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Social Media Awareness Family Online Session **NEW DATES**

Safer Schools Together

In partnership with The Ministry of Education and Childcare’s erase strategy, due to high demand, Safer Schools Together is offering additional “Social Media Awareness” Family Sessions on March 26th, April 10th and April 16th. All sessions will take place in the evenings via zoom from 6:30 - 7:30 pm (PST). 

The session covers all things digital, from how to be a good digital citizen, the criminal consequences of cyberbullying, and how to report and receive support in cases of sexting/sextortion. Some of the most prominent concerns currently surrounding use of social media platforms, smartphones, and artificial intelligence will be discussed.

Students will learn:

  • Digital media habits, oversharing, and digital addiction
  • The permanence of online posts/activity
  • The significance of your digital tattoo in how others perceive you (e.g., sports teams, college admissions, and potential employers)
  • The importance of caring for peers both online and offline
  • Geo-locational settings and the dangers of social media and cell phone misuse
  • The social and legal consequences of cyberbullying behaviour as well as possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting and sextortion)
  • An anonymous student reporting tool that can help you and your friends stay safe both online and offline

The 60 minute session will be held virtually via zoom. To register for a session please click on the registration link below.

Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities Tickets

Kindergarten Registration is Open

Kindergarten

Schools in SD59 are now accepting Kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year.

Starting Kindergarten is an exciting time for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our learning spaces. All children who will be five years old by December 31, 2024 (children born in 2019) are eligible for the Kindergarten program beginning September 2024.  Please visit the Kindergarten Registration page for more information.

Please call your local school to set up an appointment for Kindergarten registration. If you are unsure about what school to register at please use the catchment area map.

When registering your child, you will need to provide your child's birth certificate, healthcare card, and proof of residency.

Board Approves 2024-2025 Budget Process

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The Board of Education of School District No. 59 (Peace River South) has approved its process to develop the 2024-2025 annual budget.

Three engagement opportunities will be provided in the upcoming budget development timeline: a combined strategic plan and budget meeting on January 24, 2024, a student symposium in February 2024 and a public information and feedback session on April 24, 2024.

Further details are included in the media release below.

Erase Bullying

Erase is all about building safe and caring school communities. This includes empowering students, parents, educators and the community partners who support them to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students.

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