It’s the first day of school for thousands of Surrey students, and it looks very different compared to other years.
Some students are returning to school for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most in-classroom learning back in March. However, some students returned in June for some in-class learning.
Thursday and Friday (Sept. 10 and 11) are orientation days for students, while Tuesday and Wednesday was the official return to school for teachers and staff.
Here’s a look at what some schools and teachers are doing today:
— Maddaugh Elementary Surrey (@MaddaughSD36) September 10, 2020
— McLeod Road School (@MRTCares) September 10, 2020
— Jane Silversides (@janeteacher2) September 9, 2020
— Parbee Brar (@MsParbeeBrar) September 11, 2020
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It is through Herculian effort that Orientation Week begins at Matheson. Endless 24/7 planning to ensure safety the best we could (in the far too little time provided) led to open doors today. The concerns remain and in the beautiful refrain of students saying "Hi Ms. Ohana" and thr many miniature convos, still angst, concern, and anxiety over safety and health. All in all, much volunteering today amongst staff to help our #lamfam. This frontline family is calm yet alert amidst the maelstrom of pandemic time teaching.
— Shelley Brett (@shelleytbrett) September 10, 2020
— Karen Harris (@musicteacher73) September 10, 2020
1 m ago I was on hols and was invited to an online mtg where I learned about @Surrey_Schools plan for back school. That mtg marks the beginning of craziest month of my career. We have worked so hard. We’ve done the best we could. I’m excited to welcome sts back today. #sd36learn pic.twitter.com/MDoFxk6cRS
— Kasha Duff (@KashaDuff) September 10, 2020
— Teresa Jenkins (@TJ_EarlyLit) September 10, 2020
We are excited to welcome our staff & students back to Tweeds. As Simon Sinek says “Optimism is the ability to focus on where we are going, not where we’re coming from.” 🐾Panthers are moving forward together…in a safe, kind and calm manner. pic.twitter.com/Uq2j8mqI47
— M. Player (@mmeplayer) September 5, 2020
— Kavita G. Sharma (@kavitasharma36) September 10, 2020