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School District No. 57
Respecting the beautiful unceded ancestral lands, culture and people of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, McLeod Lake Indian Band and Simpcw First Nation
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Board of Education - Special Public Meeting, May 16th at 4 p.m.

May 09, 2022
The Board of Education will be holding a Special Public Meeting on Monday, May 16th beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting has been called for the specific purpose of hearing first and second readings of the 2022/23 Annual Budget.   The meeting will be held in the Boardroom of the Central Adminsitration...
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SD57 athlete makes Timberwolves

May 04, 2022
Congratulations to Sophia Fuller, a College Heights Secondary School grad who will now suit of for her hometown UNBC Timberwolves. 
Thanks to The Citizen for spotlighting a great local athlete. Read their story on Sophia here: College Heights basketball star joining UNBC Timberwolves - Prince George Citizen 

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Indigenous Education Leadership Table: an introduction to the IELT

May 02, 2022

The IELT is a groundbreaking collaboration between School District 57 and the territorial rightsholders on whose lands education in this area is provided. The majority of the SD57 landmass is covered by the McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation. All three parties now meet on a...
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Election Officers appointed

April 29, 2022

Election Officers Named for School District 57 The public gets to exercise democracy, this fall, and there are fewer stronger signs of that than the naming of Election Officers. School District 57's Board of Trustees approved the appointments of Jan Cote as Chief Election Officer and Ellen Bryden as...

Draft Bylaw No. 4 - Public Consultation

April 28, 2022
​ At the regular public meeting held on April 26, 2022, the Board of Education approved the below draft Bylaw No. 4 "A bylaw to provide for an appeal procedure under Section 11 of the School Act" be distributed for 60-days consultation to Stakeholder and Rightsholder groups for input. 2022.04.26...
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Tim Bennett elected VP of BC Trustees

April 22, 2022

Tim Bennett is now the vice-president of the BC School Trustees’ Association, the coalition of all public school trustees in the province. Bennett was acclaimed to the position on Thursday night during the BCSTA’s Annual General Meeting held this year in Vancouver. Bennett has been on the association’s Board of...
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Student bands back with MusicFest Fanfare

April 20, 2022
Live music is back at Vanier Hall, and as the premier concert venue in School District 57 there is no better place for students to be the stars of the show. COVID-19 caused public gatherings to go dark for so long that the first notes played at MusicFest Fanfare might...
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BC Games torch lighting

April 14, 2022
School District 57 was well represented at the torch-lighting ceremony for the BC Summer Games. The proceedings began with SD57 drummers Kelsey MacDonald, Araya and Zoe Spooner welcoming the dignitaries and public to the plaza. 


Piping hot donation for school breakfasts

April 14, 2022
The boilermakers at Northwood Pulp made a substantially nourishing donation to Nusdeh Yoh Elementary School this week. The good news was hand delivered by boilermaker Karyn Yasinsky and apprentice Becaa Foster of subcontract company CIMS Ltd. and Boilermakers Union Lodge 359 in Prince George. The two trades professionals delivered a...
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Assembling for Gouchie

April 13, 2022
The easing of COVID-19 restrictions means the return of school performances. Pineview Elementary hosted Lheidli T'enneh First Nation music star Kym Gouchie, on Wednesday. According to school principal Jason Schwartz this was "our first assembly in over two years, due to the pandemic. What a wonderful way to connect and...

Rapper of record in SD57

April 13, 2022
Rapper and motivational personality D.O. Gibson was hiphopping all over School District 57, this week. Gibson was making his third foray into the territories of the Lheidli, Tse'khene and Simpcw. It's his first time here since COVID-19 halted the regular occurrences of cultural performances in our schools, however, so he...

Help the teachers learn about learning

April 12, 2022
​ SD57 Our Vision:  All students are prepared for each step of their life's journey with the skills, knowledge, options, and choices to be successful.   April 12, 2022   Dear Parents/Guardians: Student Learning Surveys  - Open until April 29 th   SD57 is participating in...

Hometown Hockey visits PGSS

April 08, 2022

Rogers Hometown Hockey dropped in to visit PGSS on Friday. The school impressed the TV show's organizers with the amount of food the staff and students raised in their Fill The Net Challenge and how active the Polars were at promoting the visit of the hockey show to Prince...
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Pam Spooner takes historic staff position

April 05, 2022
Spooner named district's first Indigenous Assistant Superintendent April 05, 2022 School District 57 now has an Indigenous Assistant Superintendent leading Indigenous education – the first in the province. Pam Spooner has been the director of SD57's Indigenous Education Department for the past three years and grew naturally into this...
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Honouring Indigenous Language Day

April 01, 2022
Hadih. Danachea. Weyt-kp.  These are the ways hello has been said on School District 57's footprint for thousands of years, in, respectively, the languages of the Lheidli T'enneh, McLeod Lake and Simpcw people – dialects of Dakelh, Tse'Khene and Secwepemctsin. With that, welcome to a day of special celebration:...

