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

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Public Meetings – Catchment Changes for Anne Roberts Young Elementary School

With an expected opening date of September 2020 for Anne Roberts Young Elementary School (Grades K-6), some catchment boundaries will be changing later this year. These changes will potentially affect families with children currently attending Bert Ambrose, Alwin Holland, Robert Ogilvie, and Duncan Cran.

In order for trustees to gather public input, three public meetings have been scheduled as follows:

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7pm at Bert Ambrose Elementary School
9616 115th Avenue

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7pm at the School Board Office 
10112 105th Avenue

Monday, November 25, 2019 at 7pm at Alwin Holland Elementary School
10615 96th Street

Written submissions will also be accepted by the Board up to December 19, 2019. They can be dropped off at the School Board Office or emailed to catchments@prn.bc.ca .

The linked letter below will be distributed by the four schools in the coming days.

Event Posters

UPDATED – Power Outages

PM update – All schools have power. Thanks to the BC Hydro crews for getting the power back on!

9:47 AM Update – Duncan Cran has power and is now open.

8:33 AM Update – Alwin Holland will open without power as there is adequate daylight in the building.

Duncan Cran will be closed until power comes back on as there is inadequate light in the building. The window shutters make the building pitch black in the classrooms.

Please check the school Facebook pages for more information.

We are currently monitoring power outages and estimated times of restoration with BC Hydro.

Buses will not be picking up students for Upper Pine and Clearview this morning as it is uncertain if they will have power and water.

Buses will run to pick up in-town transfer students from those areas provided road conditions are safe.

The bus for Upper Halfway will wait until the power comes back on up to 9:30am. If the power is not back on by 9:30am the school will close for the day.

Afternoon buses will run to return in-town transfer students.

In Fort St John, we are monitoring power outages at Alwin Holland and Duncan Cran. More to come.

Tree Planting at Bert Ambrose

Earlier in September students and staff participated in a variety of learning events culminating in the planting of over a dozen trees on the Bert Ambrose school playground in collaboration with Tree Canada and community partners.

Bert Ambrose Elementary and School District 60 would like to thank the following people and organizations

  • Roberta Chouinard (PAC Parent and Indigenous Education staff member) who helped organize the project
  • Pembina who helped students with planting the trees
  • Reg Whiten – on behalf of Tree Canada
  • SD60 Maintenance Staff for their help with ground preparation
  • SD60 Indigenous Education Centre staff and students who helped with the ceremony

Thank you to the many parents, organizations, and companies that provide support to programming in our schools. If you, your company, or organization would like to help, please connect with the Principal at your nearest school.

The Alaska Highway News has shared an article about the program. It is available at https://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/fort-st-john/green-thumbs-make-for-greener-school-at-bert-ambrose-1.23952677

BC Winter Games February 20th – 23rd, 2020

Dear Parents,
The City of Fort St. John and region are excited to host the BC Winter Games February 20-23.  School District 60 is a partner group in this substantial community initiative and will be supporting the games through the use of our facilities and volunteers.  

On Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st, there will be no regular instruction at any school sites nor will there be any busses transporting students.  Students are encouraged to participate and support the games through competition, volunteering and spectating.  

Building an Inclusive Community – Event

You are invited to join Fort St John WorkBC Centre, School District 60: Peace River North, and STADD for learning session about organizations and services in the community that can support adults and youth with disabilities to transition into the workforce.

When: September 17, 2019, 6:00 pm

Where: NPSS Library (9304 86 St Fort St John, BC)