We are honoured to be learning on the Traditional Territory of the Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw and St’át’yemc Nations.
Friendly Reminder: School Closures
Please be advised that unless there is significant damage to a school site or similar circumstance making it impossible to operate safely (e.g. no heat), schools will remain OPEN.
In the unlikely event that there is a school closure, the School District will do its best to communicate this by 7:00 am. The School District website and Twitter feed will have messages posted early in the morning, as well as individual school websites. Our media partners, such as Mountain FM, will also assist us with radio announcements and social media alerts.
If no closures are announced, schools will be open to safely receive students.
Despite each of our communities having snow removal equipment and sanders, occasionally transportation can be a challenge for our bus fleet. Our aim remains to advise families as early in the morning as possible when some buses are not operating. As we do not want to have students left standing on the side of a road waiting for a bus in the morning, we endeavor to provide warnings the evening before whenever possible.
Parents are responsible for taking their children to and from school safely each day. If you do not feel you can safely take your child to school, please notify the school office first thing in the morning, so your school quickly knows that your child is safe.
The school day may look somewhat different under these extreme conditions, but our intention, as always, will be to provide a great day of learning at each school.
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:
Year Resident Aboriginal Total
2012-2013 88.4% 72.8% 82.1%
2013-2014 92.9% 81.1% 81.7%
2014-2015 92% 77.9% 75.2%
2015-2016 89.9% 81.7% 79.8%
2016-2017 96.9% 86.1% 93.3%
2017-2018 100% 95.3% 97.3%
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.
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.”
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