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SD59 Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

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June 21st, the day of summer solstice, is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

SD59 will celebrate with a Zoom Around the District highlighting all the great achievements honouring Indigenous peoples.  Activities will continue at schools throughout the day.  Everyone is welcome to attend a free BBQ at DCSS-South Peace Campus from 4:30 to 6:30 to help celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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.  If you are interested in learning more about what the role of a school trustee is and how you can become a candidate in the School Trustee Election, information sessions will be held in each community.  All meetings will begin at 5:30 pm.
Tumbler Ridge - June 15, 2022 at TRSS
Dawson Creek - June 23, 2022 at School Board Office
Chetwynd - June 28, 2022 at Chetwynd Secondary School

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.

Gwillim Lake Adventure Race

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Congratulations to the students and volunteers for another great Adventure Race.  Thanks to all the volunteers, students and parents that braved the damp, muddy, and cold weather conditions which added another element to the already challenging adventure race which is made up of canoeing, trekking and biking components.  Congratulations to the team from Devereaux Elementary School in crossing the finish line for first place. More information on this great race is available in the press release below. 

Kindergarten Registration is Open

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Schools in SD59 are now accepting Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 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, 2022 (children born in 2017) are eligible for the Kindergarten program beginning September 2022.  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.

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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