The survey is reopened. Please click here for information and the link to the survey.
The District has been tasked to provide learning/childcare services to parents that have no other option for childcare, as well as meet the definition below as Essential Service Workers (ESW):
ESWs that can make other arrangements for care with older siblings, partners or other relatives must do so to support the practice of social distancing. Please see below for an update on how the District will be proceeding with its mandate to provide childcare service for ESWs:
You will be notified by April 3 about the status of childcare for your child(ren). This service will be phased in with priority service expected to commence on April 6. As all efforts are being dedicated to finalizing plans for safety, learning/childcare for essential service workers and continuity of learning, we please ask that you do not contact the District or your school prior to April 6. You will be provided more details and your school will be in touch with you as soon as planning is completed. If you have not done so already and believe that you would qualify for this service per above, please go to https://sd23survey.sd23.bc.ca/COVID-19-EW.aspx
Board of Education messages and updates on COVID-19 measures.
Message to Families from the Board of Education - March 27
Message from the Board of Education - March 20
As information about public health measures associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) emerges, we will post it here.
Central Okanagan Public Schools' top priority is always the safety of our staff and students. We continue to work closely with local and provincial health authorities to get the latest information and ensure we cooperate with any recommended measures for COVID-19.
We continue to educate on best practices for preventing the spread of viral illness, including frequent and thorough handwashing and encouraging people to stay home from school or work when they show symptoms.
School campuses will remain closed to visitors unless otherwise invited. Students and families must not enter schools after Spring Break. This includes school grounds, playgrounds, classrooms, and StrongStart Centres. If you have personal items within your child(ren)'s school, we ask that you wait for invitation to pick up these items.
Ministry of Education Q & A on Continuity of Learning
Provincial Self-Assessment Tool
Ways to Practice Social Distancing (posted on our website under the button "Documents and Publications.")
Click here to read the District Pandemic Response Plan This plan is posted on our website under the button "Documents and Publications."
School Bus Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is open!
Please go to https://transportation.sd23.bc.ca to register
Our digital library is FREE for students and teachers. Students can read independently on their own devices in a browser or on the app. Borrow Ebooks and Audiobooks through the OverDrive app at school, home, or on the go.
Grade 7 Girls Field Hockey is starting after Spring Break. See Mr. Fecht for more information!