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2019 Retirement Tea

May 22, 2019 3:04 PM

On Tuesday, June 11,2019, 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, download the invitation.

CPF Summer Camp

May 17, 2019 2:02 PM

Registration for Canadian Parents for French Summer Camp is now open. See the attached flyers for more information about this opportunity for French Immersion students going into grades 1 through 5 in September 2019.

CPF 2019 Summer Camp General Info

CPF 2019 Summer Camp Registration

 

 

 

Board approves the 2019/20 Preliminary Budget

May 3, 2019 9:01 AM

At its May 1, 2019 public meeting, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education approved the 2019/20 Preliminary Budget and passed and adopted the 2019/20 Annual Budget Bylaw in the amount of $183,726,419.

The 2019/20 Preliminary Budget is available for review at http://www.sd42.ca/assets/media/Preliminary_Budget-2019-20.pdf. An executive summary is available at http://www.sd42.ca/assets/media/Preliminary_Budget_EXECUTIVE_SUMMARY-2019-20.pdf.

Thank you to all those who provided feedback on the proposed preliminary budget.

BC Government’s measles vaccine catch-up program update

April 29, 2019 4:44 PM

Dear Parents/Guardians and Caregivers,

RE: BC Government’s measles vaccine catch-up program for school-aged children from April to June 2019 – UPDATE

The measles vaccine catch-up program for school-aged children is currently underway. As we continue to see measles cases throughout the Lower Mainland, and as government prepares for mandatory reporting of vaccines to schools, we are taking steps to ensure your child’s vaccines are up to date.

We are reviewing student records to determine who has been vaccinated. Fraser Health is mailing letters directly to households for those students that are not up to date with measles vaccines.

Due to the large volume of students, it will take several weeks to contact all affected students. It is not necessary to request your child’s records at this time. (more…)

Day of Mourning: SD42 honours those who have lost their lives in work-related incidents

April 25, 2019 3:31 PM

In Canada, the national Day of Mourning is observed on April 28 each year to remember workers who have been killed, injured or suffered occupational disease on the job. 

Last year in British Columbia 131 workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease.  

On Friday, April 26 at 11am the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District will observe one minute of silence to recognize those who have been injured by accidents or disease and mourn those who have died from workplace accidents or disease. 

Please join us in paying tribute to fallen workers and raising awareness about creating healthy and safe workplaces. For more information about the Day of Mourning in BC, visit: http://www.dayofmourning.bc.ca/

 

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Proposed Preliminary Budget 2019/20

April 18, 2019 10:51 AM

At its April 17, 2019 public meeting, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education received the Proposed Preliminary Budget 2019/20 for information.

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District developed a proposed preliminary budget that supports its vision, and that considers not only its shared priorities but also the needs of its community of learners. In accordance with the School Act, school districts in the province must approve the balanced budget and submit it to the Ministry of Education by June 30, 2019. 

Providing Feedback

The board welcomes your input on the proposed budget. The Proposed Preliminary Budget 2019/20 and the Executive Summary are available for your review below.

Feedback on the proposed preliminary budget can be provided through the following channels:

  • Online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ProposedPreliminaryBudget (closes at 4:00 pm on April 25, 2019)
  • By email at budget@sd42.ca
  • In person at the April 24, 2019 Budget Committee of the Whole meeting at 6:00 pm at the District Education Office (22225 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge). Groups or individuals who wish to present at this meeting must register by emailing budget@sd42.ca no later than April 22, 2019
  • By mail at Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education, Attn: Executive Coordinator, Secretary-Treasurer’s Office, 22225 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 8N6.
  • By fax at 604.463.0573
     

All submissions to the board are considered public documents. The board therefore reserves the right to make any submissions available to public and to place them on the district website.

