Welcome to Chilliwack School District

Located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, we are a learning community of over 14,000 students, served by 1,800 teachers and support staff. Our diverse programs include elementary, middle and secondary neighbourhood schools as well as alternate and distance learning programs.

September 22, 2014 - Welcome Message from the Superintendent



September 19, 2014

Opening Day

The first day of school for grade one to grade twelve students is Monday, September 22. We have well-established routines and we will follow our normal opening day routines with a shortened first day. Buses will run accordingly. This first day of school with students is important as it allows us to greet students, set preliminary classes and schedules, and finalize staffing levels at each of our sites. Following this first day, regular school hours will be in effect.

Gradual Entry for Kindergarten

For our youngest learners, some of whom are still 4 years old, gradual entry includes a phasing in of small groups and shortened attendance times. This gentle introduction to kindergarten builds a foundation for success in school. The gradual start allows children to adjust to a new school environment and allows time for the family to meet with teachers to develop relationships. A gradual entry for these young students is important. Kindergarten parents will receive this information directly.

September 17, 2014 - SD 33 Information for Parents and Community

Click here for a letter from the Superintendent.

September 16, 2014 - SD 33 Information for Parents and Community

Click here for updated information regarding school opening.

September 12, 2014 - Open Letter from the Chilliwack Board of Education

Click here for the September 12 message from the Board of Education.

September 1, 2014 - SD 33 Information for Parents and Community

Click here for the September 1 letter from the Superintendent.

August 29, 2014 - SD 33 Information for Parents and Community

Click here for the August 29th, 2014 letter from the Superintendent.

August 28 - Welcome Message from the Board of Education and Superintendent Evelyn Novak

Click here to view the Welcome Message from the Board of Education and Superintendent Evelyn Novak.

2014 School Trustee Election

The next School Trustee election is Saturday, November 15, 2014.  This coincides with the election for Mayor and City Council, and is organized for the School District by the City of Chilliwack.  The candidate nomination period is Tuesday, September 30th to Friday, October 10th at 4:00 pm.

General voting will take place November 15th and advanced voting is set for November 5th and November 12th.

If you are interested in running as a School Trustee, nomination forms are available at the City of Chilliwack Clerk’s office during regular office hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, (until the close of the nomination period); or online at www.chilliwack.com/elections.  If you have questions regarding the election process, please call the City of Chilliwack Clerk’s office at 604-793-2986.

For complete information click here.

August 23, 2014 - BC Government Website Information for Parents

The BC Government has launched a new website for parents regarding Teacher bargaining updates and information: http://bcparentinfo.ca/latest-news/

August 23, 2014 - SD 33 Information for Parents and Community

Letter to Parents from Superintendent Evelyn Novak

July 3, 2014 - Report Card Update

Parents/Guardians usually receive a report card in June that summarizes their child’s progress during the year.  This year we are unable to produce the usual progress reports because of the teachers’ strike.  In order to attain final letter grades for students in grades 10, 11 and 12 Chilliwack School District followed the Labour Relations Board Essential Services Orders (http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca).

Reports have been distributed as follows:

  • Students in grades K-9 will not receive a report card until the current labour dispute is settled.  In the interim, schools issued a letter via mail for each student which provides an end-of-year statement that includes information about their promotion for the coming year.  In the fall, programs of interventions and supports will be established for students whose information indicates that they are at academic risk.
  • Classroom teachers reviewed the most recent report card percentages in order to determine final marks for students in grades 10 and 11. Grade 10 and 11 students will receive report cards with final grades only.
  • Final marks for students in grade 12 were submitted by teachers to school administration. Grade 12 reports have been completed and mailed.

Enquiries about student marks may be brought forward to teachers upon their return to work.

We would like to thank our parents/guardians and community for their patience during these difficult times.

June 30, 2014

Summer Programs Cancelled: We have been informed that the BCTF will continue to picket summer school sites. Therefore, the Chilliwack School District will cancel all SD33 summer school programs.

School Board Office Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.