Schools

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B.C. teacher banned from teaching younger students after showing age-inappropriate movies

Teacher showed multiple inappropriate movies and failed to supervise students

(Black Press Media files)
FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. teachers’ union asks officials for COVID data to prove schools are still safe

BCTF president wants province to share criteria for when schools switch between in-person and remote learning

FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – A family walk past the sign at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

All Toronto schools to close for in-person learning as of Wednesday

Toronto joins Peel in being second Ontario region to make the jump

FILE – A family walk past the sign at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
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COVID-19: Masks now mandatory for students in Grade 4 and up, B.C. confirms

This puts B.C. in line with other provinces

(Metro Creative photo)
(Metro Creative photo)

UPDATE: B.C. announces amendments to school mask mandate amid COVID surge

Other provinces have brought in more stringent mask mandates for students

(Metro Creative photo)
(Black Press Media files)

BCTF says more K-7 teachers with COVID-19 than Grades 8-12 teachers

Union says this shows the importance of wearing masks in classrooms

(Black Press Media files)
Students at Langley’s Topham Elementary School tried out the “rolly” slide in the new playground on Friday, Match 5. It was designed with input from students at the K-7 school in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A playground for students, by students, at Topham Elementary School

Kids at the K-7 school in Langley helped design new play facility

Students at Langley’s Topham Elementary School tried out the “rolly” slide in the new playground on Friday, Match 5. It was designed with input from students at the K-7 school in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Undated Google Street View image of Richard Bulpitt Elementary School (Google)
Undated Google Street View image of Richard Bulpitt Elementary School (Google)
COVID-19 variants were discovered at two elementary schools.
COVID-19 variants were discovered at two elementary schools.
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Compensation fund opens for B.C. students negatively affected by incorrect exam marks

Marks for 2019 provincial exams were incorrectly tabulated

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Students at R.E. Mountain Secondary School created a Black History Month display that covered several walls (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Students at R.E. Mountain Secondary School created a Black History Month display that covered several walls (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A classroom in Surrey school district is cleaned last year. Over the weekend, school communities in Surrey and Delta were advised of exposures to the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant of the COVID-19 virus. In some cases individuals and in others entire classes, have been directed to stay home and self-isolate while awaiting test results. (file photo surreyschools.ca)

U.K variant of coronavirus detected at seven schools in Surrey, Delta

Individuals, classes directed by district to stay home and self isolate

A classroom in Surrey school district is cleaned last year. Over the weekend, school communities in Surrey and Delta were advised of exposures to the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant of the COVID-19 virus. In some cases individuals and in others entire classes, have been directed to stay home and self-isolate while awaiting test results. (file photo surreyschools.ca)
At R.E. Mountain Secondary school in Langley, Kaylyn Williams, Brandon Chow, the Food Bank’s Jim Calamunce, and Julia Cotton held a socially-distant – and masked – cheque presentation (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a ‘pivot’ by R.E. Mountain Secondary School students paid off for 22 local families – and the food bank

When they couldn’t collect donations the usual way, they found another way

At R.E. Mountain Secondary school in Langley, Kaylyn Williams, Brandon Chow, the Food Bank’s Jim Calamunce, and Julia Cotton held a socially-distant – and masked – cheque presentation (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A COVID-19 cases has been reported at Langley Fine Arts School (undated Google Maps image)

COVID case reported at Langley Fine Arts School

Number of Langley schools reporting cases in January and February now 12

A COVID-19 cases has been reported at Langley Fine Arts School (undated Google Maps image)
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B.C. expands mandatory mask rules in schools, rolls out ‘rapid response teams’

Masks will be mandatory for middle and high school students except for a few scenarios

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FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

34% of teachers say they’d look to an early career exit over COVID response: BCTF survey

Pandemic has increased workload for the majority of teachers

FILE – A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Lynn Fripps Elementary class go on a StoryWalk with Teacher Librarian Jennifer Fernandes during Family Literacy Week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lynn Fripps Elementary class go on a StoryWalk with Teacher Librarian Jennifer Fernandes during Family Literacy Week. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley school district has recorded 84 confirmed COVID-19 cases at 32 schools since September (Langley Advance Times file)

Bulletin updates total COVID count at Langley schools

There have been 84 confirmed cases since September

Langley school district has recorded 84 confirmed COVID-19 cases at 32 schools since September (Langley Advance Times file)
A case of COVID-19 has been reported at LSS (Langley Advance Times file)
A case of COVID-19 has been reported at LSS (Langley Advance Times file)
A person with COVID was at James Hill elementary school in Langley on Tuesday, Jan. 26 (file)

COVID-19 cases reported at two Langley elementary schools

Contact tracing underway at Coghlan Fundamental and James Hill elementary schools

A person with COVID was at James Hill elementary school in Langley on Tuesday, Jan. 26 (file)