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Registering for Transportation Service

School Bus

School District No.59 (PRS) provides transportation service for rural students following the guidelines  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 over the summer to provide the department with updated information.

Family Summer Literacy Boost

The Family Summer Literacy Boost - A Brand New Video Series by Joyful Literacy

School District No. 59 is excited to share the Family Summer Literacy Boost featuring Dr. Janet Mort and the Joyful Literacy Teacher Team. This video series provides the knowledge, understanding, skills, and practice strategies to support the development of literacy foundational skills. This boost includes ten 20-minute videos and playful practice activities with important Foundational Skills. Each video is accompanied by a package of handouts that include instructions, games, and activities for each video topic.

This amazing program is available on the SD59 website in the Family section!

End of Year Message

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July 2, 2021

School District 59 Parents, Guardians and Students,

We have arrived at the end of the 2020/2021 school year. We made it!   You will never have another school year like this one.  It was a year for firsts: distancing, exposures, self-isolation, protocols, learning groups, cohorts, staggered lunches, masks, a lot of hand sanitizer, plexiglass, Zoom break out rooms, creative graduations, and a historical heat wave to round out the end of our school year.  This was definitely the first time in SD 59 where we cancelled buses and classes due heat. 

To all students, families, and the community, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your resiliency, courage, and patience with us, while we navigated through a year like no other. 

We hope you have a cooler summer than the temperatures this week.  Stay safe, relax and enjoy time with friends and family.  More information will come out at the end of August as to what the return to school will look like.  Please check this website for updates. 

Take care and see you in September!

 

Christy Fennell: Superintendent

Mike Readman: Assistant Superintendent

Jan Proulx: Director of Instruction

Paul Chisholm: Director of Instruction

Policy for Review

The Board of Education approved the following at the June board meeting:

  • Policy 3170 Respectful Workplace: Personnel Bullying and Harassment is being circulated for review
  • Regulation 4610 Students’ Personal Records was adopted as revised, effective immediately

Policies will be circulated for a minimum 45 days.  Feedback will be accepted in writing to Mike Readman at mreadman@sd59.bc.ca until August 31, 2021.  

Current policies are posted on the school district website at: https://www.sd59.bc.ca/district/policies.

YMCA of Northern BC Partners with SD59 to Extend Child Care Services to Dawson Creek

School District No.59 is excited to partner with the YMCA of Northern BC to extend child care services before and after school at Ecole Frank Ross and Crescent Park elementary schools in Dawson Creek. The partnership to provide child care services before and after school will help create a seamless day for students at their school.

Registration for both programs will begin on June 14, 2021. Specific information on the process and registration forms are available on the YMCA website. The press release issued by YMCA is attached.

The Ministry of Education has also issued a press release relating child care initiatives in Northern BC.

Please contact YMCA directly for information about the before and after school child care spaces.

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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StrongStart

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