Every student in Rocky Mountain School District will graduate with dignity, purpose, and options.
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We will care deeply, act wisely and find joy in each day!
Spotlight on Orange Shirt Day
Rocky Mountain School District
Learning Leadership Report
We learn in Rocky Mountain School District. All of us. We learn so that our students grow and experience greater success every day.
We learn the Core Competencies of Thinking, Communication, and Social and Personal competencies. Students develop curricular competencies in literacy and numeracy and the big ideas of content areas; educators continuously learn to improve pedagogy.
We learn so that each day in Rocky Mountain School District brings us closer to every student graduating with dignity, purpose, and options.
The Learning Leadership Report is a celebration of that learning. We hope you enjoy reading it and invite you to contribute your stories, ideas, and upcoming events and opportunities as a member of the learning community of Rocky Mountain School District.
As we celebrate learning in SD6, in the Learning Leadership Report and in all other ways, I want to recognize the amazing work of our teachers, in connection with World Teachers’ Day this Friday, October 5.
Since its introduction by UNESCO in 1994, WTD has spoken to “a massive token of the mindfulness, comprehension and thankfulness showed for the fundamental commitment that educators make in advancement by teaching.”
Every day, our SD6 Teachers put students and their learning first, and in doing so are playing a vital role in our communities in the present, and for the future. We have huge gratitude for our teaching staff.
Thank a teacher!
Our students experience environmental, outdoor and community based learning.
Our learning community is research based and collaborative.
Our communication results in common understanding.
We care deeply, act wisely and find joy in each day.
The Board has set District Directions for 2013-2018. We will organize the Learning Leadership Report this year around these directions to share how we are bringing them to life across the district.
Our learning is empowered by technology.
Our students and staff feel safe, connected and valued.
What are the ways you are already engaged in the work captured by these directions?
What are the possibilities for future work inspired by these directions?
Our District Directions 2018 represent the hopes, dreams, and ideas
of many staff, parents, community members, and students who contributed to a Thoughtstream process, multi-partner dialogue, and Board review to uncover these 5 key themes to guide our work and shape our culture.
Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters
Our School recognition: Sept 25th
Official orange shirt day date: Sept 30th
On Tuesday Sept. the 25th our school had Orange Shirt Day. This day is to honour the Indian Residential School survivors and those who did not survive by wearing an orange shirt. We did different activities with each class, including cut out hearts with powerful words on them. We made an Elder, Rosalita Pascal, who is an Indian Residential School survivor, an Orange Heart filled with sage. We heard stories from other survivors as well as made our own memory bags. At the end of the day we were surprised with a special treat from Ms. Tardif: a piece of chocolate cake.
Thank you Tisha Tardif
Thank you Joe Baron
Every Child Matters at Windermere Elementary
WES students recognized Orange Shirt day on September 28th, 2018. WES teachers did a wonderful job discussing the significance of the day with our students throughout the month of September. Our Aboriginal Education Support Worker Ms. Stevens and our Teacher Librarian Mme. Anakin did an incredible job expanding on this learning and dialogue. By visiting classrooms and preparing focused lessons, our students were made even more aware of what residential schools were and the healing impact of reconciliation.
Lady Grey Orange Shirt Day Led by Youth Take Charge
Lady Grey School held a solemn and moving Orange Shirt Day Assembly on Friday September 28, 2018. The event was led by our Youth Take Charge leaders, in collaboration with Mrs. McMullan, our Aboriginal Support worker. Students were drummed in by moosham George and welcomed by several Elders in attendance as well as an orange shirt clad group of student leaders. As our school community silently watched, the leaders took us through the history, story and meaning of the day. An interactive component saw our Youth Take Charge members asking questions and taking a microphone through the audience for answers. The assembly concluded with students suggesting positive personal acts of reconciliation. After a week (or more) of Orange Shirt Day lessons, videos and stories, students left this day with a deeper understanding of what it means when we say: “Every Child Matters.”
Thank you Laurie MacDougall
Orange Shirt Day at Selkirk Secondary
Selkirk Secondary School took part in Orange Shirt Day on September 28 - Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story was shared with the students and they were encouraged to enter the contest “Every Child Matters”. The following students won prizes for their creative works; Abby Murray, Jaymie Haggard, Jimi DaSilva, Cameron Thompson, Dru Brown, Deanna Stiller, Silver Provencher and Emma Andrews. Student Services staff and students literally ROCKED Orange Shirt Day! We appreciate all the support our community gave us. A special thank you to The Bean Tree, Kimberley City Bakery, Subway and Kassa Home and Window for generously donating prizes. #EVERY CHILD MATTERS!
