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Sorrento Elementary students celebrate in style for Canada's 150th birthday! Just a reminder, the last day of school for students is Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30 is an administrative day. Have a wonderful July 1st Canada Day with your family and friends!

Major overhaul of bus routes . . .
Just a reminder that the school district's transportation routes are being substantially changed for the 2017-18 school year. If your child is a bus student please watch for the postcard from the school district in your mail near the end of August. If you do not receive one please call Operations at (250) 832-9415 or click on the yellow school bus on the front of our website at www.sd83.bc.ca and follow the online prompts! It would be very helpful if people could ensure their child's school has their correct mailing address and email address, either through Parent Connect or by checking with the school. Thanks!

20170613_111422_0.pngCheck out our newsletter!
Lots of good things are happening in North Okanagan-Shuswap School District. Check out just some of the things our students are doing in the SD 83 Newsline
Just a few of the stories featured this month are a musical mentorship at Hillcrest, Grindrod's bike adventure, and students winning awards in provincial and national competitions!

New to school district or moving away?
Are you new to our school district? To ensure a smooth start up in September it would be very helpful if you could register your child as soon as possible at your neighbourhood school! Not sure what school your child attends? Please check with Operations at (250) 832-9415 or check on our website by clicking on the school bus and following the online directions.
Are you moving? Classroom placements, enrolment numbers and staffing are being determined for the upcoming school year. It would be very helpful if you could let your child's current school know if your child (or children) will not be attending in September! Also, the school you are moving to would also appreciate a heads up!

20170621_84507_0.pngStaying Connected with Official Trustee Mike McKay . . .
The June 21, 2017 edition of Official Trustee Mike McKay's newsletter to the community, Staying Connected, is now available by clicking here.

School Year Calendars
The last day of school for students for this school year is June 29th! Click here for the  2016-17 calendar.
Planning ahead? The 2017-18 calendar is available here.

StrongStart for newborns to age 5 and their parents or caregivers
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. Click here for brochure.
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. There are also part-time programs at Sorrento, Carlin, Falkland and North Shuswap.
“We are so fortunate to have such an awesome team of Early Childhood Educators!” comments Early Learning Co-ordinator Jennifer Findlay.
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. The 2016-17 StrongStart schedule is  available here.

Office Hours . . .
The District Education Support Centre (DESC) is located at 341 Shuswap St. SW in Salmon Arm. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We can be reached at (250) 832-2157.

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District News(8)

Request for Quote The School District is requesting a quote for our garbage, recycling and organics program. Quotation Closing Date and Time is June 30, 2017 at 3 p.m. Complete details are in the attachment. [Image:Garbage Compost Recycling RFQ 2017 2018.pdf] Full Story...



Multi grade class report An indepth White Paper looking at assessing student learning in multi-grade classrooms was presented to Official Trustee Mike McKay at the June 13 meeting of the North Okanagan-Shuswap Board of Education. A digital copy of the presentation is available he Full Story...



Report on Transitions A White Paper on school transitions and its impact on achievement was presented to Official Trustee Mike McKay on June 13 at the regular meeting of the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District. The complete report is available here. [Image:District 83 Nort Full Story...



Strategic Plan Working Group Update June 13, 2017 Strategic Planning Process Update: On Monday, May 8th, incoming Superintendent Peter Jory joined the two dozen members ofthe Strategic Planning Working Group in support of the on-going development of the District’sStrategic Plan. The work Full Story...



Change of Superintendent for September 2017 Superintendent seeking new opportunities [Image:20170410_81355_0.jpg]It will be a time for new beginnings for the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District #83 this September. Superintendent Glenn Borthistle announced Monday that after 23 years with the scho Full Story...



Special Advisor's Report A complete copy of the June, 2016 Special Advisor's Report is available here. [Image:sd83-report-20160603.pdf] 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...



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...