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DPAC surveys parents to provide more resources and workshops

March 01, 2021
‚ÄčThe district parent advisory council (DPAC) is hoping to be able to offer more resources and workshops for parents and they want to hear from you. DPAC is conducting a survey to help identify the biggest challenges that students and parents are currently dealing with so that they can focus on providing...

Student Learning Survey for Grades 4, 7, 10 & 12

January 11, 2021

Parents, students and school staff in grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 are asked to tell the BC Ministry of Education about their education exprience by completing this year's student learning survey before April 30.
The online survey is anonymous and confidential and the survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
To complete the survey, click...
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Changes to District School Year Calendar

October 26, 2020
When the 2020-2021 school calendar was originally developed two professional development days were planned for September 2 and September 3.  Unfortunately, these professional development days had to be moved to later in the year because of the need for additional restart planning in September due to COVID-19. The school district is...

School Restart: September 2020

August 27, 2020

Student Orientation Days September 10 & 11
Regular Classes Start September 14

The Campbell River School District's plans for September have been approved by the Ministry of Education.
   









The Board of Education held a special...
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School Supply List Grade 6 & 7 & 8 Southgate

July 22, 2020
‚ÄčClick the link below to access our School Supply list for our Grade 6 & 7's.  Our Grade 8's list is relatively the same with the exception of them needing a scientific calculator.  As students are not going to have access to lockers this year, it it recommended that students wait...

COVID-19: Parent Survey

July 06, 2020
‚ÄčThe Ministry of Education has developed a new survey for parents and guardians to learn more about their experiences during the interruption of classroom learning due to COVID-19. The survey is open until the end of July.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Parent_Survey_EDU

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Letter to Parents: COVID-19 and Spring Break

March 11, 2020
March 11, 2020 Dear parents/guardians, We are writing to give you updated information on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). With spring break right around the corner and many families possibly choosing to travel internationally, we know that there may be increased risk of the virus spreading.
We are closely monitoring the situation and...

Letter to Parents: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Summary

March 04, 2020
March 4, 2020 Dear parents/guardians, All school districts in the province have received guidance from the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and the BC Centre for Disease Control regarding recommended measures for preventing and controlling respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, in schools and childcare settings. We are writing to provide you...
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Proposed School Calendars for 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

February 27, 2020
The Campbell River Board of Education is currently seeking feedback on the proposed school calendars for the next three school years: 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023.
The proposed calendars all have school opening on the first Tuesday after Labour Day, six non-instructional days and two-week spring breaks. Both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022...

Student Learning Survey for Grades 4, 7, 10 & 12

February 27, 2020

Parents, students and school staff in grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 are asked to tell the BC Ministry of Education about their education exprience by completing this year's student learning survey before April 3.
The online survey is anonymous and confidential and the survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
To complete the survey, click...
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COVID-19: Important Updates

February 07, 2020
Regular updates from the Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Education and School District 72 regarding direction and how COVID-19 impacts education.
The health and safety of our students and staff are always our top priority in School District 72. We continue to work closely with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry...
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IMPORTANT: Letter to Parents re: Parent Connect Functionality

February 05, 2020
‚ÄčFebruary 5, 2020
Dear parents/guardians, This letter is to inform you of some important service impacts within our Parent Connect system. Unfortunately, while the district continues its transition to our new student information system, MyEdBC, we have encountered some difficulties in connecting the data updated at your child's school back into...
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Calling Student Actors for this Year's Missoula Performance

January 29, 2020
School District 72 and The Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present an original Missoula Children's Theatre rendition of The Tortoise Versus the Hare. This presentation by Missoula Children's Theatre and School District 72 is open to cast students in Kindergarten to grade 12 enrolled in an SD72 program. There is...
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Keeping Students Safe and Parents in the Know

January 28, 2020
‚ÄčAs a school district, the safety of our students and staff is always a top priority. That's why we have extensive emergency plans to prepare for and respond to any emergency we may face. We also understand that during a school emergency you'll be worried, so we want to assure you...
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Letter to Parents: MyEdBC Info Verification

January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020 Dear parents/guardians, At the start of this new calendar year, our schools have switched to the new student information system called MyEdBC. As we shared in October, this software tool is already being used in 56 of the 60 school districts in the province. Our school district, along...
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Info for Grade 4 & 7 Parents: Middle Years Development Instrument

December 13, 2019
‚ÄčSD72 has partnered with the Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia to measure the social and emotional development, health, and well-being for children ages 9 to 12 through the Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI). 
The MDI is a survey that asks grade 4 and grade 7 students about their thoughts, feelings...
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Letter to Parents: Reporting and Change to MyEdBC

October 04, 2019
October 4, 2019
Dear parents/guardians,
This year, the school district will be switching our student information system to a provincial platform used by other school districts, called MyEdBC. While this change will mostly impact district staff, MyEdBC includes a report card component which will be used for all grade...
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Southgate School Supplies

August 27, 2019
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NOW FULL: Summer Trades Program for Grades 5 to 10

May 23, 2019
‚ÄčWould you like to learn how to make things from wood or how electricity works? Interested in construction or cooking or learning practical math and science skills? Join SD72 this summer in our summer youth trades camps available to students currently finishing grades 4 to 9 (going into grades 5 to...
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Board Approves 2019/2020 School Calendar

March 20, 2019
‚ÄčAt its March 19 public board meeting, the Campbell River Board of Education passed a motion to approve the 2019/2020 school year calendar. This decision comes after some minor changes to non-instructional and student-led conference/parent-teacher interview days, based on feedback from staff, students and the community and following discussion with the...
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Letter to Parents: Internet-Safety Issue (MOMO Challenge)

February 28, 2019
February 28, 2019
Dear Parents/Guardians,
I want to ensure that you are aware of an Internet-safety issue, called the ‚ÄúMOMO Challenge,‚ÄĚ that has recently surfaced on multiple social media platforms. Often the challenge is attached to a picture of a girl with bulging eyes, a widespread mouth and long...

