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.
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.
Click here for a letter from the Superintendent.
Click here for updated information regarding school opening.
Click here for the September 12 message from the Board of Education.
Click here for the September 1 letter from the Superintendent.
Click here for the August 29th, 2014 letter from the Superintendent.
Click here to view the Welcome Message from the Board of Education and Superintendent Evelyn Novak.
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.
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The BC Government has launched a new website for parents regarding Teacher bargaining updates and information: http://bcparentinfo.ca/latest-news/
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:
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.
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.
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.