Virtual meeting with Education Minister

The Ministries of Education and Health regularly share updates, which SD83 is sharing with our parents and communities.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 20) there is an opportunity for those parents with questions about schools being re-opened starting June 1 to ask them! At 7:15 p.m. Education Minister Rob Fleming, and BC School Trustees Association president, Stephanie Higginson, will take questions, for a Virtual Education Townhall Meeting livestreamed on the B.C. Government Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/. This meeting is being hosted by MLA for Delta North Ravi Kahlon.

Questions for the townhall can be submitted up until noon tomorrow here – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/covid-19-townhalls

Update – May 19, 2020

Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Dix, announced 2 new cases in B.C., bringing the total number of cases of COVID-19 to 2,446. (From May 16th to May 18th, 16 new cases were announced) The total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in B.C. is 1,975. The joint statement will be posted on the Ministry of Health newsroom later today  – https://news.gov.bc.ca/ministries/health

The Provincial Health Officer is looking for your help as she surveys British Columbians on their own personal response to COVID-19. You can participate in the survey – Your Story, Our Future – at: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/covid-19-survey

Positive News Story!

School District #36 – Surrey

Students of all ages in Surrey are becoming accustomed to remote learning, and teachers are finding creative ways to tackle every subject at home. Elementary students have been sizing up household objects for their math classes, comparing and contrasting sizes to illustrate measurement – from food to toy trucks to rocks and everything in between. https://www.surreyschools.ca/NewsEvents/Posts/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=832

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