School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)

Communicable Disease/COVID Info & Resources

The Board of Education of School District No. 83 is committed to ensuring all of our schools are safe. Having students in the classroom helps to minimize learning gaps and provide the academic, social and emotional supports essential for learning.

THE K-12 DAILY HEALTH CHECK
INTERIOR HEALTH LISTINGS OF SCHOOL EXPOSURES

SD83’s Communicable Disease Safety Plan is now available. The purpose of this document is to provide School District No. 83 staff, parents, students, and visitors with important information that is required to help prevent communicable disease.

In meeting the Ministry of Education’s overarching principles for the COVID-19 response, School District No. 83 will be following these principles with respect to health and safety:

• All schools and facilities will adhere to the standards, guidelines, and direction from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and WorkSafeBC.

• In collaboration with education partners, the Ministry may develop additional health and safety requirements for all schools to ensure consistency across the K-12 system. These additions will enhance, not duplicate, PHO and WorkSafeBC requirements.

• Psychological safety measures and trauma-informed practice will be valued and implemented alongside physical health and safety measures.

• Effective communication with all community partners, parents, caregivers, students, unions, and employees is an essential aspect of successfully implementing these guidelines.

Read complete plan here

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:

Other resources

Please click here to view Ministry’s Back to School information (September 2021)

Rapid Response Teams Added to Support School Districts

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

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: www.gov.bc.ca/SafeSchools   

More information on health and safety standards for child care, plus the latest COVID-19 related child care information is available at: www.gov.bc.ca/ChildCareCovid-19Response

WorkSafeBC information:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/create-manage/joint-health-safety-committees
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/posters/help-prevent-spread-covid-19-handwashing?lang=en
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/create-manage/managing-risk/controlling-risks
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/create-manage/rights-responsibilities

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

For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/Covid-19

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