Blacklock Blast – January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

Today, your children received their House Shirts!  We hope that you love them as much as we do!  We would like to encourage your child to wear them every Friday to earn House points.

Here is the latest information from Fraser Health in regards to COVID-19:

Change in COVID Guidelines
As indicated in the BCCDC guidelines and confirmed by Fraser Health, there has been a change in the isolation requirements related to close contacts:

For People who Test Positive

  • Fully vaccinated individuals must isolate for 5 days.
  • Fully vaccinated means having had two doses of any WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated individuals isolate for:
    • 5 days if they are under 18 years of age
    • 10 days if they are 18 years of age or over

If Symptomatic, but Testing Was Not Recommended

  • Self-isolate until symptoms improve, no longer have a fever, and feel well enough to return to normal activities.

For Close Contacts

  • Close contact definition: generally someone who has been near a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes when health and safety measures were not in place or were insufficient.
  • Isolation is not currently indicated for close contacts.
  • Close contacts should monitor for signs and symptoms and if they develop, seek advice regarding testing.
  • To find out if testing is necessary, the “Thrive App” can be used – either using the web form on a computer of the downloadable app. 811 can also be contacted.

If your child will be absent from school for any reason, please remember to let us know either by phone 604-530-318 or by e-mail at

Update Parent/Guardian Contacts

Have you changed your email address or phone number? As the District continues preparing procedures and communications for potential school closures, we kindly ask families to ensure their contact information is up to date. If there are any changes, please be sure to inform your school office. If you want to receive SchoolMessenger notification text messages in the event of emergencies or urgent communications, you can opt-in by following these instructions here.  

For the month of February FamilySmart is hosting 2 provincial online events for families.  The events are free; however, registration is required. FamilySmart February 2022 Event Poster

Event 1: February 16,  6-8pm “ADHD The Real Deal” with Dr. Duncan

Event 2: February 23, 6-8pm “What To Say To Kids When Nothing Seems To Work” with Dr. Miller.

Have a good weekend!

Susanna Eppich, Principal

House Points are as follows:
Dragons – 9,037; Elves – 9,664; Hobbits – 9,841; Wizards – 9,528


For instructions and a link to sign in to Munchalunch go to:  MunchaLunch Instructions

PAC Minutes
October Minutes Draft
September 2021 PAC minutes

Previous PAC Newsletters:
PAC Blast – October 2021
PAC BLAST – October 2021 Volume 2
PAC Blast – October 2021 Volume 3
PAC Blast – October 2021 Volume 4
PAC Blast – November 2021 Volume 5
PAC Blast – November 2021 Volume 6
PAC Blast – December 2021 Volume 8


Here are the upcoming calendar events:

February 11  – Pro-D Day – No School for Students

February 18  – Report Card Prep & Design and Assessment Day – No School for Students

February 21  – Family Day – School is Closed

March 4  – 2nd Term Report Cards Published

March 9 & 10 – Parent/Teacher Interviews – One Hour Early Dismissal @ 1:35pm

March 14 – March 25 – Spring Break – School Closed

March 28 – School Reopens

For access to our District Community Bulletin Board, please click here:  Community Bulletin Board. 
There are always new flyers that may be of interest to you.

Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary

5100 - 206 Street, Langley
BC, V3A 2E5
Phone: 604-530-3188
Fax: 604-530-9726