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COVID-19 School Exposures

June 14th, 2021

School District No.59 (PRS) has been made aware by Northern Health that COVID-19 exposures have been identified at the following schools on June 8th, 2021:

  • Chetwynd Secondary School
  • Don Titus Montessori School
  • Little Prairie Elementary School 
  • Windrem Elementary School 

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 June 22nd, 2021 midnight (which is 14 days from the last date of possible contact with the confirmed cases).

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.

YMCA of Northern BC Partners with SD59 to Extend Child Care Services to Dawson Creek

School District No.59 is excited to partner with the YMCA of Northern BC to extend child care services before and after school at Ecole Frank Ross and Crescent Park elementary schools in Dawson Creek. The partnership to provide child care services before and after school will help create a seamless day for students at their school.

Registration for both programs will begin on June 14, 2021. Specific information on the process and registration forms are available on the YMCA website. The press release issued by YMCA is attached.

The Ministry of Education has also issued a press release relating child care initiatives in Northern BC.

Please contact YMCA directly for information about the before and after school child care spaces.

Online and Distance Programs will continue


June 8, 2021

In response to the needs of families navigating the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, School District 59 (Peace River South) reintroduced a K – 9 Distributed Learning option in September of 2020.  The program offers a blend of paper-based and online instruction for K – 3 students and online learning for students in grades 4 – 9. 

SD 59 is pleased to announce that the program will continue in September for the 2021 - 2022 school year. 

The K – 3 programs, while using paper-based resources, have introduced online resources for mathematics and language arts.  Weekly check-ins, read-alouds, and reading assessments using video conferencing (Zoom and Teams) has added a critical element to the programs, providing a virtual connection between the students and the teacher.  The grade 4 – 7 programs are also benefiting from similar virtual connections.

South Peace Distributed Learning School’s elementary and middle years programs are now taking registrations for the 2021-2022 school year.  Information about the school and school programming, as well registration can be obtained by calling:

  • For Elementary (K-7):  250-782-0122
  • For Middle Years (Grade 8 - 9):  250-782-5585



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