COVID-19 News & Resources

Check our school newsletter, The Docker and the school’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for the latest information on school programs, events and support.

Students are welcome to contact the school office at 250-382-9226 to:

Food

Esquimalt High School is partnering with the Rainbow Kitchen to provide meals and supporting the Mustard Seed food bank.  Contact these organizations for more information and support.

Stay Connected

As much as possible students should continue to be engaged in their learning so check sd61learn email account and Google classrooms for news from teachers.

Report Cards

April Report Cards are NOT going to be distributed.  Students should contact their teachers if they have questions about their class marks.

Graduation

Check The Docker for more news about graduation, special needs BC Transit pass applications and wellness information

Learning remotely

Read The Docker for April 27th to May 1st for more information and guidelines for remote learning including:

  • engaging with remote learning to graduate
  • getting grades for current courses
  • graduation assessments
  • Career and Life Education and Capstone
  • post-secondary transitions
  • video conferencing guidelines

More information about remote learning is also available in the Minister of Education’s March 17th 2020 letter for background information about the BC Ministry of Education’s approach to supporting learning  through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Check here for learning resources for ESQ Students [Google Drive]

School District 61’s support for home learning: learn.sd61.bc.ca

School Distrct 61’s Healthy, Safe and Caring Schools Snapshots topics include:

University of Victoria Libraries resources for K-12 Learning at home during COVID-19

#FromFearToHope A parent’s guide to supporting children’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staying healthy

Stay at home as much as possible.  Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. Maintain a distance of 2 metres from other people in public.

Go to BC’s COVID-19 Health website: covid19.thrive.health or call 1-888-COVID19. Phone lines are open 7 days a week from
7:30 AM to 8 PM, and information is available in more than 110 languages.

Government Announcements & Programs

Having trouble keeping up with all the COVID-19 news? Bowinn Ma (MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale) has compiled a summary of important public health orders and government resources in one list to help you navigate the sea of new information out there.

BC Government COVID-19 News

Provincial Support Programs

BC Centre for Disease Control news about COVID-19

Check here for translations of the BC Centre for Disease Control information.

COVID-19 Regional Townhalls: April 17 – 23
We want to answer any questions you might have. From April 17 to April 23, health authority representatives from your region will answer your COVID-19 questions. Our priority is to keep people in BC safe and informed about the pandemic.

Teaching remotely

Check the Esquimalt High School Staff shared Google Drive for more resources.

Planning Guide: Ministry of Education

SD 61 Guidelines for Continuity of Remote Learning, April 2020

Remote Learning Q&A for Secondary Schools

BCTF’s TeachBC BC Teachers sharing lessons

Remote Teaching/Distance Learning Resources and Guides

Resources for Emergency Preparedness: Moving a F2F Class Online

Ten Tips from an Online Educator: The Tyee

Four Core Priorities for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning

Access Copyright during COVID-19

Google Classroom, Zoom and GSuite Support

Create your staff GSuite account here

School District Tech for Learning Remote Learning webpage (updated regularly)

SD61’s Tech for Learning website

SD61’s Tech for Learning Google Classroom resources

Great video tutorials for Google Classroom, Forms, Meet, and Add-Ons.

Managing Participants in a Zoom meeting

Working from home

Working from home when you are not used to it

Tips and tricks for working from home: LibraryThing

Working and Learning from Home: Pearson Education K-12