Today BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) has jointly released a letter with our education partner associations - British Columbia School Trustees Association, BC School Superintendents Association, BC Association of School Business Officials and BC Principals and Vice Principals Association - in support of the Ministry of Education's K-12 Restart Plan.
The plan will continue to be worked on in consultation with all our associations and many other education employee groups, stakeholders and rightsholders as it has from the beginning.
The plan will look different in every district. Districts will need time to work with these guidelines and consult with their stakeholders (ie DPACs representing parents/guardians) and determine the best way to implement them safely for staff and students. This local consultation will be robust. It will include boards, employee groups, rightsholders and stakeholders including parents. Provincially, as was always the plan, now that we have direction and a stage, the working groups will begin the necessary focused conversations on implementation.
READ THE FULL LETTER HERE
Latest information from the VSB and School Administration
Here is the VSB's COVID-19 Updates page
May 20 FAQ and information posted to VSB Website: In-Class Instruction
Dear Tennyson Families,
Thank you in advance for completing the district gradual return to in-class instruction survey, which helps schools/our district to guide planning. We wanted to let you know of some information that is now posted to the VSB Website that you might find helpful and informative. The FAQ may answer some questions that you might have.
FAQ for Families: In-Class Instruction:
Superintendent’s Video – Preparing for the voluntary, part-time return to in-class instruction:
Superintendent’s Letter to parents (emailed directly from District Communications already):
Have a great day, and as always, we continue to provide you with regular Continuity of Learning updates.
May 15th Tennyson Continuity of Learning Update
Dear Tennyson Families,
I hope this update message finds you well, ahead of a long weekend. I also hope that you all have a chance to relax a bit and have fun together over the next three days. Here are a few updates:
Continuity of Learning Update
It was a busy week with teachers and support staff connecting and working with students in a variety of ways. I enjoyed being in a number of the classes and see the learning happening. As always, a big thank you to both our parents/guardians and our staff for working through the “learning-at-home” context.
You likely know that there was a provincial press conference today regarding planning for in-school learning on a part-time basis. I know that this may bring up a number of questions from our families. Our district staff team is working, alongside our stakeholder partners, on the local VSB plans for schools. As always, I will communicate updates to families as plans develop. You may wish to follow VSB twitter @VSB39 for district updates and new on a variety of things. We continue to work with our four guiding principles being the focus during this time:
Indigenous Education Focus Pro-D
Today’s Provincial Indigenous Education Focus Professional Development day was an excellent learning opportunity for our staff! Teachers and support staff engaged (virtually) in collabroative learning from Indigenous Educators, elders, and storytellers. We had the opportunity to explore many things, including:
I wanted to again provide the login and password for for the Tennyson/VSB e-library. Here it is:
Weblink (copy and paste as needed): https://www.vsb.bc.ca/schools/lord-tennyson/Teaching-and-Learning/Learning-Commons-or-Library/Pages/default.aspx
See the May 15th email from the Tennyson Administration for the login details.
Have a great weekend!
May 8 Tennyson mini-Newsletter
Dear Tennyson Families,
Happy Friday! Here is the link to our latest "mini-newsletter". You may need to copy and paste the link. It is intended to give an update on a few things:
Doug & Kateryna
Tennyson Admin Team
Portion of the May 6 message from M Roch
Our VSB superintendent recently posted to the VSB website an video/article entitled “Looking Ahead and Continuing to Adapt”. This is from the beginning of the message: "With lots of thoughts and ideas percolating about what the Provincial Government's eventual loosening of restrictions will mean, people are wondering too what that means for schools. In her latest video update, Vancouver School District Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman shares the District's thinking about what that may look like."
Here is the link (you may need to cut and paste): https://www.vsb.bc.ca/news/_layouts/15/ci/post.aspx?oaid=74b4fc78-16a6-4115-9b8c-a10eba718e8a&oact=20001
The following list of resources was compiled in and shared with parents during the Spring/Summer of 2020 to support families with learning at home. Thank you to everyone who shared resources. Please note, some links may no longer work and some of the resources may no longer be available.
Tennyson family is co-running a Garage Sale on Saturday, July 18th. Gently to very gently used items. Kids designer clothes aged 6 thru 12. Lots of amazing kids and adult books. Designer woman and mens clothing and houseware items.
Also featuring a DRINK STAND with partial proceeds going to the Downtown Eastside Women's Shelter.
Saturday July 18th 10am to 2pm.
3334 Sophia street. Vancouver BC V5v3t5
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