Letter from the Board of Education and Press Release

Please click on this link to view the July 23, 2014 Press Release

Please click on this link to view the July 23, 2014 Letter from the Board of Education


Labour Relations Board ruling and Summer School

 The Labour Relations Board (LRB) ruling of June 27, 2014 provides criteria to be utilized by school districts in determining the status of Summer School in each district.  The LRB determined summer school will be limited to:

  •  Remedial programs for students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 who have failed a course(s) and have no choice but to repeat the course(s) in the 2014 Summer School.
  •  Students who cannot take the failed course during the following school year.

In an analysis of student registrations as of June 27, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., secondary school timetables and program options for the 2014-15 school year and availability of Distance Learning options for the 2014-15 school year, it was determined that School District No. 57 Summer School could not proceed.  Registrants do not meet the Labour Relations Board criteria and School District No. 57 is able to provide learning options required and stipulated by the Labour Relations Board ruling during its 2014-15 school year.

Secondary School principals are aware of the Labour Relations Board ruling and will ensure that Graduation Program requirements for your child will be addressed upon his or her return to school in the fall.

Labour Relations Board Decision June 27, 2014: http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/publications/TeacherBargainingBulletin/231656632-BC-LRB-interim-order-issued-about-Summer-School.pdf


"Progress Reports" to Parents of SD57 Students will be mailed this week

The Superintendent of Schools will be signing and mailing a progress report to parents of all students in School District No. 57, Prince George as follows:

For students in grades K-7 the "report" will be a letter indicating the student will proceed to the next grade.

For students in grades 8 and 9, the "report" will encompass those marks which had been entered up to June 20, 2014.  This will mean a complete set of marks for courses taken in Semester 1 and only a partial mark for courses taken in Semester 2.

For students in grades 10 and 11, the "report" will encompass those marks which have been entered up to June 26, 2014.  This will mean a complete set of marks for courses taken in Semester 1 and a mark for Semester 2 courses as per the June 20, 2014 Labour Relations Board Ruling: "The District shall prepare and the Local Union will distribute class lists with the most recent report card percentage for final marks for students in grades 10 and 11 for review by the classroom teacher. The classroom teacher will review the class lists and advise of any change to the percentage shown on the class list."

For students in grade 12, the "report" will encompass those marks which have been entered up to June 20 2014.  This will mean a complete set of marks for courses taken in Semester 1 and the "compilation and submission of final grades" as outlined in the Labour Relations Board ruling.

ALL reports will be mailed by Friday, July 4, 2014. 


Urgent: Grade 10 English and Social Studies 11 Exams - Letter from Deputy Minister

Please click on this link to view the letter

 


Provincial Exam Schedule June 2014 and School District No. 57 Bussing for Provincial Exams

Attention Grade 10, 11, 12 students and parents:

Please click here to view the most up-to-date exam and bussing information


Labour Relations Board Decision and Superintendent's Letter to Parents: June 12, 2014

Please see the two links below. The Labour Relations Board confirms that Provincial Exams for students in grade 10, 11, and 12 will continue as scheduled. The Superintendent of Schools in his letter to parents indicates that Thursday, June 12, 2014 may be the final day of classes for students.

Look for additional updates on this and school websites daily.

Date posted: June 12th, 2014 


BCTF Rotating Strike for School District No.57: Friday, June 13, 2014

School District officials have received notification of a BCTF strike at all School District No. 57 (Prince George) schools next Friday, June 13, 2014.

The June 13th strike is the third one day strike in our district - part of a series of rotating strikes that will affect learning in all of the province's school districts during the period Tuesday, June 10, 2014 to Friday, June 13, 2014.

Schools in our district will be in session (open) Monday, June 9th to Thursday, June 12th inclusive.

Schools will be closed Friday, June 13, 2014. School buses will not run Friday, June 13, 2014.

Please click on this link to view the letter to parents.

Date posted: June 5th, 2014


 

BCTF Strike Action in School District #57

Friday, June 13, 2014 Rotating Strike. Schools closed. Busses will not run.

Monday, June 16, 2014 Rotating Strike. Schools closed. Busses will not run.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 until further notice . Province-wide Teachers Strike. Schools closed. Buses will not run.

See links below for:  

Look for additional updates on this and school websites daily.

Date posted: June 12th, 2014


Strike Information

Please click on this link for information regarding Communication Strategy.

Please click on this link to see previous SD57 website posts regarding the Strike


Welcome to School District No. 57 (Prince George)

For specific information about your child’s school you can reach each school website through our district website.   This website also offers updates and current events in the district.

We wish you and your children a happy and successful year.

Click here for information on:

  • 2013 - 2014 Provincial Exam Schedule
  • Link to request a Birth Certificate from Vital Statistics
  • Kindergarten Registration Information
  • Student Transfer Process


District Achievement Contract

Please click on this link to view the 2014 - 2017 DRAFT District Achievement Contract.

The District Achievement Contract is a public statement of commitment by the Board of Education to work towards success for each student in School District No. 57. The Ministry of Education stipulates that each Achievement Contract cover a period of 3 years, however, we are required to submit a new Achievement Contract every year.

While the Ministry of Education outlines what must be included in an Achievement Contract, this year's contact looks different in layout than previous years. We hope that you will find it more reader-friendly as we have embedded data throughout the document rather than attaching it in an appendix.

In reading the document, you will discover that we have not abandoned the work in our ongoing goals and objectives as stated in previous District Achievement Contracts. This includes objectives for reading, numeracy and Aboriginal learning.

Of note regarding new additions this year is the objective that meets the ministerial requirement for a focus on Skills and Technical Training.

Feedback on the DRAFT District Achivement Contract can be sent to dac@sd57.bc.ca

Thank you for taking the time to read, and perhaps comment, on this draft document.


Summer School Information for July 2014

 Please click on this link for more information


Principals and Vice-Principals 

Click here to see the list of principal and vice-principal appointments for September 2014.

2014-2015 Calendar

At its public meeting of February 25, 2014, the Board of Education approved the district calendar for 2014-15.

Next year is unusual in that spring break will take place in February.  In 2010, in support of the City of Prince George bid to host the 2015 Canada Winter Games, the Board of Education approved the scheduling of spring break in 2015 to coincide with the Games. 


Safer Schools and Erase Bullying

 For more information, please click on this link


Advantage for Students

Kids of the 21st century are known for being technologically savvy, and adept with computer and social media skills. A new program in our school district plans to help kids use those skills to their full advantage.

View video at ckpg.com/preparing-kids-for-technology-video


Carbon Neutral Action Report - Overview

Please click on this link for more information.