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Livestream: January 27, 2021, Meeting of the Board (6 pm)

January 27, 2021 9:13 AM

The January 27, 2021, regular meeting of the board will be live-streamed at https://www.sd42.ca/online-board-meetings/ starting at 6 pm.

Montessori Online Information Night

December 23, 2020 4:00 PM

Is Montessori right for your child? Join our online information night to learn more about this exciting SD42 program run out of Hammond Elementary.

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Letter from Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside

December 17, 2020 1:53 PM

A letter for school communities from Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside: Message for parents and caregivers.pdf

Fraser Health: Early notification process during winter break

December 17, 2020 10:14 AM

Medical Health Officer Dr. Ariella Zbar has provided the following letter for school communities in the Fraser Valley region regarding school exposure notifications over spring break: School Exposure Notification During Winter Break.pdf

SD42 Selects New Superintendent

December 9, 2020 1:16 PM

Current Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 Deputy Superintendent Harry Dhillon has been selected for the top job of Superintendent of Schools.

Dhillon, who has been with the district for more than 32 years, will take over for Superintendent Sylvia Russell, who is retiring on Jan. 31, 2021.

“I am proud to serve this incredible community in which I have lived much of my adult life and where I have spent my career,” said Dhillon, who holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University. (more…)

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Live Stream: December 9, 2020, Meeting of the Board (6 p.m.)

December 9, 2020 10:18 AM

The December 9, 2020, regular meeting of the board will be live-streamed at https://www.sd42.ca/online-board-meetings/ starting at 6 p.m.

Board chairperson and vice-chairperson re-elected

November 19, 2020 10:45 AM

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education re-elected trustee Korleen Carreras as chairperson and trustee Elaine Yamamoto as vice-chairperson during its November 18, 2020 regular meeting. Both positions are elected annually.

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Superintendent Letter: Planning for a Safe and Inclusive Halloween

October 23, 2020 2:26 PM

Dear families,

Halloween is just around the corner and I know that our school communities are looking forward to celebrating this holiday in creative ways. To ensure that all members in our school communities are able to enjoy this holiday, I wanted to reach out with a gentle reminder to please be thoughtful in the selection of costume being worn to school. 

While our school district does not have an official policy on Halloween costumes, we must always be guided by the expectations set out in school codes of conduct and our district Safe, Caring and Healthy Schools policy. As such, we must always ensure our learning environments remain safe, welcoming, inclusive, and affirming for all students, families, and staff. (more…)

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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