B.C. Suspends K-12 Schools Indefinitely

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A message from our principal, Paul Tigchelaar:

B.C. elementary and secondary schools will remain closed indefinitely. “The difficult decision has been made to suspend K-12 learning at this time,” said Premier John Horgan at a media conference in Victoria.

Education Minister Rob Fleming said plans to return to classes would be discussed at a later date.

“As the global pandemic of COVID-19 is evolving quickly and is having a growing impact in B.C., we have to take action today to protect our students and staff and keep our schools safe.” he said.

Regardless of what happens in the next few months, he said all students will receive a final mark.

“All students on track to move to the next grade in the fall will do so. Grade 10 and 11 students, graduation assessments will be postponed,” he said.

“I know that parents of students in Grade 12 will have unique concerns. Every student eligible to graduate Grade 12 this year will graduate.”

JKCS is committed to delivering virtual learning K – 12 in an appropriate format as recommended and/or directed by the BC Ministry of Education and delivered by our staff initiatives.

I have asked teachers to start to consider what content will be delivered and Admin will be offering a variety of solutions and strategies to those which are already a part of their professional foundations.

This is unprecedented and I would encourage us to seize this as a completely new opportunity to excel as a community to serve your sons and daughters, our students well.

Embrace Change, Keep the Faith, Pray Without Ceasing

Blessings!
Paul