To safeguard the health and well-being of our community, Diamond School has updated our COVID-19 Safety & Exposure Plan based on guidance issued by the Provincial Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control, WorkSafeBC, and the Ministry of Education. Our commitment is to safeguard students, employees, contractors, visitors, and school facilities by implementing exposure control and infection prevention measures using a number of different measures including masks, increased cleaning, physical distancing, and enhanced air filtration in common spaces. Our plan will be updated as the situation warrants or new directives are issued by provincial officials.
Safety begins at home, and, as Dr. Bonnie Henry has declared, each of us has the responsibility to do our part in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our broader community. To preserve the health of our community, it is important that we continue to adhere to all of the directives set out by our various levels of government. This currently includes avoiding “social gatherings of any size at your residence with anyone other than your core household” and “all in-person events and community-based gatherings,” along with all non-essential travel outside of Canada.
When in any of our school buildings, we ask that you:
With your help, we will continue to safeguard the health and well-being of the students, staff and families of Diamond School.
Thank you for all that you have done, are doing, and continue to do.
Diamond School Team
On July 29th Minister Fleming and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Henry announced plans to safely bring all K-12 students back to school full time in September as the province moves to Stage 2 of B.C.’s Education Restart Plan. Read the announcement here (multiple translations available).
Our May 28 Newsletter (emailed to all parents and available here) contains detailed information specific to our return to in-class instruction.
Below is the May 28th joint letter to parents from the Minister of Education and the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils.
All parents and guardians should have received an email from the school with further information about your child's at-home learning program. If you did not see the email, please double check your spam folder. If the email was not received, please contact the school office to update your contact information or for further assistance.
Teachers and staff are currently working hard to develop plans and programming to be implemented after the spring break holidays. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
A new government website has been launched with up-to-date non-clinical information on COVID-19. British Columbians can also use the new provincial phone service by calling 1-888-COVID19, available seven days a week from 7:30AM to 8PM, with information in over 110 languages.
The Ministry of Education has prepared and continually updates a Frequently Asked Questions document on continuity of learning, available here.
CBC Kids, along with the Provincial Health Officer, produced a kid-centric Q and A video about COVID-19, available here
In order to ensure the health and safety of our school community, classroom instruction after spring break has been postponed. We are currently making arrangements to ensure continued instruction and more details will be available shortly.
Please see the most recent letter to parents from the Minister of Education below.
Continuity of Education Planning:
Below is the notice from the Deputy Minister of Education from March 13, 2020: