Updated June 2022
BC has now suspended the state of emergency concerning covid 19 and new health measures are in order. Please refer to this bulletin from the Ministry outlining recommendations and present disease prevention measures. Should the pandemic return, we will again institute this policy is full. Our recommendations now are:
Anyone working face to face with CHeS students agrees to the following Safety Plan. Please email the school with your compliance:
Services for regular students: email@example.com
Services for special ed. students or students with diverse abilities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on new public health guidance from the Ministry of Education, WorkSafeBC, and the provincial health officer, Christian Homelearners eStreams has outlined a set of COVID-19 health and safety protocols described below to help limit potential exposure to infection as our families, service providers, and third-party instructors return to in-person activities. These protocols will be updated as public health guidance is updated by provincial authorities.
Therefore, all CHeS contracted service providers or third-party instructors must avoid contact with our families under these circumstances and likewise all families must cancel sessions if they fall into any of the 4 situations mentioned above. We recommend continuing sessions online if at all appropriate to do so during quarantine timing.
If a parent is engaging a service to support their child’s learning plan where CHeS is not paying for the service, the parent is responsible for ensuring their personal health and safety and that of their child.
For paid services, or third-party instruction, meeting remotely is highly recommended by our province, however we at CHeS understand how valuable in-person time is for many of our students. Therefore we respect and support in-person sessions in both regulated and unregulated environments.
*Recently the Province outlined more detail regarding in-person interactions. Most schools meet in group settings and therefore the following Checklist here was provided to help regulate contact and minimize infection. As a DL school we are already at home and therefore only a fraction of these new regulations apply to our settings. Applicable regulations have been added to our plan below.
Regulated Environments: For paid services in regulated environments (rec-centre, business/office location, etc...) the service provider/third-party should already have an up-to-date safety plan they are working under. CHeS requests confirmation through our CRC process. See here.
Unregulated Environments: For meeting in the home or other informal locations, please submit to the following health and safety guidelines while meeting.
Lastly, everyone should monitor Public Health and Safety Guidelines as they are subject to change. The following websites will be helpful for this purpose and CHeS will update this safety plan if directives from the province change:
BC Back to School Plan Health and Safety Measures
BC Public Health Guidelines
COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools
BC Health and Safety Checklist
Bless the Lord, O my soul,And forget not all His benefits:Who forgives all your iniquities,Who heals all your diseases,Who redeems your life from destruction,Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies
CHeS Principal, Holly Mitchell and Team
Latest update: Feb. 21, 2021