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Anti-racism online discussion TODAY

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Join the anti-racism discussion today. 

Prince George's District Student Advisory Council is hosting this groundbreaking webinar on breaking cultural biases, and you can take part in the discussion starting at 10:15am (Pacific Time Zone). 

To join in, -

Step 1: OPEN YOUR BROWSER and click this link: https://bit.ly/3LI7DGm  

Step 2: Select "go to site" 

Step 3: Select "Watch on the web instead"

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School District Calendars

Please refer to the below school district calendars as approved by the Board of Education.

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Policies - 60-Days Consultation for Input

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June 3, 2022 - At the regular public meeting held on May 31, 2022, the Board of Education approved the below policies in principle and for distribution of 60-days consultation for input.

17 School District Transportation Services.pdf

23 Anti-Racism Anti-Discrimination and Cultural Safety.pdf

24 Indigenous Racial Reconciliation.pdf

25 Provision of Child Care.pdf

If you or your organization have any comments, concerns, or suggestions regarding any of the above policies,  please submit your input to draftpolicyinput@sd57.bc.ca or by mail to:

School District No. 57 2100 Ferry AvenuePrince George, BC V2L 4R5Attention: Diane Nygaard, Executive Assistant

The deadline for submission is October 12, 2022 at 4 p.m.


April 27, 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 DRAFT Bylaw No. 4.pdf

The approved recommendation is also attached which provides the rationale for the proposed revisions to Bylaw No. 4.

2022.04.26 Draft Bylaw 4. Recommendation and Rationale.pdf

If you or your organization have any comments, concerns, or suggestions regarding the draft bylaw please submit your input to draftpolicyinput@sd57.bc.ca or by mail to:

School District No. 57 (Prince George)
2100 Ferry Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 4R5
Attention: Diane Nygaard, Executive Assistant

The deadline for submission is June 27, 2022 at 8 a.m.

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Honouring Indigenous Language Day

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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: Indigenous Language Day!

This is a commemorative event for the many mother tongues of the Canadian landscape, and especially important to recognize for those of us in the education field. Consequently, we will be celebrating the value of Indigenous language far longer than just the single day. 

Truth and reconciliation are calls to action for everyone in the national education world. It is a truth that education was used in an attempt to erase Indigenous culture from the colonial view of Canada.

Education was used as an excuse to operate the Residential School system, and education was used as a way to hide the truth from those who didn't know what was going on in those places.

One of the main goals of the Residential School system was to stop the spread of every First Nation's language.

It almost worked. Some Indigenous languages of Canada are indeed lost forever as a result. But many still have fluent speakers and eager learners. In some cases, like here in our school district, those numbers are critically small. That's where we in education can play a part in sparking interest and knowledge once again.

We in School District 57 honour those original languages of our land and the knowledge-holders who can still pass them forward. We can play a vital role in fostering that learning, and in so doing also foster healing…reconciliation. We are so proud that our district's original languages are Dakelh, Tse'Khene and Secwepemctsin.

(Thanks to SD57's own Jennifer Pighin for the greeting graphic. Greatly appreciated.)  

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Springwood Elementary

4600 Zral Rd, Prince George, BC, V2K 5X9 Phone: 250-962-9199 |Fax: 250-962-9109 | 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.