BC Education Minister Rob Fleming announced today a gradual restart of classes in September. Students are expected to be back in the classroom by Sept. 10. Beginning on Sept. 8, school staff will meet with their schools' joint health and safety committees to get instructions on plans to prevent transmission of COVID-19. They'll also have time to adjust to the new routine and make sure lesson plans work in the "new normal," according to a government press release.
Children will return to school for orientation by Sept. 10, when they'll learn their class assignments and find out who is in their "learning group" — a cluster of 60-120 students that is meant to allow for social interaction, while limiting the potential for widespread transmission.
To read more about the K-12 Plan to help students return safely back to school, see the K-12 Education Restart Plan. Keep checking regularly for updates.