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Blog: Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Well Wishes From Our Godson Administrators

Dear Godson Families,

Due to COVID-19, the time at school since March Break has been very different.  For many, learning has been happening online through See Saw, Google Meets, Google Classroom and other online platforms.  For some, two days a week of face to face instruction has been happening since June 1st.  Despite this ‘blend’ of learning, our main goal has been and will continue to be to connect with our students and families, to learn the challenges you face, and to make plans to help meet needs.

As we look ahead to school in September, many are wondering what it will look like for our students.  While it is hard to know, exactly, as so much is dependent on whether our COVID-19 cases in BC rise or fall over the summer, we anticipate we will either remain in stage 3 or possibly move to stage 2.  If we were to remain in stage 3 (where students attend school 2-3 days/week, and continue with some online learning), it will likely be mandatory school attendance and no longer voluntary.  The reason for this is the high level of importance of face to face learning for elementary aged students.  If we were to move to stage 2 (where all students are back for full days), we would have very little online learning. We anticipate that the health authority and the ministry of education will make an announcement around mid to late August to inform us of the stage and corresponding guidelines that need to be followed.  We will then follow the guidelines set out to ensure the greatest care and safety for students, staff, and families.  Until we know more, we encourage you to set aside any stresses and worries about the future.   And remember, we are a Godson family, and no one is in this alone.  Together we will make it work.

On a final note, we want to wish everyone an enjoyable summer break. May it be filled with many wonderful moments with family and friends.  And as we engage in our summer activities let’s all remember the words of our Chief Health Officer in BC, Bonnie Henry, to: ‘be calm, be kind, be safe’.

With Loving Hearts,
Mr. Laird & Mrs. Chenier