We will care deeply, act wisely and find joy in each day!
Every student in Rocky Mountain School District will graduate with dignity, purpose, and options.
Welcome to a brand new school year!
Our students experience environmental, outdoor and community based learning.
Our students and staff feel safe, connected and valued.
Learning Leadership Report
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 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.
Our communication results in common understanding.
Our learning community is research based and collaborative.
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?
We care deeply, act wisely and find joy in each day.
Our learning is empowered by technology.
Welcome Back Message
In June, we said farewell to a very capable group of graduates, and we now begin a brand new relationship with our newest SD6 community members, our Kindergarten students! It is a great source of pride for us that from the moment our youngest ones let go of their parent’s hand and join their first class, to the moment when they cross the graduation stage with “dignity, purpose and options” we have a whole community dedicated to supporting them along the way.
A warm welcome to our new staff, students and parents. Please take the time to read/review our District Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles on our website at www.sd6.bc.ca under the “About Us” menu. The District Motto is “Quest for Quality” and that emphasizes our desire to work together and do our very best for students. Our Guiding Principles are summarized by the phrase “we will care deeply, act wisely and find joy in each day!” I also want to draw your attention to our “District Directions 2018”, our “District Plan for Student Success” and the Learning Leadership Report which is published monthly and features many events and activities taking place across our District every day of the school year. Looking at these documents is a great way to gather a sense of our Rocky Mountain culture.
We have new staff members in District positions this year. In the Central Office, we welcome Surrena Craig in the role of Health and Safety Officer. We also welcome Joseph Baron as the new Principal at Windermere Elementary, Jill Jensen as the new Principal of Martin Morigeau Elementary and Alyssan Gauthier as the Vice Principal (Jill will retain her duties at JA Laird). We wish these staff members every success in their new positions. We are grateful to Wayne Pelter (Health and Safety), Bendina Miller (WES), Gail Rines (MMES) and Shayla Richards (District Psychologist) who are leaving us, and we wish them all the very best in the future.
Our District continues with improving achievement trends, and a strong focus on supporting every student. We know that if students are succeeding in their literacy and numeracy development, and if they are attending school regularly, they will be on the path to success. We track results and plan interventions across the system to help students needing more assistance. As well, we are focused on increasing the achievement results of our Aboriginal learners, and the Enhancement Agreement, signed with our partners in June 2015, is an important tool to help us get there.
In the Provincial picture, the new K-9 curriculum is now fully implemented, and we have one more year of planning and then we will be implementing the Grade 10-12 program. For more information about upcoming changes to the graduation program, please follow this link, https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/graduation-info. As well, the redesigned Foundation Skills Assessment for students in Grades 4 and 7 will be administered earlier in the year, from October 2 – November 10. Please see https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment-reporting/new-foundation-skills-assessment for more information.
On behalf of the Board of Education and the Senior Staff of the District, we thank you for everything you do to ensure the success of our students.
Have a great year!
Amber Byklum Paul Carriere
Chairperson, Board of Education Superintendent of Schools
Zone Welcome Back Assemblies
The 2017-2018 school year began with a Welcome Back Assembly in each of the zones over the three Non-Instructional Days prior to Labour Day. Each assembly included all staff in the zone and provided an opportunity to reconnect after the summer and meet new colleagues. Representatives of the Board of Education, Rocky Mountain Teachers Association, CUPE 440, and the Rocky Mountain BC Principals and Vice-principals Association brought greetings and shared wishes for a positive year for the school district community. New staff in the zone were introduced and welcomed to the team.
Superintendent Paul Carriere showed how District Directions are coming to life and guiding our work and shaping our culture. He showed how these Directions fit into a larger framework from operational plans up to the long term vision of the District. He shared a few passages from a powerful book he had read this summer, Embers by Richard Wagamese, about how choices and actions bring dreams and visions closer to reality. Paul shared a story about hands-on learning he did this summer and how that connects with the redesigned curriculum. Finally he asked us to think about and model resiliency in our work and interactions with one another and students and illustrated that with a story from the book Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resiliency and Well-Being by Linda Graham.
Staff were engaged in a variety of learning opportunities related to their work for the remainder of the day following each assembly. For the education staff this meant learning focused on the redesigned curriculum.
We would like to thank Executive Assistant Robin Myers for all her work making the arrangements that go into these events. We would also like to thank Golden Secondary , McKim, and David Thompson for hosting all of us.
