Updates about COVID-19
​As information about public health measures associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) emerges, we will post it here. Please check frequently for latest messages, updates, and useful links.
Updates about COVID-19

​As information about public health measures associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) emerges, we will post it here. Please check frequently for latest messages, updates, and useful links.

Central Okanagan Public Schools' top priority is always the safety of our staff and students. We continue to work closely with local and provincial health authorities to get the latest information and ensure we cooperate with any recommended measures for COVID-19.

We continue to educate on best practices for preventing the spread of viral illness, including frequent and thorough handwashing and encouraging people to stay home from school or work when they show symptoms.

School campuses will remain closed to visitors unless otherwise invited. Students and families must not enter schools after Spring Break. This includes school grounds, playgrounds, classrooms, and StrongStart Centres. If you have personal items within your child(ren)'s school, we ask that you wait for invitation to pick up these items.

If you are an essential service worker (ESW) with a child aged 0-5, please see this news release from the Province of BC for information on how to connect with childcare.

The Government of BC has declared a state of emergency and a public health emergency in order to exercise emergency powers such as cancelling gatherings of 50 or more people and enforce social distancing requirements for establishments.

On March 17, the Government of BC and the Ministry of Education announced the suspension of all K-12 in-class instruction until further notice. We will continue to provide information on the continuity of learning and the role schools will play in supporting public health measures as it becomes available.

British Columbians can now call 1-888-COVID19 or text 604-630-0300 for non-medical information on the virus, including topics such as travel recommendations and social distancing. The line will be manned by service representatives from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, and information will be provided in more than 110 languages.

Update May 26

Update May 15

Update May 1

The following letter went to graduates and their families today: Letter to Graduates and Families

Update April 30
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry prepared a special video address to thank teachers, educational assistants and school staff for all their work during these unprecedented times. As we continue to flatten the COVID-19 curve in B.C., it is crucial that we maintain the supports established for the children of essential service workers and make sure we continue to expand the provision of in-person support for vulnerable students, and students with disabilities and diverse abilities.
Please view Dr. Henry's video.
Also, Dr. Bonnie Henry along with Minister of Education Rob Fleming, will answer questions from children about COVID-19 during a virtual town hall that will be live streamed on News 1130’s Facebook page from 1 to 2 pm on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Details about the event and instructions for children to submit questions can be found on City News and News 1130's website.

Update April 17

Update April 15

The new provincial Foundry Virtual Drop-In Counselling service was launched this week offering counselling services to young people ages 12-24 and their families who are living in British Columbia.  Foundry is working to ensure all young people across BC have access to the care and support they need, when they need it.  Foundry is now offering virtual drop-in counselling sessions through chat, phone calls, or video calls!

For more information on how to access the service, what to expect and Q&A content, please access the link below:

Foundry Kelowna Virtual Drop-In Counselling

Click here to read the District Pandemic Response Plan        This plan is posted on our website under the button "Documents and Publications."

Remote Learning Tips for Parents

The following documents are posted on our main page under the button "Documents and Publications."

Practical Ideas for Parents - Mental Health, COVID-19, and Remote Learning

What To Do When Your Child is Struggling

Practical Tips for Coping Well in Uncertain Times
Letters to Parents

April 17
Board of Education Message to Families

April 14

April 3
Board of Education Message to Families

March 27
Ministry of Education Letter to Parents & Guardians

March 20

March 17
Superintendent of Schools/CEO Letter to Parents and Ministry of Education Letter to Parents
Both of these letters are posted on our website under the button "Documents and Publications."

March 13

Useful Links

RMS PAC Meeting (tentative)
7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
End of Exploratory Quarter 4 (45 days)
All Day
End of Term 3
All Day

M, T, Th, F - Bell Schedule

  • Mentorship 9:05-9:20
  • Classes 9:23 - 11:04
  • Break 11:04 - 11:19
  • Classes 11:19 - 12:24
  • Lunch Eating Time 12:24 - 1:03
  • Classes 1:03 - 3:13
  • Dismissal 3:13
  • - -

Wednesday Bell Schedule

  • Mentorship 9:05-9:20
  • Classes 9:23- 9:59
  • Break 9:59-10:14
  • Classes 10:14-12:24
  • Lunch Eating Time 12:24-1:03
  • Classes 1:03-3:13
  • Dismissal 3:13
  • - -