Field Trip ~ Heat ~ Last Day

Hello Families,

In light of the extreme heat for the last two days of school, we are making a few changes:

1. Our field trip to Moberly Lake will be from the start of school until 11:30am and all students will be going to Moberly Lake Provincial Park. These changes are primarily to reduce the length of time students will be on the bus during high heat hours. Lunch will be served at school and we will have activities in the afternoon, likely by the creek or in the gym which will be cooler areas.

For our lake time, it is important that your child(ren) brings:
– a water bottle
– sunscreen and/or hat
– swimsuit/clothes for water

A hopefully still cool bottle of water will be provided for each student for the ride back to the school.

2. Dr. Choi, Medical Health Officer of Vancouver Coastal Health, released a statement "At this time, the risks from extreme heat exceed the risks from COVID-19. While the Extreme Heat Alert is in place, access to cool spaces should not be restricted due to concerns about crowding and physical distancing, and mask recommendations should be loosened if necessary due to difficulty breathing/thermal regulation."
With this in mind, we will not be requiring masks for the last two days of school in our building or on our bus. Our two cohorts (K-Gr 6 & Gr 7-12) may also be in the gymnasium together as that is our most cool space.

If you are not comfortable with these changes, we respect your decision and will understand if you choose to keep your child(ren) home or drive them to/from school or the lake.

Reminder: our last day is this Tuesday and school will be done at noon. There will not be bus transportation to town so please arrange to pick up your child(ren) and their belongings at school. Report cards will also be handed out on Tuesday.

If your family needs a place to stay cool outside of school hours this week, please let us know and we may be able to create a space for you to hang out in our gymnasium for a while.

It’s been a year full of changes and this is one more to add to the list 🙂 Wishing everyone a wonderful summer!

Mrs. Atherton