Both of the books Paul referenced in his presentation will be available at the District Resource Centre (DRC) if you would like to read them.
Bouncing Back by Linda Graham
Embers by Richard Wagamese
Summer Projects Improve our Learning Environments
◄ Windermere Elementary gets a fresh new look. The maintenance department worked to repaint and freshen up this school over the summer.
◄ Soon students at Eileen Madson Primary will be playing on a new climbing dome and bouncing on teeters. Funding for playground equipment was provided by the EMP PAC.
A new accessible ramp at Edgewater Elementary School was constructed by the Maintenance personnel ▼
Thank you Cathy Traverse
▲ Fire crews battling the Kootenay National Park Verdant Creek fire set up camp at the rear of closed Radium Elementary School.
Windermere maintenance personnel constructed a new personal care room at Edgewater Elementary including a shower, XY lift and toilet fixtures. Various room renovations also occurred at EES to accommodate the new classroom and Strong Start space. ►
Looking good…………Marysville gets new paint this summer. ▲
News from the Tillikum Room at Lady Grey
We were fortunate to have Dawna-Lea Ringer join us once again in the Tillikum Room. Dawna-Lea brought along some gourds that we made into celebration c ontainers. She taught us about the long history of gourds as containers all over the world in various cultures. Elder Betty Hoogendoorn joined us a well while we spent the afternoon creating our own unique celebration containers.
Resiliency and Empowerment at Camp Wenman
Mrs. McMullan and some grade 6/7 students went to Camp Wenman for a couple of days of resiliency and empowerment activities. We had two beautiful days in the Beaverfoot Valley for our overnight. Dave Wan, from the College of the Rockies Adventure Tourism program, and Simon Ross from the Thompson Nation and Rediscovery Camps, joined us for activities that both challenged and empowered students. Simon and Dave have worked in the outdoors for almost 30 years and have worked with youth and adults of all ages.
Included in the programming were elements of Social Studies, Science, and physical education. Students helped with the meal planning, cooking and cleaning. Dave shared his experiences guiding in the Arctic and learning from traditional narwhal hunters and all of the preparation and planning that is involved in a traditional hunt. The lesson was finished off with a run through the woods pretending we were hunting narwhal.
Thank you Margo McMullan
Programs and activities such as these are an integral part of our Aboriginal program at Lady Grey. They are all designed to empower students, as well as strengthen their connections to land and culture. Our students experience environmental, outdoor and community based learning, all while feeling safe, connected and valued
Operations personnel practice the cleanup of sharps and bodily fluids.
Operations Department Health & Safety Training
Operations Department Health & Safety Training
The last week of August Operations personnel participated in the annual health and safety training. Training is a review of the Health and Safety Program, incident reporting, emergency procedures, asbestos exposure control plan, social media policy, child abuse reporting protocols, fire extinguisher training, and idling practices, PPE, bodily fluids and sharps.
Transportation Staff Ready for Another School Year
Wanda and Joanne work hard through the summer cleaning buses to ensure that they are ready for students in September
As the new school year begins bus drivers are busy collecting student bus registration forms. Lorraine Kelly organizes student bus registration forms so that she can have an accurate student manifest for her school bus route.
Please help us get everyone to and from school safely.
Sense of Place
News from the Tillikum Room: Buffalo Ranch
One of our spring field trips this year for our Aboriginal students was to the Buffalo Ranch in the Blaeberry. We had a few days at Leo’s ranch learning about buffalo, and bush craft skills, such as the bow drill and shelter building. Students spent the day with hands-on learning and fun games in our favourite classroom, the great outdoors!
Thank you Margot McMullan
Check out the ideas and resources for outdoor, environmental, and place-based learning available at www.KBEE.ca
This website and its resources were created through the partnership of the six Kootenay Boundary School districts with the generous support of the Columbia Basin Trust and Vancouver Foundation. Please explore the website to support implementation of the redesigned curriculum through outdoor, experiential, place-based and place-conscious learning:
Take Me Outside year-long challenge
Place-based Learning Video Series
Directory of Community Contacts and Resources
This directory was created through a partnership between Columbia Basin Environmental Education network (CBEEN) and the Kootenay-Boundary Environmental Education (KBEE) initiative
Find a community educator or organization to support you bringing community experts into your classroom or taking learning out into the community and natural environment!
