Thursday, August 13, 2020


School

BC Teachers Federation endorses reducing classroom density, masks in common spaces

The BCTF says delaying the start of the school year is a "good start" and that more work is underway

B.C. K-12 students will return to classrooms on September 10

Meanwhile teachers and staff will return on September 8 to familiarize themselves with new safety protocols

Only 40% of British Columbians say they will send kids back to school in...

And 48% are not sure what they will do.

Most K-12 students will return to in-class instruction in B.C. this September

Today's announcement included the creation of a new cohort system and a $45.6 million investment from the province.

B.C. and Sooke School District purchase $8.7 million site for future elementary school

Once a school is constructed, it is expected to have 500 seats.

B.C. announces $2.175 million investment in post secondary institutions

Applications for StudentAid will also be automatically assessed to receive a new non-repayable BC Access Grant

Greater Victoria School District votes against suspending police liaison program

Instead, the Superintendent will form a committee to review the current program for potential changes.

Nanaimo schools to undergo $18.8 million seismic upgrades

Work will begin in June 2021

Around 60,000 B.C. students return to school on first day of reopening on June...

This new hybrid model of schooling is expected to stay in place in September

Post-secondary institutions in Victoria offer online courses for community at large this summer

Learn a new skill, or simply quench your curiosities!

UVic, Royal Roads planning to offer mainly online courses in fall semester due to...

Camosun College has yet to announce their plans for the fall

B.C. watching places like New Zealand in their approach to resuming in-class instruction in...

Education Minister Rob Fleming says jurisdictions that have announced a reopening date are taking a backwards approach

Over 1,000 iPads and Chromebooks distributed to students in Greater Victoria School District

For those who don't have access to a computer, laptop, or tablet at home

B.C. launches FREE 24/7 mental health counselling service for all post-secondary students

The service will receive $1.5 million of funding every year for three years

$3.5M emergency fund created for post secondary students in B.C.

Each institution will decide how much a student receives based on their individual needs

B.C. teachers will have access to Zoom videoconferencing app for online classes

With added encryption and safety features

B.C. launches portal to match essential workers with child care spaces for children under...

Simply fill out the form or dial the phone number provided

B.C. launches new online portal for K-12 students after suspension of in-person classes

It offers free learning resources, at-home educational activities, and sources on how to maintain well being. 

Glenlyon Norfolk School closes Greater Victoria campuses due to COVID-19 scare

The schools were closed as a precaution as the illness has not been confirmed as a case of coronavirus

Greater Victoria School District will move forward with renaming George Jay Elementary

50% of Victoria residents who responded to a survey on the subject supported the name change

Provinces announces new $82M high school opening in Duncan in 2023

The new facility will be located next to Vancouver Island University's Cowichan campus

Victoria residents are split on George Jay Elementary School renaming (SURVEY)

Over 2,500 people responded to an online survey on the topic with vastly differing opinions

Lock down lifted at Nanaimo high school after unspecified threat

Two other schools were under 'hold and secure' this morning

Saanich schools to reopen on Monday after union and school district reach tentative deal

This agreement must be ratified at a union vote on Sunday

Saanich schools will remain closed on Tuesday as union strike continues

School's out for the third week in a row

Families of Saanich school district students rally in support of striking CUPE 441 staff

SD63 students have now been out of school for two weeks

RCMP arrest one man after hold and secure at Sooke school

Police received reports that the man was possibly planning a "serious incident" at the school.

Sooke school placed under hold and secure due to “police activity” (UPDATED)

All students are safely inside the building

CUPE 441 expected to reject Saanich School Board proposal amidst second week of strikes

19 schools have been closed since October 28th

Saanich school board resumes negotiations with support staff in hopes of end to strike

19 Saanich schools have been closed since Monday

Vice principal of Comox Valley school fired after checking male students’ underwear

She was trying to determine who had left a pair of soiled underwear in the boys' bathroom

Greater Victoria School District creates online survey to help decide on school name change

Do you support changing the name of George Jay Elementary School?

Sooke school district partners with community groups to keep youth off opioids

"What we try and do is bring parents, students, and the community together to have conversations surrounding substance abuse"

Saanich School District support staff issue strike notice

They are demanding comparable wages to their counterparts in Victoria and Sooke

Celebrate back to school with this make-your-own SLIME event happening August 19-24th

Who's ready to get their hands messy with Monk Office?! 👋

New elementary and middle schools will be built in Langford by September 2022

Most schools in SD62 are nearing capacity according to the board chair of the Sooke School District

Province provides $480,000 for Vancouver Island post-secondary trades and technology programs

To help three institutions buy up-to-date equipment

Victoria student wins provincial science fair for his biomedical research

Another Victoria student came in third place!

The 58th annual VIR Science Fair is happening in Victoria this weekend

Last year’s 17-year-old winner developed a probe to aid in spinal surgeries.
Snow at Royal Roads University

Here’s how the universities in Greater Victoria are handling the snow

In case you have a dreaded 6:30 p.m. class...

Amid rising post-secondary costs, this UVic group wants to support low-income students

"[It] is about empowering, mentoring, and supporting those who[se] lives are shaped by poverty.”

Starbucks is opening at UVic in fall 2019

It'll take over the location that is currently occupied by Finnerty Express
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