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Ministry of Education: Recovery Plan investment supports safe K-12 return

June 17, 2021 10:27 AM

Please see below the press release from the Ministry of Education.

VICTORIA – Students, families, teachers and staff should plan for a near-normal return to school in September.

The Province is providing $43.6 million to support ongoing health and safety measures, First Nations and Métis students, mental health services, rapid response teams, and to address learning impacts to students. (more…)

Message regarding the tragedy in Kamloops

May 30, 2021 7:57 PM

Dear families and staff,

Last week, Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation announced the devastating discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children buried in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, BC. The discovery speaks of unimaginable horror and deep loss. It is a painful reminder of the profound, lasting harms on Indigenous communities, and of the heartbreaking and ongoing intergenerational trauma suffered by Indigenous families. (more…)

Student transportation registration is underway for the 2021/22 school year

May 13, 2021 3:13 PM

Regular Student Transportation 2021/22

Registration deadline: June 30, 2021

Please note that the COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 School Settings are encouraging private vehicle use and active transportation (biking, walking, etc.) by students where possible to decrease bus transportation density. (more…) more

Update from the superintendent: safety protocols and graduation ceremonies

May 28, 2021 3:07 PM

Dear families,

As you know, earlier this week, the Provincial Health Officer announced the 4-step plan to gradually lift current restrictions, including restrictions on personal and organized gatherings. Today, we received official clarification from the Ministry of Education that these changes do not impact the existing COVID-19 Operational and Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 settings, which will remain in place and must continue to be followed for the remainder of the school year. (more…)

Proposed Amendment to 2021/22 District School Calendar

May 7, 2021 11:03 AM

At its May 5, 2021, regular public meeting, the board received for information a proposed amended district school calendar for the 2021/22 school year. (more…)

Live Town Hall: COVID-19 Immunizations for Youth 12+

May 27, 2021 4:40 PM

Dear families,

Please see below additional information from Fraser Health on the immunization program for 12-17 year olds. (more…)

Letter from the superintendent: racial inclusivity and Anti-Racism Awareness Week

May 25, 2021 3:02 PM

Dear families,

The province has proclaimed May 23-29, 2021, as Anti-Racism Awareness Week – a chance for British Columbians to celebrate and learn about B.C.’s diverse culture, reflect on biases, and stand together against racism.

In June 2020, former superintendent Sylvia Russell sent a letter to families affirming the district’s commitment to creating fully inclusive learning environments for staff and students. Today, I am writing to provide an update on this important work and to restate our efforts to foster anti-racism and racial inclusivity in the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District. (more…)

Learn more about Grade 8 during online Parent Night

May 21, 2021 3:00 PM

Are you a parent/guardian with a student going into Grade 8 at a School District 42 secondary school next year?

Then join us on Wednesday, May 26, for one of our online Parent Nights to learn more about what your child can expect in September. During the Zoom presentation, you will get an overview of the typical student experience and learn more about what services and supports are available for your child. (more…)

Fraser Health COVID-19 School Update – Immunization for 12-17 year olds

May 20, 2021 4:16 PM

Health Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for youth aged 12 to 17. British Columbia is expanding the COVID-19 Immunization Plan to include this age group.

Youth are excited to protect themselves and their families. (more…) more

SD42 Summer Learning Options 2021

May 14, 2021 5:08 PM

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District is offering the following Summer Learning 2021 options: (more…)

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