Returning to school in September 2020 was a very different experience than in previous years. A lot of work was done by administrative staff, educators and education workers to prepare the classrooms & learning experiences for students, implementing new health and safety protocols and supporting the safe return to school.
Staggered entry dates allowed students and staff to adjust and learn the new procedures and safety measures in place.
As September continued, students and staff to settled into the new routines and enjoy participating in school & learning activities.
Teachers have incorporated teaching techniques to enhance student learning both for learning and online virtual learning.
Student activities continue into October, such as Terry Fox Runs and Fire Safety Week.
The LKDSB joined school boards across the province in commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 to acknowledge and honour the survivors of residential schools, as well as the children and young people who never returned home.
Staff and students were encouraged to wear an orange shirt to promote learning and understanding about the residential school system and its impact on First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people in Canada.
On October 5, the LKDSB celebrated Staff & Volunteer Appreciation Day. Staff and volunteers work collaboratively to support safe and welcoming school environments for students to reach their full potential. Although the pandemic has changed the way volunteers are able to engage with schools, the LKDSB appreciates the ongoing and supportive role volunteers play in fostering positive and engaging school communities
Although there are many changes this year, we are proud of the efforts and dedication of our staff to supporting student achievement and well-being.