We challenge every SD 6 classroom to book a Wild Voices For Kids Experience this year!
Connect your class with a community expert for place-based learning across the curriculum.
More than 100 classroom visits and field trips to choose from!
Every class in our District is eligible for a WVFK experience at no cost.
I Am Canada
Windermere Elementary School Grade 6 class
I am the children skating around, learning how to use a hockey stick, and weeks later celebrating the first goal.
I am Canada
I am safe, accepted, loved, protected. But the best thing is…
I am Canada
Freedom to fish, play in the great outdoors and go to school.
I am Canada
A truly unique nation we are all free to walk the streets and to be yourself.
I am Canada
Gravy pouring off the homemade french fries, cheese squeaking in your cheeks.
I am Canada
I am the roaring river flowing through the provinces.
I am Canada
I am free to play outside without any danger.
I am Canada
The red and white flag ripples in the air as the wind blows it.
I am Canada
Exploring the valleys and gigantic mountains.
I am Canada
I am the ancient forest filled with curious hikers and loved by all.
I am Canada
Plants and animals thrive to grow under the Canadian sun.
I am Canada
I am free to have my own religion and also to choose what I want to be.
I am Canada
I am free to travel anywhere like the mighty Canadian goose.
I am Canada
The blood-stained poppies grow for those who go.
I am Canada
I am a multi-cultural nation that welcomes and respects all.
I am Canada
The birds flying above the snowy Rocky Mountains in the clear blue skies.
I am Canada
Warm, sandy shore along the beautiful blue sparkling lake.
I am Canada
We are Canada!
We are now in year 3 of the implementation of our Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement, signed by all partners in June, 2015. This agreement is in effect until June, 2020. An annual meeting of the local partners (Akisqnuk First Nation, Shuswap Indian Band, Metis Nation BC, aboriginal community members and the School District) took place on August 29. This meeting affirmed our commitment to the goals of the agreement in the areas of mental, cultural, emotional and physical growth and development of our students, with the ultimate goal of eliminating any achievement gaps that exist for aboriginal learners as compared with all learners in the District. We reviewed the student achievement and survey results from the previous year toward the goals of the Agreement. We considered strategies to continue, stop doing, or change in the coming year. We also enjoyed student dancers and presentations and stories of student successes, communicated by students and support workers. The updated Enhancement Agreement is available here
Weyt-kp! kiʔsuʔk kyukyit.
Our learning community is
research based and collaborative
Professional Growth Plans
Professional Growth Plans in SD 6
Rocky Mountain School District is a learning organization and proud of having a Professional Growth Plan model established across all staff groups in the District .
Each staff member is engaged in an annual self-directed plan of earning. As staff are looking ahead at what they intend for their own learning and growth for the year they complete a Professional Growth Plan (PGP) and select a mentor or learning partner to review it with over the year. While that learning partner need not be a supervisor it is recommended that plans are shared with supervisors so they can be supported in various ways.
Staff is reminded that by mid-October plans should be written and shared with mentors/learning partners.
We wish all members of the Rocky Mountain School District team the very best with their ongoing learning.
■ Numeracy Team: contact Jill Jensen or Stacy DeCosse. This is an invitation for interested educators to connect around the topic of numeracy . How the learning activities of the team will look will be determined by the members.
■ Planning For Diversity Team: contact Jennifer Turner
■ Fun FRIENDS : Grades K-1) and COMBINED (Grades 4-7) training October 10 and 11, 2017 , Invermere
Rgistration deadline: September 27, 2017
Contact Jennifer Turner for more information
Rocky Mountain Staff Development Committee includes Teacher, Principal, and Exempt Staff reps and District staff to share priorities, coordinate, and collaborate to support learning opportunities for staff.
Robyn Oliver ● Caroline Carl-Osborne ● Ana Pakenham & Catherine McKenzie ● Dana Setter ● Jill Jensen ● Angela Stott ● Stacy Decosse ● Jennifer Turner ● Cheryl Lenardon
Some learning Opportunities for 2017-2018
District Literacy Teacher Led Opportunities
•Literacy Book Club:
Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools – Ron Ritchhart. Contact Barb Carriere
•Changing Results for Intermediate Readers – talk to your principal
•Kindergarten Literacy and Growing Into Grade One: Sharing Our Practice –talk to your principal
•Ongoing classroom-embedded professional development at the request of and co-planned with teachers - contact Barb Carriere
David Sobel - Place-based Education: Making School More Like a Farmer’s Market
October 26, 4-6 pm Cranbrook, location TBA
Watch for more information coming out soon!
