School District No. 38 (Richmond)
Published: May 19, 2020

Support for Essential Service Workers 

The Ministry of Education has asked all school districts to provide Essential Service Workers the opportunity fo​r their children to attend school five days per week as of June 1, 2020.

The district is using the definition of an Essential Service Worker provided by Emergency Management BC. Essential service workers are those individuals considered critical to preserving life, health and societal functioning - including emergency responders, front-line health care workers, and critical infrastructure and supply chain workers.

If you are an Essential Service Worker and y​ou would like to request increased school attendance for your child, please contact your school principal.

Essential Service Workers ​who need care beyond school hours ​can email the Richmond Childcare Resource Referral program directly at  

For more information about Temporary Emergency Childcare for Essential Service Workers, visit this BC Government website. (​or-young-children/child-care-response-covid-19/child-care-response-covid-19-parent/child-care-response-covid-19-parent-form​)