The 2016 - 2017 Annual Budget presentation will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00pm at the School Board Office in Smithers.
See attached invitation for more information.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
CLOSURE OF LAKE KATHLYN SCHOOL
On Tuesday April 12, 2016, at the special board meeting, the Board of Education for School District #54 (Bulkley Valley) passed a bylaw to close Lake Kathlyn Elementary School as of June 30, 2016.
For more information click here.
2016 -201 7 School Calendar - Just Released!
At the March 15, 2016 regular Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education approved the attached calendar as the official 2016-2017 School Calendar (link)
NEW CURRICULUM UPDATE
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.
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)
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)