Ministry of Education – Reporting on Student Learning in the Classroom
The Ministry of Education is seeking feedback on a new unified K-12 student Reporting Policy. This revised policy is aligned with BC’s new curriculum that was introduced beginning in 2016 and will ensure parents receive information about:
- student progress in each subject area the student is currently studying,
- areas of significant student growth and opportunities for further development,
- student attendance.
The policy has also been revised to ensure students have a voice in their learning through required student self-assessment and goal setting in the reporting format.
The Ministry would like to hear from teachers, parents, students and school administrators to gather feedback on this proposed change. Feedback is open until November 5, 2021. Participation in the survey is entirely voluntary and anonymous.
For more information please click here to be redirected the Ministry of Education Reporting on Student Learning in the Classroom.
Please click here to be redirected to the Ministry of Education survey page.
NATIONAL TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The BC government has announced this day as a new annual statutory holiday for all provincial public sector employees – this includes public school districts. Therefore, all School District 85 schools, maintenance, office, and the school board office will be closed on September 30, 2021. We would like to observe and recognize the colonial legacy of residential schools and honour the Spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.
Communicable Disease Plan
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
Back to School Protocols K-12:
For the 2021-2022 school year, students and staff are in the classroom full time with updated health and safety measures. All K to 12 staff, students in grades 4-12, and visitors are required to wear masks in all indoor areas, including at their desks and on school buses.
For full details visit the Government of BC’s website.
New day of commemoration in B.C.
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2021
Please see the news release from the Provincial Government: B.C. to mark Sep 30 as a day of commemoration: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021FIN0048-001531
Important Notice: The Board meeting scheduled in September has been moved to Monday, September 20, 2021.
Please click the link below to watch a special video address from Chief Dr. Robert Joseph
Please click the link below to access the PHSS National Indigenous Peoples’ Day video.
Message from Alert Bay Elementary School:
Happy Aboriginal Day Everyone!
Our staff and students would like to wish all of you the most beautiful day. We invite you to please watch our virtual Cultural Celebration on our school’s YouTube channel:
We would like to give our sincerest thanks to Ernest Alfred for his vision, our incredible students who worked so hard, our staff and everyone in the community who supported our students and helped make this video possible.
We hope you enjoy our celebration.
In Recognition of Service
PHSS Gets a Face Lift
We are excited for our PHSS face lift! Thank you to the SD 85 Maintenance Department for seeing our vision through. We hope to be able to welcome families and community members through our doors in September! We have missed you.
Eagle View Elementary Literacy
Eagle View Elementary highlighted in an article on the One-to-One Literacy Program.
Posted on Thursday April 8, 2021 at 3:55 PM – NISS School Closure:
Due to Health and Safety precautions, North Island Secondary School will be closed to staff and students on Friday April 9, 2021. The reason for this closure is a serious plumbing issue.
At the end of the school day on Thursday April 8, 2021 there was a blockage in the sewage pipes. Although the maintenance teams and outside contractors are working hard to fix the issue there will still be the clean up job and airing out of the school to occur.
Have a safe weekend. We expect school to resume as normal on Monday April 12.
Superintendent of Schools
Please view the following links that outline specific guidelines and practices.
* SD85 website will be regularly updated with the latest guidelines and practices.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES
Posted February 26, 2021: Click Here: COVID-19 School Safety Plan and Protocols
February 8, 2020: – Click Here: Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 Settings
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES
British Columbians can also use the new provincial phone service by calling 1-888-COVID19, available seven days a week from 7:30AM to 8:00PM, with information in over 110 languages. Specific public health questions re: COVID-19 should be directed to your local health authority for response.
BRITISH COLUMBIA’S RESTART PLAN INFORMATION
- BC’S RESTART PLAN
- BC’S RESTART PLAN PRESENTATION
- PREMIERE JOHN HORGAN’S RESTART PLAN ANNOUNCEMENT MAY 6, 2020
NEW MEASURES TO SUPPORT RETURNING BRITISH COLUMBIANS https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0019-000657
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON CONTINUITY OF LEARNING (April 17, 2020) FAQS on continuity of learning
KEEP LEARNING- RESOURCES FOR HELPING YOUR CHILD LEARN AT HOME https://www.openschool.bc.ca/keeplearning/
LETTER TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND THE BC CONFEDERATION OF PARENT ADVISORY COUNCILS – MARCH 27, 2020– Letter to Parents and Guardians March 27, 2020
AFTER SPRING BREAK- SD85 Letter to Parents and Guardians March 27, 2020
BC MINISTRY OF EDUCATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON CONTINUITY OF LEARNING – Ministry of Education FAQs on Continuity of Learning
COVID-19 STRESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION – http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20200320/covid-19stress-management.pdf
COVID-19 PROVINCIAL SUPPORT AND INFORMATION – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support
IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF MARCH 17, 2020 – LETTER TO PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND STAFF SUSPENSION OF IN-CLASS INSTRUCTION AS DIRECTED BY THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER
DEPUTY MINISTER HEALTH LETTER TO PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND STAFF Letter to Parents, Guardians and Staff from the Deputy Minister
PHSS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL/ SD 85 SPRING BREAK TRAVEL UPDATES PHSS International Travel/ Spring Break Travel Updates
Information, FAQ’s and Travel Advisories on COVID-19 for Children and Students: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20200228/feb-28-coronavirus-update.pdf
The Ministry of Education and Provincial Health Office: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/bulletin/20200228/covid-19-letter-for-parents-and-guardians.pdf
Pink Shirt Day – Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – Click here for message from School District No. 85