Host Family Info Session

February 21, 2019
School District 72's international program is looking for homestay families to host international students while they attend one of our local high schools. Each year more than 50 students from all over the world attend high school here in Campbell River. Want to create international connections and be part of our international...
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What Goes Into Calling a Snow Day?

February 15, 2019
Whenever we have snow, the school district receives some interesting comments and opinions about how the superintendent makes the decision to call a snow day and definitely, about whether or not they made the right decision! 
As a new superintendent, I found myself responsible for making these calls for the...
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Proposed School Calendar for 2019-2020 Available for Input

February 06, 2019
At the February 5 public board meeting, the Board of Education passed a motion to make the draft calendar for the 2019/2020 school years available for public feedback. 
In presenting the draft calendar to the board, Superintendent Morrow stated that school calendars should ultimately reflect and support the vision and goals of the...
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Cross Catchment Transfers for Sept. 2019

January 17, 2019
Our school district endeavors to create safe, caring and supportive learning environments in order for all students to experience success. Parents and legal guardians can request a school for their child outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. I n order to request a school other than their neighbourhood catchment school for...
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SD72 & Missoula Children's Theatre Looking for Student Actors

January 14, 2019
School District 72 and The Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present an original Missoula Children's Theatre rendition of Robin Hood. This presentation by Missoula Children's Theatre and School District 72 is open to cast students in Kindergarten to grade 12 enrolled in an SD72 program. There is no guarantee that...

Host Family Info Session

October 11, 2018
School District 72's international program is looking for homestay families to host international students while they attend one of our local high schools. Each year more than 50 students from all over the world attend high school here in Campbell River. Want to create international connections and be part of our international...
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Foundation Skills Assessment: Letter for Grade 4 & 7 Parents/Guardians

September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians:
The following provides information on the Foundation Skills Assessment which is to be administered in the upcoming weeks.
What is the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)? The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual, province-wide assessment given to all students in Grades 4 and 7.  As...
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Teacher Named as a Finalist for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

September 20, 2018
Southgate Middle School teacher Danita Lewis has been selected as one of 25 finalists for this year's Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching. Established in 1996, the national award honours six teachers for innovative approaches to teaching Canadian history. Finalists demonstrate creating authentic learning experiences, encouraging historical research and...

Back to School Information: September 4

August 20, 2018
‚ÄčThe first day of school is Tuesday, September 4 for most students (there are some exceptions depending on the student's grade level). School offices will re-open to process new student registrations and answer inquiries starting August 27.
For first day times and everything you need to start the year, click here....
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New to Town? Need to Register a Student for September?

July 06, 2018
School District 72 schools re-open the week of August 27 to process to new registrations. Visit your neighbourhood catchment school during the week of August 27 to register. Remember to bring your child's birth certificate, Care Card, and proof of parent's BC residency (i.e. mortgage document, rental agreement, tax notice, legally binding purchase/sale agreement, hydro...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians re: Anti-SOGI Activists at Schools

May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,
On Monday and Tuesday this week, anti-SOGI activists were distributing materials at two of our district elementary schools during afternoon dismissal. These materials were primarily distributed to parents, but we have also received information that in some instances these individuals directly approached...
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Provincial Health Officer Letter to Parents and Guardians re: Youth Substance Abuse

May 15, 2018
The provincial health officer ‚Äčhas 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...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians: SOGI and SOGI 123

May 03, 2018
May 3, 2018  Dear Parents and Guardians,  Given recent media coverage and an event held at the Community Centre by individuals not affiliated with our school district, I understand that there might be some questions regarding SOGI 123 and how sexual orientation and gender identity are possibly being discussed in the...
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School Calendars to Be Revised: No Early Dismissal Days

April 20, 2018
Based on feedback from members of the public and district staff on the proposed calendars for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years, the Board of Education has directed the superintendent to develop another calendar option that does not include early dismissal days. The proposed calendars that were circulated had included five...

Summer School Open House & Early Registration

April 10, 2018
Find out about our exciting Summer School courses! Meet the teachers! Be the first to register! Any SD72 student in kindergarten to grade 12 is eligible to take a Summer School course for FREE and may be signed up on the spot. These programs will run for either 2 or 4...

Student-Led Conferences/Parent-Teacher Interviews: March 15

March 08, 2018
In March, schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews. March 15 has been set aside on our district calendar for these conferences. The goal of these conferences and interviews is to provide you with a deeper understanding of: What and how your child is learning; The criteria for success;...
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School Calendars Available for Public Input: District to Introduce Five Early-Dismissal Teacher Collaboration Days

February 28, 2018
At the February 27 public board meeting, the Board of Education passed a motion to make the draft calendars for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years available for public feedback. The calendars were developed by Superintendent Longridge in consultation with the district's calendar committee. The proposed calendars have school opening on...

