Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic that is impacting the world, the government of British Columbia made the difficult decision (on March 17, 2020) to postpone all in-school classes for K-12 students after spring break. This postponement means that all students in B.C. will not return to school on March 30, until further notice. It has yet to be determined what this means for learning opportunities for students; however, the Minister of Education has assured that all students will advance to the next grade in September, and all Grade 12 students scheduled to graduate in June will graduate. Any RHS students currently involved in a work experience placement as part of school credits are asked to not go to your work placement during this time. As a courtesy, we would ask students who are expected to be at a placement to contact their workplace employer and let them know that the district has postponed the work experience program for health and safety reasons.
Richmond Secondary School will take direction from the Ministry of Education and the Richmond School District and we are unable to provide answers to the many questions students and parents may have at this time. We will share more information as it is known in the days ahead.
We thank you for your patience. We urge everyone to listen to our medical health experts and do your part to slow the spread of this virus. Practice social distancing by staying 2 meters away from others in public and only leave home if necessary. Wash your hands regularly. Stay home if you feel unwell and self-isolate. Most importantly, stay calm and access information only from reliable, credible news sources.
Wishing all members of our community all the best during this very difficult time.