Masks Still Needed if Returning From a Foreign Trip

March 27, 2022
We welcome back all students after Spring Break and hope that no matter where you went or whom you were with, you enjoyed some adventures.  If your adventures took you outside of Canada, we have a special reminder from the federal government.  Masks must still be worn in public spaces...
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Welcome back from Spring Break!

March 25, 2022
​Welcome back from Spring Break - YouTube
School District 57 superintendent welcomes everyone back from the spring vacation. 
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It sure is good to see your smile again!

March 24, 2022
Monday we will all be back together. We can't wait!   Spring Break was full of fun with family and friends, and it's time now to gather again and swap stories of all those adventures as we get back into our classes and programs. One noticeable difference will be...

Spring Into Action

March 17, 2022
Classes are out for Spring Break, but some kids are still going to school. A pair of programs are keeping local children busy and engaged under School District 57 roofs during the vacation. "It's really exciting to be able to offer opportunities to kids, keep them busy and learning,...
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Local Books Promote Local Knowledge

March 11, 2022
Congratulating the Jeanne Clarke Local History Award nominees
Our friends at the Prince George Public Library are about to hand out some prestigious hardware. The Jeanne Clarke Local History Awards are bestowed to authors who write books spotlighting topics and themes directly out of this region. Our community...
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Provincial Initiative Builds on SD57's Indigenous Content

March 09, 2022
Indigenous content is being added in a substantial way for the benefit of B.C.'s students. The announcement made in recent days by the provincial Ministry of Education fits perfectly with work that was already well underway across the province and here in School District 57. "We know that reflecting...

Global Conflict - Local Supports

February 25, 2022
International conflicts can have very local impacts, in this small world of ours. School District 57 recognizes that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia is drawing global attention. For some of our staff, students, and their families there are personal connections to that region. Even those who are not...

Community Message to Parents, Families, Students, and Staff from Superintendent Cindy Heitman

February 09, 2022
A check in from new Superintendent Cindy Heitman including an update on School District No 57 Communicable Disease safety measures and a thank you to staff, students, parents, families, and the school community. 
Superintendent Message February 9, 2022
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Raising the B.A.R.: Bystanders Against Racism

February 08, 2022
The District Student Advisory Council (DSAC) can now call themselves filmmakers. The committee of young leaders from schools across the district combined their efforts to shine a light on racism and bias-based bullying. They created four videos that break these issues down into experiential mini-documentaries. They were officially unveiled...
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Lheidli T'enneh Flag Raising Ceremony

January 24, 2022
School District No. 57 is honored to receive new Lheidli T'enneh flags that have been gifted to the district by the  Lheidli T'enneh First Nation as recognition of the children and families who suffered and perished in Residential Schools. The new flags will be respectfully hung in all School...

Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI) Questionnaire

December 02, 2021
​ School District No. 57 (SD57) is committed to empowering all students where they are proud, confident, and engaged lifelong learners. Wellness - one of our Board of Education's priorities over the next five years - is where schools are culturally safe, caring, inclusive communities, where all students thrive with an...

Ventilation Systems at the School Level

October 25, 2021
​ The below document is provided to share information on ventilation systems at the school level.  This includes information on how systems meet requirements for regular inspection and maintenance, and additional mitigations that have been put in place to promote student and staff safety throughout the pandemic. Ventilation Fact Sheet.pdf

School District Calendars

April 12, 2018

Please refer to the below school district calendars as approved by the Board of Education.
2021-2022 Calendar - Updated 08.31.21.pdf

2021-2022 Calendar Detail.pdf

2022-2023 Calendar.pdf

2023-2024 Calendar.pdf


School District No. 57

2100 Ferry Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 4R5 Phone: (250) 561-6800 |Phone: 1-800-256-7857 |Fax: (250) 561-6801 | Email: monitors@sd57.bc.ca The School District No. 57 Corporate Administrative Office is open to the public for in-person services. We continue to observe COVID-19 pandemic public health protocols, so please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer upon your arrival. Contact the Central Administrative Office by phone at 250-561-6800, or by email at monitors@sd57.bc.ca with any questions you may have. We respectfully acknowledge that School District No. 57 resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nation. It is our honour to walk alongside our indigenous communities in educating our students.