Local EEPSA (Environmental Education Provincial Specialist Association) book clubs! Coyote’s Guide to Connecting With Nature
GZ – Contact Sandra Beckett
KZ – Contact Laurie Neeve
David Sobel (Beyond Ecophobia & Place-Based Education)
WZ – Contact Tara Whittick
Provincial Specialist Association
•Coyote mentoring: place-based learning session with Dave Verhulst from Canmore
October 20 (Provincial Specialist Association Day)
Being planned by local chapter of EEPSA (BCTF Environmental Education Provincial Specialist Association)
Watch for more details!
Thank you Rebecka Riddell-McKay
◄ Blaine Broderick, Principal of Lady Grey Elementary, led a session on Thinking Classrooms during the upfront Non-Instructional Days ▼
School Districts 5 & 6 are partnering to bring back Peter Liljedahl to continue to work with the cohort that started with him last year and to start a new cohort. This is intended for teachers of Grades 6-12. We will email more information including dates and a registration link to principals and teachers as soon as we have booked the sessions.
Learning Opportunity: Thinking Classrooms with Peter Liljedahl - Continuing and New Cohorts
The District Staff Development Committee is accepting applications for collaborative grants
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”
Applications for 2017-2018 due September 15.
Click here to download application form.
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.
Thank you Laurie MacDougall
The Lady Grey and Nicholson School Leader in Me Lighthouse teams met three times this past school year. The focus was sharing and deepening our Seven Habits knowledge, as well as furthering our journey into being Leader in Me Schools. As year three schools, we moved toward strengthening student leadership, as well as introducing data binders. Some of the results included:
-an increase in the number of school wide student leadership jobs taken on by students and 100% participation in classroom leadership jobs.
-a joint student planned and led leadership day held in the spring. Participation was 100% of students present at school. Plans are already starting for a 2017-18 Leadership day.
-100% student participation in using data binders to record their achievements in a variety of ways and use of those binders to celebrate learning.
-teacher leaders presented a review of the 8 Habits to our colleagues during September pro-d days, staffs joined in re-invigorating our practice for the coming year. We appreciate the use of the grant to come together for common purpose and the opportunity to synergize as a collective group of professionals.
Golden Leader In Me Lighthouse Team Collaborative Grant
Save the Date!
BCAMT Leadership Summit
“Reaching all Teachers to Reach all Learners”
October 19, 2017
IDC (Instructional Development Centre) 1891 Wellington Crescent, Richmond
We are pleased to invite you to BCAMT’s annual Leadership Summit. Come network with mathematics leaders from all across British Columbia
The Summit date this year is a month later to coincide with the Provincial Professional Development Day on October 20th, and also to allow you all the time to get your year started in the month of September!
Our summit theme will include topics relevant to reaching out to new mathematics teachers but also reaching out to all teachers to improve student learning in Mathematics. Most importantly, we will all share out what amazing things we are doing in our districts to reach out to Math teachers. Presentations will include the BCAMT Vision Publication, BC Balanced Numeracy Group, New Teacher initiatives and outreach, Reggio Mathematics and more! Join us at no cost: the day is sponsored by the BCAMT! Coffee, tea, snacks and lunch are all included!
Please fill out this form to reserve and RSVP your attendance. It is important we have the correct numbers for our room set-up and, of course, the wonderful lunch! We look forward to seeing you. https://goo.gl/forms/F14akqEBYcWbm0Pu1
Teacher Learning at GSS
We had three productive professional development days at Golden Secondary/Golden Alternate. With a focus on the redesigned curriculum, teachers collaborated in mixed groups, like subject groups, and in their Professional Learning Groups. Connections were being made between the big ideas, curricular competencies and content for each subject area, the core competencies which span across all subjects, and assessment. The discussions were rich, and at the core, was an exploration of relevant research dealing with these topics. These three days are always a favorite of mine as staff return to the new school year energized, revitalized, and full of ideas. It is exciting to grow and learn with colleagues!
