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On Tuesday January 19, 2016, at the regular board meeting, the Board of Education for School District #54 (Bulkley Valley)

passed a bylaw to consider the closure of Lake Kathlyn Elementary School . This bylaw initiates a community 

consultation process for the Board.


For more information click here.

Please note the time change for the 2nd Public Consultation Meeting 

DATE: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

LOCATION: Moricetown Multi - Plex 

TIME:  7:00pm ** NEW TIME**

Press Release - January 20, 2016




Dear Parents/Guardians,

The new Provincial Curriculum will be fully implemented in the 2016/17 school year for grades K-9.  In order for teachers

to become familiar with the changes, the Ministry of Education has allotted 10 hours of non-instructional time toward the

professional development of teachers working with this new curriculum.

The School District recognizes that this may cause some inconvenience to schools and parents, but we have been working

hard to minimize any impact on students and families, while maximizing the learning for our educators.

The first five hours will be done in one hour blocks over 5 Thursdays. The five Thursdays that are

affected are as follows:

    • January 21, 2016
    • February 18, 2016
    • March 17, 2016
    • April 28, 2016
    • May 19, 2016                  

On these days, schools will dismiss at 1:08pm, 1 hour early .  Buses will run 1 hour earlier on all

5 of the early dismissal Thursdays.  Students will stay for lunch or parents may choose to pick their child up by noon.

The remaining 5 hours of professional development will be scheduled for one full Friday in June – date to be determined.

Again, thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure we meet the 10 hr requirement in a way that supports the

learning of students and teachers in the Bulkley Valley.

Thank you,

Chris van der Mark - Superintendent of Schools

School District #54(Bulkley Valley)






Please find attached an update from our School Board highlighting some of the current activities from around the district. 

We have a great school district and the Board would like to share more about the learning activities for students and adults

that are happening across our schools.


November 2015 District Update (LINK)




Kindergarten registrations will be accepted during the week of January 18-22, 2016 at all SD#54 elementary schools

for entry into school in September 2016 for children who will be five (5) years old on or before December 31, 2016.

Registration during this time is required to assist for planning and organizing of our local schools.


Proof of age (original birth certificate) and BC Care Card must be presented at the time of registration.


Registration in regular school programs should take place at the resident's neighbourhood school.


If you have any questions, please call your neighbourhood elementary school.






2015 - 2016 School Calendar!


At the March 17, 2015 regular Board of Education meeting, the Board of

Education approved the attached calendar as the official

2015-2016 School Calendar.



2015 - 2016 School Calendar ( link)









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