August 26 Ministry of Education Announcement
This afternoon, Minister Rob Fleming announced some updates regarding the BC Ministry of Education’s plans for the 2020-21 school year.
Highlights from the press conference include:
- The best place for the majority of students is in the classroom.
- The BC Ministry of Education maintains a strong impetus to get as many students into classrooms as possible.
- Before the summer break, many parents were stressed when trying to work from home and/or provide for the educational needs of their children at home.
- Heading into this school year, some families have medical, health, or other concerns about returning to the classroom and are looking for other options.
- As such, the Ministry of Education is authorizing school boards to be flexible in providing options to families.
- The Ministry of Education recognizes that not all schools will be able to offer in-class instruction and remote learning options.
- For either in-class or remote learning, the focus is on curriculum outcomes and social/emotional learning.
- The Ministry of Education has required all schools to connect with their families to determine what students will be present in the classroom and what students would like a remote learning option.
- Stable funding for schools has been promised.
As of today, all BC schools have submitted their plans to the BC Ministry of Education for approval. You can find the approved restart plan for MRCS here: MRCS Restart Plan »
At MRCS we remain committed to providing Christian education in a mission-minded community. We believe the connections and strength of our community are best experienced when we can gather together. Although gathering together will look different this year, it is with great anticipation that we look forward to welcoming our students back onto campus on September 8.
You can expect further communication in the coming weeks, please contact the school office if you have any questions in the meantime (604-465-4442 or firstname.lastname@example.org).