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Posted On Friday, April 03, 2020

Student in distant learningSchool District No. 73 is following the Ministry of Education’s Ministerial Order guidelines to ensure privacy is protected while technologies are being used in distance education during the Coronavirus pandemic. This week, educators throughout SD73 reached out to students to reconnect them with their learning, and many of are using Zoom to video-conference in order to connect face-to-face. “We are working hard to ensure safety and privacy for students, and to support...
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Posted On Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Zoom classroom for Grade 2 studentTeachers are finding ways to reconnect with students, helping them to continue learning, even in this time of social isolation. It’s not as big a stretch as people may think, as numerous helpful resources are being gathered and shared among educators to help them engage and work with their students.
“SD73 Teacher-Librarians have created a master list of curated K-12 resources, organized now in curriculum themes and grade groups,” said Sheryl Lindquist ,...

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Posted On Wednesday, April 01, 2020

We got this! Carol DefehrStudents and teachers from Juniper Ridge Elementary waved and sent air hugs to each other during one of several car parades held throughout the district to mark the first day of a new way of learning during the Coronavirus pandemic. The message from both sides was clear – we miss you – and we can do this together.

“Well, kids get dibs, and at this point, the way public...

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Posted On Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Learning at HomeOn March 17 the people of British Columbia learned that in-class learning in schools throughout the province was suspended due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This week, a full week ahead of the vast majority of BC school districts, learning has begun for the 15,500 students throughout SD73.
We are especially focused on preparing grade 12 students for graduation, protecting our vulnerable learners, ensuring the children of our essential workers are supported, and that our...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Focus: Keeping students and staff safe while learning continuesEfforts by administrators, teachers and support staff throughout School District No. 73 are collectively focussed on keeping students and staff safe as many staff return from spring break to connect students to their learning during a world-wide health crisis.   “I am grateful for the presidents of the Kamloops Thompson Teachers Association (KTTA) and the Canadian Union of Provincial Employees (CUPE) 3500, whose calm leadership and commitment to their civic duty has...
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