UPDATE: K-3 Mask Announcement

As announced this morning by Education Minister, Jennifer Whiteside, and our Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the K – 12 health and safety guidelines have been updated to require masks for Kindergarten to grade 3 students in addition to the existing guidelines requiring masks for our grade 4 to 12 students.  The expanded mask mandate begins Monday, Oct. 4th and for more information please see the news release from today.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021EDUC0059-001880

Although we will have masks available for our K – 3 students if needed, we encourage our families to send their children to school with a preferred mask and to have a conversation with their child about the importance of wearing a mask.  Families can practice putting on a mask properly by following these instructions from the BCCDC:  http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Professionals-Site/Documents/COVID19_SurgicalMaskPoster.pdf