collingwood School as a precaution because a close contact of one of

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COVID-19 Community Letter

COVID-19 Community Letter As more information about COVID-19 becomes available, we are writing to update you on our school’s management and response plan for ensuring the continued safety and well-being of our students and staff. Our existing Emergency Response group will serve as a task force in response to the current situation as is necessary. We will continue looking to

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