COVID 19 Information
September 13th 2021
Below you will find the information related to the start of our 2021 - 2022 school year. We know this is an exciting and anxious time for many of our students and families, so we wanted to share with you what we’ve put in place under the guidelines of the Public Health Officer, Island Health, and the Ministry of Education, Communicable Disease Prevention Plan.
We want to thank families for their patience as we continue to build this resource. We hope this will be a convenient and reliable way to keep all our communicable disease-related communications as up-to-date and timely as possible. Like you, we are experiencing changes in provincially mandated education and health policies in real time. We appreciate your patience, and we will do our best to keep you informed. Our number one goal is to create a safe environment for your children to learn and flourish. Please take time to read through the information.
FROM THE BOARD: Statement regarding the role of vaccines in the Covid 19 response at Sunrise Waldorf School
Sunrise understands and respects diverse perspectives and the rights of parents to make informed health decisions for their children. Our hope is that our community will engage with care, compassion, and consideration for our fellow human beings. Each of us is involved in the ongoing work of creating a space of goodness, beauty, and truth for our children.
Sunrise Waldorf School is legally required to operate within the health and safety protocols outlined by the Government of British Columbia for K-12 school environments. We are also required to communicate these protocols to our school community. These can be referenced in the following documents: Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings, BC Centre for Disease Control’s Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools.
We appreciate your support in helping us to fulfill the obligations of our school.
Patrick Jackson (Board President), Arden Koontz, John LeFebvre, Wendy Mandorla, Kendra Stiwich
September 13, 2021
Communicable Disease Prevention Plan
Sunrise Waldorf School realizes that the ongoing pandemic has had an effect on staff and students.
In addition to taking measures to protect physical health, the school has an obligation to attend to social and
emotional well-being by implementing psychological safety measures and trauma-informed practice for
returning students and staff. See our 2021-22 Communicable Disease Prevention Plan