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It was first school experience for mom Shelby Dingwall, who sent her son Kingston off to kindergarten at Nicomekl Elementary on Sept. 7, 2021. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Class is back in session, Langley kids return to school amid modified COVID protocols

Unlike last year, exposure letters will not be issued district-wide

 

Adhering to safety measures like masks, hand-washing, social distancing and staying home if you’re sick will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among children. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. Children’s Hospital says COVID-19 hospitalizations for children remain low

Hospitalizations have remained at about two per cent throughout the pandemic

 

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. An independent report has found systemic racism in a northern B.C. school board and calls for a province-wide investigation of the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Clearly discriminatory and systemically racist’: Report on B.C. school board

‘I walk into a school and my chest tightens,’ one person said in the report

 

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope partners with various churches and others during the annual school supply drive. In 2020, they delivered the school supplies to families for safety reasons and will do so again in 2021. (Gateway/Special to the Langley Advance)

Gateway of Hope gathering up new school supplies

Annual supply drive will provide packages for about 900 children this year

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope partners with various churches and others during the annual school supply drive. In 2020, they delivered the school supplies to families for safety reasons and will do so again in 2021. (Gateway/Special to the Langley Advance)
PHOTOS: Langley heads back to class

PHOTOS: Langley heads back to class

Families sent in photos to the Langley Advance Times of the first day of school

PHOTOS: Langley heads back to class
Parents and students head to Shortreed Community School on Thursday morning for the first of two days focused on COVID-19 safety in the classroom. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

REMINDER: Watch the road as students head back to class

School and playground zone speeds are in full effect in Langley

Parents and students head to Shortreed Community School on Thursday morning for the first of two days focused on COVID-19 safety in the classroom. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Lindsay Romas and Donna Robertson presents School Staff Appreciation Baskets to Chris Wijr and Mark Touzeau, principal and vice principal at Shortreed Community Elementary. (Val Hiebert/Special to the Star)

Aldergrove teachers handed surprise appreciation baskets before school

Gifts included handmade masks, snacks, gift cards, hand sanitizer, and items for the classroom

Lindsay Romas and Donna Robertson presents School Staff Appreciation Baskets to Chris Wijr and Mark Touzeau, principal and vice principal at Shortreed Community Elementary. (Val Hiebert/Special to the Star)
Parents and students head to Shortreed Community School on Thursday morning for the first of two days focused on COVID-19 safety in the classroom. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Langley students start school year by studying COVID safety

Everything from entering classrooms to walking hallways, even using the washroom will be explained

Parents and students head to Shortreed Community School on Thursday morning for the first of two days focused on COVID-19 safety in the classroom. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Windows not ready at Langley school, despite students returning to the classroom

Windows not ready at Langley school, despite students returning to the classroom

Construction will be ongoing at D.W. Poppy as strong winds delayed window replacement

Windows not ready at Langley school, despite students returning to the classroom
Principal Kim Anderson said staff are ready to welcome students back to Lynn Fripps Elementary starting Sept. 10. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: What a Langley school looks like when kids return Sept. 10

Principal of a Willoughby elementary offered a tour to show some of the changes made

Principal Kim Anderson said staff are ready to welcome students back to Lynn Fripps Elementary starting Sept. 10. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Secondary revamp done in time for Thursday opening

Langley Secondary revamp done in time for Thursday opening

A $25.8 million seismic upgrade and renovations to LSS wraps in time for class

Langley Secondary revamp done in time for Thursday opening
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LETTER: Concerned parents should be encouraged to use online teaching options

Instead of mandating all kids back in class, how about giving web-based alternative learning options

  • Aug 16, 2020
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Education Minister Rob Fleming in Chilliwack on Sept. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

B.C. to announce plans for September return to school amid COVID-19 pandemic

Plan to include measures nimble enough to react to the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

Education Minister Rob Fleming in Chilliwack on Sept. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)