Once the staff of the Campbell River Indian Band heard news last Friday of the impending teacher strike it rallied as a group to plan alternative activities to support the students and their parents for the three-day strike, March 5–7.
The staff thought about working parents.
No school for their children would affect their daily schedules and create stress for the families.
Rapidly, the Campbell River Band staff put together community programs in the Thunderbird Hall and Gengenlilas classroom building for the primary, elementary and middle school ages.
All three programs run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as per regular school hours, providing planned activities with educational, play and cultural components.
The alternative program was a huge success for all three age groups and the band office received some fantastic feedback from both students and parents.
Parents were very pleased what was offered to the students on such short notice and how well the staff at the Campbell River Indian Band worked together as a team to make these programs available for the families in the community with such short notice.