Supporting essential service

Part of the government’s direction to school districts during this challenging time is to provide some support for the children of Tier 1 essential service workers who have no other child care options. This has caused some confusion with parents as many are on the essential services list, but not …

Provincial updates

The Ministries of Health and Education regularly share updates, which we are sharing with our parents and communities. This useful information includes a link to Frequently Asked Questions around Continuity of Learning, which the Ministry of Education is constantly updating. April 7 UPDATE Today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry …

Picking up belongings

Students and or parents from throughout the SD83 are making quick, physically distanced trips to our schools picking up student belongings. Depending on the school’s layout, this is being done in different ways, however, in all schools SD83 staff want their students to know they are thinking about them! Teachers …

Committee of the Whole

A Committee of the Whole meeting will be taking place Wednesday, April 8 at the District Education Support Centre but it is going to be a little different than usual! With the physical distancing measures and the closure of SD83 buildings to everyone but staff, the meeting will not be …

Happy retirement Dorry!

On March 31 the secretary at Grindrod Elementary School, Dorry Tessel, officially retired after 14 years with the school district. Grindrod Elementary had planned a big event “Dorry Day” for her retirement, but, of course, that was cancelled because of the pandemic. So, principal Jeff Abbott created a “virtual party” …

Calling all families!

SD83 would like to make parents aware that with the unprecedented number of phone calls teachers will be making to students and parents, many of these calls will not be coming from your school’s phone number. Some of the calls may show up as No Caller ID. Some will show …