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. 

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.

SD59 Featured in Ministry News

School District No.59 was featured in the Deputy Minister's Report to Superintendents highlighting the success of Aboriginal Student Achievement in the district. A key factor of the program is looking at student data and determining where the students need support. The success of the program is related to building stronger connections with Aboriginal students, working closely with students and their families and ensuring a First Nations support worker and coach mentor is in every school to help manage challenges that cross boundaries between school, family and community.

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.

Getting a Strong Start in SD59

StrongStart is a program helping children grow and learn from their most influential teacher, their parents; preparing them for kindergarten and the rest of their lives.  The DCSS South Peace Campus Video Production 12 class toured some of the centres in SD59 to check out how the learning happens!

 

Events for Families

Jun28

Last Day of School

Jun29

Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.

Oct20

General School Trustee Election Day

8 am to 8 pm - please vote at your nearest polling station.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Region Route Status Last Updated
Dawson Creek #1 Tate Creek (Secondary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #2 Alaska Highway On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #3 South Dawson On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #5 Kilkerran On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #6 Fellers Heights (Secondary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #7 East Pouce On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #9 Doe River (Elementary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #14 Willowbrook On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #16 Tomslake (Secondary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #18 Doe River (Secondary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #19 West Dawson On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #20 Sunset Prarie (Elementary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #24 Lakeview On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #25 Hays On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #27 Fellers Heights (Elementary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #28 Willowbrook (Secondary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #29 Farmington On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #30 Pouce Coupe On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #32 Tower Lake On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #33 Arras (Secondary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #34 Groundbirch (Elementary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #36 Parkland (Elementary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #38 Arras (Elementary) On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #41 Devereaux On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #44 Special Needs On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #46 Bear Mountain On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #47 Tuscola Mountain On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #48 West Pouce On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #50 Kiskatinaw On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Dawson Creek #53 Riverside On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #13 Mount LeMoray On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #15 East Pine On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #17 Sukunka On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #21 Boucher Lake On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #22 Commotion Creek On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #23 Bond Siding On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #26 Lone Prarie On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #39 Moberly Lake On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #40 Jackfish On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #45 Wabi Hill On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #51 Dokie On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #52 West Moberly On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago
Chetwynd #54 Lakeshore On Schedule 8 hours 46 min ago

June 21, 2018

McLeod
Closed
last updated: 2 weeks 3 days ago

June 25, 2018

Devereaux
Closed
last updated: 2 weeks 3 days ago
Devereaux
Closed
last updated: 2 weeks 3 days ago

June 26, 2018

McLeod
Closed
last updated: 2 weeks 3 days ago

June 27, 2018

Devereaux, Don Titus, Early Learning Hub, McLeod, Parkland, Tremblay, Tumbler Ridge
Closed

All StrongStart programming is closed until September.

last updated: 2 weeks 3 days ago

June 28, 2018

Devereaux, Don Titus, Early Learning Hub, McLeod, Parkland, Tremblay, Tumbler Ridge
Closed

All StrongStart programming is closed until September.

last updated: 2 weeks 3 days ago