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Winter Weather District Procedures

November 29, 2022

Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our students and staff. On rare occasions, it is necessary to cancel SD47 student transportation and school sites due to severe weather. With over 3000 students in our schools each day, any decision to cancel buses, programs, or to close sites...
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SD47 Recognizes LGBT+ History Month in Canada

October 11, 2022
Throughout the school year, SD47 works to ensure all schools are inclusive and safe.
Throughout the school year, SD47 works to promote an inclusive and safe learning environment for all students. Our Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) educational efforts ensure this includes students of all sexual orientations and gender...
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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation - September 30th

September 27, 2022

Friday, September 30 th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a day that honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.  All School District 47 sites will be closed on that day as we encourage everyone to...
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SD47 - Provincial Online Learning School in 2023

June 14, 2022
​SD47 has been selected to become a Provincial Online Learning School in 2023.  Limited Number of School Districts have been chosen.  Read the press release here .
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Appointments for the 2022-2023 School Year

May 06, 2022
​The Board is pleased to announce Principal and Vice-Principal  appointments that were initiated through a collaborative process considering the needs of students, individuals, and the District's Strategic Direction.
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Sexual Health Education Information Session for Parents

April 29, 2022
Join Sexual Health Educator, Willow Dunlop, for a parent information session about the BC K-12 Sexual Health Curriculum in School District 47.  When  Date: May 31, 2022
Where
Brooks School Library
How
Registration is appreciated by emailing
Willow.Dunlop@sd47.bc.ca 
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International Travel Requirements upon Return to Canada

March 28, 2022
​Staff, students, and families, are responsible for understanding and adhering to all COVID-19 international travel requirements outlined by the Government of Canada, including those required following return to Canada.   Please click here for information.
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City of Powell River/Tla'amin Nation Media Release

March 10, 2022
Please read City of Powell River/Tla'amin Nation media release with respect to public engagement kick off March 1st on possible name change for Powell River.​
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School Calendar 2024-2025

February 12, 2022
​Please take a moment to review the proposed local school calendar  for 2024-2025 and provide any suggestions you may have.  Kindly provide your feedback by March 31, 2022 by emailing info@sd47.bc.ca .
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Policies and Administrative Procedures

February 10, 2022
Please see letter from Board Chairperson, Ms. Dale Lawson, and Superintendent, Dr. Jay Yule soliciting feedback with respect to our Board Policies and Superintendent Administrative Procedures.​
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Calendar Change

January 24, 2022
​ Our School District Calendar for 2021-2022 has been revised .  The February 18, 2022 Professional Development Day has been moved to May 20, 2022 in the hopes of being able to meet in person rather than virtually.
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Mental Health and Wellness Hub

November 29, 2021
​Dear Parents/Caregivers,
We know that everyone is still experiencing stress from the pandemic and more people have concerns about their stress, low mood, depression, and worry. In an effort to curate information for staff and families we have created a Mental Health and Wellness Hub for easy access to information, workshops, webinars,...
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PRESS RELEASE

November 22, 2021
Please read this  press release from  Board of Education Chairperson, Ms.  Dale Lawson with respect to vaccine policy.​
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Framework for Enhancing Student Learning

October 18, 2021
​At the Sept 22, 2021 Board of Education Meeting, the 2020-2021 FESL Annual Report was presented to Trustees.  Please click here to view the document.
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World Mental Health Day

October 08, 2021

World Mental Health Day is October 10, 2021. The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.   Mental health is universal: everyone can benefit from learning more about how to...
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Letter from Superintendent Dr. Jay Yule

October 01, 2021
Please see attached letter with respect to the mask mandate expanded for K-3 students. ​
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SD47_Tla'amin Nation - Joint Letter

September 27, 2021
​Please read the attached  letter  sent on behalf of SD47 and the Tla'amin Nation with respect to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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Sept 30th Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 07, 2021
​ Powell River School District will be closed to all students and staff on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
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Letter to Parents, Guardians and Staff

September 03, 2021
Please see attached letter from Dr. Jay Yule, Superintendent of Schools​
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Bus Cards are ready

August 26, 2021
us applications that were submitted prior to June 30th are now completed and the bus cards are ready to be picked up at the School Board Office. All late applications are still being worked on. Feel free to call ahead to confirm if ready.

Office hours are 8 am to 3...
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Letter from Brooks Secondary

June 27, 2021
The following letter was sent to Brooks Secondary families recently regarding the tragic accident involving 4 youth. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families involved. 
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School Remain Open

June 27, 2021
Parents/Students/Caregivers, I hope you are enjoying the heat and taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities our community has to offer with the lakes and ocean. This message is to inform you that schools are open tomorrow and we are working to take steps to make classrooms as comfortable as we can...
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District Announcement - Vice Principal

June 21, 2021
​ The Powell River Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Doyle as Vice Principal at Brooks Secondary School.  
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School District 47 takes action in memory of the 215 Children whose remains were found at residential school.

