backtoschool

Laity View elementary has painted its walls with its own version of Bonnie Henry’s advice “Be kind, be calm, be safe.” (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge parents more comfortable with back-to-school

Vaccines and safety measures reassure families as classes resume

 

Adhering to safety measures like masks, hand-washing, social distancing and staying home if you’re sick will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among children. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. Children’s Hospital says COVID-19 hospitalizations for children remain low

Hospitalizations have remained at about two per cent throughout the pandemic

 

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. An independent report has found systemic racism in a northern B.C. school board and calls for a province-wide investigation of the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Clearly discriminatory and systemically racist’: Report on B.C. school board

‘I walk into a school and my chest tightens,’ one person said in the report

 

Ainslee and Elton De Genova head back for the first day of school at Eric Langton elementary on Sept. 10, 2020. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Nervous and excited headed back to school in Maple Ridge

Eric Langton students and parents talk about the first day

Ainslee and Elton De Genova head back for the first day of school at Eric Langton elementary on Sept. 10, 2020. (Neil Corbett/The News)
It’s time for back to school, and Ridge Meadows RCMP are reminding all drivers to slow down in school zones. (Facebook)

Driving advice for first week back to school

Slow down in school zones, and parents should leave early

It’s time for back to school, and Ridge Meadows RCMP are reminding all drivers to slow down in school zones. (Facebook)
Back-to-school time during a pandemic is not like other years. (Black Press files)

It’s a nervous week returning to school during pandemic

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows teachers and parents have concerns

Back-to-school time during a pandemic is not like other years. (Black Press files)
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LETTER: Why don’t students and teacher require testing before entering school?

Letter writer feels Dr. Bonnie Henry is enforcing more restrictions on measles than COVID

  • Sep 1, 2020
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LETTER: Questioning SD42’s plan for returning kids to class

Reader worries about spread of COVID as students in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows head back to school

  • Aug 26, 2020
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Education Minister Rob Fleming in Chilliwack on Sept. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

B.C. to announce plans for September return to school amid COVID-19 pandemic

Plan to include measures nimble enough to react to the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

Education Minister Rob Fleming in Chilliwack on Sept. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students with disabilities, diverse abilities and those considered vulnerable are back at school receiving in-person supports. (THE NEWS-files)
Students with disabilities, diverse abilities and those considered vulnerable are back at school receiving in-person supports. (THE NEWS-files)
Sylvia Russell, School District 42 superintendent. (Contributed)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows school district assessing student needs for virtual education

Teaching special needs students in virtual classroom “complex”

Sylvia Russell, School District 42 superintendent. (Contributed)