Tag Archives: School District 72

What going Back to School During a Pandemic Will Teach Us

What can going back to school in a pandemic teach us about the future of education?  Five Educators from the live listening area of Cortes Radio chime in to discuss what their districts are doing to get kids safely back to school and how the future of education in our area may change forever from what we learn in this time. 

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Return to school

This is a Cortes Currents news update, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Cortes Island staff and students will return to school for full-time classes on Monday September 14th and orientation will be on September 10th and 11th.

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Back To School Plans : Masks & Social Distancing

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Many teachers and parents are anxious about B.C.’s back-to-school plans, and many are unsure if they’ll return their kids to classrooms this fall at all.

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Cortes Students Go Back To School

Schools reopened across British Columbia on Monday, June 1st. A survey of families with elementary age children in School District 72 suggests a little more than half may return. As Cortes students go back to school, I emailed local principal Brent Wilken some questions about attendance and the challenges ahead. These are his answers.

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Jessie Recalma Visits Cortes Island School

Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca. This radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Jessie Recalma, Qualicum First Nation, is a self-taught contemporary Coast Salish artist.

Cortes Island School Parent Advisory Committee fundraises every year for an Arts/Music program. I offered to help coordinate artist visits, and as an Indigenous person and artist, wanted very much to see this happening. We were grateful to hear Jessie was willing to drive from Qualicum Beach for an artist talk series; meaning he was sharing a 14 hour day with us- leaving at dawn to get to Cortes School to share with 2 classrooms- intermediate and senior.

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