Latest Updates


We are honoured to be learning on the Traditional Territory of the Swxwú7mesh Úxwumixw and St’át’yemc Nations.     

*Please Note: Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 situation, as a precautionary measure, the School District is closing the Board office until further notice. We will maintain School District operations during this closure. This is being done to support efforts to slow down the transmission of COVID-19.

If you require further assistance, you can reach us at the School Board Office phone number @ (604) 892-5228; Email: If this is a facilities emergency, you can reach our Director of Operations (Ian Currie) @ Email: or phone number @ (604) 848-5825.

Draft District Wide Calendars

The following draft calendars will be brought forward to the March 11th Board of Education Meeting for final approval:




SCHOOLS OPEN (January 20th, 2020)

We are advising that the roads are slippery in some areas, especially the far north of our school district. Everybody please take extreme caution getting to school today. Do not take any unnecessary risks and do not worry about arriving at school on time or calling your child in as absent if the conditions are unsafe for your situation. Student absences will not be reported under these conditions and any student assessments can be written at another time. 

Please note Blackwater Creek Elementary and Q’aLaTKu7em parents have already been notified that these two schools are closed.

Declaration of Official By-Election Results for 2020 School Trustee
Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton)

Preliminary Results of the 2020 Trustee By-Election
Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton)
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Signal Hill Elementary

The following list represents the unofficial results of the 2020 School Trustee Elections for Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton):

Erica Osburn – 32 votes

David Walden – 62 votes

These preliminary results are based on the ballots received at voting location (Signal Hill Elementary), and are subject to determination of official election results by the Chief Election Officer. Official results will be confirmed on Wednesday, January 22nd at 4 p.m.


All SD48 schools will be OPEN today. 


Please be advised that unless there is significant damage to a school site, a significant road closures, or similar circumstances making it impossible to operate safely (e.g. no heat), schools will remain OPEN. 


Please evaluate your situation carefully. We do not expect anyone to take unnecessary risks to arrive at school.  If you choose to keep your child home from school please call your school right away so we know your child is safe.

We plan to run all bus routes scheduled as normal, however, if our bus routes are disrupted we will send out communications immediately.

Please check the SD48 website regularly throughout the day for all updates in regards to school closures.

Notice of Election by Voting| 2020 School Trustee By-Election
Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton)

Local school trustee by-elections allow the community an important opportunity to choose a representative who will lead and oversee our valuable investment in public
education. Trustees are hardworking community leaders who come together in
the context of a board in support of student success.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of Trustee Electoral Area 3 (the Village of Pemberton) that an election by voting is necessary to elect one School Trustee,
and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

School Trustee-ONE (1) to be elected


Usual Names

Residential Address



1406 Pemberton Farm Rd. West, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0



8975 Pemberton Meadows Road, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L2


GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton) on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at Signal Hill Elementary School, 1410 Pemberton Portage Road, Pemberton BC, V0N 2L1
Text Box: GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton) on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at Signal Hill Elementary School, 1410 Pemberton Portage Road, Pemberton BC, V0N 2L1                        


ELECTOR REGISTRATION                     

There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this
election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a
declaration that you meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • Canadian citizen
  • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration;
  • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the Village of Pemberton for at least (thirty) 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration, and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law. 

Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners.

Mohammed Azim,Chief Election Officer

(604) 892-5228 Ext. 1

Candidate Biographies & Nomination Packages                                            2020 School Trustee By-Election, Electoral Area 3 (Pemberton)

David Walden

Completed Nomination Package-David Walden

Erica Osburn

Advance Elector Registration

Are you eligible to vote in the January 18, 2020 school trustee by election for Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton)? Is your name on the current list of electors?
If you are not sure you can find out by calling, 604-892-5228, or by visiting the School Board Office, 37866 Second Avenue, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A2.  The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). 
Advance elector registrations will be accepted at the School Board Office until November 26th, 2019.  Elector registrations will not be accepted during the period of November 27, 2019-January 17, 2020 but will be accepted on voting days.
More information found here.

Registration for Kindergarten and French Immersion for 2020-2021 Opens Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Brackendale Elementary’s Playground Grand Opening-November 22nd, 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to Brackendale Elementary’s Playground Grand Opening. Unique equipment on this refreshed playground includes a new Double Zip Line and a Global Motion, a rotating playground net climber.

Many thanks to all who have made this possible, the Ministry of Education playground grant program, the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation, BRE PAC, All Terrain Excavating, Sea to Sky School District No. 48 and the amazing crew from Habitat Systems.



MLA Jordan Sturdy and representatives from the school district, Whistler Blackcomb Foundationand All terrain Excavating cut the ribbon.
Photo by Keili Bartlett

Link to the Squamish Chief Article

Public Information Meeting 

A public information meeting on the Pemberton House Construction Project is being held on Monday, November 18, 2019, 6 pm at Pemberton Secondary School 

For more information please click here.

UPDATE: Ministry of Education & Grade 12 Transcripts

As parents may be aware, some BC Grade 12 students may have had incorrect exam results on their final transcripts, caused by an “anomaly” in the tabulation of provincial exams. 

The BC Ministry of Education reviewed each June 2019 exam result to ensure student grades are accurately reflected on their transcripts and we are pleased to share that the issue has been resolved.

Please click here to go directly to the Student Transcript Service website.

Click here for a message from the Minister of Education, Rob Fleming. 

Questions About Student Registration, Enrolment & Placement?

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is closed for the summer and opens again on August 26th at 8:30am and stays open until September 3rd at 4:00pm.

You need to register your child at their catchment school. Click here to find out what forms and documents you need to bring when you register your child.

We encourage you to review our Board Policy 502 Student Registration, Enrolment and Placement  to help clarify the registartion and placement process.

We look forward to welcoming your child in September!

Measles Immunization Catch-up Campaign

On March 20th, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Education announced the launch of a provincial measles immunization catch-up campaign for school age children across BC.

Running from April to June 2019, the goal of the campaign is to immunize as many children for measles as possible in grades K to 12. Clinics will be held in our schools before the end of the school year, with dates announced later in the spring.

Click here for more information. 

Sharing Success: Our Latest Six Year Completion Rates

We’re pleased to share our graduation completion rates from the 2017-2018 school year. We’re proud of the amazing work of our graduates and grateful to all members of our school community who all contribute to the success of our students.

The Ministry of Education provides data on the percentage of students who graduate from high school within 6 years of entering grade 8.  The following table shows our results since the 2012-2013 school year:

YearResidentAboriginal Total

Sea to Sky School District Sees Huge Increase in Indigenous Graduation Rates – CBC News, June 25, 2018

As the end of the school year approaches and students across the province prepare for graduation, one district in particular is celebrating significant success.

Indigenous students in the Sea to Sky school district had a graduation rate of 86.1 per cent in the 2016-17 school year — up from 35 per cent in 2009.

That’s compared to a provincial average of 66 per cent for Indigenous students.

FN grad

Photo credit: David Buzzard

School District No. 48’s principal of Aboriginal education, Susan Leslie, says the high graduation rate is the result of a district-wide push to restructure their approach to learning.

“This is on every level,” said Leslie. “We’re led as a district by the goals and commitments that we co-created through our strategic plan.”

Read more


Quick Links

School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky)
PO. Box 250, 37866 2nd Avenue
Squamish, BC  V8B 0A2
Telephone: 604-892-5228
Fax: 604-892-1038

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