The provincial health officer has issued a letter to parents and guardians regarding BC's unprecedented illegal drug overdose crisis. It details what parents and guardians can do to keep their kids safe, what you can do to help save a life, and how to get help. For more information, visit the Stopoverdose BC website or call HealthLinkBC at 811 to speak to a health navigator about what treatment options and services are available in our area.
At the May 8 public board meeting Trustee Franklin put forth a motion regarding Policy 5 - Diversity, Equality and Equity. The motion directs Superintendent Longridge to continue to promote an inclusive and safe educational environment for all students, as outlined in School District 72's Board Governance Policy 5, by implementing the Minister's sexual orientation gender identity directives, including SOGI 123. Several trustees shared their passionate support for the motion prior to adopting unanimously.
The board, as well as previous boards, is committed to creating environments throughout our school district that includes a culture of inclusion and the honouring of diversity. This includes gender identity and sexual orientation as guaranteed under the BC Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The board's governance policies can be viewed in their entirety at: www.sd72.bc.ca/Board/policiesbylaws.
All district elementary schools will be hosting Ready, Set, Learn and Welcome to Kindergarten open house events from April to June to help preschoolers, and their parents, transition into school.
Ready, Set, Learn events are open to children from 3 to 5 years of age. Welcome to Kindergarten events are intended for children entering kindergarten in September.
Please call your local school to confirm your attendance.