SD83 would like to share the information that the COVID-19 vaccination is now authorized by Health Canada for children five and older.
SD83 is supporting the efforts of Interior Health by sharing information about the vaccine and vaccine program from the BC Centre for Disease Control. Interior Health would like to stress that NO CHILD in this age group can be vaccinated without the parent/guardian pre-registering their child.
For further information: https://conta.cc/31yHkko
Interior Health has notified School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) that there was a possible positive COVID-19 exposure at Ranchero Elementary on November 23-26 but that no further action was required by the school.
When there is an exposure, Interior Health will directly notify confirmed close contacts of the positive case with further instructions, including if they should self-isolate or self-monitor for symptoms of illness. If you are contacted by Interior Health, or receive a self-isolation/self-monitor letter, it is imperative that you follow their direction carefully. The most important thing for students and families to remember is that students who have any symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and get tested.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever/chills, shortness of breath, and loss of taste and smell. Most people experience only mild disease.A small number of people may experience a more moderate to severe illness requiring hospitalization.
COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. It may also be spread by touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
The Board of Education of School District No. 83 is committed to ensuring all of our students, staff and schools are safe. Please use all the layers of protection available to you.
Want to register your child for Kindergarten but want to do it online? Starting next week you can!
Beginning Tuesday, October 19 an online registration option will be available for parents registering their child for Kindergarten in September 2022.
Parents wishing to access this online tool should call their catchment area school, which will give you a link and information about registering. This will include a phone number for a Help Desk in case you run into any difficulties.
Not sure which catchment area you are in? Click here
New to SD83 and looking for more information? Click here
SD83 plans on expanding this online service to include all grades in January 2022.
The Ministry of Education is seeking feedback from parents/guardians on its draft K-12 Student Reporting Policy.
Director of Instruction Carol-Ann Leidloff comments SD83 is pleased to share the draft K-12 Reporting Policy, recently released by the Ministry of Education. “This follows four years of work across the province, where schools have worked to align teaching and assessment practices with our renewed curriculum.”
“The SD83 Parent Guide to Communicating Student Learning will help you understand the rationale behind some of the changes, and to clarify what information will be shared during each reporting period.”
Please read through both the Parent Guide and the Draft K-12 Student Reporting Policy, then share your feedback with the Ministry by November 5, 2021.
The SD83 Parent Guide to Communicating Student Learning
Draft K-12 Student Reporting Policy
Read more from the Ministry here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/govtogetherbc/consultation/studentreporting/
Go directly to providing feedback by clicking here: https://feedback.engage.gov.bc.ca/944758