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The school district has begun the planning necessary to support the family of an Essential Service Worker (ESW). The intent is to identify ESWs in our parent and guardian community and to assess the need within our community, which may include the provision of childminding within our facilities, for families of ESWs who do not have other means of care during this global pandemic.

By Ministry of Education definition, an essential service worker is an individual critical to preserving life, health and societal functioning – including emergency responders, front-line health care workers, and critical infrastructure and supply chain (e.g. grocery, medicine) workers. Click here for the Ministry’s comprehensive list.

Consider this opportunity if you are unable to arrange care within your own family or community. If you fall under this category and require assistance in the care for your school-aged child while you work during the COVID-19 pandemic, please take a moment to answer the following questions:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HM69YN

Once information is received, the district will determine eligibility and prioritize depending on ESW duties and family needs. A representative from the district may conduct follow-up calls to gather further information.

If you have any questions, please email ESW@sd68.bc.ca.