​Having partnered with John Norquay Elementary School for over 20 years, Rotarian Phil Webber presents a cheque to Tim Krug, Principal of Norquay, on December 10, 2020 in order to cover the cost of ten iPads required for remote learning in times of Covid.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Vancouver has been involved with John Norquay Elementary School for over 20 years with financial support for hungry students and volunteer reading coaches. Unfortunately, the reading coaching activities have been paused due to COVID- 19, but our support for students and their learning continues. 

This project is to help the school cope with COVID 19 requirements for remote learning. After realizing that the school had a shortage of 17 IPads, they approached our club who readily stepped in to help, at least partially. The funding provided will purchase 10 of the 17 iPads needed to support families with students remaining at home.

As with other schools, John Norquay Elementary is also having families decide that with the increasing numbers of COVID 19 cases, they are not sending their children to school at this time but need tech support at home. Norquay currently has over 80 students still not attending school which is not a huge number for a school of 630; but as more requests for tech support come in, Norquay is having to use iPads that need to also be used by students in the school. These iPads will help ease that load.
 
After all the students return to school, Norquay will then have these iPads targeted for its Primary classes who currently do not have access to iPads.