Many elementary students throughout the school district have been taking part in cross country running. Here's a few photos from the "Hitting the Bricks" run at Armstrong Elementary.

Important Upcoming Public Meeting
Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. -  Second public consultation meeting for StrongStart to Grade 12 School at Eagle River Secondary

Public consultation under way in School District
Trustees voted to:

Begin public consultation on moving to one Strong Start to Grade 12 School in Sicamous, located at the current Eagle River Secondary.
TO PROVIDE INPUT please send to feedback@sd83.bc.ca or click on purple box entitled Supporting All Students Public Consultation Feedback. Then click on Provide Your Input and go to the third box.

• Extend the school closure consultation period for the Armstrong area until April 2017 and initiate a task force to review, but not be limited to, demographic information, school configuration and catchment areas in the Armstrong area of schools.

• Determine the educational and financial feasibility of a one campus model for Salmon Arm Secondary at Sullivan Campus.

• Extend the school closure consultation period for the potential amalgamation of Silver Creek and Salmon Arm West at Salmon Arm West until April 2017 and to initiate a task force to review, but not be limited to, demographic information, school configuration and catchment areas in the Salmon Arm area of schools.

ENDERBY and Area
Complete a catchment area review of M.V. Beattie, Grindrod and Ranchero to determine the most effective manner of reorganizing these schools in order to accommodate future enrolment increases in the Enderby area.


School Year Calendars
Planning ahead? Click here for the  2016-17 calendar. Please be aware 5 hours of non-instructional time has been added to this calendar.

StrongStart for newborns to age 5 and their parents or caregivers
The school district's StrongStart program for early learners (newborns to age 5) is up and running.
StrongStart is a free school-based program that provides play-based early learning opportunities for children and their parents or caregivers. Our full-time StrongStart programs run five days a week for three hours a day at the following locations: District Education Support Centre (Salmon Arm), South Broadview Elementary (Salmon Arm), MV Beattie Elementary (Enderby), Highland Park Elementary (Armstrong), and Parkview Elementary (Sicamous). Families are welcome to drop in for all or just part of the program on any day the program is running.
For more information about StrongStart or other early learning programs 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!

Office Hours . . .
The school district office, which is now called the District Education Support Centre (DESC), located at 341 Shuswap St. SW in Salmon Arm (please note new location) is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

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