Important Consultation . . .
The North Okanagan-Shuswap Board of Education is consulting with the public on changes being considered for September 2015:
• the possible closure of Silver Creek Elementary
• converting North Shuswap and Falkland Elementaries to Kindergarten to Grade 8 schools (from K-7)
• converting Ranchero to a Kindergarten to Grade 5 (with 6-7s going to Shuswap Middle)
• converting Parkview to a Kindergarten to Grade 5 (with 6-7s moving to Eagle River)
These recommendations are being looked at to help the district navigate through decreased enrolment, extra space in many of our schools, and fiscal responsibility. If you would like to share your rationale of why trustees should, or should not, consider any or all of these recommendations please email to bmarchuk@sd83.bc.ca. It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide input by April 21.
There will also be public meetings for each of the regions:
March 31 - North Shuswap Elementary at 6:00 p.m.
April 1 - Falkland Elementary at 6:30 p.m.
April 7 - Eagle River Secondary at 7 p.m. (for Parkview and Eagle River)
April 8 - Ranchero Elementary at 6:30 p.m.
April 9 - Silver Creek Elementary at 6:30 p.m.
If you have questions about these meetings please contact the Secretary-Treasurer's office at 250 832 2157.

Budget Consultation . . .
The North Okanagan-Shuswap Board of Education is consulting as part of its 2015-16 budget planning process. The district's financial report can be viewed by clicking here. If you have information or ideas you would like to share with the board please click here . You are welcome to send an email to bmarchuk@sd83.bc.ca. If you would rather, you can also mail your comments to North Okanagan-Shuswap Board of Education, PO Box 129, Salmon Arm, V1E 4N2.
Thank you for your input!

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Win medals at regional Skills Canada . . .
North Okanagan Shuswap School District was represented by 10 excellent ambassadors competing at the regional Skills Canada event at Thompson Rivers University in February with two coming home with medals!
Jade Williams of A.L. Fortune won silver in hairdressing and Chad Walker of Pleasant Valley Secondary won silver in automotive service tech!
Regional high school students competed in the areas of Automotive Service, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Electrical Wiring, Hairdressing and Welding. Congratulations!
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Celebrate 100 days in school . . .
Many primary classes throughout our school district celebrate "100 days of school". Jennifer Ewart's Grade 2-3 class at Bastion decided to celebrate 100 days of school by trying to collect 100 food items for the local food bank! They exceeded their goal and collected over 190 items! Proudly showing their collection, which will be delivered to the food bank at the end of the week, are Tegan, Sophia, Lukas and Jonathan.

School Year Calendars
The school year calendar for 2014-15 is available by clicking here. The Calendar, as well as other information which parents may find interesting, is also available under the Parents and Students menu on this webpage. The board just approved the 2015-16 school year calendar, with the school year ending on June 24. Please be aware that a few Grade 12 students may have to write exams the Monday to Wednesday (June 27-29). Click here for 2015-16 calendar.

StrongStarts are open
The school district's StrongStarts for early learners (newborns to age 5) are open. If you are planning on attending StrongStart for the first time please give the school a call just to double check times. Thank you! For more information please look for Early Learners under the drop down menu for Parents and Students on this website or call co-ordinator Jennifer Findlay at 250 833 2095. Click here for poster!

District Office Hours. . .
The School District office, located at 220 Shuswap St. In Salmon Arm,  is typically open from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. During Spring Break the office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. until noon and from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Regular hours resume on Monday, March 30.

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