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Spring Announcement on the BC 4-Step Restart Plan

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Spring Announcement on the BC 4-Step Restart Plan
by Doug Caley - Friday, 28 May 2021, 11:23 AM

North Saanich Middle School

10400 McDonald Park Road, 

North Saanich, British Columbia, V8L 0A3

Tel: 250-656-1129  Fax: 250-656-2759


May 28, 2021


Dear Parents and Guardians:


Re: Spring Announcement on the BC 4-Step Restart Plan


We just wanted to take a few minutes to update you on information coming to us from the Ministry of Education as the province starts to open up.


The province recently announced a new 4-step BC Restart Plan with implementation dates of May 25, June 15, July 1 and Sept 7.  Moving through these 4 steps is dependent on the province continuing along the trajectory of fewer COVID infections and hospitalizations.  The Ministry of Education and the Provincial Health Office have also provided school districts with clarity and specific directions for the remainder of this school year.  Specifically, schools are to remain in our current Stage 2 configuration for the remainder of this school year and into the summer months.  This means that all year-end school activities are expected to follow the current safety guidelines on things such as gatherings and cohort size limits.  In short, NSMS will follow our current Health and Safety guidelines for the rest of this school year.  For example, we will continue to wear masks, control hallway flow in one direction and stay in cohorts during class and lunch/recess time.  


As you are likely aware, we are currently planning for a return to Stage 1 in September which means a return to regular classes.  We are expecting an announcement from the provincial government in late June with more details on any specifics for school operations in September.


We thank you for your ongoing cooperation and understanding as we continue to make our school safe places for students and staff.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at the school.   




Kal Russell