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

Tech Services - 250 785-4357

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Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

All Peace River North Elementary Schools are now accepting Kindergarten Student Registrations

 Children who will be five (5) years of age by December 31, 2020 are eligible for registration in Kindergarten at their local schools.

 Registration for Kindergarten students for the 2020/2021 school year will take place in all Elementary Schools during regular school hours.

 Please register directly at your home school. Catchments have recently changed (https://www.prn.bc.ca/?p=4433). If you are uncertain of the school boundaries (also known as catchment areas) please contact the nearest school or check our School Catchment Locator. It is strongly recommended that you register at your earliest convenience.

 Registration for Kindergarten students in the Anne Roberts Young Elementary School catchment will be available at the School Board Office (10112 105 Ave) as the school is currently under construction.

 French Immersion Kindergarten Is available at École Central Elementary School of the Arts only. Please call the school (250-785- 4511) for further information regarding the French Immersion program. For students entering Grade One, French Immersion is also a possibility at Ecole Central depending on space.

 Blended Kindergarten Learning and Distributed Learning are available at the Key Learning Centre only.  Please call the school 250-261-5660 for more information.

 Busing will be provided for rural Kindergarten programs. Availability and times vary from school to school so please call your school for the appropriate details.

PLEASE BRING:

YOUR CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE

PROOF OF RESIDENCE

Proof of Residence can be provided through any of the following with your current address listed:

  • Driver’s License
  • Utility Bill
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Credit Card Invoice
  • BCID
  • Municipal Tax bill
  • Rental Agreement
  • Notary Authorized Letter

YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNIZATION RECORD

If you have further questions, please contact

Mr. Jarrod Bell, Director of Instruction at (250) 262-6017.

Skills Canada Peace Region Competitions Winners

soldering electronics

Skills Canada Peace Region Competitions Winners

Dawson Creek, February 14, 2020

Skills Canada BC competitions create an interactive and engaging environment to expose young people to skilled trade and technology careers who attend the competitions annually.

Students are provided with many opportunities to experience a wide variety of skilled trade & technology careers by: watching the competitions, participating in Try-a-Skill demonstrations, networking with the industry and educational experts in attendance.

It is the goal of Skills Canada BC to showcase the skilled trades & technologies as first choice for careers to the thousands of young people who attend the competitions annually.

Below are the medalists from School District #60 from the competition held on February 14th at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek.

JrSkills Gearbots(Lego Robotics)

Gold     Tyler Klassen, Kurtis Loewen (Prespatou Elem/Secondary)

Gold     Joseph Loewen, Logan Fehr (Prespatou Elem/Secondary)

JrSkills Gravity Car

Gold     Josiah Vaccaro  (Bert Bowes Middle school)

Silver    Easton Cowger (Bert Bowes Middle school)

Bronze Zaiden Cowger (Bert Bowes Middle school)

Jr Skills Sumo Robot

Gold     Braden Fehr (Prespatou Elem/Secondary)

Silver   Jarrod Wiebe (Prespatou Elem/Secondary)

Bronze Markus Loewen (Prespatou Elem/Secondary)

Jr Skills Spaghetti Bridge

Gold     Levi Reimer, Shawn Wiebe       (Prespatou Elem/Secondary)

Silver    Amy Lass, Trudy Bueckert, Joanne Giesbrecht, Joanne Wiebe     (Prespatou Elem/Secondary)

Bronze Walter Braun, Maverick Blackmore, Timber Blackmore  (Baldonnel Elementary School)

Jr Skills Wind Turbine

Gold     Hailey Kent, Ranita Luo, Nadia Noble, Charlyn Flinsky (Bert Ambrose Elementary)

Silver    Jonathan Toews, Elijah Lindh, Zach Bougie (Bert Ambrose Elementary)

Bronze Natalia Lock, Maverick Hunt, Elizabeth Bojczuk (Bert Ambrose Elementary)

Carpentry(Sec)

Silver    Payton Simpson (North Peace Secondary)

Electrical Wiring(Sec)

Bronze Ethyn Volz (North Peace Secondary)

Silver    James Velkjar   (Northern Lights College)

Graphic Design(Sec)

Gold     Brenna Halbert (North Peace Secondary)

Bronze Isabella Sasyn (North Peace Secondary)

Hairstylist(Sec)

Gold     Dalene Schafer (North Peace Secondary)

Silver    Heather Bramsleven (North Peace Secondary)

Bronze Daelyn Chartier, Gracie Chapple (North Peace Secondary)

Photography(Sec)

Gold     Tylan Fleet (North Peace Secondary)

Robotics(Sec)

Gold     Adam Rogers, Justin Kennedy (North Peace Secondary)

Bronze Kurt Lim, Patrick Niyomwungere, Isaac Chong (North Peace Secondary)

BC Winter Games!

The BC Winter Games are here! All SD60 Schools are closed Thursday, February 20th, and Friday, February 21st in order to support the games with event space and provide places for athletes to stay over the next four days.

Best of luck to all the competitors!

CWB Foundation Supports SD60 Shop Classes

School District 60 would like to acknowledge the generous support of the CWB Welding Foundation in supporting our school district shop upgrades.  The CWB has supported our district through their Capital Equipment and Consumables fund which was established in 2014 for the purpose of supporting the advancement of welding programs by ensuring safe, high quality equipment and learning environments are available to students.

Proposed Three Year Calendar – 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Please find the linked letter to parents and the proposed three-year local school calendar for 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023 below.

Members of the public have an opportunity to provide input on the proposed three year calendar by dropping off written submissions to our District Administration Office (10112 105 Ave, Fort St John, BC, V1J 4S4) or via email to public@prn.bc.ca on or before March 6, 2020.

A PDF letter home and copy of the proposed calendar is provided below.

Catchment Area Statements

With the recent adoption on January 13, 2020 of the new catchment areas for elementary schools in Fort St John our school locator tool has been updated and the following catchment area statements regarding potential changes to a student’s school have been developed. Letters will also be going home in the coming weeks.

  • Students that fall within Anne Roberts Young catchment will attend Anne Roberts Young.
  • Current students that were in Robert Ogilvie catchment and now fall within Alwin Holland catchment have the choice of Alwin Holland or Robert Ogilvie. Parents must indicate preference to their current school by March 13, 2020. If no preference is indicated by the deadline the next school will be Alwin Holland.
  • Current students that were in Duncan Cran catchment and now fall within Robert Ogilvie catchment have the choice of Duncan Cran or Robert Ogilvie. Parents must indicate preference to their current school by March 13, 2020. If no preference is indicated by the deadline the next school will be Duncan Cran. 
  • Current students that were in the Margaret Ma Murray catchment and now fall within Alwin Holland catchment have the choice of Alwin Holland or Margaret Ma Murray. Parents must indicate preference to their current school by March 13, 2020. If no preference is indicated by the deadline the next school will be Alwin Holland.
  • No new school variances will be granted to Margaret Ma Murray. As per current variance practice, past variances will be rolled up but continue to depend on the available space. 
  • No school variances out of Anne Roberts Young will be granted.
  • An early variance process Into Anne Roberts Young will be available to any SD60 students. Parents interested must submit an application to the School Board Office (http://bit.ly/ARY2020 or paper copies available at the front desk) by March 13, 2020. Approval will be granted in April considering available seats and composition. 

Any new Kindergarten registration or new to district registration is to be done at the home catchment school based on your address. Please see our School Locator tool at https://www.prn.bc.ca/?page_id=2247 to determine your home school. For more information on 2020/2021 Kindergarten registration please see https://www.prn.bc.ca/?p=4455 .