Comox Valley Schools has began the work to prepare for the return of elementary school students following the direction of the Premier of B.C. John Horgan and his five-stage BC Restart Plan.

The return to in-class instruction for students may be met with much anxiety. To help District parents and guardians address uncertainty around sending children back into the classroom, the District has organized an online presentation with Kim Barthel, Sending our Children to School: What does that mean after the Pandemic. Kim Barthel is a renowned author, teacher and speaker and an occupational therapist with specialties in workshop instruction including Trauma Informed Practice, mental health and other disciplinary services.

The presentation is open to all District families Thursday 21 May from 6:30 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. Pre-registration is required in order to attend this session. Space limited to 500 online participants. Register now, visit All registered participants will be sent the Zoom link via email.

Mary Lee

Manager of Communications, Comox Valley Schools (School District 71)