Welcome back to school . . .
The new school year is almost here! Some important dates are coming up. If you are new to the school district,  student registration is Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 9 - 3 p.m. at your neighbourhood school. New secondary school students are encouraged to contact their high school as soon as possible for course selection.
School begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8. This is a half day with buses returning three hours earlier than normal.
Seen in the photo above are some of last year's Kindergarten students turning out to greet this year's crop of kindergarten students at the gate at Hillcrest Elementary during the Welcome to Kindergarten event in June.

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The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District's community newsletter will be out in community newspapers this week and next! It is full of information for parents and the community about our students, schools and the upcoming school year!

School Year Calendars
Planning ahead? Click here for the  2016-17 calendar, which was recently approved by the Board of Education.

StrongStart resumes in September
The school district's StrongStarts for early learners (newborns to age 5) will be opening again in September, with two of the programs in different locations.
The StrongStart currently located at the Downtown Activity Centre in Salmon Arm will be moving a few hundred metres to a new home in the School District’s Education and Support Centre, at 341 Shuswap Street.
The StrongStart currently located at Salmon Arm West Elementary is being relocated to South Broadview Elementary.
StrongStart is a free school-based program that provides play-based early learning opportunities for children (0 to 5 years old) 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.
The StrongStart Outreach schedule will be Mondays at Carlin, Tuesdays at Sorrento, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Falkland and Thursdays at North Shuswap. Please check the SD#83 website under Early Learners for program start dates.
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!

District Summer Office Hours. . .
Summer hours for the school district office are from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (office is closed from 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and from noon until 12:30 p.m.) from Monday to Friday. The office will be closed to the public from August 4 to 21. Beginning August 24 we will be located at 341 Shuswap St. SW.
Regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday, will resume on September 8, 2015.
Have a great summer!
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