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March 30, 2021

Update: mask guideline changes

As you likely heard yesterday, the Provincial Health Officer has updated the recommendations around mask use in schools … to add another layer to the protections that are built into the comprehensive health and safety plans that are keeping our… more

March 12, 2021

Giving back. Giving love.

All around Qayqayt Elementary there are little hearts on the walls and doors, marked with kind and uplifting comments … hearts made by students who were inspired to show their community a little extra love, as they took on the… more

March 11, 2021

Thanks as we head into Spring Break

Dear students, parents, caregivers and staff,

It’s hard to believe it has already been a year since students left on the Friday before Spring Break, but were then asked to stay home longer as the first wave of COVID-19 started to really… more

March 5, 2021

Daily health assessment checklist (Updated March 2021)

School looks a little different this year, as there are many layers of new protocols in place that that will help keep everyone safer. One of the key ways we’re going to do that is making sure that if your child is sick, they need to stay… more

February 24, 2021

Pink Shirt Day … a celebration of lifting each other up

Across all New Westminster schools today, there was an unusual blush to the sidewalks, playgrounds and hallways … as kids and staff of all ages adorned various shades of pink to participate in Pink Shirt Day.

This day stands as a… more

February 19, 2021

Update to Fraser Health’s COVID-19 notification process

Dear students, parents, caregivers and staff,

I’m writing to let you know about a change to the COVID-19 notification process – a change that will go into effect next week.

As Fraser Health continues to hone their process as we… more

February 12, 2021

Feeding a community: Candy for a Cause

When we give, we often receive something in return. When we give with a purpose or a cause in mind, the power of that gift is only amplified.

Candy for a Cause

Candy for a Cause was spearheaded by École Glenbrook Middle teacher Marsha… more

February 4, 2021

Enhancements to K-12 Health and Safety Guidelines

As you may have heard, today the Minister of Education, Jennifer Whiteside, and the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, held a joint press conference to announce updates to the health and safety guidelines for K-12 schools. We’re… more

January 11, 2021

Black Shirt Day: a commitment to being anti-racist

At New Westminster Schools we are proud of the rich and diverse backgrounds our students, staff and families represent. And we’re committed to celebrating that diversity, while we foster and build more inclusive environments. But we also… more

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