Bastion students show their support for every child matters during Orange Shirt Day on Friday, Sept. 29th.
Public invited to strategic planning check in sessions . . .
There is just one more evening strategic planning "check-in" session for you to provide your valuable input! The session will be approximately two hours and will include a review of the draft strategic plan followed by an opportunity for participants to engage in discussion and make suggestions for the planning team to consider.
Monday, October 23 -Sicamous and area session from 7 - 9 p.m. at Eagle River Secondary School
Thanks to all who participated in the previous sessions which ran March 16-19 in various locations throughout the district.
Staying Connected with Official Trustee Mike McKay . . .
The October 20, 2017 edition of Official Trustee Mike McKay's newsletter to the community, Staying Connected, is now available by clicking here.
Kindergarten/French Immersion registration for 2018 . . .
Do you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in September 2018? Welcome!
Please register as soon as possible at your neighbourhood school. Date and time of registration will be recorded and that will be used to determine placement IF catchment area schools are full. Please bring your childâ€™s birth certificate, care card and proof of residency.
Not sure which school your child will attend? Contact our Operations department (250 832-9415) or click on the yellow bus on our website and follow the online prompts!
French Immersion Registration
If you are interested in registering your child for early French Immersion (Kindergarten & Grade 1) please FIRST register your child at your catchment area school and then SECOND, before Nov. 30, call or go to Bastion Elementary to indicate interest for French Immersion, where you will receive an information package.
An Early French Immersion information session, and possible registration depending on numbers, will be held on November 30 at Bastion Elementary at 7 p.m.
For those interested in late French Immersion (Grade 6) an information meeting, again with possible registration depending on numbers, will be held on March 6 at 7 p.m. at Shuswap Middle School.
Questions or concerns about French Immersion? Please contact Isabelle Gervais at (250) 832-3741.
StrongStart for newborns to age 5 and their parents or caregivers
StrongStart is a free school-based program that provides play-based early learning opportunities for children and their parents or caregivers. Our full-time StrongStart programs run five days a week for three hours a day at the following locations: District Education Support Centre (Salmon Arm), South Broadview Elementary (Salmon Arm), MV Beattie Elementary (Enderby), Highland Park Elementary (Armstrong), and Parkview Elementary (Sicamous). The Carlin program runs on Mondays, Sorrento on Tuesdays, and North Shuswap on Thursdays. The Falkland program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Families are welcome to drop in for all or just part of the program on any day the program is
running. Please register at your local StrongStart program.
Families are welcome to drop in for all or just part of the program on any day the program is running.
â€śWe are so fortunate to have such an awesome team of Early Childhood Educators!â€ť comments Early Learning Co-ordinator Jennifer Findlay.
For more information about StrongStart or other early learning programs please look for Early Learners under the drop down menu for Parents and Students on this website or call co-ordinator Jennifer Findlay at 250 833 2095.
School Year Calendar
The 2017-18 North Okanagan-Shuswap School District Contacts & Calendar is available here
Office Hours . . . Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We can be reached at (250) 832-2157.
Our Mission is to engage all students in meaningful and relevant learning experiences that develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes, creativity and the pursuit of personal success.
Can I take it on the school bus?
Operations manager Trevor Bettcher wants to raise awareness about safety regulations about transporting large items (equipment, sports equipment musical instruments etc.) on school buses. "Any equipment or items smaller than 30 inches (77 cm) may be trans
Upcoming Board Meetings
The schedule for Board of Education meetings has been determined. Official trustee Mike McKay approved, with a few exceptions, that board meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of the month rather than the second. The exceptions include September and
Multi grade class report
An indepth White Paper looking at assessing student learning in multi-grade classrooms was presented to Official Trustee Mike McKay at the June 13 meeting of the North Okanagan-Shuswap Board of Education. A digital copy of the presentation is available he
Report on Transitions
A White Paper on school transitions and its impact on achievement was presented to Official Trustee Mike McKay on June 13 at the regular meeting of the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District. The complete report is available here. [Image:District 83 Nort
Strategic Plan Working Group Update
June 13, 2017 Strategic Planning Process Update: On Monday, May 8th, incoming Superintendent Peter Jory joined the two dozen members ofthe Strategic Planning Working Group in support of the on-going development of the Districtâ€™sStrategic Plan. The work
Special Advisor's Report
A complete copy of the June, 2016 Special Advisor's Report is available here. [Image:sd83-report-20160603.pdf]
Student Accident Insurance available
North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83 does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during off-site school activities.~ Accidents can and do happen.~ Some injuries incur medical, dental or other
E.R.A.S.E. Bullying Website
Every child deserves an education free from discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation and violence. The ERASE (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) Bullying website, www.erasebullying.ca, is here to help. This provincial website includes online a