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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled frequently asked questions to help address concerns from families and staff and how everyone can play a role in preventing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus and other illnesses. We will continue to update this resource as further information becomes available.
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Queneesh school community disheartened by graffiti

Queneesh Elementary was extensively targeted with spray paint across the exterior walls of the school leaving students, staff and the community disappointed and concerned. In response, Montessori grade 6 and 7 retailiated with ink on paper to express their dismay and to learn the power of "positive" activism.
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Valley students to represent Canada on the robotics world stage

Two Valley secondary school teams successfully qualified to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky in April.
Students from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary captured first place Saturday at the Vancouver Island Regional Tournament on a team with students from Victoria’s Claremont Secondary. Joining these teams will be robotic students from NIDES Navigate.
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When Vancouver Island Youth come together to talk climate

On February 13, Comox Valley became the hub for youth and environmental think tanks passionate about solutions-based planning on the climate issues facing society today. The conference, dubbed Empowerment for Impact, was born in response to the growing desire among youth and educators in the District to offer more education opportunities on the subject of climate and environmental protection.
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Important recycling project puts books in the hands of early readers

Recycling children’s books can improve access to more reading opportunities for young children and kick-start a lifetime love of reading stories and books. The Comox Valley 1000x5 Book Recycling Project needs help filling its shelves this time of year to keep a steady supply of books to donate to children throughout the community.
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Food Literacy in Valley grows with a new Farm to School coordinator

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Social Planning and Research Council (SPARC) of British Columbia have enhanced the school district’s food literacy program with a new position to help grow opportunities for good nutrition for Valley students. The Valley was chosen to have a coordinator because of the existing solid base of interest and activity in schools with partnering organizations.
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Youth in trades get a financial kickback from the province

Earn as you learn is the premise to the Youth Work in Trades program offered to secondary students. It pays off when students reach enough hours toward a Level 1 apprenticeship. This month, students received $1,000 from the Government of British Columbia as an incentive to pursue a career in the trades industry.
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