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COVID-19 School Exposures

April 8th, 2021

School District No.59 (PRS) has been made aware by Northern Health that COVID-19 exposures have been identified in: 

  • Canalta Elementary School on March 29th, 2021;
  • Dawson Creek Secondary School - South Peace Campus on March 31st - April 1st, 2021.

Please be reassured that the current COVID safety plans in our schools, when followed correctly, are very effective in preventing transmission. 

Our schools will continue to implement the strict protocols and procedures we have in place so that children can continue to attend school as safely as possible.

Northern Health has asked that students and staff monitor for symptoms as follows:

  • Canalta Elementary School until April 12th, 2021 midnight (which is 14 days from the last date of possible contact with the confirmed case);
  • Dawson Creek Secondary School - South Peace Campus until April 15th, 2021 midnight (which is 14 days from the last date of possible contact with the confirmed case).

The safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff remains our highest priority.  For any COVID-19 related questions, please contact the Northern Health Online Clinic at 1-844-645-7811.

Pouce Coupe Elementary School Expansion Approved

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The Board of Education of School District No. 59 (PRS) is pleased to announce the expansion for Pouce Coupe Elementary School has received final approval by the Ministry of Education.  The capital expansion will eliminate the need for the two portables currently in use at the school.  The project will also include an office area and washroom.  The expansion is scheduled to be completed in time to welcome students back to school in September.

COVID-19 School Exposure

April 7th, 2021

School District No.59 (PRS) has been made aware by Northern Health that a COVID-19 exposure has been identified in Dawson Creek Secondary School - South Peace Campus on March 29th, 2021.

Please be reassured that the current COVID safety plans in our schools, when followed correctly, are very effective in preventing transmission. 

Our schools will continue to implement the strict protocols and procedures we have in place so that children can continue to attend school as safely as possible.

Northern Health has asked that students and staff monitor for symptoms until April 12th, 2021 midnight (which is 14 days from the last date of possible contact with the confirmed case).

The safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff remains our highest priority.  For any COVID-19 related questions, please contact the Northern Health Online Clinic at 1-844-645-7811.

COVID-19 School Exposures

April 6th, 2021

School District No.59 (PRS) has been made aware by Northern Health that COVID-19 exposures have been identified in: 

  • Devereaux Elementary School on March 29th, 2021;
  • Ecole Frank Ross Elementary School on March 29th, 2021; and
  • Dawson Creek Secondary School - South Peace Campus on March 31st, 2021.

Please be reassured that the current COVID safety plans in our schools, when followed correctly, are very effective in preventing transmission. 

Our schools will continue to implement the strict protocols and procedures we have in place so that children can continue to attend school as safely as possible.

Northern Health has asked that students and staff monitor for symptoms as follows:

  • Devereaux Elementary School until April 12th, 2021 midnight (which is 14 days from the last date of possible contact with the confirmed case);
  • Ecole Frank Ross Elementary School until April 12th, 2021 midnight (which is 14 days from the last date of possible contact with the confirmed case);
  • Dawson Creek Secondary School - South Peace Campus until April 14, 2021 midnight (which is 14 days from the last date of possible contact with the confirmed case).

The safety and well-being of our students, families, and staff remains our highest priority.  For any COVID-19 related questions, please contact the Northern Health Online Clinic at 1-844-645-7811.

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines – Mask Use

March 31st, 2021

Late Tuesday, March 30th, the Ministry of Education updated the Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings.  The most significant changes (below) now make masks mandatory for students in grades 4 - 12 at all times while they are in the school building and on school buses.  

“All students in Grades 4 to 12 are required to wear a mask or a face shield (in which case a non-medical mask should be worn in addition to the face shield) indoors in schools and on school buses - both within and outside of their learning group. 

Students in Grades K to 3 are encouraged to wear a mask indoors in schools and on school buses, but are not required to do so - mask wearing remains a personal or family/caregiver choice for these students, and their choices must be respected.”

Teachers will spend the next few days helping students to adjust to this change. We suggest you send your child to school in a clean mask, and with a spare mask, that they are used to wearing. Schools will have disposable masks available if students forget their mask. Please click the following links for a video and poster containing a reminder of how to wear a face mask.

Students will be able to remove their masks while outside, including at recess, lunchtime and while learning outside. As the weather improves, teachers will continue to look for opportunities to move their classes outside.

Please contact your school principal if your child is unable to wear a mask due to health reasons. 

Other preventative measures will be maintained at schools to provide multiple layers of protection that reduce the risk of transmissions.  These include:

  • Ensuring staff and students stay home when sick or required to self-isolate, including ensuring everyone entering the school performs a daily health check;
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting;
  • Placing students and staff in to consistent groupings of people (learning groups);
  • Adapting environments to maximize the use of space;
  • Ensuring physical distance can be maintained between learning groups; and 
  • Frequent hand hygiene. 

Thank you for your help in continuing to make our schools a safe place to learn and work.

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