Thank you Scott Sharun
This is a great conference for all members of the school-district to consider attending!
September has been a very busy and exciting month for RMISP (Rocky Mountain International Student Program). We have welcomed 174 students from 18 different countries to study with us in our host schools. The students have already been busy with their academics, with sports teams, clubs, and volunteering in their communities. We have been river rafting, to Calgary, and to the Columbia Ice Fields (Photo attached).
Our students stay with host families during their time in Canada. A big thank you to them for their efforts on behalf of our students. We couldn’t have a program without you!
As well, 7 of our current students received scholarships from the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) to assist with their tuition while studying in RMISP. Attached is a photo of Selkirk Secondary student Lily Charoenchitrwattana from Thailand receiving her scholarship from Clint Dolgopol, Selkirk Principal, and Amy Shoup, RMISP Manager.
For more information about SD6’s International program please visit our website at www.rminternational.ca
RMISP Welcomes Students From Around the World
Thank you Amy Shoup
Thank you Crystal MacLeod
Lindsay Park Elementary hosted hundreds of students, staff, and family members for an Open House and barbecue.
Welcoming Lindsay Park Students and Families to a New School Year
Thank you Laurie Watson
White Cane Day
White Cane Day has been celebrated in the United States on October 15 each year since 1964. It is an opportunity to celebrate the independence of citizens who are blind and visually impaired in part due to the white cane, and to bring awareness to the safety laws that are in place for drivers in the United States to yield to a pedestrian carrying a white cane. President Obama added the title “Blind Americans Equality Day” in 2016.
Across the United States on October 15 and now, internationally, white cane users participate in organized walks in their communities, using their canes to independently travel chosen routes. Each state is home to a school for the blind, where students may write or sing their own tribute to the white cane. Here is a link to a video and song created to raise awareness of the function of the white cane: white cane song. In Canada, drivers are expected to yield to all pedestrians. White cane activities are also spread out over the course of Canadian White Cane Week in February.
In Canada, there five specialized schools open to students who are blind or visually impaired in Ontario, and two in Quebec. Students in Ontario and Quebec also have the choice to attend their neighbourhood school with services from an itinerant teacher. The remaining Canadian provinces employ itinerant teachers for students who are blind or visually impaired who teach specialized skills in each child’s neighbourhood school. In British Columbia, itinerant teachers have support from the Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired in Vancouver, BC. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) organizes training in cane skills for preschool aged children and for adults. For school aged children, orientation and mobility is part of the expanded core curriculum for students with visual impairments, taught by a certified orientation and mobility specialist.
As promised, here is the poem, written by Martin Morigeau student poet Slone Leman, that Paul Carriere spoke about at District Day. Learn more
In the forest, a peaceful place,
no electronics or problems to face.
Just you and me and animals and trees
is how it should always be.
A relaxing silence comes over you
as you start to feel as if you are brand new.
The air and sky wash over you and me
as we walk along the path.
As the forest washes our souls,
it patches all the holes we didn’t know we had.
Nature is free of stress and work,
walking through sure won’t hurt.
Just forget about the painful things
and leave yourself raw; this is what nature brings.
If you are feeling worried, anxious, or stressed,
come to the forest awhile and rest.
By Slone Lehman (Grade 6)
Martin Morigeau Elementary School
Canal Flats, British Columbia
Published in Chasing Moonlight: A New Collection of Poetry Written by Young Canadians, Polar Expressions Publishing, 2018, ISBN 978-1-926925-62-2
Sense of Place
There is still time to register your class for the KBEE Take Me Outside For Learning School Year Challenge!
We have 46% of our students in classes registered for TMO challenge but have a way to go to catch up to SD 51 at 79% already. Encourage another teacher in your school to join with you or make it a whole school initiative!
Lady Grey Elementary School held an Open House and Outdoor Classroom Grand Opening on September 27th. Elder Betty offered a prayer and blessing smudge while students looked on. We officially opened our new outdoor structure with thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust Community initiatives grant, our Parent Advisory Council and Louisiana Pacific. The work done by the School District was additionally appreciated. We are grateful for out Superintendent, Paul Carriere for his attendance. The outdoor classroom will be used in a variety of ways, including offering a protected space to participate in 'get messy' inquiry for students and our greater school community.
