backtoschool

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School bus with kids on board caught speeding through school zone in Kelowna

Driver was given a written warning and call to their supervisor

 

RCMP are reminding motorists to travel with care through school zones and crosswalks as students return to the classrooms Sept. 6 and 7. (RCMP)

Okanagan motorists use caution as students return to school

B.C. RCMP sends out yearly reminder that school speed zones are back in effect as kids head to classes

 

With school starting in School District 83 on Wednesday, Sept. 7, drivers are urged to be particularly vigilant in order to protect students walking, cycling or riding a school bus. (File photo)

Drivers urged to protect young lives in Shuswap when school starts

RCMP ask drivers, parents and students to be prepared for Sept. 7 in School District 83

 

Returning students welcome new students and parents at UBCO on Sept. 4, 2022 for move-in day (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Welcome home! Students move-in to dorm life at UBCO

New students will be able to participate in orientation activities Sept. 5

  • Sep 4, 2022
Returning students welcome new students and parents at UBCO on Sept. 4, 2022 for move-in day (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
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No mask mandate for B.C. schools as province urges vaccination to curb COVID

Vaccination, regular health checks, and staying home when sick are the province’s recommendations

(Black Press Media Creative)
Avalynn Kwok, 4, walks with her dad, Manny Kwok, outside Lynn Valley Elementary School as her parents drop her off for her first day of kindergarten in North Vancouver on September 9, 2021. For years, Staples Canada has advertised back-to-school supplies to the tune of the “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” with parents eager to see their children return to class after a busy summer. But back-to-school supplies can quickly add up, and parents already feeling the crunch from a rising cost of living may need to strategize how they approach this shopping season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Looking to save some money this back-to-school season? Here are some tips

Parents facing increased costs as they get the kids ready to return to class

Avalynn Kwok, 4, walks with her dad, Manny Kwok, outside Lynn Valley Elementary School as her parents drop her off for her first day of kindergarten in North Vancouver on September 9, 2021. For years, Staples Canada has advertised back-to-school supplies to the tune of the “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” with parents eager to see their children return to class after a busy summer. But back-to-school supplies can quickly add up, and parents already feeling the crunch from a rising cost of living may need to strategize how they approach this shopping season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Students in School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap, return to class on Sept. 7, 2021. (File photo)

Health, safety emphasized as North Okanagan-Shuswap schools open

Drivers urged to be cautious, inside School District 83 buildings pandemic protocols change slightly

Students in School District 83, North Okanagan-Shuswap, return to class on Sept. 7, 2021. (File photo)
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

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)
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

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
New playground equipment was installed at Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous on Aug. 24, 2021. (Facebook/Parkview Elementary School)

New playground equipment installed at Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous

Fundraising from Parent Advisory Council ensured equipment install before beginning of school year

New playground equipment was installed at Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous on Aug. 24, 2021. (Facebook/Parkview Elementary School)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)

Mask mandate for Central Okanagan students not surprising: superintendent

Students will be wearing masks in class again this fall

Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)
Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)

Kelowna elementary school library stays open to combat the ‘summer slide’

Quigley Elementary’s library will be open once weekly to keep them reading over the holidays

Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)
Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools

Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools

Established testing and tracing protocols have already proven effective

Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools
Editorial: Parents, students must be prepared for a very different school year

Editorial: Parents, students must be prepared for a very different school year

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District safety plan will hopefully provide answers

  • Aug 24, 2020
Editorial: Parents, students must be prepared for a very different school year
Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Class resumption raises challenges for Central Okanagan schools

Education ministry directive to resume K-12 classes Sept. 8 creating many questions

Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)
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)