Learning Starts for International Students
August 31st was a day of student learning – for our international students and their Canadian buddies! The first activity was a People Search which involved all of the students finding others who fit each of the categories listed on their chart (i.e. someone who is….left-handed, speaks more than three languages, had a braid, has a piercing, etc.). As a welcome to Canada, and specifically to Golden Secondary, small groups of students learned about each other in order to introduce each other to the large group. Following this, Canadian students mentored the new international students by showing them the school, explaining processes and procedures, showing them how our timetable works, and assisting them to complete all of the necessary forms. The learning orientation concluded with a pizza supper which was enjoyed by everyone! I would like to thank the Canadian students who volunteered their time to help out with this event.
Thank you Iris Trask
UBC Education, Vancouver Aquarium and HR MacMillan Space Centre Joint Initiative - Sky, Water, Earth
UBC Faculty of Education is reaching out to teachers across the province to announce a year-long joint initiative between UBC Faculty of Education, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, and the HR MacMillan Space Centre launching in September 2017 - the Sky, Water, Earth project.
Sky, Water, Earth is a free, online, self-paced resource that takes the form of a career preparation initiative for youths who are interested in the field of science. This is a year-long joint initiative between UBC Faculty of Education, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, and the HR MacMillan Space Centre
We invite all BC Teachers to take a look at this exceptional resource available from September 2017 to September 2018, and we are hoping you will share this learning opportunity with your students to encourage and support their interest in science.
Students complete competency-based activities delivered through playlists, and will earn points which can be redeemed for a variety of unique Real-World Opportunities. These opportunities are curated to build success in their academic and professional careers (e.g.: job shadowing, personal interviews with science professionals (Marine Biologists, Astronomers, UBC Faculty of Science Instructors), LinkedIn recommendations, network events).
The project guides youths to participate in learning playlists that help them build competencies outlined by the National Research Council Canada (NRC), some of which overlap with the BC Curriculum Core Competencies. Learners choose the playlists they want to work on with each highlighting one more of the NRC competencies for excellence in research - such as creative thinking, communication, teamwork, and more.
The activities, developed by Educators, Career Counsellors, Graduate Students and Instructional Designers, lead learners to produce concrete evidence that demonstrates such competencies. Participants will build on their resume and practical experience, expand their personal and professional networks, and ultimately become more employable in their future careers.
Playlists: Learners can sign-up now and preview the playlists that will launch in September 2017. New playlists will launch throughout the 12-month project. Examples of the playlists include:
● Scientific communication: Writing for the public - develop the communication skills to convey the essence of a scientific discovery to the general public.
● What is research? Who is a researcher? Why do we research? - engage the process of planning and carrying out an investigation in response to a research question.
● 360-degree Conservation Photography - demonstrate your creative skills through the process of creating 360-degree conservation photographs.
Grade Level : Anyone can engage the playlists, and we encourage anyone with an interest to do so, though the activities are developed at a Grade 11 - 2nd year undergrad level. Spread the Word : The Sky, Water, Earth project is available to anyone with an interest. As an educator here in BC, we hope you take some time to review this free resource and find value in sharing it with your students to fuel their passion in the field of science.
If you are planning to attend the BCTF PSA Super Conference in October, please look for our booth there - we’ll have posters and other items to share!
Online Learning Opportunity: SmartLearning
Our learning is
empowered by technology
Learn More or Register
SmartLearning has been a powerful framework for teaching in our district. SmartLearning supports curricular outcomes (not limited to literacy but applicable across the curriculum) and the core competencies. There is a great way for teachers new to SmartLearning, to learn about the framework. This cohort is aimed at teachers of Grades 4-12.
"We field-tested the online approach to PD in May-June with 54 educators (teachers, administrators, district leaders) in May-June, 2017. Over the summer we designed a 10-week offering for Gr.4-12 teachers. The sessions offer a very gentle way to learn and apply SmartLearning practices. We will have video footage of the practices in action embedded in each two-week focus. We are running a parallel face-to-face cohort for UVic student teachers, and through that work we are able to capture video footage of the important practices.
You may have people in the Gr.4-12 group that want to learn about SmartLearning. This PD series is being led by Heather Brown and Tammy Renyard, with me dotted in along the way. We are excited about the option and would love to welcome participants from SD6. You can see an overview of the PD course on the SmartLearning website" - Susan Close
Mark Your Calendars: Webinars in Partnership with the BCPVPA
The Ministry has partnered with the BC Principal’s and Vice-Principals’ Association (BCPVPA) to produce a webinar series for educators focused on BC’s new curriculum and assessment.