Outdoor Classroom for Lady Grey Elementary
Wild Voices Deepens Students Understanding of the Natural World
This school year, over 5,000 K-12 students in the Columbia Basin will venture beyond the walls of their classroom, where they will deepen their knowledge of the natural world with help from local mentors as part of the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network’s (CBEEN) Wild Voices program.
For ten years, Wild Voices presentations and field studies have helped Basin students to better understand their natural environment, and to improve their relationship with it. Wild Voices has welcomed new educators and new programs in 2018-2019, including field studies in French and English, programs on Indigenous Worldviews and Climate Change.
Wild Voices is available in the Columbia Basin’s six School Districts (5, 6, 8, 10, 19 and 20) and all of the regions independent schools and homeschool programs. With a current CBEEN membership, teachers can access one program booking per year at no cost to their class. Unlimited programs are available at subsidized rates to all teachers. Teachers have attested that programs make their students’ learning contextual, “relating what they have learned in school to real life experiences” (Tanya Kerkhoven, FJ Mitchell Elementary); and that their students have shown to be “more connected and observant of their local space” (Anniah Lang, The Whole School) after participating in Wild Voices.
Beyond its direct contributions to science learning, environmental education has proven to support students’ creativity, enhance critical and analytical thinking, build leadership skills and encourage equality and collaboration among classmates: 21st century skills that are critical for youth entering adulthood. Alongside programs provided by CBEEN partners Wildsight and other local stewardship groups, Wild Voices ensures that quality environmental learning is an integral part of each Basin student’s K-12 education.
Wild Voices programs are made available to Basin students through the generous support of major funders Columbia Basin Trust, NSERC, BCHydro, FortisBC, Government of BC, and BC Parks. Thank you to the supporting funders that contribute to programs locally, including: RDEK, RDCK, CSRD, Foord Family Foundation, Science World, Canfor, Hamber Foundation, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kimberley and District Community Foundation, Columbia Valley Community Foundation, Community Fund of North Kootenay Lake, Nelson and District Credit Union, District of Invermere and the cities of Rossland and Fernie.
To learn more about Wild Voices environmental learning opportunities for K-12 students, please visit: https://cbeen.ca/wildvoices/.
Kootenay Orchards Elementary students learn to identify grassland wildflowers with Wild Voices “The Buttes in Bloom” program, Spring 2017.
Thank you Sonja Seher
Redfish Elementary students hunt for macroinvertebrates in Kokanee Creek with Wild Voices “The Marsh-ians Have Landed” program, Fall 2017 .
We encourage all schools to plan for every child in SD 6 to have a WILD VOICES experience this year!
WORKSHOPS + EVENTS+ RESOURCES+ WILD VOICES FOR KIDS!
Surprise Snow !
Lindsay Park students make the most of an early snow fall last week.
Grow Potatoes With Your Class – Spuds in Tubs
Looking for a unique way to teach your students about food production? Sign up for B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom's Spuds in Tubs Program. Classes receive soil, tubs and seed potatoes free of charge. Learning resources linked to B.C. curriculum are also provided.
Trust for Sustainable Living International Schools Essay Competition
The Trust for Sustainable Living invites schoolchildren around the world to submit an essay or class video on the role young people play in support of U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #15 - Life on Land. Entrants are also invited to attend the Sustainability Student Debates to be held in Victoria, July 8-12, 2019. Please visit the Trust for Sustainable Living web page for more information.
BC Hydro Conservation Challenge
Throughout October, BC Hydro invites grades 4-7 classrooms to explore electricity-related topics and put their energy IQs to the test with a weekly video quiz. Each Thursday there will be a new quiz with a chance to win great classroom prizes. Teachers can cover each topic with ready-to-use, engaging, curriculum-based activities. Learn more and register at Power Smart for Schools.
Emotions are integral to learning
Learners at the centre
Building horizontal connections
Recognising individual differences
The 7 Principles of Learning
The social nature of learning
Our learning community is
research based and collaborative
Assessment for learning
Our teaching and learning is guided by these principles
BIG THANK YOU TO
and the teachers and principals who made time for this important learning during this especially busy time of year.
During the first month of the school year many SD 6 educators made the effort to plan for and leave their classes for important learning to enhance student success in literacy. Sessions were held to review the purpose and protocol for the District Wide Write Assessment and two District-wide reading assessments - PM Benchmarks and Fountas and Pinnell reading records.
