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School opening information
by L Hryniuk - Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 09:56 am

School Opening:

The official first day of school is Tuesday, September 2nd for Grade 8, 9 and NEW students. The first full day of school for all students (grades 8-12) is September 3rd. This may change depending on the current labour dispute. With the uncertainty of the teacher job action, things may change quickly. Please follow the local news, the SD79 web site and our Facebook and school website.

Bus Registration:

School bus registration needs to be done each year for each student who wishes to ride the bus. Forms and information for the 2014-2015 school year can be found on the SD79 web site under Transportation. New bus routes will be posted online in August.  Please register at

School Supplies

It is usually best to see what each teacher prefers for supplies. Here are some suggestions:

  • Binder(s) with lined paper and blank paper
  • Pens, pencils, eraser, ruler
  • Pencil crayons and felt pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Highlighter
  • Calculator with square root and plus/minus keys
  • PE strip (shorts or sweat pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt, athletic shoes)
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SD 79 Transportation Info for 2014-15
by L Hryniuk - Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 08:23 am

A message from SD 79 Transportation Department:

Transportation is working to ensure that all students that require busing for the 2014/2015 year are registered. This allows us to adjust our routes as needed this month and update our routing program with address and contact info to comply with the Commercial Transport Act concerning passenger lists etc.

Please register all students that require bussing for next school year. More information and forms are available on the SD 79 website. Bus routing information will be available after August 1st.

Also, please consider signing up for the SD 79 Transportation Twitter account: transportsd79 to keep in touch with all the latest news.

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Dr Frances Kelsey turns 100 years old!
by L Hryniuk - Sunday, 13 July 2014, 10:10 pm

Our school's namesake, Dr. Frances Kelsey turns 100 years old this month. Read about her incredible contribution to the world in this week's Cowichan Valley Citizen.

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Report Card Update
by L Hryniuk - Sunday, 13 July 2014, 10:09 pm

Report cards for all grade 10-12 students have been MAILED home last week. No report cards for grade 8-9 students (a letter was emailed from the school). 

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by L Hryniuk - Friday, 27 June 2014, 07:16 am

Due to the current job action, report cards will NOT be issued today. We will email all families with more details as soon as they become available.


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