Masks for K – Gr 3

Dear Families,

As you may have already heard, the Ministry of Education has implemented a new change to help stop the spread of Covid among students at school. Their guidelines have been updated "to require masks for kindergarten to Grade 3 students. The rollout will begin on Monday, October 4 when all students in B.C. schools will be required to wear a mask when inside a school building, including while at their desks and on buses. This measure builds on the existing guidelines that currently apply to all students in Grades 4 to 12."

So, starting Monday, please send all children/students to school with a clean mask daily. We recognize this is a difficult change and we will do our best to implement this change with care.

We know there are quite a few local families struggling with Covid in their households so we request you continue to do your part to limit visiting indoors, keep your children home when they are not feeling well (and get tested for Covid as applicable), consider vaccination, and encourage your children to wear masks and clean their hands regularly.

Keep courage and stay kind to each other as we are all in this life together. And enjoy the last few days of these beautiful leaves on the trees 🙂

Mrs. Atherton