Wednesday, March 18

The VSB has an update describing the current situation. Be sure to read both letters that are linked, as they have valuable information from the provincial Ministry of Education and the local VSB superintendent.

The most relevant parts of the letter are that BC schools must “immediately suspend in-class instruction until further notice” and that “it is expected that schools will implement a variety of measures to ensure continued learning for students”. The VSB says that they “are looking at how to continue to meet the needs of students who rely on enhanced supports at their schools such as nutrition/food programs”.

For grade 12 students, here is the relevant information:

“Every student eligible to graduate from Grade 12 this year will graduate. The only graduation assessment required for current Grade 12 students is the Grade 10 numeracy assessment. The Ministry of Education will ensure Grade 12 students who have not yet completed this assessment and who are otherwise on track to graduate are able to meet this graduation requirement.”

In Seattle, people are observing a 6-foot-rule for social distancing while waiting in line.

Social Distancing at Dick's