Host Families Wanted

February 19, 2018
School District 72's international program in partnership with Adept Arrangements is looking for host families to host international students attending one of our local high schools. Each year more than 50 students from all over the world attend high school here in Campbell River. Want to create international connections and be...

2018/2019 Annual Operating Budget: Public Submission Deadline May 1

February 13, 2018
‚ÄčThe Board of Education is inviting public input into the development of its 2018/2019 annual operating budget at the May 8 public board meeting. Should you wish to make a presentation to the board, contact Lee-Ann Kruse in the secretary-treasurer's office at (250) 830.2302 before noon on May 1. Written submissions should be...
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Find Your Fit - Career Exploration Event

January 22, 2018
‚ÄčThe WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour is an interactive student-based event taking place at Robron Centre on February 1 and 2. The event will be open to all students in grade 5 through grade 12 and their parents/family members on February 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students will also...
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Cross Catchment Transfers for Sept. 2018

January 19, 2018
Our school district endeavors to create safe, caring and supportive learning environments in order for all students to experience success. Parents and legal guardians can request a school for their child outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. I n order to request a school other than their neighbourhood catchment school for...
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Parents Invited to Session on Inclusion and BC's Redesigned Curriculum

January 18, 2018
‚ÄčSchool District 72 and DPAC invite parents and guardians to join us for a session with Shelley Moore to learn about the transformation in education with a focus on inclusion and BC's Redesigned Curriculum. Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Timberline Secondary Theatre. Shelley Moore is...
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SD72 Teacher Recognized with National Award for Indigenous Education

December 12, 2017
Southgate Middle School teacher, Danita Lewis is one of ten recipients for the 2017 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards. Lewis was recognized for her work in culture, language and traditions education at the award ceremony in Montreal, Quebec on December 1. Indspire, the largest funder of Indigenous post-secondary education outside...

Message from Education Minister - Changes to the New Curriculum Implementation Schedule for Grades 10-12

November 06, 2017
Update on B.C.’s New Curriculum from Education Minister Rob Fleming November 3, 2017 Dear Parents and Guardians, Our government would like to do everything we can to ensure children are ready for the challenges of tomorrow, and that students develop the collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills that post-secondary institutions and...

What to Expect in the Upcoming Student-Led Conferences / Parent-Teacher Interviews

November 02, 2017
In November schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews. November 9 has been set aside on our district calendar for these conferences. The goal of these conferences and interviews is to provide you with a deeper understanding of: What and how your child is learning; The criteria for success;...
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Halloween Safety Tips

October 30, 2017
With Halloween coming up, here are some useful safety tips to keep in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities. Never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always have them walk with an adult or a group of friends. Make sure your trick-or-treater can be seen. Have them wear reflective, bright coloured costumes,...
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Foundation Skills Assessment: Letter for Grade 4 & 7 Parents

September 28, 2017
‚ÄčSeptember 26, 2017 Dear Parents/Guardians: The following provides information on the Foundation Skills Assessment which is to be administered in the upcoming weeks. What is the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)? The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual, province-wide assessment given to all students in Grades 4 and 7. Students are given...
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Orange Shirt Day: September 30

September 20, 2017
September 30 has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm residential schools did to children's sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and as an affirmation that every child matters. People are encouraged to wear orange clothing or ribbons as a sign of respect and to honour the victims...

Back to School Information: September 5

August 24, 2017
‚ÄčThe first day of school is Tuesday, September 5 for most students (there are some exceptions depending on the student's grade level). School offices will re-open to process new student registrations and answer inquiries starting August 28. For first day times and everything you need to start the year, click here...
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Summer School Registration Now OPEN

May 11, 2017
With summer break just around the corner, our Summer School course offerings are now available at www.sd72.bc.ca/programs/summerprograms. Summer School runs through the month of July and many students could benefit from taking part in these summer program offerings. Summer programs offer students the chance to catch up on and solidify their...

International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

March 30, 2017
Campbell River Schools International, our international student program, has a number of students coming late August 2017 from Germany, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil and Mexico for five or 10 month stays. These students would like to be placed with host families to fully experience Canadian culture and to foster...

International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

March 01, 2017
Campbell River Schools International, our international student program, has a number of students coming late August 2017 from Germany, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil and Mexico for five or 10 month stays. These students would like to be placed with host families to fully experience Canadian culture and to foster...
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2017/2018 Annual Operating Budget: Public Submission Deadline April 18

March 01, 2017
‚ÄčThe Board of Education is inviting public input into the development of its 2017/2018 annual operating budget at the April 25 public board meeting. Should you wish to make a presentation to the board, contact Lee-Ann Kruse in the secretary-treasurer's office at (250) 830.2302 before noon on April 18. Written submissions...
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Proposed 2017/2018 School Calendar Available for Input

February 28, 2017
‚ÄčAt the February 21 public board meeting, the Board of Education passed a motion to make the draft calendar for the 2017/2018 school year available for public feedback. The calendar was developed by Superintendent Longridge in consultation with the district‚Äôs calendar committee. The calendar committee is comprised of representatives from the...

