October 4, 2019
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 levels, from kindergarten to grade 12, for our year-end report card in June.
As parents, this may mean some slight changes in the communication and reporting you receive from your child’s teacher(s), as we move away from our previous reporting tool, particularly at the elementary and middle school levels.
The timelines and frequency of what should be reported, by when, to parents remains the same. However, during this transition year as we move onto the MyEdBC platform, teachers are free to continue to use the rubrics they have used in the past and that many of you will have gotten familiar with, but may also report using other methods consistent with our assessment and reporting operational procedure
We will still be holding student-led conferences at the elementary and middle schools in November and March and parent-teacher interviews at the secondary schools in November and April. You can also still expect teachers to regularly communicate with you about your child’s learning.
We continue to be firmly committed to the principles of assessment for learning
and that parents should receive ongoing and sufficient communication throughout the school year to ensure that you are always aware of how your child is doing.
Under the district’s new strategic plan for 2019-2023, we have also committed to developing a reporting model which provides parents with clear and consistent achievement data. This school year, as part of developing this model, we will engage in a consultation with district educators, parents and our partner groups around reporting in our district. I hope that as we begin to advertise these consultations that you will consider participating.
If at any time you have questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please speak with their teacher(s) and school principal.
Dr. Jeremy Morrow
Superintendent of Schools