SD71 is encouraging parents/guardians and families are encouraged to keep their child(ren) at home if possible Monday. In a letter to families, the District said “As we draw near to the end of the school year, we are facing a forecast of extreme heat and humidity, which requires us to make a decision about whether to keep our schools open (Monday), June 28.”

You are asked to report your child(ren)’s absence with your school.

“Students are welcome at school and all bus routes will be operating on their normal schedules. We are,
however, anticipating a low attendance on Monday, and, as such Monday is considered an “optional
day.”

The school district will continue to monitor daytime heat in school settings throughout tomorrow
morning and staff may be required to relocate if determining factors regarding temperatures and
conditions deem it is no longer safe to remain open.

On Thursday 24 June, the District shared a letter to school communities with helpful tips on staying safe
during extreme heat conditions. The letter can be found at https://www.comoxvalleyschools.ca/heatwave-forecast-for-valley/.

Tuesday is the last scheduled day of the 2020 – 2021 school year and is a half day. School staff look
forward to the final chance to connect and for students to say their farewells and finish up year-end
matters including picking up report cards if necessary. We will monitor the forecast and make any
adjustments for this last half-day, Tuesday as required.

Parents/guardians, staff and students are encouraged to refer to the school district website and social
media channels, and tune into the local radio for the latest school district developments and updates.