With the start of the 2020-21 school year, the Vancouver School District provided families with Elementary-aged children several options under Stage 2 of the government’s Education Restart Plan.
One of those options was the Learn from Home Transition Option. It provided a temporary transition for families who could support their child’s learning at home until they were ready to return to in-person instruction. In fall 2020, the District decided to extend the Learn from Home Transition Option until March 1, 2021.
The District continues to listen to families as the second part of the school year progresses. As such, the District is extending the Learn from Home Transition option to the end of the 2020-21 school year (June 29, 2021).
Space for students in this option will continue to be held at their home school until the end of June.
Students may return to in-person instruction on March 1, 2021 or on any Monday after spring break, until the end of the school year. Families are asked to contact their child’s school in advance of their child returning to make arrangements with the school.
About 21 percent of all elementary students began the school year in this option in September 2020. Since September, more than 3,300 students have successfully returned to in-person learning. Currently, about 9 per cent of elementary students remain in this option, representing approximately 2,600 students.
The Learn from Home Transition Option continues to be a transition program for families who can support their child’s learning at home.
Staff check-ins with families and students will continue, and schools will find ways to increase opportunities for students to take part in in-person activities at the school to prepare them for their eventual return.
Resources for families can be found on the Continuity of Learning hub on the Vancouver School District website.
Learn more about the Learn from Home Transition Option (September 2020)
Updated information on the Learn From Home Transition Option (February 2021)