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MRSS Annex Conversion

January 14, 2019 11:24 AM

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District has been experiencing increasing enrolment growth at the elementary level over the past couple of years. Last year’s restoration of the collective agreement language regarding class size and class composition has resulted in a full utilization of elementary school facilities ahead of the projected time line.

Current enrolment in Central Capital Zone elementary schools (the zone in which Maple Ridge Secondary is situated) already exceeds the operating capacity of these schools. The school district is forecasting that elementary enrolment will continue to increase over the next several years. The district is not forecasting that overall enrolment increases at the secondary level will exceed available capacity in its facilities over the next 10 years. (more…)

Grade 8 Registration Information Night on Jan. 17

January 11, 2019 3:14 PM

SD42 District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) is hosting an information session on Grade 8 registration on January 17, 2019 at Thomas Haney Secondary (rotunda) from 7-9 pm.

Assistant Superintendent Shannon Derinzy will discuss the general registration process and answer any questions you may have about the transition from Grade 7 to Grade 8.

Grade 8 registration opens online at noon on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, and closes at noon on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Parents/guardians will be notified by email before Spring Break about their child’s assigned school.

For more information about Grade 8 registration, please visit: http://www.sd42.ca/student-registration/

No registration is required for the January 17 presentation. Seating for this event is first come, first serve. 

Continuing Education Spring 2019 course registration now open  

January 9, 2019 4:04 PM

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42’s Continuing Education Department is offering a broad range of course options this spring at Riverside Centre.

Learn more about the high school graduation and upgrading courses offered and registration dates.

 

Fairview Elementary StrongStart CLOSED Friday, December 21, 2018

December 21, 2018 8:23 AM

Due to a power outage at the school, the Fairview Elementary StrongStart centre will be CLOSED today, Friday, December 21, 2018.

Wheelhouse, Cyberschool, & Late French Immersion Information Nights and Online Registration

December 17, 2018 4:39 PM

Information nights and online registration coming up for the following district programs:

WHEELHOUSE

Information Night:
7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Alouette Elementary
22155 Isaac Crescent
Maple Ridge

The Wheelhouse is a classroom where students are both challenged and supported in becoming life-long learners and responsible citizens. Some of the highlights of the program include:

  • Weekly Field Study Days where students learn outside the regular class setting;
  • A classroom of care and discovery that is well supported by staff, parents and community mentors;
  • Leadership activities that improve confidence, citizenship, and social responsibility;
  • Wheelhouse students are also part of the school district 1-to-1 program, where each student is assigned an iPad for use throughout the school year.

This option is open to all Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District students who will be going into grades 6 and 7 in September 2019. For more information, including a more in-depth look at the program, dates and times for student interviews, and details on how to become a Wheelhouse student, please visit The Wheelhouse online at https://wheelhouse.sd42.ca/

REGISTRATION for The Wheelhouse opens online at noon, February 7, 2019. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2UQSkSw

 

CYBERSCHOOL

Information Night:
7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Alouette Elementary
22155 Isaac Crescent
Maple Ridge

CyberSchool allows SD42 students in grades 6 and 7 to work at school three days a week, and from home (online) the other two days while still interacting with the class. Some benefits of this program include:

  • Development of independence and self-advocacy;
  • Use of technology to analyze and improve critical thinking skills;
  • Collaboration with peers both online and face to face;
  • Flexible scheduling – individualized daily agenda;
  • Use of technology to demonstrate learning.

CyberSchool students are also part of the school district 1-to-1 program in which each student is assigned an iPad for the school year. This option is open to all Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District students who will be going into grades 6 and 7 in September 2019.

REGISTRATION for Cyberschool opens online at noon, February 7, 2019. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2Lp9Dph

 

LATE FRENCH IMMERSION

Information Night:

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
January 31, 2019
Golden Ears Elementary (activity room)
23124 – 118 Avenue
Maple Ridge

Open Classroom Visit:

8:30 am – 10:00 am
February 5, 2019
23124 – 118 Avenue
Maple Ridge

The SD42 Late French Immersion Program is an excellent opportunity for students who want to learn a second language or are looking for a challenge. Students who are currently in Grade 5 are eligible to begin Late French Immersion in September 2019 at Golden Ears Elementary School. This two-year elementary program continues either at Maple Ridge Secondary School or Pitt Meadows Secondary.

