News for Families

General School Trustee Election - October 20, 2018

The General School Trustee Election will be conducted in the fall of 2018.  School District No.59 has seven trustees that are elected to represent the district for a four year term.  If you are interested in becoming a candidate, or would like more information on the general election, please visit the Trustee Election site. 

Notice of Nomination for General School Trustee

Public Notice is given to the electors of School District No.59 (Peace River South) that nominations for the following offices will be accepted by the Chief Election Officer at the posted locations beginning at 9:00 am September 4, 2018 and ending at 4:00 pm September 14, 2018:

ELECTORAL AREA I (Chetwynd and Area) - Two Trustees

ELECTORAL AREA II (Tumbler Ridge) - One Trustee

ELECTORAL AREA III (Dawson Creek) - Two Trustees

ELECTORAL AREA IV (Rural Area surrounding Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe)

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Policy and Regulation 4075: Diversity and Inclusion is a new policy in development and includes information from existing Policy and Regulation 4080: Learning Services-Inclusion and Policy and Regulation 4090: Diversity in the School Community.  Any feedback may be made in writing to Candace Clouthier before September 7, 2018.  All feedback will be considered and the policy will be brought forward at the scheduled board meeting on September 19, 2018 for adoption.

Revised Trustee Electoral Area

The Minister of Education has approved a proposal submitted by The Board of Education of School District No.59 to amalgamate the rural areas surrounding Dawson Creek into one large electoral area.  The Board put forward the proposal to combine the two areas to evenly distribute the trustee responsibilities among the schools located in the rural areas. 

The new area will be named Trustee Electoral Area IV - Rural Areas Surrounding Dawson Creek  and will be described as: (Contiguous rural areas surrounding Electoral Area III (City of Dawson Creek) including the Village of Pouce Coupe and contiguous rural areas within the district boundaries from BC/Alberta border to boundary lines of Electoral Area II (Tumbler Ridge) and Electoral Area I (District of Chetwynd and contiguous rural areas)).

Two trustees will be elected to represent this area in the 2018 General School Trustee Election to be held in October. 

A map showing all the electoral areas of the district is attached.

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten in September 2018?

Kindergarten in SD 59 - Caring, Sharing and Working Together!


Elementary schools in School District 59 are now taking kindergarten registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Schools in the Dawson Creek and Chetwynd areas have catchment areas created for new students registering in schools.  Please review the school area catchment maps on the school district website under the "Family" tab.

 When registering for kindergarten please bring along your child’s birth certificate, care card and a proof of address. 

Rural families requiring bus service must register for the service by contacting the Transportation Department at 250-782-2106.

Events for Families


Labour Day

Schools are closed.


Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.


Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.


First Day of School

Students attend school 2 hours late and end 1 hour early.


Thanksgiving Holiday

Schools are closed.

School is not in session over the summer break! Students return to school on Monday, September 3, 2018.
The StrongStart program does not run over the summer break. The program resumes on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.