In-Person Classes are cancelled.

School District 60

10112-105 Avenue
Fort St. John, British Columbia
Canada V1J-4S4
Voice - 250 262-6000
Fax - 250 262-6048
After Hours Emergency - 250 785-6781

Tech Services - 250 785-4357

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Update #4 COVID-19 – March 17, 2020 – In-person classes suspended

This post has been updated to include a letter from Minister Fleming below.

The following letter is from the Superintendent, Stephen Petrucci,

Dear Parents,

As you may have heard from recent announcements, in-person classes have been suspended.  We do not know how long they will be suspended.  This is a provincial decision based on the best health information available.  We all have a responsibility to do our part during this health crisis, including good hygiene practices and self-isolation when appropriate.

There will be more details to come in terms of what the suspension of classes means – for students, parents and all staff.  Please do not contact your school or the board office at this time.  We have been working on contingency plans and will have more information next week.  Our district is well-placed in terms of our technology infrastructure, tools and skill set.  Everyone will play a role in making the best out of this difficult situation.  

We will continue to give updates on this site.
Sincerely,

Stephen Petrucci


Our communication channels include our primary channel, www.prn.bc.ca , social media via www.facebook.com/sd60prn & www.twitter.com/sd60 , and email. 

Collected updates and resources about COVID-19 are available at https://www.prn.bc.ca/?page_id=4525 .

Update #3 COVID-19 – March 13, 2020 – Messages from Superintendent and Deputy Minister

The Deputy Minister of Education, Scott MacDonald, has provided the letter below available for download.

The following message is from Superintendent Stephen Petrucci

March 13, 2020

Dear Parents,

Yesterday afternoon, the provincial health officer, Bonnie Henry, announced new advisories on any travel outside of Canada and public gatherings/events of over 250 people.  You can see this announcement here.  At this time, schools are not being closed.

If your family travels outside of the country over Spring Break and while this advisory is in place, you are asked to self-isolate for 2 weeks upon your return.  While this cannot be enforced, the health officer advises that it is your civic duty to do so. If you intend on traveling outside the country, please inform your school administrator via email and let them know when you are returning so that the timeline for self-isolation for the student is clear.  The school may not have the capacity to support home learning during self-isolation for those families that choose to travel outside of Canada.

We ask the public to continue to monitor advisories from the provincial health officer.  District updates and resources are also posted on our website at www.prn.bc.ca.  This includes a recent letter from the Ministry of Education.

It is inevitable that some students, staff and parents will contract the virus. As always, our community will come together to respond to this crisis with reason and compassion.  

Sincerely,

Stephen Petrucci

Superintendent

Further updates will come through www.prn.bc.ca. Past and Future updates and resources are available on our COVID-19 Page.

Update #2 COVID-19 – March 10, 2020 – Updates on School District 60 Response to COVID-19

The following update letter will be provided to schools for distribution. Click on the file or image below for a PDF copy of the letter.

Update #1 is available at https://www.prn.bc.ca/?p=4496

Try a Sport! – BC Winter Games

As part of the BC Winter Games students will have an opportunity to try a sport on March 13 and March 15! See the poster below for more information.

Update #1 COVID-19 – March 2, 2020 – Media Release: COVID-19

Media Release

March 2, 2020

In response to recent concerns around the spread of COVID-19 and student travel groups, School District 60 has connected with our Northern Health Medical Officer and confirmed the following information and procedures:

  • There are currently no confirmed cases in our region
  • The risk for transmission in BC remains low
  • Updates and the latest information on COVID can be found on the Northern Health Website at www.northernhealth.ca 
  • No additional measures are recommended at this point beyond the hygiene procedures and self-monitoring that have been communicated via the health authorities and parent letters.  These resources can also be found on our district website at www.prn.bc.ca
  • Out of an abundance of caution, the district is providing additional sanitizer products to all schools and our custodians are providing enhanced disinfectant protocols in all schools.
  • The medical health officer does not recommend the quarantine of all students returning from travel.  Any staff or students who are symptomatic are encouraged to self-isolate and seek medical attention.  

Stephen Petrucci

Superintendent

Supporting Resources

SD60 March 2nd, 2020 Letter for Parents / Guardians / Families

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 for Children and Students

BC Centres for Disease Control – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) page

Travel Health Notices – Government of Canada

World Health Organization – Clean hands protect against infection

Update #2 – https://www.prn.bc.ca/?p=4513

Contact

Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1. Public Health Agency of Canada has set up a 2019 novel coronavirus telephone information line at: 1-833-784-4397.

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