Family Literacy Week 2017 Free Family Events Schedule

January 24, 2017
In the week leading up to Family Literacy Day (January 27), our community is hosting several family events to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities. Below is a schedule of events for Campbell River's Family Literacy Week 2017: ‚Äč‚ÄčJanuary 22 - 27‚Äč ‚Äč‚ÄčFree Family Admission ‚Äč‚ÄčCampbell...
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Cross Catchment Transfers for Sept. 2017

January 16, 2017
Our school district endeavors to create safe, caring and supportive learning environments in order for all students to experience success. Parents and legal guardians can request a school for their child outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. I n order to request a school other than their neighbourhood catchment school for...
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Foundation Skills Assesment (FSA): A letter to grade 4 & 7 parents

January 16, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians: The following provides information on the Foundation Skills Assessment which is to be administered in the upcoming weeks. What is the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)?
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual, province-wide assessment given in February to all students in Grades 4 and 7. Students are given a...
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SD72 & Missoula Children's Theatre Looking for Student Actors

January 04, 2017
‚ÄčSchool District 72, the District Parent Advisory Council, and The Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present an original Missoula Children's Theatre rendition of Peter and Wendy. This presentation by Missoula Children's Theatre and School District 72 is open to cast students in Kindergarten to grade 12 enrolled in an SD72...

Message from Education Minister - Gr. 10-12 Curriculum & FSAs

December 06, 2016
‚Äč Update on B.C.‚Äôs New Curriculum from Education Minister Mike Bernier November 29, 2016 Dear Parent, The world is changing and B.C.‚Äôs new curriculum is critical in making sure your child is connected with the skills he or she needs to succeed in this changing world. We have just announced important...

What to Expect in the Upcoming Student-Led Conferences / Parent-Teacher Interviews

November 08, 2016
‚ÄčIn November schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews. November 17 has been set aside on our district calendar for these conferences. The goal of these conferences and interviews is to provide you with a deeper understanding of: What and how your child is learning; The criteria for...
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Halloween Safety Tips

October 28, 2016
With Halloween coming up next week, here are some useful safety tips from the Campbell River RCMP to keep in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities. Never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always have them walk with an adult or a group of friends. Make sure your trick-or-treater can be seen....
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Young Ambassadors Student Exchange Program

October 18, 2016
‚ÄčThis coming Spring Break, the Campbell River Twinning Society Young Ambassadors exchange program plan on travelling to our Japanese sister city of Ishikari. A maximum of 30 Campbell River students, ranging in ages from 11 to 15 and their chaperones will fly to Japan and visit the area for ten days....
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Message from Education Minister - Reporting

October 12, 2016
 
October 4, 2016 Dear Parent, I’m writing today to ask you to share your opinions with the Ministry of Education as we work to update student reporting in kindergarten through Grade 9. Students in these grades are experiencing B.C.’s new curriculum in classrooms in every part of the province. We are...
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Letter to Parents: Clown Threats

October 07, 2016
October 7, 2016 Dear Parents/Guardians, As many of you may have heard through media coverage and on social media there have been incidents in BC and North America relating to ‚Äėcreepy clown‚Äô threats. Some of these threats have referenced kidnapping or targeting schools with threats of violence. We understand that this...
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Parents invited to internet/social media safety sessions

September 23, 2016
It is not uncommon for our kids to know more about the workings of the internet and social media than we as parents do, but School District 72 and the District Parent Advisory Council wants to help change that. Education is the first step in keeping our kids safe in this...
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2016-2017 Bus Schedule

September 08, 2016
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Back to School Information: September 6

August 22, 2016
‚ÄčThe first day of school is Tuesday, September 6 for most students (there are some exceptions depending on the student's grade level). School offices will re-open to process new student registrations and answer inquiries starting August 29. StrongStart Centres reopen on Wednesday, September 7. For first day times and everything you need to...
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Summer School 2016

May 19, 2016
With summer break just around the corner, our Summer School course offerings are now available at www.sd72.bc.ca/programs/summerprograms. Summer School runs through the month of July and many students could benefit from taking part in these summer program offerings. Summer programs offer students the chance to catch up on and solidify their understanding...
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Summer School Open House & Early Registration

April 20, 2016
Find out about our exciting Summer School courses! Meet the teachers! Be the first to register! Any SD72 student in kindergarten to grade 12 is eligible to take a Summer School course for FREE and may be signed up on the spot. These programs will run for either 2 or 4...
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Literacy Competition Gets Students Reading

April 19, 2016
‚ÄčFor the last couple months, several hundred elementary and middle school students have been competing for the right to represent their zone in School District 72‚Äôs annual literacy competition, Battle of the Books, held April 12 at Timberline Secondary School.
At the district championships, Ripple Rock’s team of Lola Duncan,...

International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

April 04, 2016
‚Äč‚ÄčThe School District 72 international student program needs host families for 2016. Our ideal families are happy, stable families with kids or without; working or retired; small children or teenagers - our ideal family is as diverse as the students who are coming here to study. Families should offer a warm,...

Satisfaction Survey for Grades 4,7,10 & 12

March 18, 2016
‚ÄčParents of students in grades 4, 7, 10, and 12 are asked to complete this year's BC Ministry of Education satisfaction survey online before April 30. To complete the survey, click on the following link: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm Go to parent direct access, no log on number is required. Select 'School District 72' and then...

