COVID-19 staffing crunch forces Vancouver Catholic School online


A Catholic school in Vancouver transfers all instructions online for two weeks, amid a staff shortage caused by COVID-19.

In a letter to parents, Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours said that all learning would take place virtually from next Tuesday to December 18.

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“Due to the severe staff constraints we are currently experiencing, we are unable to adequately staff the school at a level deemed safe, which respects our school’s safety plan and provides our students with the experience. high-quality education they deserve, ”the letter states.

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An entire 5th grade class at the school is already in isolation due to a cluster of cases, the school has confirmed.

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Parents can expect more information from the school this weekend.

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British Columbia has already seen three schools, including two in the Lower Mainland, closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Two other Lower Mainland schools were forced to close last month because they, like Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours, encountered staffing issues due to self-isolation requirements.

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