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Daily Bus Notifications

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With the shortage of casual bus drivers, bus routes may be cancelled for a single day or longer depending on the circumstances. The Transportation Department will try to limit these instances; however, there may be times when a cancellation is unforeseeable and cancelled on short notice. The Transportation Department does not directly notify families when this happens; therefore it is important to check the bus notifications daily to ensure your bus in running on schedule. Please check the bus notification tab on the school district website for daily information, or call the bus info line at 250-782-1061, or subscribe to text alerts for up to date busing information.

Note: Families in the Chetwynd rural area may contact Standard Bus at 250-788-2415 for transportation inquiries.

SD59 employee named as a Finalist for 2022 Premier's Award

Congratulations to Lynne Brissard in being named a finalist for the 2022 Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education.  Lynne was nominated by a colleague for her outstanding contribution to students at Chetwynd Secondary School.  In her role as an Educational Assistant, Lynne exemplifies the qualities of an educational leader that consistently contributes to a healthy, safe and productive school community and is always putting the needs of students first.

Lynne has a generous ability to connect with everyone and to honour where each student is in their journey.  Not only does Lynne help students to grow in their academic skills, she is also very in tune with their social and emotional needs.  She is a friendly face, a never-ending support for all students and staff, and a wealth of experience and ideas

The Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education was launched in 2018, the awards honour public, independent and First Nations school teachers, principals, vice-principals, school and district leaders, and support staff who go above and beyond to make life better for K-12 students in B.C. This year, 10 awards will be given. The award winners will be announced at a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on October 14, 2022.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022PREM0053-001262

Are you interested in becoming a school trustee?

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The General School Trustee Election will be held this fall.  Seven trustees make up the Board of Education of School District No. 59 (PRS) from the following areas: two from Dawson Creek, two from Chetwynd & rural areas, one from Tumbler Ridge and two from rural Dawson Creek and surrounding areas.  Check out the Trustee Election website page for information about the election, current information about the School Trustee Election will be posted here.

More information about school trustees is available on the BC School Trustee Association website: https://bcsta.org/resources-and-services/trustee-elections/

Registering for Transportation (Bus) Service

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School District No.59 (PRS) provides transportation service for rural students following the guidelines as established in Policy 6070.  Registration for bus service is mandatory.  If you would like to register for bus service or have general questions regarding transportation services please contact the Transportation Department at 250-782-2106. 

The Transportation Department would like to remind any families that have moved or will be moving over the summer to provide the department with updated information.

In order to help us in planning for the return to school, please contact the Transportation Department early to ensure we have updated information.

Note: Families in the Chetwynd rural area may contact Standard Bus at 250-788-2415 for transportation inquiries.

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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