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

Digmore! – Digital Learning Commons

Digital media objects and resources for e-learning Featured Service Curio.ca has been added to our Digital resource e-library at DIGMORE

Buses Cancelled – Friday, January 17, 2020

Due to the continuing extreme cold weather, SD60 buses will be cancelled on Friday, January 17, 2020. Schools remain open and learning continues.

We expect with the forecasted change in weather that the fleet will be running again on Monday.

School Locator updated

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.

Please note that catchment statements regarding different scenarios (were part of School A catchment, now part of School B catchment) are being developed. When these are complete they will be posted on this site.

The School Locator tool can be found at https://www.prn.bc.ca/?page_id=2247

Buses Cancelled – Thursday, January 16, 2020

Due to the extreme cold all SD60 buses are cancelled on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Schools remain open and learning continues.

Makers Making Change – News Release

Neil Squire’s Makers Making Change & School District #60/Peace River North: Partner up to Bring Accessibility Solutions to the Community

Fort St John, British Columbia, January 15th, 2020  – Neil Squire and their Makers Making Change initiative, in collaboration with the School District #60, is holding its first Light Touch Switch build-a-thon at Duncan Cran Elementary.

Students from North Peace Secondary School, especially those interested in engineering, design, and software programming or those who have an interest in a disability profession are participating in this event.  Working alongside maker mentors and Makers Making Change, students will be building assistive devices that will be sent to people with limited use of their hands or fingers living in and around Fort St John. All materials and instructions are provided, no experience is necessary.

WHAT: Light Touch Switch build-a-thon

WHEN: Wednesday, January 15th, 9am -11:30am.

WHERE: Duncan Cran Elementary School, 8130 89 Ave, Fort St John, BC V1J 5S5

The Light Touch Switch is well-suited for use by a finger, allowing a person with severely limited arm/hand movement to control various technological devices such as a tablet, or Xbox controller.  The switch can be plugged into any standard AT interface and is an open source hardware project funded by the Government of Canada that uses 3D printed parts, a mono cable and tactile switch that are soldered together to create the switch.

Makers Making Change (www.makersmakingchange.com) has hosted a number of build-a-thons across Canada and the United States, and has given out over a thousand assistive technologies ready for use by people with disabilities. Their website hosts hundreds of open source assistive technology projects which include instructions and parts lists.

Global News recently aired a feature about our Electronics Arts Switch Buildathon

About Neil Squire

“We use Technology, Knowledge, and Passion to Empower Canadians with Disabilities.” Neil Squire has been revolutionizing the lives of Canadians with disabilities since 1984 through accessible technology. Our work is focused on four distinct areas: Innovation, Digital Literacy, Employment, and Assistive Technology. Our work enables people with disabilities to achieve their goals, reach their full potential and continue living life to the fullest. Makers Making Change, an initiative launched by Neil Squire in 2016, connects volunteer makers to people with disabilities who need assistive technologies.

For media inquiries:

Suzanne Wiens

Director of Communications

604.473.9363

suzannew@neilsquire.ca

Buses running – Tuesday, January 14, 2020

District Buses are running. All riders are reminded to dress for winter weather as per Board Policy 7004 .