COVID-19

PCS During COVID-19

Pacific Coast School will be maintaining out-of-school instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each teacher will be provide access to their curriculum through both Online and Pen & Paper methods. At this time PCS is asking students and families to do the Online method if possible but we will provide Pen & Paper curriculum if that is not possible.

Please check this page regularly to see if there are any updates or changes.

Online Curriculum

Course delivery through online methods will be different for each teacher. Additionally, online course delivery at this point could change with changing circumstances and feedback from PCS students and families. At this point teachers are working on the following delivery methods for their curriculum:

Mr. Pinkhasik

Ms. Stone

Ms. Rice

Mr. Janz

Pen & Paper Curriculum

If you request Pen & Paper curriculum to be delivered these deliveries will happen once a week. Packages will be put in envelopes and delivered to the family’s door. Mr. Salomon and Mr. Roy will each have designated families and will be coordinating package delivery with those families on a weekly basis. Package delivery protocol will be as follows:

  • Packages will be delivered once a week on a day coordinated with either Salomon or Roy
  • Packages being delivered will be in an envelope
  • Packages being picked up should be put back in the envelope.
  • New packages will only be delivered once the previous package is complete and ready to be sent back.
  • Best health practices will be instituted through the following:
    • Sanitisation before/after every delivery
    • Leaving package by the door, knocking on door, moving back at least 2 meters (6 feet).
    • Picking up outgoing package once door is shut.

If at any point there is either a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in your household please inform the school as we will not be exchanging or delivering until their is a confirmation that it is no longer present in your household. It is very irresponsible to withhold this information as doing so could potentially create a line of transmission throughout the PCS community. If there is a suspected or confirmed case we will still work with the family and make sure learning can continue; however, pen and paper will not be an option for the safety of our staff and community.

Zoom Video and Phone Meetings

Whether or not your family chooses Online or Pen & Paper everyone can have access to a staff member for support and learning instruction. The preferable method will be through Zoom Video but regular phone is also an option upon request. Staff members will all have a general Zoom Pop-in time where students can “pop-in” and work with a staff member. Outside those “pop-in” times students can schedule a meeting either one-on-one or in small groups with a staff member. In order to schedule a meeting you must either call the school and Margaret will schedule you or you can email the staff member directly. Below are an outline of procedures.

  • Staff will have general Pop-In Times where anyone can join and ask questions.
  • Staff will have scheduled times where students can schedule meetings
  • Scheduling can be done by calling the school and talking to Margaret or through emailing a staff member and coordinating a time.
  • General Pop-In Zoom info will be emailed out to your school district email.
Zoom Meeting Etiquette

Zoom meetings are a great way to communicate with staff members and really anyone around the world; however, there are general rules we should follow when we are in a Zoom meeting to make it an effective learning experience for everyone. Here are PCS’s Zoom Meeting Etiquette Rules:

  • Be Respectful to everyone in the meeting.
  • Do not use “filters” or other distracting video during a meeting.
  • Post “Question” or “Comment” in the chat box or “Raise Hand” in “participant” if you have a question or comment rather than just blurting that question or comment out.
  • Be dressed appropriately for the zoom meeting if you are using video.
  • Participant video is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting but staff members will have video on and might share their desktop to help with a question.
  • This is not a social video chat time like you might have on Facebook, FaceTime or SnapChat. This is a learning experience and please respect that.
  • Staff members can mute audio/video or remove a student who is not respecting the learning environment of the Zoom room.
  • Zoom meetings will be recorded by the staff member for reference purposes so please remember that any disruptive or inappropriate can be communicated to your parent or guardian very easily.

Staff Member Zoom Schedule:

Mr. Devin

  • Schedule a Meeting 10:00 – 12:00
  • General Pop-in 1:30 – 2:30
  • Student Group Weekly Meeting: TBA

Ms. Stone

  • Schedule a meeting 10:00-12:00
  • General Pop-in 1:00-2:00
  • Schedule a meeting 2:00-3:00
  • Student Group Weekly Meeting: TBA

Mr. Pinkhasik

  • Schedule a meeting 10:00 – 11:00
  • General Pop-in 11:00-11:45
  • Schedule a meeting 12:45 – 3:00
  • Student Group Weekly Meeting: TBA

Ms. Rice

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays only
  • Schedule a meeting 10:00 – 3:00
  • Watch your district email / Facebook message for Zoom Lesssons

Mr. Janz

  • Schedule a meeting 10:00 – 12:00
  • General Pop-in 2:00 – 3:00
  • Mr. Janz is always open for any non-work problems you may have. Either contact him through messenger, cell phone or email.
  • Student Group Weekly Meeting: TBA

Mr. Salomon

  • Will be doing deliveries and connecting in the morning with individual students
  • Schedule a meeting 1:00 – 3:00

Mr. Roy

  • TBA

How do I connect to Zoom

Zoom has created a number of great videos on how to connect to a Zoom meeting. Connecting to a Zoom meeting requires no “account” or “sign-up”. You just need to:

  • Click on the link provided
  • Use the “Meeting ID” and “Password”
  • Use the phone number provided with the “Meeting ID” and “Password”

Here is a video by Zoom explaining some of these procedures:

For more instructional videos on Zoom you can go to: https://zoom.us/resources

Office 365 and District Email

PCS’s primary form of communication will be done through student’s school district email and Office365 – to logon to Office365:

  1. Go to: https://portal.office.com
  2. User: FirstName.LastName@sd52.bc.ca (Example jeremy.janz@sd52.bc.ca)
  3. Password: Same as you use to log into a computer at school

If you have forgotten your password please contact the school at 250-600-3228 and tell us the password you would like. At this point you will not be able to reset your own password. So please tell us a password you don’t mind us knowing for the time being.

For a video on how to do this check out:

Students can also easily submit assignments through Office365 by using the “share” link on any program. The video above explains all of this.