ALERT: B.C. suspension of all K-12 in-class instruction

Message from the Superintendent - Novel Coronavirus - March 17, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today, the Minister of Education announced that effective immediately, all K-12 in-class instruction will be suspended until further notice due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the attached letter from the Minister of Education for what we know as of now.

As a result, all schools in Richmond will NOT be open for in-class instruction after spring break. At this time, it is not known how long schools will be closed. We understand that parents and students will have many questions and we ask for your patience as we plan for next steps and await further details from the provincial government. 

I want to assure you that the school district will do everything it can to ensure that students in Grade 12, who were on-track to graduate in June, will be able to do so. We will also be looking at ways the district can support students in other grades. As soon as the provincial government provides additional information, we will communicate directly with parents. The school district website and social media channels will also continue to provide updates. 

At this time, our priority is on doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our students, their families and our staff members. We all have a role to play in addressing this world-wide health threat and the school district will take whatever steps are necessary. In the meantime, I ask for your patience as we work out the details moving forward. 

 

Sincerely,

Scott Robinson

Superintendent of Schools

 

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亲爱的家长和监护人,

 

今天,省教育厅长宣布由于全球新冠病毒大爆发,即日起所有K-12 年级学生全面停课,开学时间另行通知。如需了解我们目前获取的信息,请查阅附件来自教育厅长的邮件。

因此,列治文所有的学校在春假结束后不会开学。 与此同时,我们尚未确定学校停课将会延续到何时。 家长和学生对此会有很多疑问,我们表示充分理解。 在此,请大家耐心等候我们听取省政府对此项决定的进一步计划与详情。 

请您相信,我们学区会尽一切力量做出妥善安排,以确保将在6月毕业的12年级学生能如期完成学业和毕业考核。整个学区也将竭尽所能对其他年级的学生做出安排。一旦省政府提供更多信息, 我们将第一时间与家长取得联系。学区网站及社交媒体上也会继续发布最新消息动态。

在当前严峻的形势下,将学生、家庭和教职员工的安全置于优先考虑始终是我们的使命。我们每个人都在这场全球抗疫战中扮演重要的角色,而列治文学区将不遗余力采取必要的行动。最后,感谢您给予耐心等候我们制定下一步的具体实施方案。

 

谨致,

Scott Robinson

教育局长