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4th Annual Appeal — Building our Bridge to the Future together
I write amidst the most challenging time in Island Pacific School’s 25 year history. IPS has thrived for 25 years because of the hard work, dedication and donations of our families and our exceptional staff.
Prior to spring break, we were readying for the creation of Distance Learning (DL) Plan 1.0. Faculty and staff worked tirelessly together with parents to completely redesign our teaching model in a matter of days, ensuring we continue to provide the exceptional learning opportunities we are known for.
Barely skipping a beat, we had DL 1.0 launched within two days of returning from spring break, did a comprehensive review two weeks later based on parent surveys and feedback, then launched DL 2.0 on April 27th. As our health and education experts issued rapidly evolving protocols and procedures, we interpreted and implemented them. On June 1st we opened our doors to the new reality of bi-modal learning, now continuing with our DL program in conjunction with in-school programming. We welcomed 90% of our students back to school, compared to an average of most other schools seeing a return of approximately 30% of students. A testament to the confidence our families have in us!
Compared to most schools, we are nimble and agile — our small size allowing us to be superheroes in this world of turmoil and constant change.
These are unprecedented times and everyone has been disrupted by this pandemic. We know many of our families have struggled and suffered personal loss and it is for this reason that we must continue fundraising.
2020 marks the 4th year of our Bridge to the Future Development Program and now, more than ever, we need to support our students and families requiring Student Financial Aid and, at the same time, continue enhancing our educational platforms and campus for the ongoing success of our school.
The generosity of our alumni and graduating families over the years has provided Student Financial Aid and much needed bursary funds. Our IPS values have always been, and shall continue to be, deeply embedded in our successful Student Financial Aid program, requiring fundraising on an ongoing basis.
Thank you for your continued support!
Director of Development & Alumni Engagement
Island Pacific School
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Island Pacific School, Box 128 Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0
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