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SD42 to reduce natural gas use following pipeline incident

October 11, 2018 8:51 AM

As a result of the natural gas pipeline rupture near Prince George, FortisBC is asking customers across the province to turn down their thermostats and reduce natural gas usage.

Starting this Friday, October 12, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District will be reducing the temperature in all schools and facilities by 2°C and setting thermostats at 20°C to help conserve energy.

Although warmer outside temperatures are expected on Friday, please have your child(ren) dress appropriately to stay warm and comfortable inside the school or classroom.

Temperatures inside schools and facilities will remain at 20°C until the FortisBC natural gas advisory is lifted. Please visit www.sd42.ca for the latest updates.

UPDATE: Parent Portal is back online

September 7, 2018 12:36 PM

The Parent Portal is back online. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Reactivation dates for MyClass accounts

August 23, 2018 3:54 PM

The reactivation of student and parent MyClass accounts to connect with MyEducation BC for the 2018/19 school year will take place on the following dates:

  • Students in grades 8-12: Friday, August 31, 2018, 3 pm
  • Students in grades K-7: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 3 pm
  • All parent accounts: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 3 pm

Please note that your login ID and password will remain the same.

What is MyClass?

MyClass is a gateway to the new provincial Student Information System that enables parents/guardians to connect directly with their child’s teachers. To learn more about MyClass, visit https://myedbc.sd42.ca/MyClass.

 

Registration information for new school in Albion area of Maple Ridge

August 22, 2018 11:08 AM

To align with kindergarten registration and ensure a smoother registration process, the school district has decided not to move ahead with preregistration for the new school (c̓əsqənelə Elementary, located at 24093 – 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge) as originally planned. Instead, registration for c̓əsqənelə Elementary for the 2019/20 school year will occur in January 2019.

Ongoing updates about progress on c̓əsqənelə Elementary, including information about the registration process, will be posted to the school’s website at http://elementary.sd42.ca/cusqunela as they become available. Details about the registration process will also be posted to the parent portal, and school district website, Facebook and Twitter channels once they are finalized.

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New Albion-area elementary school named to honour region’s First Nations history

August 22, 2018 11:07 AM

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education is pleased to announce that the new elementary school in the Albion area of Maple Ridge (located at 24093 – 104th Avenue, Maple Ridge) will be named c̓əsqənelə Elementary in honour of the First Nations history of this region.

In February 2017, the Ministry of Education announced funding for the new elementary school and shortly afterwards the board began collecting community input on potential names for the new school.

“Given the passionate feedback we received calling for a school name that recognizes and celebrates the First Nations history in this area, we requested that the Kwantlen and Katzie Elders undertake a process to select a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ name for the school,” said Superintendent Sylvia Russell. (more…)

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Pre-registration for new elementary school rescheduled to start in late August 2018

July 11, 2018 2:06 PM

*UPDATE: To align with kindergarten registration and ensure a smoother registration process, the school district has decided not to move ahead with preregistration for the new school as originally planned. Instead, registration for c̓əsqənelə Elementary for the 2019/20 school year will occur in January 2019.

Pre-registration for the new elementary school on 104th Avenue, which is scheduled to open September 2019, has been rescheduled to start in late August 2018. Details about the pre-registration process, including the exact date, will be communicated on the school district website and to parents through the Parent Portal in late August.

Board approves new policy

June 28, 2018 9:06 AM

At its public meeting on June 19, 2018, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education approved Policy 9611: Child Protection.
 
View the policy at http://www.sd42.ca/board-of-education/policy-manual/
 

Reminder: June public board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 18, 2018 4:35 PM

The June public board meeting for the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of the District Eduction Office, 22225 Brown Ave. View the agenda: http://www.sd42.ca/board-of-education/board-meeting-agendas/

 

Board of Education approves revised East Capital Zone elementary catchment areas

May 17, 2018 4:32 PM

***Please note: Pre-registration for the new elementary school on 104th Avenue, which is scheduled to open September 2019, has been rescheduled to start in late August 2018. Details about the pre-registration process, including the exact date, will be communicated on the school district website and to parents through the Parent Portal in late August.

Following a public consultation that included an Open House and an online survey, the Board of Education approved at its May 16, 2018 public meeting revised East Capital Zone elementary catchment areas, including the catchment for the new elementary school scheduled to open September 2019 at 104th Avenue just east of 240th Street.

The school district received a combined total of 420 responses during its public consultation process. Of the 257 respondents who stated a preference to the three catchment options presented, 55 preferred Option A, 92 preferred Option B, 92 preferred Option C, and 23 indicated they had no preference among the three options. (more…)

Blue Mountain Strong Start Centre Relocation

May 18, 2018 3:34 PM

Due to the need to accommodate ongoing elementary enrolment growth both in the Blue Mountain catchment and more broadly in the East Capital Zone of the district, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District recently applied to move the StrongStart Centre located at Blue Mountain Elementary to Garibaldi Secondary school. The district has now received approval from the Ministry of Education for this move, which will come into effect September 1, 2018.

The school district highly values the early learning programming support that our Strong Start program provides to the Blue Mountain community and surrounding communities, and is therefore pleased to be able to retain this program in the neighbourhood it is intended to serve.

Assistant Superintendent David Vandergugten, who oversees StrongStart programming in our school district, will attend the Thursday, June 7, 2018* PAC meeting in the school library at Blue Mountain Elementary at 7:00 pm to share further details and to answer any questions. Blue Mountain Elementary is located 12153 – 248 Street, Maple Ridge. (Note: the original date for this meeting was scheduled for June 14, 2018.)

Up-to-date information on all of the SD 42 Strong Start Centres can be found at http://www.sd42.ca/program/strongstart/.

 

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