The school district waited until after 3:30pm on Friday to officially notify parents of when the first day of school is.
Superintendent’s Update: Friday, September 19, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Schools will follow normal opening day routines with a shortened 90 minute day. Busses will run at the usual time in the morning. Bus students will be transported home following the morning session.
Beginning Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Schools will begin full day programming. Regular bus routes and schedules will be in effect.
Kindergarten Gradual Entry
School District 57 will continue with the gradual entry process for kindergarten students entering school this year. The gradual entry of phasing in with a small group and shortened attendance times allows children to feel comfortable as they adjust to their new environment, routines, teacher and peers. This gentle introduction to school helps build the foundation for a successful start to their school life.
- Gradual Entry Schedule Outline (Specific times will be provided by the school)
|Monday, Sept. 22||45 minute session|
|Tuesday, Sept. 23||1.5 hour session|
|Wednesday, Sept. 24||1.5 hour session|
|Thursday, Sept. 25||2 hour session|
|Friday, Sept. 25||3 hour session|
|Monday, Sept. 29||4 hour session|
|Tuesday, Sept. 30||4.5 hour session|
|Wednesday, Oct. 1||First Full Day|
- **Hixon, Giscome and McBride Centennial will have an alternate kindergarten schedule to accommodate rural bussing.
School Calendar, Secondary Semesters, Secondary School Provincial Exams
Due to the late start to the school year, it is likely the Ministry of Education will allow district staff to balance secondary semesters and schedule provincial exams at a later date. Senior staff are working with the Ministry of Education and the Prince George District Teachers Association today and we expect to announce a revised semester 1 end, Ministry of Education exam schedule and semester 2 start early next week. Secondary school principals will provide this information to you. It is likely that the January 23rd Non Instruction Day will be shifted to coincide with the adjustment in semesters. All remaining Non Instructional Days and scheduled school year holidays are confirmed as determined earlier this year by the Board of Education.
Focus on Learning
Our most important work remains student learning in a safe, caring and orderly environment. Our professional and support staff are united in this belief and we will continue to provide learning experiences that enrich the lives of each student.