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ANNOUNCEMENT:

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

Please click here to view the SD85 Communicable Disease Prevention 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

Read more here: SD85 School Calendar

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

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph

Please click the link below to access the PHSS National Indigenous Peoples’ Day video.

PHSS National Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuhen2nhyFVh1z9oqcc5olQG3c1U9appA

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.

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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.  

 

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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.

Carol Robertson

Superintendent of Schools

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REMINDER: Please check the COVID-19 resources / updates from time to time. 
 
UPDATE: March 29: See URGENT COVID-19 Notice (under COVID-19 updates below) from Island Health, March 28, 2021
 

Please view the following links that outline specific guidelines and practices.

Learning Groups

Health Guidelines

Worksite Protocols

Transportation

Full 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.

URGENT COVID-19: Island Health Notice-March 28, 2021

Island Health Public Announcement Reminder: Help Reduce the spread of COVID-19

Minister of Education Notice to Parents and Caregivers – December 17, 2020

Island Health Public Announcement: February 12, 2021
Medical Health Officer-Island Health-Notice to Parents and Students-December 11, 2020

COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE K-12 SCHOOLS SEPTEMBER 11/2020

BRITISH COLUMBIA’S RESTART PLAN INFORMATION

SD85 SUPERINTENDENTS LETTER TO PARENTS – AUG. 26, 2020

DR. BONNIE HENRY – MESSAGE FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF – May 29, 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

 

 

 

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