School District 60

10112-105 Avenue
Fort St. John, British Columbia
Canada V1J-4S4
Voice - 250 262-6000
Fax - 250 262-6048
After Hours Emergency - 250 785-6781

2014 Election – Notice of Nomination

Public Notice is given to the electors of the School District No. 60 (Peace River North) that nominations will be accepted in respect of the 2014 Board of Education elections to be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day Picture

On September 30th students and staff of School District 60 honoured the children and families that were affected by residential schools. This day has been designated as Orange Shirt Day as it was historically the month that children were removed from their homes and forced to attend residential schools. In most cases, the children would not be able to return to their communities until June, and in some instances, several years. Last year, the Orange Shirt Day was initiated in Williams Lake after the elder, Phyllis Webstad , told her story in which her granny had bought her a “shiny orange shirt” for the first day of Mission school. She was stripped of her new outfit and given a uniform. The confused 6 year old did not understand why they would not give her back her shirt. She is reminded of how her feelings weren’t considered and her sense of worthlessness that she felt whenever she sees the colour orange, so much so, that she has stated, “I want my orange shirt back”, 90 years later.

By wearing an orange shirt on September 30th will remind us to always remember that EVERY CHILD MATTERS, regardless of race, religion, class, or age. Every child deservers the right to feel loved and supported in a healthy learning environment. Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has made a proposal to the Canadian government to designate September 30th as Orange Shirt Day.

Change to NID Day

Please note that there has been a change to the Non Instructional Day on January 30th, 2015 to February 6, 2015.

Revised School Calendar 2015 (PDF)

School Zones in Effect Monday!

school zone

 

 School zones will be back in effect on Monday, September 22nd at 8am!

Please check your local school website or give them a call for their first day start up times and other information.

School Startup

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students

As you will have heard, an agreement has now been reached between the BCTF and the provincial government.  As a result of this agreement, SD 60 will be returning to normal operations effective Monday, September 22nd. The first day of school will take place Monday, with all schools running their regular shortened two hour opening day schedules.  Full day instruction will begin Tuesday.

Obviously, this year’s start up is unique and there will be many questions. School bus operations will commence on Monday.

Parents of kindergarten students are invited to contact your schools to determine just when and how your students will be welcomed to kindergarten. Each school will have its own introductory routines, programs and procedures, but all kindergarten programs will be offering full day instruction by Friday, September 26th.

SD 60 does not anticipate any major changes to our school calendar. School days will not be lengthened and Christmas and Spring Break schedules will remain the same.  Semestered schools will take steps to balance their semesters to ensure all students have sufficient instruction time. No additional days will be added to the school year. Details on any changes will be made available over the next few weeks.

This has been a challenging time for everyone. We would like to express our appreciation for your ongoing patience and support. All staff look forward to welcoming back students and getting back to doing great work on behalf of your students.

Sincerely

Dave Sloan

Superintendent of Schools

Tentative Agreement between BCTF and Provincial Government

The following message is from the Superintendent of Schools, Dave Sloan.

Dear parents/guardians,

I am happy to report that this morning, school districts received confirmation of a tentative agreement between the BCTF and the provincial government. With assistance from mediator Vince Ready, the two sides have worked out the framework for a negotiated settlement. Both sides continue to meet to finalize the settlement, which will then need to be ratified by both teachers and school boards.

The past several weeks have been difficult for everyone involved, and there continue to be many questions about the exact date and procedures that will be used to re-open schools. Over the next few days, all district personnel will be making the efforts needed to open our buildings as soon as possible. We all look forward to welcoming back your children. Details as to when, and how, schools will be reopened, will be posted to this website, and broadcast via local media, as soon as they are available.

Thank you for your ongoing patience through this long and difficult time. No doubt everyone is relieved that the new school year will soon be getting underway. I’m certain we are all looking forward to getting back to teaching and learning together.

Sincerely,

Dave Sloan