International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

March 08, 2016
‚Äč The School District 72 international student program needs host families for 2016. Our ideal families are happy, stable families with kids or without; working or retired; small children or teenagers - our ideal family is as diverse as the students who are coming here to study. Families should offer a...
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2016/2017 Annual Operating Budget: Public Submission Deadline May 3

March 04, 2016
‚ÄčThe Board of Education is inviting public input into the development of its 2016/2017 annual operating budget at the May 10 public board meeting. Should you wish to make a presentation to the Board, contact Lee-Ann Kruse in the secretary-treasurer's office at (250) 830.2302 before noon on May 3. Written submissions...
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Proposed School Calendars for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Available for Input

February 24, 2016
‚Äč As a district first, the superintendent has developed a two-year school calendar to afford the Board and families a greater opportunity to plan ahead. At their February 23 public meeting the Board of Education passed a motion to make these draft calendars available for public feedback. The calendars were developed in consultation with the...

International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

February 18, 2016
The School District 72 international student program needs host families for 2016. Our ideal families are happy, stable families with kids or without; working or retired; small children or teenagers - our ideal family is as diverse as the students who are coming here to study. Families should offer a warm,...
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Parents Invited to Internet/Social Media Safety Sessions

February 11, 2016
It is not uncommon for our kids to know more about the workings of the internet and social media than we as parents do, but School District 72 and the District Parent Advisory Council wants to help change that. Education is the first step in keeping our kids safe in this technology-driven...

New Blog Celebrates Learning in SD72 Schools

February 01, 2016
‚ÄčWe are excited to announce the launch of our new blog!  This will be a platform to celebrate and share some of the amazing learning that is happening in our schools and classrooms every day. Teachers and students are invited to share their learning journeys, addressing the question, ‚ÄúWhat did we do or learn...
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Foundation Skills Assesment (FSA): A letter to grade 4 & 7 parents

January 15, 2016
Dear Parents/Guardians: The following provides information on the Foundation Skills Assessment which is to be administered in the upcoming weeks. What is the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)?
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual, province-wide assessment given in February to all students in Grades 4 and 7. Students are given a...

Cross Catchment Transfers for September 2016

January 11, 2016
‚Äč Our school district endeavors to create safe, caring and supportive learning environments in order for all students to experience success. Parents and legal guardians can request a school for their child outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. I n order to request a school other than their neighbourhood catchment school...
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Letter from the Board of Education: Facility Plan Update

December 09, 2015
‚ÄčDecember 9, 2015 To School District 72 Parents/Guardians, Staff and Our Communities, Re: Update on the Process and Progress of the SD72 Facility Review and Plan The Campbell River Board of Education had their regular public meeting on the evening of December 8. This was the night for school trustees to...
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Board Adopts 10 Year Facility Plan with Changes

December 09, 2015
‚ÄčAfter considering general questions and input received by members of the public at a confidential meeting on November 30, the board directed senior management to revise the language of several recommendations contained within the draft facility plan presented November 17. The changes were to reflect the questions, concerns, and feedback submitted...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians: 2015/2016 School Calendar Changed

December 09, 2015
‚ÄčDecember 9, 2015 Dear Parents/Guardians: As you are aware, British Columbia‚Äôs school curriculum has been redesigned to respond to the demanding world our students are entering and to provide the knowledge and tools they will need to be successful in the 21st century. This shift is similar to what is happening...
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Letter from the Board of Education: School District 72 Facilities Review and Plan

November 18, 2015
‚ÄčNovember 18, 2015 To School District 72 Parents/Guardians, Staff and Our Communities, Re: School District 72 Facilities Review and Plan No matter where a family lives, maintenance and repairs are always necessary. When the furnace goes or the roof springs a leak, as a homeowner you have to fix the problem...
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Board Considers School Closures as Part of Facility Plan Recommendations

November 18, 2015
‚ÄčThe Board of Education for School District 72 has some tough decisions to make, including whether or not to close two elementary schools within the greater Campbell River area. At the November 17 public board meeting, Superintendent Tom Longridge and Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Patrick provided the board with a draft facility plan...
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New Curriculum Implementation Will Mean Changes to School Calendar

November 18, 2015
The Ministry of Education is providing and resourcing two implementation days to allow for teacher training on the new BC curriculum, which will require changes to the 2015/2016 school calendar. The school district's calendar committee has met to consider possible options and currently it looks as though there may be one...

International Program Holding Host Family Info Session

November 06, 2015
‚ÄčWant to experience other cultures without leaving your home? Is there room in your home and in your life for an adventurous teenager who has travelled from far away to come to school here in Campbell River? Do you know a family that would be a great fit for an International...
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Fair Notice 2015

September 21, 2015
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First Day of School Information: September 6 and 7 for Southgate School

August 18, 2015
‚ÄčThe first day of school is Tuesday, September 6 for our Grade 6's ONLY and will be a half day.  This will give our new students an opportunity to meet their homeroom teachers, find their classrooms and meet their fellow classmates.  School will begin for ALL students, Grades 6,7 & 8 on Wednesday, September...
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Carihi Secondary Becomes New PacificSport Training Centre

June 29, 2015
‚ÄčAspiring athletes across the North Island will soon have a new training opportunity beginning in September 2015.  Carihi Secondary School in Campbell River will serve as the new PacificSport Vancouver Island North IGNITE Training Centre for aspiring athletes ages 12 ‚Äď 17 who are ready to take sport careers to the...
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Summer School 2015 - Deadline EXTENDED

June 05, 2015
‚ÄčSchool District 72 has once again developed a variety of programs to support learning through the summer as part of Summer School. Summer School typically runs during the month of July. Registration deadline for Summer School Programs has been EXTENDED until June 26; June 26 for Summer Band  - register early as space is limited.‚Äč Missed...