May 30, 2021
The Powell River Board of Education is reaching out to provide sympathy and condolences to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc and all those affected by the horrific finding of children's remains at the former residential school in Kamloops. "This is a reminder that we have to stay vigilant in educating our children about...
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News Release - Foundry BC App

May 12, 2021
​ Co-created by youth for youth, the Foundry BC app offers young people aged 12-24 and their caregivers access to integrated health and wellness services including counselling, peer support, and group sessions. Read more HERE.
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School Trustee Election Results

April 24, 2021
​Results of the April 24th School Trustee By-Election are listed in each of the two linked documents below.

Declaration of Election Results
Election Results

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Education Week

April 24, 2021
​ Dear School District 47 Parents/Guardians,
I would like to take this opportunity during Education Week to honour and acknowledge the tremendous efforts of our students, teachers, administrators, and support staff who have been able to keep the focus of student learning and well being during this unprecedented time. In the midst of a pandemic, we have been able to...
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Trustee Candidates Forum

April 13, 2021
​All Candidates Forum hosted on Zoom and organized by the Powell River and District Teachers' Association - April 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm
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Changes in Mask Protocol in Schools

April 06, 2021
​ Welcome back - we hope you all had a restful and safe spring break. Please check our COVID-19 page for changes in the mask protocol in schools.
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Poverty Reduction Survey and Information

March 17, 2021
​The City of Powell River, qathet Regional District, and Tla’amin Nation have partnered to complete the qathet Regional Poverty Reduction Strategy as part of the Union of British Columbian Municipalities (UBCM) Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program.  Please click here for information on how to complete the survey.

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Media Release - Cranberry Firehall Purchase

January 22, 2021
​School District 47 has purchased the Cranberry Firehall from the City of Powell River.  See attached news release.
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SD47 Winter Concerts

December 18, 2020
SD47 Students and Staff have prepared some special Winter Concert for family and friends. Please take some time to watch the videos and enjoy the many talents our schools have to offer.  SD47 Winter Concerts
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Community Engagement Survey

November 20, 2020
    Hello everyone, Please help us communicate with you more effectively by completing this  Community Survey .  As you might have read in the November Powell River Living , School District 47 is in the process of developing a Strategic Communications Plan. The Board or Education identified communications as a priority...
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Virtual Town Hall Meeting

September 18, 2020
​If you were unable to attend the Virtual Town Hall Meeting of September 23, 2020 held in collaboration with Vancouver Coastal Health (Dr. Mark Lysyshyn) and the Tla’amin Nation (Hegus Clint Williams), but would like to view the video, please click here .
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Superintendents Update

September 08, 2020
​Dear Families of School District 47,  I wanted to further update you on the restart of school next week. By this time you should have been contacted by your school to confirm which options for learning you have chosen for your child. Approximately 90% of our families have indicated their children...
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Superintendents Update - SD 47 Restart Plan

August 29, 2020
​August 28, 2020  Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,  This is an update to my letter of August 21, 2020 outlining our now approved Restart Plan  for the 2020/21 school year.  We hosted a successful Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, August 26th to collect more feedback to inform our plan moving forward. We...
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Virtual Town Hall Meeting - Back to School Restart Plan

August 28, 2020
​Thank you to all who were able to participate in the Virtual Town Hall Meeting this past Wednesday, August 26th. If you are interested in reviewing the presentation, or if you were unable to attend the event and would like to see it, a recording of it has now been posted online along...
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SD 47 Proposed Restart Plan

August 21, 2020
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,  I am reaching out to you as we approach the start of the 2020/2021 school year. I know you have many questions about how school will look in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff at School District 47 and your schools have been working hard to...
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August 12, 2020: Orientation week ensures a safe, ready and welcome return to school

August 12, 2020
​ To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into classrooms for the week of Sept. 8-11, 2020, there will be a gradual restart to allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place.
Click here for the full news release. 
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Letter from Dr. Jay Yule, Superintendent, re; September 2020 school startup

August 10, 2020
​ Pl ease read  here  - a letter from Dr. Jay Yule, Superintendent followed by the Government's announced school startup plan for September 2020.
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Health & Safety Guidelines

May 29, 2020
​Current district and school based health and safety guidelines and protocols are available online as well as other related materials concerning the June 1st partial return to in-class instruction. 
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Brooks Ultra Marathon

April 30, 2020
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Privacy Graphics

