Novel Coronavirus Info

The Provincial Health Officer has shared some information about the Novel Coronavirus in the letter linked below:

http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20200207/letter-to-parents-via-edufeb-7.pdf

Reducing the risk
The BC Centre for Disease Control recommends that to reduce the risk of exposure to novel coronavirus, individuals employ the same measures that are taken in relation to colds and flu:
• Wash one’s hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and hot water (it is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection).
• Practice other good hygiene habits: do not touch one’s face/eyes/mouth with one’s hands and cover one’s mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing (ideally with a disposable tissue or the crease of the elbow).
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched workspace surfaces.
• Maintain good general health (eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, exercise in moderation).
• Stay home if sick.
• A new toll-free phone number (1-833-784-4397) has been established to answer questions from Canadians about the 2019 novel coronavirus. Service is available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Proposed Calendar for Upper Halfway for 2020-2023

Please find the linked letter to parents and the proposed three-year school calendar for 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023 below. We will be sending home paper copies in the coming days.

Feedback can be submitted in writing to the school, or via email to jbell@prn.bc.ca on or before March 6, 2020.

A PDF letter home and copy of the proposed calendar is provided below.