Additional Community Supports
Squamish Helping Hands supports a shelter for overnight lodging in our community. Their space availability under the 2m physical distancing requirement is very limited. SD48 is working with the District of Squamish and Squamish Helping Hands to provide the gymnasium at Howe Sound Secondary School for these services. The facility is currently operational from 8:00 pm- 8:00am, 7 days a week and is supervised by staff from Squamish Helping Hands and is supported by Black Tusk Fire and Security. Daily custodial services for cleaning and sanitizing are provided by our SD48 custodial team.
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is currently using Signal Hill Elementary School, Myrtle Philip Community School, and Brackendale Elementary School sites, once a week, as infant (2 months to 2 years) immunization centers.
At one school all students will be receiving a $25 gift card for armchair books to support home literacy