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Revised Proposed 2018/19 and 2019/20 District School Calendars

January 25, 2018 1:01 PM

 

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District has revised the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Proposed District School Calendars to reflect changes made at the provincial level with respect to the timing of the Family Day statutory holiday and the addition of a non-instructional day for 2018/19, supporting provincial curriculum implementation. You will find additional information about the nature of these changes below.

Our consultation on the proposed district school calendars is ongoing. 
To review the proposed/revised calendars and provide your feedback, please go to 
?http://www.sd42.ca/proposed-district-calendars/

 

The consultation period on the proposed calendars runs from Thursday, January 25, 2018 to Friday, February 23, 2018. All feedback will be reviewed by senior team and the calendars will be adjusted if required before being submitted to the Board of Education for approval at the March 7, 2018 regular public meeting.
 
Once they are approved, the calendars will be posted on the district website and submitted to the Ministry of Education by March 31, 2018.

 

Changes to 2018/19 and 2019/20 Proposed District School Calendars

Family Day statutory holiday moved

On February 9, 2018, the provincial government announced that, effective 2019, the Family Day statutory holiday will move from the 2nd Monday of February to the 3rd Monday of February. This change was not reflected in the initial 2018/19 and 2019/20 Proposed District School Calendars, which went out for consultation before the announcement was made.

The calendars presented to the Board of Education at the March 7, 2018 public meeting will include this change. The district will also recommend that the February non-instructional and schools-not-in-session days immediately preceding the Family Day holiday be moved so they continue to precede this statutory holiday. 

The new proposed dates are as follows: 

2018/19 Proposed District School Calendar:  
Non-instructional day Thursday, February 14, 2019 
Schools not in Session day Friday, February 15, 2019 
Family Day holiday Monday, February 18, 2019 

2019/20Proposed District School Calendar:  
Non-instructional day Thursday, February 13, 2020 
Schools not in Session day Friday, February 14, 2020 
Family Day holiday Monday, February 17, 2020?

Non-Instructional Day added to support new provincial curriculum implementation for 2018/19 school year only

On February 2, 2018, school districts received notice from the Ministry of Education that the requirements for school calendars in the 2018/19 school year only have been changed to include one additional required non-instructional day supporting provincial curriculum implementation. This change was not reflected in the initial 2018/19 Proposed District School Calendars, which went out for consultation before the announcement was made.  

The calendars presented to the Board of Education at the March 7, 2018 public meeting will include the proposed date of Monday, April 29, 2019 to accommodate for this additional required non-instructional day.

* The proposed calendars have been revised with all changes marked in red.

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South Albion update

December 19, 2017 3:02 PM

In January 2016 the School District and the City of Maple Ridge entered into joint agreements to develop and plan for the construction of a new school, a neighbourhood learning centre housed within the school and a potential community centre on 104th Avenue in Maple Ridge.

The Board of Education and the City of Maple Ridge engaged in a thorough public consultation process to gather feedback from the community and stakeholders in helping to define the vision of a joint site.  The “Your Voice Your Neighbourhood” consultation process took place from January 2016 to March 2016 and included two community workshops and an online survey. The public was very supportive of the proposed development plan for this site.

In order for the City to construct the proposed community centre they have to purchase part of the South Albion site from the School District.

If you have any questions or concerns please email Karen_Yoxall@sd42.ca no later than January 10, 2018.

Become a foster parent

December 19, 2017 10:07 AM

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is seeking foster parents in the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Right now there are more than 1000 kids across B.C. who need temporary foster families when they can’t live at home. Many of these children and teens come from hard places; however fostering can have a huge positive impact on their lives.

Foster families come from a variety of backgrounds, each with different life experiences, skills, and qualities. They do, however, share a few things in common:

  • All are residents of B.C. who are (at least) 19 years of age
  • Their homes are safe and nurturing
  • Each is comfortable in providing guidance and supervision that meets the child’s needs and their cultural heritage
  • They are active members of the child’s care team

Learn more about the process of becoming a foster parent at https://bcfosterparents.ca/foster-parent-info/become-a-foster-parent/

Draft policy ready for public review

December 13, 2017 8:53 AM

At the December 6, 2017 public board meeting the following draft policy was received by the board for information and continuation with the consultation process:

Draft Policy 5705 Surveillance
Draft Procedure 5705.1 Video Surveillance
Surveillance Systems Access Log

Review the policy at: http://www.sd42.ca/board-of-education/policies-procedures-public/

Input from education partners and the public is now invited. After receiving input, the Board Policy Development Committee will have another opportunity to review this policy before it is again presented to the board for approval at the January 24, 2018 public board meeting.

Please submit all feedback by Thursday, January 11, 2018 to Karen Yoxall at karen_yoxall@sd42.ca.

Minister Fleming’s Update on Changes to New Curriculum Implementation Schedule, Grades 10-12

November 3, 2017 3:04 PM

See letter from Minister of Education Rob Fleming on changes to the new curriculum implementation schedule for grades 10-12. This letter includes information about the nature of the changes as well as associated timelines:

Changes to New Curriculum Implementation Schedule, Minister of Education.pdf

 

Draft policies ready for public review

October 19, 2017 10:23 AM

At the October 18, 2017 public board meeting the following draft policies were received by the Board for information and continuation with the consultation process:

Draft Policy 10200: Communications
Draft Policy 10310: Volunteers

Review these policies at http://www.sd42.ca/board-of-education/policies-procedures-public

To provide feedback on these policies, email Karen Yoxall at karen_yoxall@sd42.ca.

Children will soon be safer in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district

October 11, 2017 3:31 PM

 

By the end of next year, every student in Maple Ridge will be going to a seismically safe school, Premier John Horgan announced today.

“Finishing upgrades at Fairview Elementary and Westview Secondary will mean every single child in Maple Ridge is learning in a seismically safe school,” said Premier Horgan.

“We know there is more to be done in other communities. That is why we are working to fast-track seismic upgrades and school capital projects throughout the province.”

Fairview Elementary school and Westview Secondary school are the last two high-risk schools in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district.

Premier Horgan made the announcement at Fairview Elementary school today alongside Minister of Education Rob Fleming.

Read the full news release

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Board of Education meeting time change (June 21)

June 2, 2017 2:38 PM

In order to ensure trustees and staff are able to attend upcoming graduation ceremonies, the start of the June 21, 2017 public board meeting has been moved from 6 pm to 1 pm.

The board meeting will take place in the District Education Office at 22225 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge.

 

 

Grade 7 Elementary Summer Learning 2017 programs cancelled

June 1, 2017 12:48 PM

Due to low enrolment numbers, School District No. 42’s Grade 7 Elementary Summer Learning 2017 programs have been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. All other SD42 Summer Learning programs for elementary and secondary students are running as scheduled. To learn more, click here

 

Retirement Tea

May 24, 2017 12:26 PM

On Tuesday, June 20, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District will be honouring retiring staff during a special ceremony at Garibaldi Secondary starting at 3:30 p.m.

For more information about the Retirement Tea, please click here

 

 

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