Planning for new school year

Just a quick update after last week’s announcement that schools will be in Stage 2 (full return to in-class instruction beginning on September 8th with safety modifications and protocols) of the Revised Five Stage Framework for K-12 Education.

Since the announcement, staff at School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) are working on adjusting timetabling and processes to support the new learning group/cohort model (60 students at the elementary level and 120 at secondary) which was announced by the Ministry of Education Rob Fleming and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

As was the case in June with the voluntary return to class, SD83 school buses will be running with safety protocols in place (specific details will be determined and shared in the coming weeks).

There will also be discussions with the North Okanagan-Shuswap Teachers’ Association, CUPE and DPAC to develop a local return to school plan. The District’s local return to school health and safety plan will be posted on the District website ( by August 26th.

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Please continue to check our website for any further updates. More detailed information will be sent directly to parents and staff as we draw closer to school start up and plans are finalized.