April 05, 2020
SD47 has created some digital resources to help staff, parents, and students, focus on privacy and remote learning. We support our teachers in the amazing effort they are making to ensure education happens, and students excel even in difficult cirumstances. Stay safe, learn, and wash your hands.​
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Bus Applications for 2020-2021 School Year

April 01, 2020
​If you wish to apply for busing for the 2020-2021 school year, please submit an application through the  District Forms Site by May 1, 2020.  Please call 604-414-2612 if you require further information.
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Policies and Administrative Procedures for Feedback

February 14, 2020
​Please let us know if you have any feedback with respect to the attached Policies or Administrative Procedures by emailing info@sd47.bc.ca by March 31, 2020. ...
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2022-2023 District Calendar for Feedback

February 14, 2020
Please let us know if you have any feedback with respect to the proposed School District Calendar for 2022-2023 by emailing info@sd47.bc.ca  - deadline March 9, 2020.​ ...
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Provincial Health Officer Letter to Parents, re: Novel Corona Virus

February 09, 2020
​ The Provincial Health Officer has provided a letter to School Districts to share with parents and guardians regarding the novel coronavirus.  To view the letter, please see below.
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2019-2023 Strategic Plan

January 07, 2020
The Powell River Board of Education has recently published its four year strategic and operational plan, these documents along with other related information can all be viewed in the strategic planning section of the website.


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Climate Strike Letter to Families

September 26, 2019
​Please read the attached letter from Superintendent Dr. Jay Yule regarding the planned Climate Strike walkout on September 27th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your school administrator. 
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Proposed School Calendars Available For Input

February 13, 2019
​Our draft School Calendars for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 are available for your feedback (please click on the links below).  Please email info@sd47.bc.ca by March 8, 2019 with any suggestions you may have.  Many thanks. Local School Calendar 2020_2021 2.pdf   Local School Calendar 2021_2022.pdf   ...
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Parent and Guardian Letter - Talk to your youth about drugs

June 19, 2017
​ Please see the attached letter to parents and guardians from the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, regarding talking to youth about substance use.
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Providing relief during tramatic events

June 19, 2017
​Staff and Community Members,

First and foremost our prayers and sympathies go out to all families and friends affected by this tragedy. We are a close community and we will come together to support one another through these difficult times. We have debriefed with our critical incident team and will have...
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Anxiety Presentation Postponed

February 05, 2017
The scheduled presentation on Anxiety that was intended to occur on Monday February 6th has now been recheduled for Thursday February 16th. Thank you
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Student Reporting

October 05, 2016
​See attachment below to view letter from Hon. Mike Bernier, Minister of Education to Parents.
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Ministry Announcement Regarding New Curriculum

May 26, 2016
​The Ministry of Education has released information regarding the upcoming changes with the new curriculum. Attached you will find information regarding changes to Provincial Assessment, a set of Q&A's regarding the New Curriculum as well as letter from the Deputy Minister regarding the changes. For further details on the redesigned curriculum,...
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Tla'amin Nation Celebration

April 12, 2016
On Saturday, representatives from School District #47 and others in the community joined in the Tla'amin Nation celebration of the enactment of their treaty.  Hegus Clint Williams was presented with a sculpture that was commissioned by the Board and created by retired teacher, Ed Oldfield. The juvenile chinook salmon represents the...
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PIE 2015 Showcase

January 10, 2016
​This collaborative project combines the song, We Love PIE (written and performed by Stella Swanson and her Family Band) with video recorded by Tao Werner at our 2015 Camp Imadene Showcase.  Visit our  Featured Videos page ​ for more videos!​ ​  
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Revised School Calendar 2015-2016

January 06, 2016
​Please see attached revised School Calendar (addition of two Pro-D Days).
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Open Letter to Community

December 22, 2015
​ Read an Open Letter to the Community of Powell River regarding the current labour dispute as well as the current and hopeful future roles of the Board of Education.
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Board Letter to BCSTA

December 22, 2015
The School District 47 Board of Education has submitted a letter to Ms. Teresa Rezansoff, President of the British Columbia School Trustees Association regarding the failed negations between the Province and BC Teachers Federation. The letter in its entirety is attached.
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Message from Superintendent

December 22, 2015
Read the attached announcement for more information on the continued labour dispute​ and the affect that it may have on school start up next week. For a historical background to this current labour dispute see our  Job Action page.
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Open Access to ERAC Database

December 22, 2015
Thanks to the generosity of our vendor community, ERAC (Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium) has arranged for BC students and their parents to gain easy home access to the  ERAC Online Database Bundle  until schools reopen for the new school year. Please share this good news with your students and parents as soon as possible!...
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Adopt a School

December 22, 2015
Coles Town Centre has chosen to “Adopt” Texada Elementary School this year. Coles is currently fundraising to support book purchases for the school library. Individuals can “Adopt” as well, simply by following this link. Adoption takes about 30 seconds to complete and can be done for free, or with an optional...
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Summer 2015 Programs

October 07, 2015
​The past summer of 2015 offered many students a diverse range of programming. Over 200 students accessed or participated in the programs offered by School District 47 this year.  Read all about it.....
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We've got a Yapp for that!

