Keep ’Em Learning…

World Health Organization’s Back-to-School Re-entry Checklist

1. Monitor your child’s health and keep them home from school if they are ill.

2. Teach and model good hygiene practices for your children:

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• Wash your hands with soap and safe water frequently. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water, if hands are visibly dirty.

• Ensure that safe drinking water is available and toilets or latrines are clean and available at home

• Ensure waste is safely collected, stored and disposed of

• Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, nose

3. Encourage your children to ask questions and express their feelings with you and their teachers. Remember that your child may have different reactions to stress; be patient and understanding.

4. Prevent stigma by using facts and reminding students to be considerate of one another

5. Coordinate with the school to receive information and ask how you can support school safety efforts (though parent-teacher committees, etc.)

Free, Live, Coding Workshops for Kids

From creating online games to building websites, students now have access to free, live online coding workshops through the Ministry of Education website Keep Learning BC.

Canada Learning Code offers free, live workshops that students and educators can access that help students as young as nine years old learn how to code in different forms.

New coding workshops are added each week and can be accessed through the Keep Learning BC website.

The 5 stages of resuming in-class instruction

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