The value of these assessments as teaching tools and not for labeling or sorting children was emphasized and there was rich discussion about how the common assessment information was considered by staff teams and used to make instructional decisions and monitor the impact of those strategies and interventions.
School-based teachers Margo Reinders, Kristal Godlien, Krista Horn, Erryn Turcon, and Crystal Woodworth worked with District Literacy Support Teacher Barb Carriere to plan and lead the sessions for their colleagues. Their expertise and leadership is greatly appreciated.
The assessments are each done across the district in the fall and spring with many schools and teachers doing a mid-year assessment as well for all or some students.
The ongoing learner-centred professional conversations that these assessments inform will continue in many ways over the year. There are already plans being made for collaborative planning following the anchor marking (school team marking) of the District-Wide Write.
Teacher Leadership Growing Our Capacity for Literacy Instruction
Kindergarten Literacy and Growing Into Grade One YEAR 2: Joyful Literacy
Dear Kindergarten and Grade One teachers;
We are pleased to be able to offer a second year for Kindergarten and Grade One teachers to join a professional learning opportunity! The purpose behind organizing this is to:
Explore Janet Mort’s approach in Joyful Literacy Interventions
Gather collaboratively to share our practices
Create common understanding of literacy expectations
Read, reflect and grow professionally
You will be provided with two full day sessions at the Invermere board office (December 3rd & April 30th) and two after school sessions to gather with your zonal colleagues* (Jan. & Feb.) Each zone will create teams of Kindergarten and Grade One teachers, and together, we will plan, prepare, and develop the professional learning sessions.
*for the two after school sessions we are willing to invite any additional K or Gr. 1 teachers who would like to come*
We will also be providing each member a copy of Janet Mort’s Joyful Literacy Interventions book.
The dates of the after school sessions are as follows:
WZ: January 23rd & February 19th
Location: Invermere Board Office
KZ: January 24th & February 20th
GZ: January 22nd & February 21st
Our meetings will be from 4:00-6:00 and light snacks will be provided.
Please do not commit to this group if you know you will have to leave meetings early or if you know you will be unable to attend all sessions.
If this opportunity is of interest to you, please let your principal know no later than Wednesday, October 17th.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Barb Carriere at 342-9243 ext.4402 or at my e-mail address: email@example.com
We are looking forward to creating this learning opportunity together!
District Literacy Support Teacher
Kootenay-Boundary Branch Annual General Meeting
September 14 & 15, 2018
Hosted by School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia)
The Kootenay-Boundary Branch of the BC School Trustees Association recently held their AGM in the Kootenay-Columbia School District (Trail/Castlegar). SD6 Board Chairperson Amber Byklum stepped down after two terms as President of the Branch, and will now serve as Past President. Trustees Sandra Smaill and Mac Campbell as well as Superintendent Paul Carriere and Secretary Treasurer Dale Culler were also in attendance. In addition to the business of the AGM, attendees met with the Hon. Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, and were treated to an incredible presentation by Shelley Moore, who is a highly sought after inclusive education researcher, collaborator, consultant and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Shelley’s interactive presentations are constructed based on contexts of specific schools and communities and integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development. Another highlight of the session was SD20 Teacher Nate Lott’s informative presentation on how he has turned his classroom into a “maker space” where students explore different ways of thinking, and create projects that are designed to bring the Applied Design, Skills and Technology component of the redesigned BC Curriculum to life. Entertaining videos of the students helped illustrate how excited they are about what they are learning!
Funds are available to support collaboration across schools for staff development to enhance student learning . The grant can provide release, travel, and food to support the “getting together.”
Project team will share their learning and the evidence of impact on student learning next spring.
Applications for 2018-2019 due October 26.
Click here for more information and to download the application form for this intake.
The District Staff Development Committee is accepting a
second intake of applications
for 2018-2019 collaborative grants!
Collaborative Grants support inter-school staff learning collaborations. The funds support the "getting together" for this work embedded professional development:
release time and travel to visit each other's classrooms, and co-teach,
meals to fuel planning and reflecting meetings outside of sthe school day.
Our learning is
empowered by technology
October is AAC Awareness Month
A few months ago we said goodbye to a brilliant man whose body crumbled around him, but his mind outsmarted it by using a computer to be his voice. Stephen Hawking was not only a brilliant scholar, but he became the face of alternative and augmentative communication. In fact, he passed away during the 70th anniversary year of the Declaration of Human Rights and the ability to communicate is a basic human right! He wrote the forward to the World Report on Disability in 2011.