September 05, 2015
In September 2015 ​Schools in School District 47 are introducing a new way to communicate directly with Parents and Students via their Smartphones. By downloading the Yapp App and adding your Child's school you can receive instant updates about upcoming events at your child's school, as well as find quick links...
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Minister Bernier's Letter to Parents

September 01, 2015
​Over the past three years the Ministry has been working closely with Teachers and other stake holders to review school curriculum. Please read the attached letter from the Education Minister regarding some of the outcomes of that process.
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Students on Public Transit

August 18, 2015
​With school start up just around the corner this is a good time to remind students of the importance of safety while travelling on public transit. Below is a letter from the Management and Drivers of Powell River Transit, we hope that parents and students take some time to read through...
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New Principal of Kelly Creek

June 27, 2015
Kelly Creek Community School, effective August 1, 2015.   Mr. Rounis has 19 years' experience in all areas of the field of education: elementary and secondary, teaching and administration - in urban and rural communities.  Mr. Rounis has a Masters in Leadership and Administration.  He is presently employed by School District 68...
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Online Ferry Survey

June 10, 2015
Students in other ferry-dependent communities travel for free to sports and school-related events and Powell River area kids deserve the same benefit. In order for BC Ferries to implement a program similar to what is in place currently for student travel on the Lower Sunshine Coast, a fare increase averaging 0.8%...
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Rx Health Presentation

June 05, 2015
​Come join us at Rx Wellness THIS Saturday, June 6 (6pm to 9pm) at Max Cameron. Rx Wellness is Powell River’s first Ted-style speaker series to explore Physical, Emotional, Spiritual and Social wellness. Proceeds support youth health and wellness initiatives in Powell River, including the bike libraries that our kids and...
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The Future of Food in Powell River

May 22, 2015
  From our Farmers to our tables: Full Circle Farm, an initiative of the Society for the Advancement of Local Sustainable Agriculture (SALSA), is conducting a survey for which the underlying question is “To grow or not to grow?” More and more people want to know what they are putting into...
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Bus Application

May 21, 2015
​ Applications to ride the School Bus during the 2015/2016 year are due by the end of this month. This year the District will be modifying all of their route schedules, therefore it will be important for students to receive their passes, along with a route schedule, prior to the end of...
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Kindergarten Registration Open

January 15, 2015
​ Please see the attached notice regarding Early Registration for the 2015/2016. School Registration for 2015-16--Mar 31-15.pdf Please note: Registration is only required for new students, Kindergarten, and In-District Transfers. Deadline for early registration is March 31, 2015. Registrations submitted after March 31, 2015, will be subject to school availability. Please...
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Kindergarten Registration Open

January 14, 2015
​ Please see the attached notice regarding Early Registration for the 2015/2016. School Registration for 2015-16--Mar 31-15.pdf Please note: Registration is only required for new students, Kindergarten, and In-District Transfers. Deadline for early registration is March 31, 2015. Registrations submitted after March 31, 2015, will be subject to school availability. Please...

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Winter Weather District Procedures

November 29, 2022

Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our students and staff. On rare occasions, it is necessary to cancel SD47 student transportation and school sites due to severe weather. With over 3000 students in our schools each day, any decision to cancel buses, programs, or to close sites...
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SD47 Recognizes LGBT+ History Month in Canada

October 11, 2022
Throughout the school year, SD47 works to ensure all schools are inclusive and safe.
Throughout the school year, SD47 works to promote an inclusive and safe learning environment for all students. Our Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) educational efforts ensure this includes students of all sexual orientations and gender...
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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation - September 30th

September 27, 2022

Friday, September 30 th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a day that honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.  All School District 47 sites will be closed on that day as we encourage everyone to...
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SD47 - Provincial Online Learning School in 2023

June 14, 2022
​SD47 has been selected to become a Provincial Online Learning School in 2023.  Limited Number of School Districts have been chosen.  Read the press release here .
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Appointments for the 2022-2023 School Year

May 06, 2022
​The Board is pleased to announce Principal and Vice-Principal  appointments that were initiated through a collaborative process considering the needs of students, individuals, and the District's Strategic Direction.