Webinars run on Tuesdays (7:30am) and Thursdays (4:00pm) from the end September through mid-October. Each webinar focuses on a specific topic and is hosted by curriculum coordinators and directors from the Ministry. The webinars will also be uploaded to the BCPVPA’s YouTube channel.
Registration opens the Friday before the scheduled webinar on the following Tuesday and Thursday. BCPVPA will also extend the webinar invitation to their member groups. The schedule is available here.
For more information, please visit the BCPVPA’s webpage.
Be Connected to Rocky Mountain School District
Our communication results in common understanding
Check the SD6 Website on a regular basis for information about the District: www.sd6.bc.ca
Follow @RMSD6 on Twitter for important announcements including busing and emergency bulletins. Look for and add to #SD6, #SD6learns, #SD6outside,
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examples of and stories about learning or information about upcoming learning opportunities.
The link to a new Learning Leadership Report is e-mailed to Trustees, all staff and community partners each month. You can view the report online or download a pdf copy from the link.
Click here to check out the archive of previous issues the Learning Leadership Report
Please feel free to contact Cheryl at 250- 342-4673 if you have any questions.
The public is welcome to attend Board Meetings. They are held on a rotating basis in schools across the district in the fall and spring and by video-conference from the zone offices in the winter. Click here for the schedule.
Please email submissions to tototo:firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the Learning Leadership Report to find out what is happening across the district with student and professional learning. Contribute to the LL Report to share what you are doing and invite others to connect with you.
Rocky Mountain School District Learning Leadership Calendar 2016-2017
Sep 1 - Non-Instructional Day
Sep 4 - Labour Day
Sep 5 - First Day for Students
Sep 12 - Board Meeting
Sep 15 - Collab grant apps due
Sep 19 - Staff Development Meeting, WZ admin meeting
Sep 20 - GZ admin meeting
Sep 21 - KZ admin meeting
Sep 27 - District Parent Advisory video meeting (DPAC)
Sep 29 - Lit targets updated in MyEd
Oct 2 - Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) starts
Oct 3 - School Plans for Student Success (SPSS) presentations GZ
Oct 4 - School Plans for Student Success (SPSS) presentations WZ
Oct 5 - School Plans for Student Success (SPSS) presentations KZ
Oct 9 - Thanksgiving
Oct 10 - Board Meeting
Oct 17-19 - Kootenay Boundary BC School Superintendents Regional Meetings
Oct 20 - Non-Instructional Day (Prov Specialist Day)
Oct 25 - Fall Take Me Outside Day; District Parent Advisory video meeting (DPAC)
Nov 1 - District Admin Meeting
Nov 9 - Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) complete
Nov 10 - Non-Instructional Day
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day
Nov 13 - Remembrance Day Holiday
Nov 14 - Board Meeting
Nov 21 - District Admin Meeting
Nov 29 - District Parent Advisory (DPAC) video meeting
Dec 8 - Elem Report cards issued
Dec 12 - Board Meeting
Dec 18 - Jan 1 - Winter Break
Jan 2 - Back to school
jan 9 - WZ admin meeting
Jan 10 - GZ admin meeting
Jan 11 - KZ admin meeting
Jan 31 - District Parent Advisory (DPAC) video meeting
Feb 12 - Family Day
Feb 19 - Non-Instructional Day
Feb 20 -District admin pro-d session
Feb 21- District admin meeting
Feb 22 - Winter Take Me Outside Day
Feb 28 - District Parent Advisory (DPAC) video meeting
Mar 15 - Teacher Preference Forms due
Mar 19-30 - Spring Break
Apr 2- Easter Monday
Apr 3 - Back to School
Apr 10 - Board Meeting
Apr 16 - Non-Instructional Day (Regional Specialist Day)
Apr 17 - District admin video meeting
Apr 25- District Parent Advisory (DPAC) video meeting
Apr 26 - Spring Take Me Outside Day
May 8 - Board Meeting
May 15 -District admin pro-d session
May 16- District admin meeting
May 21 - Victoria Day
May 30 - District Parent Advisory (DPAC)
Jun 5- WZ admin meeting
Jun 6 - GZ admin meeting
Jun 7 - KZ admin meeting
Jun 28 - Last Day for students
Jun 29 - 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 2017-2018 Calendar PDF
See our online calendar of events by month: School District 6 online calendar of events