Download Proposed Preliminary Budget 2019/20

Download the Executive Summary

BC Government’s Measles Immunization Catch-Up Program For School-Aged Children

April 2, 2019 3:33 PM

Letter from Dr. Shovita Padhi, Medical Health Officer and Medical Director, Fraser Health

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

As you may have heard, the BC Government has announced an initiative to catch up all school-aged children (K-12) with measles vaccines. This is an opportunity for unimmunized and under-immunized children to catch-up on their vaccinations. There is no measles outbreak within our region; however, we are working with the province, our health-care partners and school districts to increase immunity amongst B.C.’s school-aged children. 

Most people in Canada are protected against measles infections through immunizations. Two doses of either measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) or measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine (MMRV) is 99 per cent effective at preventing measles. Children receive one dose of MMR at 12 months of age followed by one dose of MMRV starting at four years of age. For more information on measles and measles containing vaccine, please visit https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/immunizations/diseases-and-immunizations/measles#.XJKezeaouUl  (more…)

Important Notification

March 14, 2019 3:32 PM

Dear parents/guardians,

I am writing to let you know that the RCMP have advised the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District that criminal charges have been laid by the Crown against Maple Ridge resident, Daniel Jon Olson.

The charges are very serious and deeply concerning. Mr. Olson is a child and youth care worker in the school district and has worked in a number of our elementary and secondary schools over the course of his employment. While we have no first-hand knowledge about the charges, we are informing all our families out of an abundance of caution so that parents/guardians can direct any information they may have about this matter directly to the Ridge Meadows RCMP.

I want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority; as such, Mr. Olson has been on unpaid leave since the time the school district was notified of his arrest.

For your information, I have included the RCMP news release below.

Sincerely,

 

Sylvia Russell
Superintendent of Schools

 

Ridge Meadows RCMP new release

File # 2019-828

Maple Ridge, B.C. – The Ridge Meadows RCMP Serious Crime Unit is currently investigating allegations of sexual assault and production of child pornography. On March 8, 2019, Mr. Daniel Jon Olson, a fifty-two (52) year old Maple Ridge resident, appeared in Provincial Court in Port Coquitlam and has been charged with the following offences between 2008 and 2019:

  • 1 Count of Possessing Child Pornography;
  • 1 Count of Making, Printing, Publishing or Possessing for the Purpose of Publication Child Pornography;
  • 8 Counts of Sexual Interference;
  • 2 Counts of Sexual Assault with a Weapon.

He has been released on conditions with a next court date of April 2, 2019. If you have any information about these incidents, please contact Cst. Tana Goode at 604-467-7681 or Cpl. Joshua Roda at 604-476-6902 with the Ridge Meadow Serious Crimes Unit.

For all media enquiries relating to this file please contact Cpl. Amanda Harnett at 604-476-6908.

 

 

 

 

Postponed: SD42 Aboriginal Education Information Night

February 12, 2019 4:43 PM

The SD42 Aboriginal Education Information Night scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th, has been postponed due to weather. Invitees will be contacted once a new date has been selected for this very important collaborative event. 

c̓əsqənelə Registration Process (Effective February 1, 2019)

February 1, 2019 9:02 AM

The online phase of registration for c̓əsqənelə Elementary has now closed.

Parents/guardians of students who were registered in the online phase of registration for c̓əsqənelə Elementary (January 7 – 31, 2019) have received notification from the school district of the status of their registration request.*

Effective February 1, 2019, all registration inquiries for c̓əsqənelə Elementary can be directed to school principal Jon Wheatley at jonathan_wheatley@sd42.ca.

Per district policy and procedures, registration priority for c̓əsqənelə Elementary will be based on the following criteria:

  1. IN catchment (proof of residence will be required)
  2. IN catchment daycare (proof of daycare in catchment will be required)
  3. OUT of catchment
  4. OUT of district

To determine your elementary school catchment based on your residential address or daycare address, please use our School Locator.

For more information about c̓əsqənelə Elementary, visit the school website.

* Parents/guardians of in-catchment students and of students whose daycare fall within the catchment have received confirmation of their child’s registration at the school. Parents/guardians of out-of-catchment students have been advised that review of all out-of-catchment registration requests will be completed in chronological order based on when registration requests were submitted. This review process will begin on February 19, 2019.

 

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