UA Goes Back To School

We are pleased to share with the UA community our ongoing plans to keep students and staff healthy and safe. We have been working diligently on our plan to meet the guidelines in BC’s Back to School Plan and following the directives from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and the Provincial Health Officer. We hope that this document will provide the information that students, parents, and guardians require to understand the protocols that are in place to ensure everyone's safety. All members of the community will be required to follow the protocols outlined within the plan in order for it to be successful.

Please find the Urban Academy Return To School Plan by clicking the button below. The plan is being updated on a regular basis as new information and guidelines emerge.

Return To School Plan

Welcome Back Messages For Students

In advance of the first day of school, UA distributed welcome back messages to Urban Academy Students. These brief videos were created for each specific grade group and outlined some details of what students could expect when returning to school. Students met some UA staff, saw the entrance/exit doors and stairwells they now use to navigate the facility, and were given some instruction on when and where they are to wear their PPE. We are looking forward to supporting students to feel well prepared and safe in their return to school!

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 6, 2020 Hello UA Parents, It has certainly been another exciting week at UA and globally. The US election has been front of mind for many over the last few days. As I write this we still do not have a winner declared. The decision in the US election will have a global impact […]

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December 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021All working days All Day

Winter Break

January 8, 2021

Grades 5-6 Ski Day at Mount Seymour

Grade 5 & 6 students will travel to Mount Seymour by bus for a day of skiing. Students will leave the school at 8am and return around 4pm, and should bring weather-appropriate clothing.
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January 15, 2021

Grade 7 & 8 Cross Country Skiing at Whistler Olympic Park

Students in Grades 7 and 8 will travel by hired bus to Whistler Olympic Park to participate in a day of cross country skiing. Students will leave Urban Academy at 7:30am and return around 4:30pm. They should wear weather appropriate clothing and bring packable lunches.
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