School's out for summer . . .
Educational Support Worker Geri Kiy helps grad Eko Dance with his cap during a recent graduation ceremony. The final day for students was Thursday, June 25. Have a great summer! School re-opens on Tuesday, September 8. If you know of anyone moving in to the district, late registration is Tuesday, September 1 at your neighbourhood school.

20150608_115721_0.jpgDirector of Instruction . . .
Superintendent of Schools Glenn Borthistle is happy to announce that Carl Cooper, currently a Principal at South Broadview Elementary, is the successful candidate for the position of Director of Instruction – Curriculum and Innovation. He was selected from a very strong field of internal and external candidates and he wishes to congratulate all those who participated in the process.
Carl Cooper will assume his responsibilities as Director on August 1st, 2015 and will be spending some transitional time in the position under the guidance of the current Director of Instruction, Wendy Woodhurst.
After nine years as Director of Instruction, Woodhurst has decided to return to her love of being a school principal.

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.
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) are now closed until September.
When school is back in session, two of the StrongStarts will be 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.
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 begin on July 2. Summer hours will be 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 14. 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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