“…we have a moral duty to remove the barriers to participation, and to invest sufficient
funding and expertise to unlock the vast potential of people with disabilities.”
And that is exactly what we strive to do in our school district. Over the last few years our district staff team, led by Jennifer Turner, embarked on a new project to enhance and further develop our existing AAC program. Partnering with SET-BC, our team endeavored to provide our non-verbal and low verbal students with the means to communicate and be ‘a part’ of our community; not ‘apart’ from our community.
What is AAC? It stands for alternative and augmentative communication. Many of our students have difficulty using speech or writing to communicate. Simply put, AAC is a collection of strategies that supplement or take the place of spoken or written communication to help our students connect with school, friends and family.
We have several kiddos using AAC and it can be high-tech, low-tech, or picture based (no-tech). I’m sure you’ve seen them. Celebrate diversity and inclusion and go say hi! They’d love to hear from you.
Rest In Peace Doctor Hawking. You were and still are an inspiration to both teachers and users of AAC.
Thank you Wendy Hetherington
Our communication results in common understanding
Dylan Dainard, Teacher at J. Alfred Laird Elementary School demonstrated to the Board how students in his class develop e-portfolios using the Scholantis Portal. Two students from his class, Emilie Cartier and Maya den Otter, presented items from their portfolio using a Smart Panel. These included work samples, PowerPoint presentations and videos. One parent, Gerri Brightwell, was present who spoke about how easy it was to connect and stay involved with what students were doing at school. Mr. Dainard responded to questions from Board members.
Gordon Green, Partner with Green Andruschuk, LLP, CPA presented the Board with the Audit Report and Financial Statements as of June 30, 2018. Chairperson Amber Byklum thanked Mr. Green for his presentation, and the Board passed a motion approving the Auditor’s Report and the Financial Statements.
STRATEGIC AND POLICY ISSUES
There were no policy matters discussed at this meeting.
Cheryl Lenardon, Assistant Superintendent, presented the Board with proposed modifications to the School District’s reporting practice for Board approval. In the previous school year, the SD6 Board passed a local reporting practice that allows for some variation across the district, but within the guidelines set out by the Ministry of Education while the Ministry Reporting Order is under revision. In the current school year, the proposed revisions are designed to harmonize the descriptors the teachers will use on report cards in relation to student learning, K-7. This has been discussed with Principals and Vice Principals who in turn have discussed the proposed changes with school staff. The changes align practice with the Ministry’s draft changes, which are being officially piloted by 14 school districts. The Board asked a number of questions and passed a motion approving the proposed changes for 2018-19.
Mr. Culler reported on the August 2018 Budget Utilization Summary for the Board’s information. Budget figures are as expected at this time of year.
Learning Leadership Report – The Learning Leadership Report is available on the SD6 website main page. There are a number of stories from schools regarding Indigenous People’s Day in June, information regarding school opening this year and the sessions that happened on District Day (August 29), and many other items. Please see the report here.
Public School Employers Association – Trustee Campbell indicated that the Board will be meeting in September.
Chairperson Byklum reported that the BCSTA Kootenay Boundary Branch AGM will be held September 15th and 16th, 2018 in Rossland, B.C.
The September and October 2018 calendars were circulated.
ü Public School Employers Association – Trustee Campbell indicated that the Board will be meeting in September.
ü Chairperson Byklum reported that the BCSTA Kootenay Boundary Branch AGM will be held September 15th and 16th, 2018 in Rossland, B.C.
The September and October 2018 calendars were circulated.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6 (ROCKY MOUNTAIN)
SD 6 Board-Community Update on the activities of the Board of Education from the most recent regular meeting
Rocky Mountain School District
K-7 REPORT CARD INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Rocky Mountain School District will be providing parents with report cards in an updated format to reflect changes to assessment and reporting connected with the redesigned curriculum in BC. The report cards issued starting this school year will have the changes outlined below which are aligned with the Ministry Draft Reporting Policy being piloted by a number of school districts.
Beginning this year Rocky Mountain School District will use the four point provincial proficiency scale to report student progress in grades K-7. This will replace the performance scales of approaching, meeting, exceeding currently used in kindergarten report cards, not yet meeting, approaching, meeting, exceeding in grades 1-3, and letter grades (and other descriptors used by schools doing “comments only” reporting) used in intermediate grade report cards. This will mean a consistent scale across schools and across all elementary grades.
The four-point provincial proficiency scale will be used to communicate student progress in all areas of learning. It describes levels of proficiency in relation to the learning standards of the provincial curricula.
