School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)

COVID-19 Info & Resources

The Board of Education of School District No. 83 is committed to ensuring all of our schools are safe. School District No. 83 is in the Ministry of Education’s Stage 2 (please see below) which has the goal of maximizing in-class instruction for all students according to the revised public health guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Having students in the classroom helps to minimize learning gaps and provide the academic, social and emotional supports essential for learning. Based on the current epidemiology of COVID-19 in B.C., and the fact that children are at a much lower risk of developing and transmitting COVID-19, School District No. 83 is able to have all elementary and middle school students, and most secondary students receive daily in-class instruction within the school environment.

Daily health check website and app

The K-12 Daily Health Check website and app is an easy way to decide if your child should attend school based on their symptoms. It includes current health guidelines and offers an age-appropriate user-experience for K to 12 students. You can also download the apps at these sites:

Please click here to view daily health check form

Other resources

Please click here to view COVID -19 SAFETY PLAN Stage 2, Version 8.0 March 4, 2021 Update

Please click here to view SD83’s Stage 2 COVID-19 Safety Plan

Please click here to view SD83’s Stage 2 StrongStart Safety Plan

Please click here for Interior Health School Exposure Report

Rapid Response Teams Added to Support School Districts

Please click here for Ministry of Education info, resources and posters

Please click here to view the Ministry of Education’s Back to School Facts: What You Need to Know for the Return to School 2020-21

Five-stage approach for K-12 education during pandemic

In September 2020, all schools will reopen in Stage 2 of the Five Stages Framework for K-12 Education

The 2020/21 school year will look different for students, teachers and parents, as it will include learning groups and enhanced safety measures.

The Ministry of Education has developed a five-stage approach: Stage 1 represents all students in all grades learning in the classroom, while still abiding by strict health and safety guidelines. Stage 5 represents a full suspension of all in-class instruction.

The aim is to begin school in September at Stage 2. If there is an outbreak or a second wave in the 2020-21 school year, schools can move in and out of each of the stages to ensure the safety of students, their families and employees, while maintaining continuity of learning.


Click here for information on the Five Stages Framework

What is a Learning Group? Read more here

BC Centre for Disease Control Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools

Learn More:

For more information on health and safety standards for K-12 schools, plus accurate, timely information about schools, programs and educational services, including regularly updated frequently asked questions in multiple languages, visit:   

More information on health and safety standards for child care, plus the latest COVID-19 related child care information is available at:

WorkSafeBC information:

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit:
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit:

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit:

Also, information on area food banks and help with food security