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SD67 Student Learning Options Guide

We are excited to welcome our students back to schools. By now, parents/guardians will have received a letter from their child’s school describing the extensive health and safety plans and cohort descriptions that were co-developed with the Provincial Health Officer, the BC Center for Disease Control and the Ministry of Education.

The district has also heard from parents and is grateful that the Ministry of Education has provided flexibility to best meet the needs of our community in our planning. In response to parent feedback and with the support of the Ministry of Education, we have added a transition back to school option.

Our Restart Plan includes the following options:
  1. Return to Full-time in class instruction.
    • Students will be attending regular in-class instruction. Having students in classrooms is the best way to minimize learning gaps and provide the academic, social, and emotional supports essential for learning. School administrators have communicated with families regarding orientation days and can be contacted if parents have any questions.
  2. On-Line Learning (ConnectEd)
    • Students complete courses online through ConnectEd school at their own pace. Registration through ConnectEd is required. Please contact your school administrator if you are interested in this option.
  3. Homeschooling
    • Homeschooling is an alternative method of teaching offered outside the B.C. educational system. Typically, a family member is solely responsible for delivering the entire educational program. Home school programs are not supervised by an SD 67 teacher. Parents are required to contact their school administrator if they are choosing this option. 
  4. Transition Back to School Plan (new!)
    • This plan is suited to families who wish to have their child return to in-class instruction but want more time and require a more gradual transition. Families will be primarily responsible to support their child’s learning. A teacher assigned to the transition back to school plan will begin communication the week of September 21.
Transition Back to School Plan
This plan is suited to families who wish to have their child return to in-class instruction but want more time and require a more gradual transition. Parents who identify the need for a gradual transition back to school will retain their school spot and receive the curriculum through print and/or online support. School staff will check in with families to see if re-entry is possible by early October. Ideally, students on this system should plan on returning to school by the end of the first term/quarter. Please register for this plan by Wednesday, September 9 at 8:00 a.m. (Note* Registration is required even if you completed the survey)

Our online registration has now closed.  Please contact your School Principal direct for information.

Transition Back to School Plan Elementary/Middle (Kindergarten – Grade 8)
This plan will be facilitated by a teacher and will involve providing the student with weekly correspondence with grade level literacy and numeracy learning activities for the parent to implement. This option is designed to be a transitional support until the student returns to in-class instruction.

Transition Back to School Plan Secondary (Grade 9 - 12)
To preserve student choice as best as possible and ensure learning cohorts could be created, secondary school courses have been organized in 10-week quarters with two classes at a time. Secondary students who select this transition plan will be given the opportunity to cross enroll into a distance learning course at ConnectEd. Students would not take their first two classes of the year in-class and would have the opportunity to return to classes at the start of each quarter. It is important for families to note that this decision will require students to speak with their school counsellor to review their course schedule.

Additional Information:
  • Parents can contact their school at any time if they have additional questions regarding their child’s education program, including orientation days on September 10 – 11.
  • SD 67’s District Restart Plan, including FAQ’s, can be found here.
  • Our District Website contains additional information, as well as links to our new SD 67 Facebook page and school websites.
  • Information regarding COVID-19, including COVID-19 self-assessment and resources can be found here.