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School begins!
We are extremely happy to announce all of our schools have opened today, Monday, Sept. 22. We will follow our regular routine, beginning  with a shortened first day today (school is dismissed three hours earlier than usual) with Tuesday being the first full day of school. We will also continue with our gradual entry program for kindergarten students (parents of kindergarten students should have already received this information. If you are uncertain please contact your child’s school).

Lost instructional time
Our latest information is that the Ministry of Education does not currently have plans to adjust the school calendar. At this time, it is unlikely that we will see any adjustment to the length of the school day, to extend the year or shorten either the winter break or spring break. We have been informed that at the secondary level, school districts will have the option of balancing the two semesters. More information will be forthcoming from your child’s school.

Moving forward
We are very happy to welcome our students and staff back to school. We would like to acknowledge this has been a very difficult time for all of our teachers, students and families. As we begin a new school year, teachers and your school will continue to need your support and involvement in order for us to be able to provide the best possible education for your child.

StrongStart starts Tuesday . . .
The school district's StrongStarts for early learners (newborns to age 5) are also opening The StrongStart Centres at Salmon Arm West, Downtown Activity Centre in Salmon Arm, Parkview, M.V. Beattie and Highland Park are all open on Tuesday. The Outreach StrongStart program will begin next week. 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!

Spots still open in late French Immersion
There are some spots still available for Late French Immersion (Grade 6). For further information please contact Silke Yardley at Shuswap Middle School.

2014-15 School Year Calendar
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.

District Office Hours. . .
The School District office, located at 220 Shuswap St. In Salmon Arm,  is open from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.  To contact the district office please call  (250) 832-2157.

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District News(8)

Do you want to be a school trustee? If you are considering running for the office of school trustee in any of our 7 electoral areas we invite you to attend our PROSPECTIVE TRUSTEES INFORMATION MEETING September 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the District Education Centre #110, 2960 Okanagan Avenue Full Story...

Request for Quote School District #83 is requesting quotes on the materials required to construct the cabinets and washroom partitions in our new Administration Building (presently under construction). For complete details please read the attached RFQ. Deadline for quoting Full Story...

Do you want to be a school trustee? The Board of Education of School District #83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) OFFICE OF SCHOOL TRUSTEE NOMINATION PACKAGE The 2014 General Local Government Election will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014. As part of the election proceedings, there will b Full Story...

Trustees meet with MLA Please get back to bargaining and find a negotiated way to end the labour dispute between the government and the BCTF, was the message shared with MLA Greg Kyllo by Board Chair Bobbi Johnson, Vice Chair Chris Coers and Superintendent of Schools Glenn Bort Full Story...

Letter to Minister and BCTF The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District Board of Education has written a letter to the Ministry of Education and BCTF expressing its concern about the affect on students with the ongoing labour dispute. You can read the complete letter here.[Image:lett Full Story...

Properties for Sale The school district has a couple of properties for sale. These include: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTIES FOR SALE Site Description 1. North Broadview RFP 13-06 The 2.98 acre (1.206 ha) Property located at 4480 30th Street North Full Story...

E.R.A.S.E. Bullying Website Every child deserves an education free from discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation and violence. The ERASE (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) Bullying website, www.erasebullying.ca, is here to help. This provincial website includes online a Full Story...

Student Accident Insurance available North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83 does not provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries that occur on school premises or during off-site school activities.~ Accidents can and do happen.~ Some injuries incur medical, dental or other Full Story...