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Jan 05
It's back to school -- let's all stay healthy & safe!

caring graphic.JPGWelcome back! It's the first week of January, and with students back at school, the district is reminding parents to assess their child's health daily, and teens to continue following health and safety protocols as they rejoin their cohorts.

With provincial restrictions still in place, it is as important as ever that students limit their social interactions to their cohort and immediate family, maintain physical distance from others outside of their cohort and family, and frequently wash and sanitize their hands.

"We hope this year will be a fresh start for everyone," said Surrey Board of Education Chair Laurie Larsen. "It's paramount we maintain our efforts and precautions to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff as we begin 2021."

Surrey Schools has numerous resources on its COVID-19 information page, including regular video messages from Superintendent Jordan Tinney, Health & Safety resources, frequently asked questions and an up-to-date chart of active exposures at every school in the district.

Fraser Health's guidelines stress that it is important we all:

  • Stay home if we are experiencing symptoms
  • Limit social gatherings to household contacts
  • Maintain physical distance of two metres from others where possible
  • Practice good hand hygiene and appropriate cough etiquette
  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings and common areas of schools, such as hallways and buses (see guidelines)
  • Only travel for essential purposes

We urge parents and students to continue to do daily health checks., Students should not attend school if they are sick, have travelled internationally in the last 14 days, or have been in contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19.

Outside of school, we continue to urge students to keep their social interactions to their immediate family and cohort. At this time, connecting virtually or by phone is the safest way to catch up with friends and family outside of your bubble and cohort.

For more information and additional resources, visit and

Here's to a safe and healthy 2021!


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