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Schools prepare for remote learning

By Lorraine Graves

Published 2:47 PDT, Tue March 31, 2020

Last Updated: 2:57 PDT, Tue March 31, 2020

Richmond School District superintendent Scott Robinson said Monday that the district is preparing for remote learning.

A limited number of schools will offer child care for children of essential service workers. Schools are only being used this way for child care purposes, not for classroom learning.

The school district is responsible for Kindergarten to Grade 12 child care, while the city is responsible for infant to Kindergarten care. The district has sent a link to a survey for parents who are essential service workers in order to establish how many families require child care. 

In addition to providing child care for families in need, the school district is also considering children who normally receive either breakfast or lunch through schools.

Save-On-Foods at Terra Nova will be providing perishable and non-perishable food at a discount. School district staff will reach out to families of students who receive regular meals at school to establish a list of those in need. They aim to begin distributing hampers next week.

The Education Ministry has also published a guide for the continuity of learning, said Robinson. This will ensure students don’t miss any school work.

“Next week we hope to start the distance education,” said Robinson. It will be based on each student’s age, subjects studied, and access to technology at home.

For more on the Richmond School District, visit https://www.sd38.bc.ca/

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