Letter to students and parents from the North Vancouver School District:
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and Staff,
Earlier this week Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry amended the existing provincial public health orders. The strengthened orders and guidelines are in effect through April 19, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Since that announcement, the Ministry of Education and BC Centre for Disease Control have been working on updating their respective K-12 health and safety guidelines (see the Resources section at the end of the letter below), specifically focusing on mask wearing:
Effective immediately, all K-12 staff and all students in grades 4 to 12 will be required to wear non-medical masks in all indoor areas, including when they are at their work stations/desks, both within and outside of their learning group.
In a grade 3/4 combined class, the mask requirement applies to all students (including those in grade 3).