What's new at SD41?

2014/15 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Sept 18 - The agreement between the BCTF and the BCPSEA has been ratified and we are excited to be able to welcome our students and staff back to school. The 2014/15 school year will officially begin on Monday, September 22. Please read start up details and procedures in the following  letters from the Superintendent of Schools.
Elementary school letter

Secondary school letter                 Secondary school start up schedule

- School start up information for International Elementary Students - Click here
- StrongStartBC Early Learning Centres reopen on Tuesday, September 23
- BCSD will open on Tuesday, September 23
- Continuing Education Foundation & High School credit courses start on Tuesday September 23 & Wednesday Sept 24

 We encourage you to check back here or monitor the media for further updates.

WELCOME TO BURNABY SCHOOLS

Do you want to register your child in a Burnaby school for the 2014/15 school year? To find out what your neighbourhood school is (based on home address), click here.  Then please contact the school indicated directly to register. We look forward to welcoming your child to a Burnaby school. 

BURNABY COMMUNITY & CONTINUING EDUCATION

High School Completion and Foundations classes that were scheduled to begin Monday September 8 will be postponed until further notice. You will be contacted when classes begin and further updates will be posted here. Registration is still ongoing. For information on high school completion click here. For information on the Foundations Program click here, or call 604-296-6901.

Do you want to give your career a boost? Or perhaps you want to try something new just  for the fun of it? Registration has begun for Certificate & Diploma Programs and general interest courses being offered this Fall. Check out the latest offerings in our Burnaby Community & Continuing Education brochure. Register today, before the course or program you're interested in fills up! LEARN MORE

SUPPORTING LEARNING AT HOME
District staff, principals and vice-principals have reviewed some resources that you may wish to use to support your child's learning at home. They are being offered as learning supports only, and are not meant to replace the professional instruction,intervention and assessment that are provided by our qualified teachers. Click here for resources
 

BURNABY BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Burnaby Board of Education supports the BC School Trustee Association's call on the provincial government and the BCTF to immediately return to the bargaining table and implement the recommendations made in their Back to School Action Plan. These include:
•    Working towards a negotiated settlement that falls within the economic mandate set by the provincial government and makes improvements to class size and composition; •    That savings resulting from the strike and lockout stay within the public school system to benefit students.

Learn more about BCSTA Advocacy efforts by clicking here. Learn about the Burnaby Board of Education's perspective on the current labour dispute by clicking  here

The Burnaby Board of Education public meeting scheduled for September 9 has been cancelled. The next public meeting of the Burnaby Board of Education is scheduled for  Tuesday, September 23,  7 pm at the District Administration Office, 5325 Kincaid Street. LEARN MORE

ADVANCED SUMMER LEARNING

This summer, ten district secondary students were selected from more than 1,200 nationwide applicants to attend SHAD science, technology, engineering and math programs held at host universities across Canada. SHAD exposes bright youth to advanced topics and takes them out of their comfort zones so they discover new ways to learn, engage, experiment and excel. Attendees include Frank Cheng, Harold Xi, Lily Xiong, and Nancy Yang (Burnaby North); Federico Firoozi and Marina Gonzalez (Burnaby South); Sarah Savic Kallesoe (Byrne Creek); Caitlin Wu (Moscrop); and Angela Yu (Burnaby Mountain). LEARN MORE

DISTRICT ACHIEVEMENT CONTRACT

Burnaby School District is committed to shaping the next generation of community leaders by providing learning opportunities that meet the needs of our uniquely diverse and changing student population. The District's Achievement Contract is a snapshot of how the District supports the learning needs of its students. It highlights impressive strides in student success, particularly in the area of literacy. LEARN MORE

BURNABY BOARD OF EDUCATION FALL ELECTION

The next School Trustee election is Saturday, November 15. Organized by the City of Burnaby to coincide with the election for Mayor and City Council, the candidate nomination period is Tuesday, Sept 30 to Friday, October 10 at 4pm. If you are interested in standing for election as a School Trustee or have questions on the election process, please contact the City of Burnaby’s Election Office: 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby,  604-294-7088, email elections@burnaby.ca or go to burnaby.ca/Our-City-Hall/Elections.html. General information on the Burnaby School District and its operations and programs is available from the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer, 604-296-6900 Ext. 661004 and on the district website sd41.bc.ca or email board@sd41.bc.ca.

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