Parents will have the choice of bringing their children back to class on a part-time basis starting this Monday, as part of BC’s Restart Plan, with the goal of returning to fulltime classes in September 2020
BC has worked hard to flatten our curve. At the next phase of our pandemic plan, science shows us that students are ready to return to class on a gradual, part-time basis.
In fact, the Government of BC has announced its Schools Restart Plan, by which all K-12 students in the province can resume in-class instruction beginning on June 1. For Canada Royal Arts parents, this means that they will have the opportunity to send their children back to class on a part-time basis this school year if they choose.
Under the Government plan, students in Grades 8-12 can attend school for one day per week for a full day of instruction. So, starting on Monday June 1 and continuing until the end of the semester on June 25, our school will be open each Monday for a full day of in-class instruction.
The main delivery model for instruction will continue to be online via Zoom. In-class activities will simply supplement an activity assigned remotely. Students who choose to remain at home or in Homestay will continue with Zoom online lessons as they have been doing since March. Teachers will conduct their Zoom online lessons from their classroom in the school so that any student who wants to return to school can take advantage of the live in-person lesson.
The in-class school schedule will remain the same as online: 4 one-hour classes, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm. This means that no student will need to take public transit during the busy rush hour period.
Students who attend the in-school classes will seat around the periphery of each classroom. All classrooms will have taped markings on the floors to indicate proper physical distancing between students. In addition, half of the desks will be taped off to indicate they are not for student use.
Uniform is not mandatory for students attending in-school classes. We recommend wearing clothes that are easy to wash on return to their home bases.
Besides physical distancing, people in the school building will be required to wear face masks. They will also be asked to to wash their hands frequently and take all other preventative measures. In addition, some art students will also be required to wear gloves.
WHAT BC’s Restart Plan / Optional In-Class Instruction
WHERE Canada Royal Arts High School
FOR WHOM K-12 Students (grades 08 to 12)
WHEN On Mondays, from June 1 to June 25