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May 15, 2020 Laurier e-News

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Dear Laurier Families,

I hope you are all safe and healthy. 

This morning, B.C. Premier John Horgan discussed the return to classrooms on a part-time, voluntary basis beginning June 1. Districts continue to plan for this transition ensuring that rigorous cleaning procedures and provincial health guidelines are followed. This information will be shared with you as soon as plans are finalized.

Indigenous Education Focus Day - May 15th

Today, school staff across the district participated in an online Professional Development Day with a focus on Indigenous Education. The purpose of the day was to walk together and learn alongside one another in what collective responsibility meant in regards to Indigenous Education. The participants had the opportunity to explore collective responsibility and allyship in Indigenous Education and engage in meaningful conversations with regard to the integration of Aboriginal perspectives in their practice. Below, please find some of the links that were included in the online workshops:

Teaching of Hands Back, Hands Forward- Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (UBC) 

Introducing and disrupting the perfect stranger - Dr. Susan D. Dion 

School Trustee's Message:

Please find our School Liaison Trustee Lois Chan-Pedley's message to students and families at the following link:

 Trustee Lois Chan-Pedley's message

Useful links:

Please continue to visit the following sites regularly:

  • VSB website for the most up to date information regarding the current situation 
  • District's Continuity of Learning webpage for updated messages, tips, information on learning from home and educational resources to supplement teacher lesson plans moving forward. 

As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a safe and happy weekend.

Warm regards,

Armin Samiei


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