Friday Update – May 22, 2020

Hi VCE Families,


I hope everyone is doing well during this time. We look forward to having students back in the building of Essential Service Workers starting next week and more students the following week. We are working hard on this end to prepare for their return! I know there is a lot of information coming at you these days so I will try to keep this message short and sweet.


Please note, at this time we are still limiting access to the school, so parents can drop their children outside the front doors next week and we will have someone there to greet them there. As of June 1st, students will enter the building through their classroom outside door, but there will be more information about this next week. We will connect with families next week to let you know the days your child will attend. Remember this is done alphabetically and we cannot take requests at this time.


Please review the latest letter from Vancouver Coastal Health attached to this message. There is some helpful information for families outlined in the letter.


Continue to check our school website, here: and continue to check it with the SD48 website here:


I want to give a big shout out to all of our staff at VCE for all of the amazing ways they are connecting with our students during this time. A big thank you to everyone!


Please reach out with any questions and for supports as they come up. We are here for you.


Enjoy a restful weekend with your families.




Sarah Hain

Principal of Valleycliffe Elementary

Sea to Sky School District (SD48)


COVID VCH Schools May 21 2020

Friday Update – May 15, 2020

Hi VCE Families!

First off, what a wonderful parade on Tuesday! It was so great to see all the families out waving and sharing kind messages. It truly made our day and our hearts were full from seeing everyone.

Here is the link to the parade slideshow & math challenge here:

Information items

Our school counsellor, Jodie P. is creating some really great art based attachment activities to promote positive experiences between parents and children, check them out here:

Here is a link for parents to access formative resources for learning from home:

Below is information from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control:

Your story, our future

Public health and government leaders have made significant decisions impacting every aspect of our lives in recent weeks.  We want to hear from you as we plan to ease restrictions while keeping our citizens safe, especially those most vulnerable.

BC COVID-19 SPEAK: Your story, our future is a population health survey to understand citizen experiences, knowledge and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. This survey is the first of several activities that will strengthen our pandemic response and our understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 to date (social, economic, mental wellness and community wellness).

Visit this page to take the survey:

About the survey

  • The survey is open to all British Columbians 18 years of age and older.
  • The survey takes 10-15 minutes and can be done online on any tablet, computer or mobile device.
  • The survey will be open until May 31
  • The online survey is available in English and Chinese, as well as a Punjabi survey translation guide

At the end of the survey, you will be asked about participating in two important initiatives:

  • A serology survey (blood testing) to help determine immunity across the population
  • Planning for future waves in which identifying, containing and tracing are substantially strengthened through technology tools to enable integrated and coordinated information sharing

Help the people in your life to participate

If you know someone who may have difficulty accessing or using a computer, open the survey via the link above, give them a call, and go through all the questions, inputting their answers into the online survey on their behalf. We need your help to prepare for B.C.’s future, and every voice counts.

Participants without online access or needing language assistance can call 1-833-707-1900, seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

I hope everyone has a great long weekend with their families and friends.




Sarah Hain

Principal of Valleycliffe Elementary

Sea to Sky School District (SD48)