This school year, School District 48 is completing a school calendar development process for each of the next three school years. By clicking on the headline, it will link to a website describing the calendar development process, along with information to help you provide input to the Board of Education. On this webpage, you can review the draft calendars and complete a brief survey, which should take about 10-15 minutes of your time. The Board appreciates your input. The survey will close on Friday, December 16th at 4:00 pm.
News & Announcements
News Release from Ministry of Education and Childcare: New tools to help students better understand consent
The Ministry of Education and Child Care has recently released updated health guides and expanded kindergarten-to-Grade-12 curriculum resources to support educators in teaching consent with an age-appropriate and non-discriminatory approach in the classroom. These resources can be accessed within the news release.
Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. This international campaign begins every year on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and concludes on December 10, Human Rights Day. The 16 Days of Activism has taken place every year since 1991, and this year’s theme is “Unite! Activism to Violence Against Women and Girls!”. This campaign advocates for systemic change to reduce violence. For more information, check out the following resources by clicking on the headline.
Check out the Board Highlights from the November 9th Board meeting.
Read more about how SD48 staff spent this important day engaged in meaningful learning and team-building.
On November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of remembrance to honour the courage and sacrifice of all veterans who have served our country. Today, schools across our district will host ceremonies to commemorate Remembrance Day.
November 8th is Indigenous Veterans Day. It is a time to remember and commemorate the stories and contributions of Indigenous veterans in wars and conflicts past and present. It also serves as a reminder of the struggles and inequality they faced upon returning home to Canada. To learn more, please check out some resources by clicking on the headline of this news story.
Check out a helpful infographic that provides important information about the Student & Family Affordability Fund.
As we transition into the winter season, with wind storms and snow becoming more frequent, we want to share a friendly reminder about school closures related to extreme weather conditions.
The month is about raising awareness for adoption and permanency in British Columbia and celebrating the families that provide children and youth with love and support as permanent members of their families. Check out some online resources and support services that can help families who are considering adoption by clicking on the headline.