The health and safety of all students, staff and school communities is our top priority. Under the guidance of public health officials and the provincial government, Mission Public Schools continues to monitor the ongoing situation with regard to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). This page is updated as the School District receives new information regarding COVID-19, announcements from the Health Minister, and the Minister of Education.
May 30, 2022: Immunization Reminder Newsletter for Parents of Students in K, Grade 1 and 2
May 11, 2022: HPMS Functional Closure, Parent Letter - May 12 & 13, 2022
April 29, 2022: Update - Easing of Federal Travel Measures
April 8, 2022: Updates to COVID-19 Guidelines and Provincial Health Officer Orders.
March 10, 2022:
March 4, 2022: Fraser Health - Childhood Immunizations Newsletter
February 28, 2022: Rapid Antigen Tests for Students - Update
February 24, 2022: Rapid Antigen Tests for Students - Parent Letter
February 10, 2022: HMS Closure: Parent Letter
BC Daily Health Check Flowchart:
January 20, 2022 Update from the Fraser Health Medical Officer:
Please keep in mind that this is for general guidance, including K-12 settings.
For symptomatic individuals:
- If tested positive for COVID-19:
- Fully vaccinated individuals isolate for 5 days. Fully vaccinated means having had two doses of any WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
- Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated individuals isolate for:
- 5 days if <18 years of age
- 10 days if 18+ years of age
- If symptomatic, but testing was not recommended:
- Self-isolate until symptoms improve, no longer have a fever, and feel well enough to return to normal activities.
For contacts: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation/close-contacts
- Close contact definition: generally someone who has been near a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes when health and safety measures were not in place or were insufficient.
- Isolation is not currently indicated for close contacts. Close contact are to monitor for signs and symptoms and if they develop, see above.
- For those of you who have schools with co-located childcare facilities and have been impacted by children advised to isolate following childcare exposures, revised operator guidance was sent out yesterday by our licensing officers that childcare contacts do not need to isolate.
Testing guidance: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing/when-to-get-a-covid-19-test
- Testing is recommended for people who are either (1) moderately to severely immunocompromised, (2) individuals who are 18+ years of age who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, (3) live or work in high-risk settings (this does not include K-12), AND have symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection.
January 13, 2022: HPMS Closure: Parent Letter
January 7, 2022: Parent Memo: Start-up for January 10, 2022
December 30, 2021: Parent Memo: Start-up for January 2022
December 17, 2021: Year-end Letter to Parents from the Minister of Education
November 10, 2021: Board of Education Vaccine Mandate Media Release
October 28, 2021: Vaccine Mandate Media Release
October 15 -21, 2021: Functional Closure of Windebank Elementary School
October 1, 2021: Mask Mandate A letter from Superintendent Wilson
BC Government: Expanded health, safety measures for K-12 students
To see updated K-12 health and safety guidelines, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/safe-caring-orderly/k-12-covid-19-health-safety-guidlines.pdf
How contact tracing works in schools: http://www.bccdc.ca/schools/Documents/Contact_tracing_schools_2021.pdf
August 27, 2021: Superintendent's Welcome Back Letter to Parents
Community Resource Guide
The School District has compiled a list of resources to help families with supports during the pandemic. Click here to view the guide.