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Live Stream: October 21, 2020, Meeting of the Board (6 pm)

October 21, 2020 8:40 AM

The October 21, 2020, regular meeting of the board will be live-streamed at https://www.sd42.ca/online-board-meetings/ starting at 6 pm.

SD42 Superintendent Sylvia Russell to Retire

October 13, 2020 2:46 PM

After six years with the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District, Superintendent Sylvia Russell announced she will retire by January 31, 2021. The Board of Education has engaged executive search firm Boyden and will immediately begin the process of selecting a new superintendent.

“I have been blessed to work with highly competent, engaged and talented teams of people,” Russell said in a message to staff. “I am very grateful for our collective focus on the collaborative building of systems and structures in our district and have full confidence in your ability to address future challenges and lead our district forward.” (more…)

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October 2, 2020: Letter from Superintendent Sylvia Russell

October 2, 2020 3:31 PM

Dear families,

I am writing to provide you with some important updates and to thank you for your support in helping us begin this unique school year in as safe a manner as possible.

We are seeing evidence across our schools that the Daily Health Assessment checklist is being followed, and are deeply grateful for your diligence in assessing your child(ren) before they leave the house and keeping them home if they show signs of possible illness. This daily health assessment is one of the most important health and safety layers we have in our schools. (more…)

Live Stream: September 23, 2020, Meeting of the Board (6 pm)

September 22, 2020 2:57 PM

The September 23, 2020, regular meeting of the board will be live-streamed at https://www.sd42.ca/online-board-meetings/ starting at 6 pm.

September 13, 2020: Air Quality Advisory in Effect

September 13, 2020 8:56 PM

The air quality advisory for our region currently remains in effect. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to consult with and follow the guidance of our local public health experts at Fraser Health. 

Although air quality is expected to improve this week, our schools are prepared to take additional steps as needed. Depending on the quality health index measure, these steps may include keeping exterior windows and doors closed, allowing students who are sensitive to smoke to remain indoors during lunch/breaks, and reducing strenuous outdoor activities. 

Our school district continues to have effective Covid-19 health and safety measures in place, including daily health checks, frequent hand hygiene, the practising of respiratory etiquette, student learning groups, enhanced cleaning protocols, and maximizing physical distancing measures. These measures will continue to provide important layers of protection as we wait for the smoke to clear.

September 4, 2020: Superintendent letter to secondary school families

September 4, 2020 2:30 PM

Dear families,

As we head into orientation week, I wanted to reach out to provide an update on our return to school planning.

As you know, our district posted an online survey on Friday, August 28, to determine how many students would be returning for in-classroom instruction in September. This survey closed on Tuesday, September 1, and the results have been shared with individual school principals. (more…)

September 4, 2020: Superintendent letter to elementary school families

September 4, 2020 12:52 PM

Dear families,

As we head into orientation week, I wanted to reach out to provide an update on our return to school planning.

As you know, our district posted an online survey on Friday, August 28, to determine how many students would be returning for in-classroom instruction in September. This survey closed on Tuesday, September 1, and the results have been shared with individual school principals. (more…)

August 28, 2020: Return to School Survey

August 28, 2020 6:24 PM

** This survey is now CLOSED. **

If you haven’t had an opportunity to complete the survey and your child will not be returning for in-classroom instruction in September, please contact your child’s school principal.

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To ensure all families have an opportunity to share their plans for the September return to school and request alternative options if necessary, we have prepared a return to school survey. Please take our survey at https://letstalksd42.ca/return-to-school-survey.

Your response will help us complete our planning for the 2020/21 school year.

This survey will close at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Reactivation date for MyClass accounts

August 31, 2020 12:32 PM

The reactivation of student (grades 9-12) and parent/guardian MyClass accounts for the 2020/21 school year occured on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 9 am. 

Grades 9-12 students and parents/guardians can view student timetables in their MyClass accounts. Information regarding learning cohorts and staggered start times for secondary students will come directly from the student’s school via email and/or the Parent Portal.

Grade 8 students will receive a hard copy version of their schedule from their school.

Please note: Your MyClass login ID and password will remain the same. For technical assistance or support, contact myclass@sd42.ca

August 26, 2020: Detailed plans support safe return to classroom

August 26, 2020 2:10 PM

Please see the August 26, 2020 news release from the Ministry of Education: Detailed plans support safe return to classroom.

 

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