Schools

Back to school will look differently with more spacing and fewer students in classrooms. (File photo)

North Okanagan back-to-school survey due Friday

If parents do not complete the survey your child may not be permitted to attend school in June

Back to school will look differently with more spacing and fewer students in classrooms. (File photo)
North Okanagan parents surveyed on plans to send kids back to school

North Okanagan parents surveyed on plans to send kids back to school

Restart plan includes June 1 back to school, part time, possibly full for essential workers

North Okanagan parents surveyed on plans to send kids back to school
Editorial: New math may prompt parents to send kids back to school

Editorial: New math may prompt parents to send kids back to school

Province announces greater detail on plans for Jan. 1 in-class instruction

  • May 15, 2020
Editorial: New math may prompt parents to send kids back to school
Work continues on the Silver Star Gateway, a business park at the base of Silver Star Road. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Silver Star Gateway development disrupts traffic

Work on business park across from Butcher Boys continues

Work continues on the Silver Star Gateway, a business park at the base of Silver Star Road. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Schools have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

More North-Okanagan Shuswap students may be back in class by end of May

School District #83 will be asking parents if they want more direct instruction for students

Schools have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Classrooms may reopen for North Okanagan students

Classrooms may reopen for North Okanagan students

Part-time in-class learning opportunities may be implemented in June

Classrooms may reopen for North Okanagan students
A local photographer is offering to take some special portraits for grads who are missing out on graduation ceremonies due to COVID-19. (Christine Charney photo)

North Okanagan grads treated to free photo sessions

Graduation milestone hindered by COVID-19 for so many, so local photographer offers portraits

A local photographer is offering to take some special portraits for grads who are missing out on graduation ceremonies due to COVID-19. (Christine Charney photo)
Discussion around School District #83’s long-term facilities plan will continue at the May 19 board of trustees meeting. (File photo)

Options for Salmon Arm schools costly, funding for new capital unlikely

Discussion of School District #83 long-term facilities plan continues

Discussion around School District #83’s long-term facilities plan will continue at the May 19 board of trustees meeting. (File photo)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces must give emotional support to returning students: education advocates

Teachers should be prepared to provide ‘trauma-informed practices’ in response to students’ needs

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. British Columbia’s education minister says he wants to learn from other provinces and countries like New Zealand before starting to reopen schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations

Many provinces are looking for alternatives to traditional graduation ceremonies

Canadian high school grads-to-be grapple with possible ceremony cancellations
VSS graduates toss caps on the steps of Vernon courthouse in 2019, a long-standing tradition. (Wayne Emde Photography)

North Okanagan schools making alternate grad plans

Traditional grad plans fail due to COVID-19

VSS graduates toss caps on the steps of Vernon courthouse in 2019, a long-standing tradition. (Wayne Emde Photography)
A further expected decline in enrolment for the upcoming school year is anticipated to put School District 67 in a tough financial position, which will likely result in layoffs. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)

‘Perplexing’ decline in SD67 enrolment may result in teaching staff layoffs

Between 14 to 16 SD67 teaching staff may not return to work in the 2020/21 school year

A further expected decline in enrolment for the upcoming school year is anticipated to put School District 67 in a tough financial position, which will likely result in layoffs. (Phil McLachlan - Western News - File)
Summerland’s Unisus School is closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but students are continuing to learn, using online methods. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Unisus School adapts to online learning during COVID-19 pandemic

Students from international school in Summerland now at home in countries around the world

Summerland’s Unisus School is closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but students are continuing to learn, using online methods. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
(Black Press Media files)

‘We don’t have a date’: Some B.C. kids might return to school before summer, but focus is on fall

Children of essential workers will be prioritized, Dr. Henry said

(Black Press Media files)
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School buses seen in North Okanagan-Shuswap don’t signal a return to classes

School district says it’s the annual run to gather information on routes

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Because of changes resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, School District #83’s board of trustees was asked to revise the timeline for 2020-21 preliminary annual budget. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap school board asked for budget timeline extension

Education departments occupied with transition to learning-at-home model

Because of changes resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, School District #83’s board of trustees was asked to revise the timeline for 2020-21 preliminary annual budget. (File photo)
North Okanagan school bus changes possibly delayed

North Okanagan school bus changes possibly delayed

Potential for cuts to student transportation hear parent/teacher upset

North Okanagan school bus changes possibly delayed
Schools deliver 600 laptops to North Okanagan students

Schools deliver 600 laptops to North Okanagan students

Technological hurdles overcome as classrooms continue at home

Schools deliver 600 laptops to North Okanagan students
UPDATE: North Okanagan school bus changes delayed

UPDATE: North Okanagan school bus changes delayed

Parent/teacher upset heard by school district, which delays any changes to 2021

UPDATE: North Okanagan school bus changes delayed
Parent and Grade 1 Beairsto Elementary teacher Colleen Waldegger shares her upset with the potential of removing courtesy riders, the majority of which are French Immersion students, from the busing system during the Vernon School Board meeting Wednesday, March 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

School bus cuts feared for some North Okanagan students

Special transportation meeting could impact hundreds of kids

Parent and Grade 1 Beairsto Elementary teacher Colleen Waldegger shares her upset with the potential of removing courtesy riders, the majority of which are French Immersion students, from the busing system during the Vernon School Board meeting Wednesday, March 11. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)