Wednesday, June 25, 2014
No Decision Yet on Summer School
A note about
exams, report cards, daycare and preschool
Released by School District 33/Voice file photo
Supt. Evelyn Novak
great deal has happened over the last week with respect to the
labour dispute between the British Columbia Public School Employers’
Association and British Columbia Teachers’ Federation and its impact
on our district, students, staff, and parents.
Provincial Exams and
As you may know, the Labour Relations Board issued an Essential
Services Order advising that Provincial Examinations for students in
grades 10-12 will proceed as scheduled. District and school
administrators have been supervising exams across the district.
Students are writing and, where needed, they are getting the
specific help they need from support staff who have been able to
cross the picket lines to provide assistance. District staff are
marking grade 10, 11 provincial exams.
The Essential Services Orders require that teachers provide final
grades for students in grades 10 - 12 to school principals. School
principals are currently in the process of collecting this
information so that report cards may be produced in a timely manner.
Grade 10 - 12 report cards will be sent in the mail by the end of
Prior to the full strike this week, teachers had been working on a
condensed report card for students in grades K-9. However, due to
the strike, teachers were not in a position to complete a final
report card. The Labour Relations Board has not deemed Report Cards
an essential service for Kindergarten to Grade 9, therefore you will
not receive a final report card at this time reflecting your child’s
progress. You will be receiving information in a letter in the mail
next week regarding your child’s placement for school in September.
We hope that parents have
an understanding of their child's progress from previous
communications with teachers and report cards issued throughout the
year. Once an agreement is reached between the British Columbia
Teachers’ Federation and the British Columbia Public School
Employers’ Association, we are optimistic we may be able to provide
you with further information in the fall regarding your child’s
final term progress.
Daycares and Preschools
We recognize that the continued labour dispute has presented a
difficulty for some families with respect to daycare/preschool
services. Therefore, the Board has provided the choice for
pre-school and daycare providers to have their sites open for
parents who choose to access them. Please contact your daycare and
preschool regarding schedules and the provision of services.
A decision regarding Summer School has not been made yet. We will
make that decision later this week, based on the best information
provided to us at that time. We will make sure this information is
posted on our website (sd33.bc.ca).
We recognize the incredibly challenging circumstances being
experienced throughout our school district and across our community.
Teachers, support staff, students, administrators, parents and our
Board all want a positive resolution, and are hopeful that the
bargaining currently underway reaches a timely resolution. Thank you
for your ongoing patience and understanding.
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