Hi everyone,

As you are all aware, or will be after reading this 😊, the General School Trustee Elections will be held in October.  There seems to be some buzz this time around regarding the elections, so if you could include the following blurb in some newsletters over the next few months it will help spread the word about the election, as well as, possibly drum up some candidates.

General School Trustee Election – October 20, 2018

School District No.59 is preparing for the General School Trustee Election to be held in the fall.  The district will seek candidates to fill 7 trustee positions throughout the district for a 4 year term.

School Trustees are locally elected members of the public that advocate for public education in their local school district. A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement and well-being, and to participate in decisions that benefit the entire district while representing the interests of their community.

Anyone interested in becoming a trustee may find election information on the school district website (www.sd59.bc.ca) under the District Info tab.  More information regarding the election will be posted as it becomes available.  The District will be hosting community information sessions in June (Dates TBD) for interested candidates to learn more about the roles and responsibilities a school trustee and the election process.

The following is a breakdown of trustee electoral areas:

Area: # Trustees # Schools Population Description
Electoral Area I 2 5 5,579 Chetwynd and Contiguous Rural Areas
Electoral Area II 1 2 2,953 Tumbler Ridge
Electoral Area III 2 6 11,750 City of Dawson Creek
Electoral Area IV 2 6 7,394 Rural areas surrounding Dawson Creek

Contiguous rural areas surrounding Electoral Area III (City of Dawson Creek) including the Village of Pouce Coupe and contiguous rural areas within the district boundaries from BC/Alberta border to boundary lines of Electoral Area II (Tumbler Ridge) and Electoral Area I (District of Chetwynd and contiguous rural areas)).

Note: Previous electoral areas IV & V have been amalgamated

 

Please feel free to give out my contact information if you have anyone interested that is seeking more information.  Thanks.

Richell Schwartz

Administrative Coordinator to Secretary-Treasurer and Career Programs

School District No.59 (Peace River South)

11600 -7th Street, Dawson Creek, BC  V1G 4R8

PH (250)782-8571

FX (250) 782-3204

 

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Raising Digitally Responsible Youth

The Ministry of Education is providing a parent presentation: Raising Digitally Responsible Youth, coordinated and delivered by Safer Schools Together.

Date: Monday, May 7th

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: DCSS-Central Campus (CRC)

The session is 90 minutes with 30 minutes of Q & A to follow. 

Below are the learning outcomes:

Snapchat this? Instagram That? Roblox, Minecraft and Musicly.ly: Mom, I want to be a Youtube star! This parent presentation will focus on all things digital that your kids are talking about. Your child has now entered into their digital media lives, where device ownership doubles, video game use explodes, and they dive into the world of social media and hypertexting. Your child is rapidly developing their personal brand and identity with a digital device in hand and you need to be prepared. Family rules, parental controls and developing a family tech plan will be outlined as well as recommendations for monitoring your teen’s digital life.

As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital footprint is a reflection of their real and online selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their independence, including cyberbullying (and more frequent – cyberexclusion), the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate images, and inappropriate websites, and you need to be there to provide support and guidance during this critical period. Finally, to better equip you for your digital parenting strategy, a snapshot of the current trends and concerning apps will be provided. Every parent in attendance will also receive a version of the 2018 Digital Parenting Handbook to take home.

Please rsvp by email to: (mreadman@sd59.bc.ca) to reserve your seat!

Mike Readman

Director of Instruction

SD 59 (Peace River South)

T: 250-782-8571

C: 250-219-1948

Please see the attached list of polices that were discussed at the March Board meeting.

4 policies are being circulated for feedback (2 of those policies are new).  Feedback may be made in writing to Candace Clouthier at cclouthi@sd59.bc.ca before May 11th, 2018.

Regulation 5040: Chief Election Officer and Policy 4240: Origin of Life were approved to repeal from the policy manual.

R8.1 Policy Committee

Highlights – March 2018

Good Day,

School District No. 59 (PRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Proulx to the position of full-time District Principal, effective August 1, 2018.

The District extends its congratulations and very best wishes to Jan.

Leslie Lambie

Superintendent

2050 Inaugural Meeting edited Nov 2017

2051 Organizational Meeting edited Nov 2017

6070.5-School Bus Transportation-Nov2017

Highlights – November 2017

Highlights – October 2017

At the recent board meeting, the Board has made the following changes to the policy manual:

ADOPTED:
Policy & Regulation: 3115 Electronic Communication Employees
Policy: 3055 Qualifications for Specialty Positions
Policy & Regulation: 4375 Physical Restraint and Seclusion in School Settings
Policy & Regulation: 6070 School Bus Transportation

REPEALED:
Policy & Regulation: 3050 Counsellor Qualifications
Policy & Regulation: 3060 Learning Assistant and Special Education Qualifications

The policy manual online has been updated.

The review period for the attached policies has been extended to the next board meeting (October 18th).  Please post and review these policies with staff and parents.  Feedback can be directed to Candace Clouthier before the next board, cclouthi@sd59.bc.ca.

Hop scotch rules

Bus Notifications Instructions

Online System Parent Instructions

If you would like the Newsletters emailed to you, please call or email Robin Johnsen with this signed form  Canalta Email consent copy

Phone: (250) 782-8403             Email: rjohnsen@sd59.bc.ca