International Program Still Needing Host Families for September 2015

May 29, 2015
‚ÄčCampbell River Schools International, School District 72's international student program, is still looking for host families for September 2015. If you and your family are interested in hosting an international student, please come to the final information session of this school year on Monday, June 8 from 7 p.m. to 8...
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What is an "I" Day?

May 22, 2015
June 12 will be the only I Day for Southgate students this year.  Typically, an 'I' Day has three main purposes: Students can have small group Instruction from teachers and support from educational assistants to better understand concepts. Students who have missed school or need extra time can catch up on...
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District Chess Championships

April 23, 2015
On April 17, over 100 students participated in this year's district chess championships held at Ripple Rock Elementary. Congratulations to the following grade category winners: *Out of respect for privacy requests, some students cannot be named. ‚ÄčGrade 1 ‚ÄčJasmine Harvey (Surge Narrows) Kai Miyagi (Willow Point) Dylan Harvey (Surge Narrows) Fionn...
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Celebrating Aboriginal Student Success

March 18, 2015
On March 12, forty-six students were recognized for academic, citizenship or athletic achievements at this year's Aboriginal student recognition dinner held at Carihi Secondary. Congratulations to these students, their families and the district staff who support them. *Out of respect for privacy requests, some students cannot be named. ‚ÄčCedar Sophia Borge,...

‚ÄčInternational Program is Looking for Host Families

March 10, 2015
‚ÄčCampbell River Schools International will have a variety of students coming to Campbell River from Germany, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico. Most international students prefer to stay in families with children, especially children their own age, but we also have students who prefer a quieter setting with adults only....
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Parent Satisfaction Survey for Parents in Grades 4, 7, 10 & 12

March 06, 2015
‚ÄčParents of students in grades 4, 7, 10, and 12 are asked to complete this year's BC Ministry of Education satisfaction survey online before April 30. To complete the survey, click on the following link: https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull1/central/main/ParentSurvey.asp Choose 'district 072' from the drop down menu, the name of your school,...
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Timberline/NIC to Host Olympic-Style Trades and Technology Competition

March 02, 2015
‚ÄčHammers will be swinging, sparks flying and cameras rolling at the Timberline Secondary/North Island College campus on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as the school hosts the Skills Canada BC Vancouver Island North regionals, an Olympic-style trades and technology competition. Skills Canada is a non-profit organization that partners...

What to Expect at the Upcoming Spring Student-Led Conferences (K-8)

February 25, 2015
‚ÄčNext week our K-8 classrooms will be hosting student-led conferences. Most conferences will be held on Thursday, March 5 while some may be scheduled over the course of the week. If you do not already have a confirmed appointment, please contact your school or your child‚Äôs teacher. These conferences are an...
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2015/2016 School Calendar Consultation & Survey

February 25, 2015
‚ÄčSchool District 72 is in the process of considering calendar options for the 2015/2016 school year and the Board of Education has selected three possible calendar options to survey parents and district staff for their preference. There are some unique considerations for the 2015/2016 school calendar because Labour Day in September...
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Cross Catchment Transfers for September 2015

January 14, 2015
‚ÄčOur school district endeavors to create safe, caring and supportive learning environments in order for all students to experience success. Parents and legal guardians can request a school for their child outside of their neighbourhood catchment school. In order to request a school other than their neighbourhood catchment school for September...
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SD72 & Missoula Children's Theatre to Present Rapunzel

January 13, 2015
‚ÄčSchool District 72, the District Parent Advisory Council, and The Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present an original Missoula Children's Theatre rendition of Rapunzel. Rapunzel takes you on a frivolous frolic through the French countryside. Frenchy and his intense friends the Wood Elves, along with the Lost Prince and Rapunzel‚Äôs...
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Family Literacy Week January 20-27

January 09, 2015
‚ÄčIn the week leading up to Family Literacy Day (January 27), our community is hosting several family events to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child's development....
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Find Your Fit ‚Äď A Career Exploration Event

December 16, 2014
‚ÄčThe WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour is an interactive student based event taking place at Southgate Middle School on January 8, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  During the student session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., middle school students can jump right in and try the skills they'll need for...
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VIHA Preventing Colds & Influenza

November 27, 2014
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Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

October 30, 2014
'Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls! But beware, with Halloween fast approaching the safety of your children should be foremost. Keep these useful safety tips  in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities. Never let children trick-or-treat alone. Always have them walk with an adult or a group of...
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Ways parents and caregivers can support children's learning

September 11, 2014
‚ÄčThroughout the year whether school is in session or not, you have an important role in your child‚Äôs education. There are many resources available to parents to support their child‚Äôs learning and interests. Below are a list of websites that align with our B.C. curriculum. The videos, practice games and other...
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Alert for Parents: Sextortionists Targeting Teens

September 08, 2014
‚ÄčThe Canadian Centre for Child Protection is warning parents about an increasing and serious trend involving Canadian youth being extorted for money.¬†
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Still No Agreement ‚Äď Schools Closed on Sept. 2

