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Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Focus: Keeping students and staff safe while learning continuesEfforts by administrators, teachers and support staff throughout School District No. 73 are collectively focussed on keeping students and staff safe as many staff return from spring break to connect students to their learning during a world-wide health crisis.   “I am grateful for the presidents of the Kamloops Thompson Teachers Association (KTTA) and the Canadian Union of Provincial Employees (CUPE) 3500, whose calm leadership and commitment to their civic duty has...
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Posted On Monday, March 23, 2020

Playgrounds ClosedTo encourage compliance with social distancing measures, School District No. 73 is closing all play structures at school grounds effective immediately.
Closure signage will be installed in the next few days at the play structures at elementary schools throughout the district. The fields and play courts at school grounds are not closed, however, social distancing signage will be posted.
“Schools are closed, our students are at home,” said Alison Sidow,...

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Posted On Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update Schools remain closed to the public as School District No. 73 makes plans this week with school staff to address the learning needs of students over the next several months. Principals and managers are reaching out to staff starting today after the regular one-week spring break to provide them with a schedule for attendance to ensure social distancing measures are followed. Additionally, the district has scheduled a minimum of one custodian during the day for continuous...
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Posted On Thursday, March 19, 2020

Heavy Metal Rocks 2020 cancelledIn light of the recent announcement by the BC Ministry of Education to suspend in-class instruction indefinitely, and the recommendations for social distancing, the SD73 Trades and Transitions department has cancelled the upcoming Heavy Metal Rocks event scheduled for March 25 to March 28, 2020.
"Students who have been selected to participate in this event and who have paid the application fee will be reimbursed the full amount of their fee," said Rick Kienlein , director...

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Posted On Thursday, March 19, 2020

Pandemic UpdateIn answer to the many questions about what comes next for district families, students, and staff in the wake of the news that in-classroom instruction has been suspended, the district has been developing a continuity of learning plan to ensure students remain connected to their teachers and continue to learn. There is a particular focus on preparing grade 12 students for graduation, protecting vulnerable learners, and ensuring the children of essential workers are supported. 
"Our...

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