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Safe Arrival/Departure Procedures
Due to the current pandemic, a number of additional safety protocols have been put in place. Please review the COVID-19 safety protocols outlined in the District's Restart Plan as well as on the BC Center for Disease Control website.
Students riding the bus MUST wear a face mask. Hand sanitizer will also be available on the bus. Students are asked to please follow the loading and unloading instructions as well as designated seating arrangements.
Students are asked to wash their hands frequently, including before coming to school. They will have access to hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available.
Parents are asked to monitor their children daily for symptoms and not to send them to school if they are sick. Anyone who is sick will not be allowed in school.
If your child will be absent from, or late to, school, it is important to let the school know as soon as possible. Please visit your child's school website for Safe Arrival Procedures.
As children begin and return to the new school year, it is important to keep the area around school sites safe places to walk, cycle, and roll. Please follow the posted signs at school sites.
Find out important dates for the school year ahead such as school and statutory holidays by checking out the District's calendar
Find where SD69 school sites are located along with contact information and which programs take place at each site by visiting our district and schools' websites.
Visit your child's school's webpage to learn about this year's school fees for Qualicum School District students (and you can now pay online)
Early Learning - Oceanside Building Learning Together
Building Learning Together (BLT) supports early learning and literacy for children and their families as well as many youth, adult and senior programs. Currently BLT projects reach into every corner of the community through Munchkinland, Storybook Village, the WOW Bus, Technology Learning Centre and the BLT2Go Bus
Starting school or heading back for a new year can cause some students to become anxious. Non-profit Anxiety Canada offers a 12-step back to school checklist for parents to ease your child's transition to/back to school.
Community and School Teams
Lunch and after school programs vary by school. Programs range from sports, literacy, arts and culture to food and nutrition, social emotional skills, environmental stewardship and global citizenship. Due to COVID-19, many of these programs may not be offered or may be
offered in an alternate format. Contact your child's school directly and/or keep an eye on their newsletters to find out what programs are available.
Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) and District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)
Parent Involvement Matters! Parent voices are a tremendous asset to their child's school. PACs strive to represent the diversity within their school community and contribute to the benefit of their students by providing opportunities to educate and inform parents about the school and involving parents in volunteer activities. Membership is open to all parents and parents are encouraged to join their child's school PAC. This may involve discussing parents' concerns and aspirations for their schools, sharing expertise with other parents, or volunteering at events. Please visit your child's school website for further information specific to that school.
DPAC's purpose is to support, encourage and improve all schools and school programs in the District and to ensure that public education serves the best interests of all students. The Executive of the SD69 DPAC consists of volunteers who are elected by the DPAC School Representatives. Each school in the District sends representatives to DPAC and will have one vote per school where matters of interest to parents across the District are discussed. School Board Administration and Trustees are also invited to our meetings. Learn more here.