Goal setting conferences

SD83 parents and their children are being called to come talk to their teacher . . . and it’s a good thing! Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper explains with the province-wide move to new curriculum, SD83 has been working hard to also update assessment and reporting practices and make them as …

Inaugural meeting of new board

The inaugural meeting of the newly elected trustees who will form The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is set for Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at the District Education Support Centre (DESC) in Salmon Arm. Trustees will be sworn in by Judge Ed de …

Thank you parents!

Dear Parents and Guardians: You may not be aware that the type and minimum number of non-instructional days in a school year are determined provincially through negotiation between the Ministry of Education and the British Columbia Teachers’ Union. Typically, there have been six in British Columbia, with additional days added …

Still NO at school

There has been much in the media about the legalization of cannabis, so SD83 just wants to ensure everyone knows, that as with tobacco, alcohol and vaping, cannabis or cannabis products are not allowed at school or on school property. A pdf version of the above information is available here: …

Raising Digitally Responsible Youth

Parents are facing new challenges when raising their children – cell phones, internet, social media, gaming – a society constantly connected to technology. Please join us, and bring your questions, for Safer Schools Together Nick Chernoff’s presentation on Raising Digitally Responsible Youth on November 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. …

Student committee wins award

Congratulations to the SD83 Student Me to We Committee, which just received word that it will be recognized for its hard work through the “Get Doing Award” at WE Day this year, set to go on November 22 at Roger’s Arena in Vancouver. The “Get Doing Award ” celebrates youth who …