Kindergarten/French Immersion registration for 2018 . . .
Do you have a child who will be starting kindergarten in September 2018? Welcome!
We just wanted to make everyone aware that the kindergarten registration date, typically held in April of each year, is being moved forward and is being held in October instead. This year registration for kindergarten September 2018 will be on October 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at elementary schools throughout the district. This allows:
•  more equitable registration (no need for line-ups, all Oct. 2 registrations considered equal)
• the school district to have additional time for planning
After October 2 the time and date of registration will be recorded and that will be used to determine placement IF catchment area schools are full.
Please bring your child’s birth certificate, care card and proof of residency.
Not sure which school your child will attend? Contact our Operations department (250 832-9415) or click on the yellow bus on our website and follow the online prompts!
French Immersion Registration
If you are interested in registering your child for early French Immersion (Kindergarten & Grade 1) please FIRST register your child at your catchment area school and then SECOND call or go to Bastion Elementary to pre-register for French Immersion, where you will receive an information package.
An Early French Immersion information session, and possible registration depending on numbers, will be held on November 30 at Bastion Elementary at 7 p.m.
For those interested in late French Immersion (Grade 6)  an information meeting, again with possible registration depending on numbers, will be held on March 6 at 7 p.m. at Shuswap Middle School.
Questions or concerns about French Immersion? Please contact Isabelle Gervais at (250) 832-3741.

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 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). The Carlin program runs on Mondays, Sorrento on Tuesdays, and North Shuswap on Thursdays. The Falkland program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Families are welcome to drop in for all or just part of the program on any day the program is running. Please register at your local StrongStart program.
Families are welcome to drop in for all or just part of the program on any day the program is running.
“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.

20170829_92704_0.jpgThe North Okanagan-Shuswap School District's annual community newsletter is now available and being distributed through community newspapers. It is full of interesting and useful information about the new school year and some of our programs! As well there is information for parents on curriculum, assessment and reporting and the results of parent surveys! Additional copies are available at the District Education Support Centre and the Salmon Arm Observer.  You can also view the digital version here by clicking on the photo!

School Year Calendar
The 2017-18 North Okanagan-Shuswap School District Contacts & Calendar is available here

20170613_111422_0.pngCheck out our monthly 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!

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.

Office Hours . . . Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We can be reached at (250) 832-2157.

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