COVID-19: Updates

COVID-19 Updates

September 16, 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 School Settings
UPDATED: September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020
To Parents/Guardians:
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September 9, 2020

Busing Information for Parents and Guardians

In order to meet COVID-19 Health and Safety requirements adjustments
have been made to bus assignments and pick-up times.
Please call the Transportation Department at 250-992-8361 for your child's bus information.

August 26, 2020

Quesnel School District's Return to School Plan Stage 2 - September 2020

August 25, 2020

B.C.'s Back to School Plan
What Parents Need to Know

August 21, 2020

Return to School Planning Update

August 17, 2020

K-12 operational guidelines set requirements for masks


August 12, 2020

New information regarding the first week of school.


August 11, 2020

For your quick reference with regards to information on back to school September 2020 please visit the new Covid-19 Return to School page.


July 29, 2020

Latest information regarding K-12 Education Restart Plan for 2020/21 School Year


July 7, 2020

Ministry of Education Surveys - Impacts on Learning

The Ministry of Education has developed surveys for parents, guardians and
Grade 10-12 students to learn more about their experiences during the interruption of classroom learning due to COVID-19.

Survey for Parents
Please click on the link to start survey.

Survey for Grade 10-12 Students
Please click on the link to access survey.

June 25, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from the Minister of Education and the President of BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils.

June 15, 2020

New K-12 resources have been released by the BCCDC on the use of playgrounds
Safety tips for use of playgrounds


June 1, 2020

Video Message from Dr. Bonnie Henry to Educators and School Staff

May 29, 2020

Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Ministy of Education and BCCPAC

COVID-19 District Health & Safety Plan for Stage 3
Please see School Health & Safety Plans for site specific details

May 28, 2020

Stage 3 Plan - Return to In-Class Instruction

May 25, 2020

Free Live On-line Workshops for Kids on Coding


May 22, 2020

COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Settings
Updated: May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

Important Information for Parents/Guardians Regarding K-12 Education Restart Plan

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools

Ministry of Education - K-12 Education Restart Plan

COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 School Settings
Updated: May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020

News Release
K-12 students to have optional in-class instruction on June 1

May 12, 2020

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday, we posted the Ministry of Education’s updated Frequently Asked Questions and BC’s Restart Plan.  This document included a link to the Five Stage Strategy for K-12 EducationCurrently, we are in Stage 4 – this includes in-class learning for children of essential service workers and vulnerable students. Remote and online learning continues for most students.

We understand how difficult it is to take on the role of teacher or tutor. It is our plan that the learning opportunities provided are manageable in a home environment.  Please call or email your child’s teacher if your child is feeling overwhelmed or requiring support to manage learning from home.

For the past four weeks, we have been providing the children of Essential Service Workers an in-school care program at the old Baker School site.  It has been a very safe and successful program.  This week we have invited a few students in grades K-5, who would need special assistance through face-to-face learning, back to school.  All elementary schools will have small groups of students in attendance for a few hours two or three times per week.

Health and Safety remains our top priority and in all our planning for students and staff. We are following the guidelines provided by the Public Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control, WorkSafe BC, and the Ministry of Education. 

Thank you for your support and understanding. 

Stay Safe,
Sue-Ellen Miller
Superintendent of Schools

May 11, 2020

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and B.C.'s Restart Plan

April 27, 2020

(Responding to the suspension of in-class instruction due to COVID-19)


April 20, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) updated April 17, 2020

Some sections have been updated.

April 17, 2020

Reminder - All Quesnel School District Playgrounds and School Fields are Closed Until Further Notice

All Quesnel School District playgrounds and fields are closed until further notice. The District has made this decision in the interest of keeping our community safe and healthy. Signs have been posted to inform the public. 