August 31, 2014
August 31 st , 2014 Still No Agreement ‚Äď Schools Closed on Sept. 2 With no agreement reached between the BC Teachers‚Äô Federation and the BC Public School Employers‚Äô Association and the withdrawal of service due to strike action by teachers, schools will not be able to open to students on...
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FOIPOP Form 2015-2016

August 28, 2014
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Letter to Parents: Teachers to Picket Select Locations Aug. 29

August 28, 2014
‚ÄčDear Parents/Guardians, We continue to closely monitor the situation between the BC Teachers‚Äô Federation and the BC Public School Employers‚Äô Association and remain hopeful that both parties will be able to begin mediation this weekend with Vince Ready.   In the meantime, the Campbell River District Teachers‚Äô Association has informed School...
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Letter to Parents: Job Action & New Student Registrations

August 25, 2014
‚ÄčTeacher Job Action Update - August 25, 2014 Dear Parents/Guardians,   The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an update on the provincial labour dispute between the BC Teachers‚Äô Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers‚Äô Association (BCPSEA). As negotiations remain unresolved, there is a high level...
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Back to School: School Opening Information for September 2

August 05, 2014
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2 (depending on the student's grade level). For specific start dates and times for a particular school, see the school opening information, and specifically the section on first day start times .   Please note that due to the uncertainty around contract...
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Student Report Cards and Student Marks

June 27, 2014
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Dear Parents/Guardians:   Grades 10, 11 and 12
An Essential Services Order required teachers to compile and submit marks for Grades 10, 11 and 12 students only .  Report cards for Grade 10, 11 and 12 students will be available on Parent Connect by Monday, June 30th.  If...
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Important Note for Parents: Summer School Registration

June 13, 2014
‚ÄčDear parent or guardian,
The Campbell River School District would like to invite you to visit the Summer School course offerings listed on the School District 72 website at www.sd72.bc.ca.
The provincial government is indicating that Summer School will be allowed to continue dependent on a willingness by teachers to suspend...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 3 Strike on June 16/17

June 12, 2014
‚Äč June 12, 2014 ¬† ¬† Dear Parents/Guardians, ¬† This is to inform you that the BC Teachers‚Äô Federation has announced a rotating strike on Monday, June 16, 2014. ¬† A full strike will commence on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 until further notice. ¬† As there will be no teachers available for instruction or supervision at...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 2 Rotating Strike on June 12

June 09, 2014
Teacher Job Action Update ‚Äď June 6, 2014   Dear Parents and Guardians,   The British Columbia Teachers‚Äô Federation has informed School District 72 that, as part of the BC Teachers‚Äô Federation Stage 2 district-by-district rotating strike action, they intend to once again strike all school districts. Our district will be...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 2 Rotating Strike on June 6

May 30, 2014
‚Äč Teacher Job Action Update ‚Äď May 29, 2014

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has informed School District 72 that, as part of the BC Teachers’ Federation Stage 2 district-by-district rotating strike action, they intend to once again strike all school districts. Our district will be picketed on...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 2 Rotating Strike on May 26

May 21, 2014
‚ÄčMay 21, 2014 Dear Parent / Guardian,
I regret to inform you that the Campbell River District Teachers’ Association has informed School District 72 that they intend to strike all district schools on Monday, May 26, as part of the BC Teachers’ Federation escalation to Stage 2 rotating strike action....
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Teachers to Escalate to Stage 2 Strike Action

May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014   It is very unfortunate that contract negotiations have escalated to a point where teachers are planning on withdrawing instructional services. Preparations are now being made in the event that a settlement isn’t reached and teachers proceed with their intended single day strike activity at School District 72 schools...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 1 Strike Action Update

May 15, 2014
‚ÄčMay 15, 2014 Dear Parent / Guardian, As you are aware, the BC Teachers‚Äô Federation (BCTF) began Stage 1 strike action at the end of April stemming from their contract negotiations with the BC Public School Employers‚Äô Association (BCPSEA). While negotiations are continuing, we wanted to update parents on what may...
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Letter to Parents: Stage 1 Job Action to Begin Wednesday, April 23

April 17, 2014
‚Äč April 17, 2014 Dear Parent / Guardian,
As part of their ongoing contract negotiations with the BC Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA) and the provincial government, the BC Teachers‚Äô Federation (BCTF) has announced that teachers will begin Stage 1 job action on Wednesday, April 23.   School districts have...
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National Child & Youth Mental Health Day Event

April 15, 2014
‚ÄčIn recognition of National Child & Youth Mental Health Day, the F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health, Institute of Families and School District 72 are co-hosting a free event for¬†parents,¬†students, school staff, and other community members¬†on May 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Robron Centre. Come...
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Annual Battle of the Books Inspires a Love of Reading

March 18, 2014
Over 210 elementary and middle school students recently competed in the annual school district Battle of the Books. The district championships were held March 5 at Timberline Secondary School.  Battle of the Books began as a creative concept to encourage students to read quality fiction books. While encouraging literacy, this annual...
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Aboriginal Education Community Forum

March 11, 2014
The Aboriginal Education Advisory Council for School District 72 would like to invite Aboriginal parents and community members to attend a community forum on April 9 at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre (621 Island Highway). An afternoon and evening session will be held; agendas will be the same. The afternoon...
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Letter to Parents: Possible Teacher Job Action

