August 27th Update
Dear Byng families,
We know parents, caregivers and students have many questions about the transition back to school during this unprecedented time and as your Byng PAC we will do our best to share relevant information, support communication from Byng Administration and facilitate opportunities for dialogue amongst the Byng community.
DPAC (District PAC) is the official body representing all Vancouver School Elementary and Secondary School PAC’s at the VSB level. The DPAC is asking parents to provide feedback through this 2 minute survey by Sunday, August 30th. Results will be share with the District in order to bring parent feedback into staff and board efforts both to reopen schools as safely as possible, and to advocate to the Ministry of Education for resourcing wider options.
DPAC is also hosting a question and answer virtual town hall on the restart plan with District Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman and other District senior staff members at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 02. Register here. Parents can submit their questions before noon on Monday, August 31. This will help DPAC develop an agenda for the session, identify themes and give the speakers some time to prepare so that as many questions as possible can be answered with the most up to date information. Trustees will also be attending to hear parent concerns.
Finally, the Byng PAC is planning to host a virtual PAC town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:30pm-8:00pm via Zoom. A link to the meeting will be sent out closer to the day of the meeting. The purpose of the meeting will be to get an update from principal Wilmann and to answer any general questions families may have. All questions MUST be submitted in advance through the google form below by Sunday, September 6th. The call will be recorded, and a link will be sent out as soon as possible after the meeting. The PAC would like to express our thanks to all Byng teachers and staff who have been working hard create the best possible experience for Byng Students while at the same time having to adhere to strict guidelines from the Ministry of Education and the VSB.
Any other questions or concerns please email as at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to connecting with you!