The District is operating a school care program for children of Essential Workers at Baker School Site.  Small supervised groups of children from this program and the Little Pioneers Daycare will be using the school field.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

April 16, 2020

Letter from Superintendent Sue-Ellen Miller

COVID-19    Update for Parents/Guardians 

Today’s message is to update you on the work of the District as we navigate student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All families will have been contacted by their child’s teacher by this time.  If you have not been contacted, please call the school as we might not have your current contact information or phone number.
The return of student belongings has taken place at all schools or will happen next week. Again, if you have not been contacted please call the school or email your child’s teacher.

We know that parents/guardians are taking on a great deal as you work with your children to continue their learning at home. We want to thank you and support you.  On our homepage we have a link to resources created by our teachers called Resources for Learning at Home.  These resources are additional supports not intended to replace any classroom program.
Starting this week learning activities have begun to go home – for some students this is through work packages and for other students it is through electronic delivery. We are working hard to ensure that all delivery methods provide equal learning opportunities for students. Each teacher will work with their students and parents to provide learning opportunities that are manageable.  If you have questions or need help please contact your child’s teacher.
Learning at home is new to all of us and we will get better at it over time.  
Stay safe everyone!
Sue-Ellen Miller

April 8, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) updated April 7, 2020

Some sections have been updated.

April 2, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) updated April 1, 2020

Some sections have been updated.

April 1, 2020

Parent Resources

The Ministry's Keep Learning BC website provides learning resources and supports for K-12 students while in-class instruction is suspended.


March 30, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the public were posted to the Ministry's website on
March 25 and have been updated.


March 30, 2020

Essential Service Worker Survey

School District #28 is following the direction of the Ministry of Education to develop a plan for providing support to children of essential service workers. This plan includes working with our community and school partners to find care for school-aged (Grades K-5) children.

If you are an essential worker and have exhausted all possibilities for supervision of your child(ren), please copy and paste the following link into your browser to complete the survey, 

Please be aware, depending on available SD 28 resources , essential worker status may need to be prioritized.  

March 30, 2020

Letter to Parents from the Minister of Education and BCCPAC

March 27, 2020

Message from the Superintendent of Schools

March 27, 2020

Facility Rentals Cancelled Until Further Notice

March 26, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

March 26, 2020

northern health
Social Distancing and COVID-19


March 24, 2020

Message from the Board of Education

The Board of Education wants to reassure parents and guardians that the administrative staff of the District are busy planning with our partners to prepare for staff’s transition back to work following Spring Break.
As you know, on March 17 the Minister of Education announced that all K-12 in-class instruction has been suspended in definitely. This means no students will be returning to school on March 30.
The Board of Education and Senior Team continue to be in regular communication with the Ministries of Education and Health to remain current as the provincial plan to address COVID-19 unfolds.
We ask that you to keep an eye on the District website or our Facebook page for updates and for information regarding the District’s continuity of learning plans for students.
Please take care of yourself and do your part in keeping your family and our community healthy.

Dave Chapman, Board Chair

March 24, 2020

All Quesnel School District Playgrounds are Closed Until Further Notice

All Quesnel School District playgrounds are closed until further notice. The District has made this decision in the interest of keeping our community safe and healthy. We support the Provincial Health Officer's direction to practice social distancing. Signs will be posted to inform the public.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

March 23, 2020

Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety and Support Our Children

March 18, 2020

Message from the Superintendent of Schools

The Public Health Officer and the Ministry of Education have suspended in-class instruction for all K-12 schools.

The Quesnel School District has begun planning to provide support for our students. We are in close communication with the Ministry of Education as decisions are made provincially and to seek guidance for service provision. 

We will provide more information next week as the scheduled Spring Break comes to an end. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

Sue-Ellen Miller
Superintendent of Schools

March 17, 2020

Letter to parents, guardians and school/school district staff regarding the immediate suspension
of in-class instruction

March 17, 2020


March 13, 2020

Message for Parents/Guardians and Staff - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 13, 2020

Letter from the Deputy Minister of Education

March 12, 2020

Joint statement on update on new and existing COVID-19 cases in B.C.



March 6, 2020

Advice on Spring Break travel for students in British Columbia.

March 5, 2020

Recommendations for Students, Parents and Guardians on 2019 Novel Coronavirus


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