Single Term Format
It is expected that reporting will reflect a student’s current level of performance. It is not appropriate to average previous and current performance levels or penalize a student for lower achievement while he or she was learning and developing a skill if the student has attained a
higher level since. The report card template that will be used by the pilot districts and by Rocky Mountain School District does not show previous reporting term progress; each report card will only show the level of performance for the current reporting period. This has always been the case for primary and now will apply to grades 4-7 as well.
Enhanced Comment Options
In Rocky Mountain School District, teachers may choose, as in the past, to provide report card comments that go beyond the traditional boxes in the report card. Each student will receive a standard report card but the comments on the report card itself may be brief and direct the parent to an attachment, e-portfolio, or record of a three-way conference with additional information and examples of the student’s learning. Whether the comment for each learning area is contained on the report card or linked or attached in an expanded format, it will clearly communicate what the student can do relative to the curricular standards, areas for attention or growth, and next steps and supports for learning.
Student Self-Reflection on Core Competencies
All students K-9 in BC are reflecting on their own development in the Core Competencies of Communicating, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Positive Personal and Cultural Identity, Personal Awareness and Responsibility, and Social Responsibility. As of June 2018 the end-of-year report card has included a comment directing the parent to see the attached or linked evidence of the student’s description of themselves in these areas. The first year it was required that students share their reflection on at least one of the areas and this year it will be in more than one area. Students have shared this reflection in a number of ways including written descriptions, videos, and other demonstrations.
Please contact your school’s Principal if you have questions about reporting on your child’s progress.
Junior Achievement BC Programs for Schools (JABC)
JABC brings a variety of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship training courses into elementary, middle and secondary school classrooms across B.C. These training programs support competencies in the province’s new Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum. Please contact Junior Achievement BC for more information or to enroll your class in one of their courses.
New Classroom Assessment Support Materials
New classroom assessment materials to support the redesigned K-9 curriculum are now available. These materials include the Assessment Literacy in B.C video and several K-9 classroom assessment supports. Email the Curriculum and Assessment Branch if you have any feedback.
WorkBC Parents‘ Guide
Looking for resources to help your students with their career planning? The 2018 WorkBC Parents‘ Guide is an invaluable resource to help you start a conversation with your students about education and training pathways. Full of practical ideas, exercises and resources, the guide will help you talk with your students so they can follow their passion and create the career of their choice. For additional ideas, exercises and resources see the Resources for Counsellors, Teachers & Parents page of the WorkBC website.
Rocky Mountain School District Learning Leadership Calendar 2016-2017
Oct 1- Kootenay-Boundary Enhancing Learning Framework Think Tank
Oct 2-3 Kootenay-Boundary Superintendent Association fall meetings
Oct 8- Thanksgiving
Oct 9- Board Meeting
Oct 18-21- Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) Conference
Oct 19-Non-Instructional Day for Pro-D
Oct 25- Aboriginal Education Support Worker Meeting
Oct 30 - Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement Celebration
Nov 8-9 -BC Superintendents Association Fall Conference
Nov 12- Day in Lieu of Remembrance Day
Nov 13 - Board Meeting
Dec 7 - Non-Instructional Day for Pro-D
Dec 11- Board meeting
Dec 24- Start of Christmas Holidays
Jan 7 - Return from holidays
Jan 8- Board Meeting
Feb 12 - Board Meeting
Feb 15 - Non-Instructional Day for Pro-D
Feb 18 - Family Day
Mar 12 - Board Meeting
Mar 18-Start of Spring Break
Apr 1- Return from break
April 8 - Non-Instructional Day for Pro-D
Apr 9 - Board Meeting
Apr 19 -Good Friday
Apr 22 - Easter Monday
Apr 26 - BCSSA Spring Forum on Assessment
May 7-8 - Kootenay-Boundary Superintendent's Association Spring Chapter meetings
May 14 - Board Meeting
May 20 - Victoria Day
Jun 11- Board Meeting
Jun 27 -Last day for students
Jun 28 - Admin day
Rocky Mountain School District is a busy place.
We do many things in threes by zones, we all travel for events held in one zone or another, and we also connect for some things by video conference.
We will care deeply, act wisely, and find joy in each day!
See our one page calendar of instructional and non-instructional days and holidays:
School District 2018-2019 Calendar PDF
School District 2019-2020 Calendar PDF
See our online calendar of events by month: School District 6 online calendar of events