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A school zone sign outside of Springvalley Middle and Elementary Schools in Kelowna. Drivers are asked to obey the speed limit when driving in the area during school hours. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP reminds motorists to pay attention to school zones

School zones will be in effect every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a posted speed limit of 30 km/h.

 

Proof of vaccine for Central Okanagan students participating in extra-curriculars

Students would need vaccine certification in order to access non-essential public places

 

A group of West Kelowna and Peachland parents want increased access to school bus transportation for their kids. (File photo)

Parents demand Peachland, Westside students need a seat on school bus

Parents advocate for change to Central Okanagan School District mandate

 

The first in-person Central Okanagan Board of Education meeting in 18 months, the planning and facilities committee meeting, was held Sept. 1. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

COVID protection remains for Central Okanagan students

New modifications added to Central Okanagan School District communicable disease plan

The first in-person Central Okanagan Board of Education meeting in 18 months, the planning and facilities committee meeting, was held Sept. 1. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Adhering to safety measures like masks, hand-washing, social distancing and staying home if you’re sick will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among children. (Black Press file photo)

B.C. Children’s Hospital says COVID-19 hospitalizations for children remain low

Hospitalizations have remained at about two per cent throughout the pandemic

Adhering to safety measures like masks, hand-washing, social distancing and staying home if you’re sick will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among children. (Black Press file photo)
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. An independent report has found systemic racism in a northern B.C. school board and calls for a province-wide investigation of the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Clearly discriminatory and systemically racist’: Report on B.C. school board

‘I walk into a school and my chest tightens,’ one person said in the report

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. An independent report has found systemic racism in a northern B.C. school board and calls for a province-wide investigation of the issue. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)

Mask mandate for Central Okanagan students not surprising: superintendent

Students will be wearing masks in class again this fall

Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)
Willow Park Church and the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) will be hosting a back to school giveaway on Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Willow Park Church parking lot from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Local Kelowna church to host back-to-school giveaway event for families

The church will be giving away free backpacks filled with essential school supplies

Willow Park Church and the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) will be hosting a back to school giveaway on Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Willow Park Church parking lot from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)

Kelowna elementary school library stays open to combat the ‘summer slide’

Quigley Elementary’s library will be open once weekly to keep them reading over the holidays

Students at Quigley Elementary will have access to the school’s library over the summer. (Contributed)
Rutland Senior Secondary staff have worked over the summer to prepare the school for students. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

WATCH: Kelowna school ready to welcome students

Signage, hand sanitizer stations, and staggered lunchtimes are part of the new normal

Rutland Senior Secondary staff have worked over the summer to prepare the school for students. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools

Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools

Established testing and tracing protocols have already proven effective

Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools
Central Okanagan School District welcomes funding help

Central Okanagan School District welcomes funding help

District will receive initial $4.1 million installment this month for staffing, technology and health safety initiatives

Central Okanagan School District welcomes funding help
Returning to school. Black Press Media file photo.

School district hopes federal funding can be spent on remote learning option

Federal funding could mean an extra $9 million for the Central Okanagan School District

Returning to school. Black Press Media file photo.
An empty learning space at Kelowna’s Canyon Falls Middle School prior to the school’s opening in fall 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
An empty learning space at Kelowna’s Canyon Falls Middle School prior to the school’s opening in fall 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Class resumption raises challenges for Central Okanagan schools

Education ministry directive to resume K-12 classes Sept. 8 creating many questions

Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)
Education Minister Rob Fleming in Chilliwack on Sept. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

B.C. to announce plans for September return to school amid COVID-19 pandemic

Plan to include measures nimble enough to react to the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19

Education Minister Rob Fleming in Chilliwack on Sept. 17. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Rutland Middle School is located at 715 Rutland Road North in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

New SD23 capital plan suggests replacing Rutland Middle School

Costs to expand the school are higher than expected and would be better utilized on a new building

Rutland Middle School is located at 715 Rutland Road North in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
COVID-19: B.C. students describe life during pandemic

COVID-19: B.C. students describe life during pandemic

Most teens wonder what the future will be like after COVID-19

COVID-19: B.C. students describe life during pandemic