March 07, 2014
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Dear Parent/Guardian, As you are probably already aware, as part of the ongoing contract negotiations between the BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and the BC Government, members of the BCTF have voted 89 percent in favour of job action. This means that teaching staff across the province,...
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Draft Cross Boundary (Cross Catchment) Process for Elementary and District Programs

March 06, 2014
‚ÄčTo address current challenges and streamline the process for parents and schools, some changes to the district's cross boundary process have been drafted based on feedback from a team of district staff and school administrators. The cross boundary process applies for students wishing to attend a school outside of their neighbourhood...
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March 4: Student-Led Conferences/Parent-Teacher Interviews

February 28, 2014
On Tuesday, March 4 schools will be holding either student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews, depending on the level of school (ie: elementary, middle, secondary). The school, or teachers, will provide more information and advise parents on how to schedule their meeting time. Please note that on March 4, STUDENTS ARE ONLY...
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Proposed 2014/2015 School Calendar

February 26, 2014
At the February 25, 2014 public meeting of the Board of Education, the Board reviewed three calendar options for the 2014/2015 school year¬†which were drafted ‚Äčbased on feedback from the calendar committee. The committee was comprised of representatives from the Campbell River Principals' and Vice-Principals' Association, Campbell River District Teachers'...
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Cross Boundary Requests for the 2014/2015 School Year

January 27, 2014
Students wishing to attend a school outside of their district catchment area for the 2014/2015 school year, can submit a cross boundary student request form from January 15 until the deadline of March 1, 2014. Enrolment depends upon applying by the district deadline and the availability of space and facilities at...
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Flu Season and H1N1

January 07, 2014
As flu season is now officially upon us, we are aware that there are members of our school communities, students and staff, who are ill with flu-like symptoms. The medical health officer has also advised the public that some cases of H1N1 have been noted throughout the province. As an ongoing...
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Want to Meet the World? SD72's International Program is Looking for Host Families

December 12, 2013
‚ÄčCampbell River Schools International will have a variety of students coming to Campbell River from Germany, China, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico. Most international students prefer to stay in families with children, especially children their own age, but we also have students who prefer a quieter setting with adults...
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Christmas Bake Sale for the Southgate Band

November 25, 2013
On Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Southgate's band will be selling homemade cookies from our cafeteria.¬† $5.00 per baker's dozen ... come on out and get your Christmas baking done!¬† We thank you for your support.‚Äč
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Students May Be Able to Build an Airplane through Aviation Work Experience

November 18, 2013
School District 72, through Timberline Secondary School and in partnership with Sealand Aviation, is seeking expressions of interest from students who would like to help build a fully functional airplane. Students would get the opportunity to apply math and science knowledge to practical, hands-on learning and could earn anywhere from 4...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: School Calendar February Pro-D Day Change

November 15, 2013
‚ÄčThere has been some confusion surrounding the 2013/2014 school calendar. The calendar had originally been issued last June with a Pro-D day on February 7, 2014. At the June 11, 2013 board meeting, the Board amended the calendar for this year, moving the previously scheduled February 7, 2014 Pro-D day to...
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Campbell River School District is now on Facebook!

October 10, 2013
‚ÄčFollowers can get the latest School District 72 news and announcements linked directly to your Facebook newsfeed. You can find School District 72 on Facebook under 'Campbell River School District - SD72' or by clicking the Facebook icon on the district's home page at www.sd72.bc.ca.
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Drop Everything and Read on October 28

October 10, 2013
The British Columbia Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA) would like to invite everyone to join students, teachers and volunteers from across the province to celebrate the importance of literacy, school libraries, and the joy of reading, and "drop everything and read"! October 28 marks the seventh annual province-wide Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)...
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Webinar Opportunity: Identifying and Preventing Anxiety in Children

October 08, 2013
‚ÄčParents and district staff are invited to a webinar with Dr. Lynn Miller (Ph D., R Psyc., Associate Professer at UBC) on identifying and preventing anxiety in children. This talk will bring awareness to the anxiety disorder spectrum, identify basic behavioural indicators of anxiety in children, and an awareness of techniques...
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World Teachers' Day: A Message from the Board Chair

October 03, 2013
Campbell River School District is pleased to recognize World Teachers' Day on October 5, 2013. World Teachers' Day is an annual event, established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate teachers worldwide. Its aim is to build peace in the minds of human beings through education...
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School District Developing Second Strategic Plan: Requests Parent, Student, Staff Input

September 25, 2013
This fall School District 72 will be consulting with the community to develop the district's second Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is the district's roadmap to providing the best educational experience for our students. It is used to focus our decision-making; pulling schools and district staff together around a single game...
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Bus Routes 2013-2014

August 26, 2013
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2013/2014 School Calendar

March 20, 2013
‚ÄčAfter circulating three calendar options for the 2013/2014 school year amongst the district's partner groups, a recommended option based on their feedback was presented and adopted by the Board of Education at their March 19 public board meeting. The 2013/2014 calendar features two non-instructional professional development days prior to Labour Day, two...
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Halloween Reminders!

October 23, 2012
1.¬† Halloween Costume‚Äčs ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† -¬† No replica weapons as part of the costume. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† -¬† Follow the 3 "B"'s: no boobs, no belly, no butts ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†-¬† No offensive slogans, pictures, themes. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† -¬† Please be Middle School Appropriate. 2.¬† Absolutely NO fireworks to be brought to school. 3.¬† Some excellent Halloween safety tips at...