Westview Secondary School
June 1, 2020
June 1st – Return to school (Stage 3)
As you are aware, the Ministry of Education announced there is an opportunity for a partial return to in-school learning on June 1st (Stage 3). Our secondary schools have been collaborating with our senior management team and partner groups to create a plan that incorporates the Health and Safety guidelines outlined by our Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC and the Ministry of Education. In all of our planning, student and staff safety is the top priority.
Stage 3 – Return to School
- In-class learning for children of essential service workers, students with disabilities and students who require additional support, five days a week.
- Kindergarten to Grade 5 part time, two to three days a week, with 50% of students at a time in schools.
- Grades 6-12 one day per week, with 20% of students at a time in schools.
- Remote and online learning continues to be available for students.
- Parent/caregiver choice to return to in-class instruction.
School will understandably be different from how it was before Spring Break. In June staff will be supporting students in their online learning in person, not delivering new content. This will be done in a physically distant manner in larger shared spaces, not individual classrooms (for example the library & the multi-purpose room).
Students have the option to return to their school for time equivalent to one day a week. All high schools in SD 42 have chosen to allocate this time as two mornings per week rather than one full day. This will equate to 20% of students’ learning plan. Students will continue to learn remotely for 80% of the time.
If your student chooses to attend in June, they will wait in a manner that conforms to public health guidelines outside the main doors. Beginning at 8:30, administrators will conduct a health screening and inquire on the subjects students will be working on in order to connect students with staff with expertise in these areas. Students will then be directed to the washroom to wash their hands.
The vast majority of students will be working and have their learning supported in the library or MPR, while some will be able to work in their support rooms.
Students are divided into two groups for the return to school:
Group 1 – (A-K)
- Monday, June 1st – 8:30am-11:10am
- Wednesday, June 3rd – 8:30am-11:10am
- Monday, June 8th – 8:30am-11:10am
- Wednesday, June 10th – 8:30am-11:10am
- Monday, June 15th – 8:30am-11:10am
- Wednesday, June 17th – 8:30am-11:10am
Group 2 – (L-Z)
- Tuesday, June 2nd – 8:30am-11:10am
- Thursday, June 4th – 8:30am-11:10am
- Tuesday, June 9th – 8:30am-11:10am
- Thursday, June 11th – 8:30am-11:10am
- Tuesday, June 16th – 8:30am-11:10am
- Thursday, June 18th – 8:30am-11:10am
This focused work time is NOT a time to connect with peers or socialize. In the midst of a public health emergency, we may be forced to ask students to leave the building who are not able to focus on their work or are socializing with peers or not following physical distancing guidelines. All curricular areas supported BUT your classroom teachers may not be in the building every day you are in the building.
In preparation for your child’s return to school, please note that the vending machines and water foundations are closed. We encourage your child to bring a reusable water bottle from home. Cafeteria services are not available. If your child brings a snack, we are following the pack it in and pack it out model where whatever they bring goes home with them and this includes used Kleenex.
If your child presents symptoms of illness while on campus, they will self-isolate in a designated room with an adult. You will be contacted and required to come to campus as soon as possible to pick up your child. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding with the protocols outlined for your child’s return to the classroom.
Locker Clean Out
For those students that need to come into the school to clean out their locker, and return their books and textbooks, please complete this form. We will email you with an updated time and date during the week of June 8-12.
Here are some projects that students in the Woodshop completed this past week. This challenge was put out by the BC Chapter of Skills Canada and students were directed to make a bird feeder out of various items found around their home. Well done!
Survey – Have a Question?
Have a question that you would like answered. If you fill in this form (LINK), we will ensure you receive a response.
If you have any questions or need any supports for your learning, some key contacts are listed below.
Below are key school contacts:
- O’Leary (Counsellor – Gr. 8, 10 & 12s A-L)
- Sharpe (Counsellor – Gr. 9, 11 & 12s M-Z)
- Kater (Vice Principal – Gr. 9 &11s)
- Lindgren-Streicher (Vice Principal – Gr. 8 &10s)
- Rowell (Principal – Grade 12s)