To learn more about Late French Immersion, attend our information meeting on January 31, 2019 at Golden Ears Elementary.

7-8 pm, January 31, 2019
Golden Ears Elementary (activity room)
23124-118th Avenue, Maple Ridge

For more information, please contact Shelley Linton at 604.465.5828 or shelley_linton@sd42.ca

REGISTRATION for Late French Immersion opens online at noon, February 7, 2019. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2UNY67r

 

Saving natural gas at SD42

December 6, 2018 3:36 PM

As a result of the pipeline rupture in October 2018, FortisBC is forecasting a shortfall of natural gas through the winter. With a reduced supply of natural gas available, customers across BC are being asked to continue to conserve energy.

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District uses natural gas to heat its schools and facilities. In order to do our part to conserve natural gas, we will be turning down thermostats when schools are not in session. Our temperatures will be:

 

Thermostats will remain set at these temperatures until the FortisBC natural gas advisory is lifted.

How can you help?

  • Turn down the thermostat. Keep classroom thermostats adjusted to 20°C during school hours, and 15°C when schools are not in session.
  • Cozy clothes. Make sure you dress appropriately to stay warm and comfortable inside your school or classroom.
  • Don’t let the heat out. Keep classroom and school doors closed during recess and lunch so the heat doesn’t escape. Also, whenever possible, keep classroom windows closed to avoid heat loss.

Download the SD42 Saving Natural Gas poster. 

Visit FortisBC for regular updates on BC’s natural gas supply and tips for reducing natural gas use. 

 

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Trustees elect board chairperson and vice-chairperson

November 22, 2018 3:17 PM

At the November 21, 2018 inaugural meeting of the board, trustees elected Korleen Carreras as board chairperson and Elaine Yamamoto as vice-chair. Congratulations to both!

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Inaugural Meeting of the Board of Education

November 21, 2018 9:43 AM

The November 21, 2018 Inaugural Meeting of the Board of Education will take place from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Board Room at the District Education Office, 22225 Brown Avenue, Maple Ridge.

Regular public board meetings will begin at 6 p.m. on December 12, 2018. The 2018/19 board meeting schedule can be found at http://www.sd42.ca/board-of-education/

Update on temporary temperature decrease in our facilities

November 16, 2018 1:05 PM

UPDATE – November 18, 2018: The temperature in district facilities will be returning to a warmer setting tomorrow morning, November 19, 2018. It will then remain at 20°C until the FortisBC natural gas advisory is lifted.

 


 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Dear parents/guardians,

As a follow-up to the notice we sent yesterday, we are writing to provide you with additional information about the temporary lowering of temperature in our facilities and to let you know that we now anticipate a return to warmer temperatures in our schools by Monday, November 19, 2018.

We have been advised that Enbridge will be shutting off its pipeline for integrity testing today (Friday, November 16), putting the system at only 40% operating capacity. However, the expectation is that this work will take approximately one day to complete.

To assist with conservation measures, we have temporarily lowered the temperatures in our secondary schools starting this morning, and will be decreasing the temperatures in our elementary schools starting this afternoon. We expect to return to a warmer temperature by the end of this weekend, but will post an update on the school district website (www.sd42.ca) by Sunday evening (November 18) to confirm this timeline. Temperatures inside district facilities will then remain at 20°C until the FortisBC natural gas advisory is lifted.

Thank you for your understanding.

Temperature decreased to conserve natural gas

November 15, 2018 4:47 PM

Dear parents/guardians,

As a result of the pipeline rupture last month, FortisBC is forecasting a shortfall of natural gas through the winter. With a reduced supply of natural gas available, customers across the province are being asked to continue to conserve energy.

Starting Friday, November 16, 2018, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District will turn down thermostats to 18°C in all secondary schools (starting in the morning) and elementary schools (starting in the afternoon) in order to further reduce natural gas usage. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately to stay warm and comfortable.

Temperatures will remain at 18°C until the FortisBC natural gas advisory is lifted. Updates will be posted to the district website and sent through the parent portal as they become available.

 

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