Flag Half-Masting - In Recognition of the Kamloops Tragedy

In recognition of the discovery of at least 215 Indigenous children buried at a former residential school near Kamloops, all Canada and BC flags will be lowered to half-mast until Mon July 12, 2021.

New Provincial Government Website and Phone Service for Parents (Mar 21, 2020)

A new government website has been launched with up-to-date non-clinical information on COVID-19. British Columbians can also use the new provincial phone service by calling 1-888-COVID19, available seven days a week from 7:30AM to 8PM, with information in over 110 languages.  

News and information about the spread of COVID-19 around the world is coming at us quickly. It can be difficult to keep current and it can be even harder to remain calm given all that is going on. Stress, anxiety, and depression are not unusual for people of all ages. But there are things we can do as individuals and collectively to deal with stress and support one another during these challenging times.  Please visit this provincial website for some useful information on managing COVID-19 stress, anxiety and depression.

You can also find some helpful information that Saanich Schools has put together on how to talk to your children about COVID-19: How to talk to your Child or Teen About COVID-19.