Information: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of Sea to Sky School District’s (No. 48) students, staff and school community is of paramount importance to us. We continue to take guidance from our Medical Health Officer, and are closely monitoring information shared with us. We will be updating our website regularly to keep you informed.

As you scroll down this web page, you will find updates and information from government and public health websites, as well as useful links and resources.

Important News and Announcements:


 

Useful Links & Resources:

  • Students, parents, guardians and teachers can find learning resources and accurate, timely information about schools at www.openschool.bc.ca/KeepLearning. You can also find a comprehensive set of frequently asked questions that will be continuously updated as things progress at www.gov.bc.ca/SafeSchools/.
  • For mental health and online safety support, all families have access to ERASE-Expect Respect and a Safe Education-available here: www.erase.gov.bc.ca
  • If your child is struggling with a problem big or small, they can also call the Kids Help Line, a free resource available to them at: 1-800-668-6868
  • The best source of COVID-19 health information can be found at the BC Centre for Disease Control website http://www.bccdc.ca/
  • For questions of a non-medical nature, a new telephone line has been set up at 1-888-COVID19. Phone lines are open 7 days a week from 7:30 AM to 8 PM, and information is available in more than 110 languages.
  • For those who think they have symptoms of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health has developed an online self-assessment tool at https://covid19.thrive.health and people with symptoms can also call 8-1-1 to pre-arrange health testing.

General Mental Health

Kelty’s Key – https://www.keltyskey.com/  Offers online therapy and self-help resources

Family Smart – https://familysmart.ca/  – Squamish’s Parent in Residence who can provide support can be reached at Trudie.Neubert@familysmart.ca

Mental Health Foundations – https://www.mentalhealthfoundations.ca/resources  – offers some good resources and videos for parents and caregivers

Mood & Anxiety

Bounce Back – https://bouncebackbc.ca/  – A Canadian Mental Health on-line skill building program for adults and youth (15+) to manage mood and anxiety.

Anxiety Canada – https://www.anxietycanada.com/  – offers information and self help regarding anxiety

ADHD & Parenting Resources

Confident Parents Thriving Kids – https://welcome.cmhacptk.ca/  – Offers telephone coaching to parents 

Rolling With ADHD – https://healthymindslearning.ca/rollingwith-adhd/  – On line strategies for parenting a child with ADHD

ADHD Psycho-Ed Videos by Russell Barkley – http://russellbarkley.org/index.html 

After Hours Resources

BC Mental Health Support • 310-6789

Suicide Help Line – 1-800-SUICIDE • 1-800-784-2433 (24 hours)

Online Service for Adults • www.CrisisCentreChat.ca 

Online Service for Youth • www.YouthinBC.com


Daily Updates from our Provincial Health Officer and Health Minister:

Update – April 1, 2020

Today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced 53 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. bringing the total number of cases to 1066.  Note: 606 people have now fully recovered that’s a 57% recovery rate. The joint statement will be posted on the Ministry of Health newsroom later today – https://news.gov.bc.ca/ministries/health

Please read – Ministry of Education information bulletin, sent out this morning, “Zoom collaboration tool now available for K-12 continuous learning” The ministry has secured and funded licences for the application Zoom for all K-12 public and independent schools in B.C. This will allow consistent access for educators who choose to use it, giving them more ways to communicate with students and parents. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EDUC0027-000608

 Useful Links

Update – March 31, 2020  

Today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced 43 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. bringing the total number of cases to 1013.  Note: 507 people have now fully recovered that’s a 50% recovery rate. The joint statement will be posted on the Ministry of Health newsroom later today – https://news.gov.bc.ca/ministries/health

Also, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, released this information bulletin today, “Province helps essential service workers find child care” that includes an update for K-12 parents too. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020CFD0017-000599

 Useful Links

Update – March 30, 2020  

Today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced 86 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. bringing the total number of cases to 970.  Note: 469 people have now fully recovered. Here is the joint statement on the Ministry of Health newsroom – https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0115-000594

 Useful Links