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Welcome to the Sooke School District

The Sooke School District, serving approximately 8500 students, is located on Southern Vancouver Island adjacent to British Columbia’s Capital City of Victoria. Communities of the school district include Sooke, Port Renfrew, Metchosin, Colwood and Langford.

Information on Trustee Elections 2014

Strike Information for Parents

 

Update, August 28th, 2014 - Please follow this link in order to read the most recent correspondence to parents from Superintendent Jim Cambridge. The information is current as of 10:00 this morning.
Update, August 28th, 2014 - The Board of Education has sent a letter to the premier, minister of education, president of the BCSTA, and the public administrator of BCPSEA. The letter reaffirms the Board's desire for a negotiated settlement by September 2nd, 2014.
Summer Program Update - July 2nd, 2014Please follow this link in order to get the latest information on the status of summer programs offered by the school district.
Update, June 27th, 2014 - The Board of Education has sent a letter to both the BCPSEA and BCTF expressing the desire for a negotiated settlement. A copy of the full letter is available for viewing.
Update, June 25th, 2014 - The Board of Education have posted two letters for the information of parents regarding the current strike and calls for resolution.
Update, June 24th, 2014We have posted some additional information for parents and students regarding provincial exams, marks and report cards, and summer school.
Update, June 23rd, 2014 Please follow this link for the latest information on report cards, IEPs, and student property still in school buildings.
Update, June 17th, 2014 - We have posted information regarding bus schedules to accommodate Provincial Exams during the BCTF Strike. Please follow this link for this latest information.
Update, June 16th, 2014Please follow this link for the most recent information on tomorrow's planned BCTF strike.
Update June 12th, 2014 - Please follow this link for the latest information regarding next week's planned BCTF strike action, including information for Grade 10, 11 and 12 examinations.
Update June 6th, 2014 - Please follow this link for the latest information on next week's BCTF Strike action.
Update May 28th, 2014 - For information regarding the current BCTF job action and WCB protections, please follow this link.
Update May 26th, 2014 - For information regarding the current BCTF strike and it’s impact on schools download the following link.

 

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District News

Trustee Elections


In 2014, BC municipalities will be holding general elections to elect mayors, councillors, regional district electoral area directors, school board trustees and Islands Trust trustees. In the Sooke School District, there are two zones: Belmont and Milne’s Landing.

SD62 will be electing the following from each zone:

  • 4 trustees in the Belmont Zone
  • 3 trustees in the Milne's Landing Zone

Pursuant to the Local Government Act, local general voting day is always the third Saturday in November. This year, general voting day falls on November 15, 2014 and will be held at Millstream and Ruth King Elementary Schools. 

The Nomination period will run from September 30 to October 10, 2014. Nomination packages can be picked up and returned to Joanne Kimm at the School Board Office. Please note that packages cannot be accepted after October 10, 2014.

Should you have questions, or require more details about the upcoming election, you may call Tom Moore, Chief Election Officer, at 250-472-0059.

For more information, please visit http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/2014elections/



Parents new to the Sooke School District are asked to register their children at their neighbourhood school between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. during the week of August 25 – 29, 2014. The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2.  All schools will be in session for one-half day. If the teacher strike continues, the first day of school will be delayed. Classroom vacancies will not be known until after the first day of school so children new to the school may not be placed until September 3 or 4.

Kindergarten parents please note: The first regular day for Kindergarten students will be Wednesday, September 10, with orientation sessions scheduled from September 3 – 9. Details of this schedule will be communicated by the school.    

Please click here for school start/dismissal times.



The Board of Education has written a letter to the Premier and Minister of Education outlining the "Needs Budget" to operate the district at the 2012-2013 funding level.



On June 26th, 2014, the Board of Education addressed a letter to the BCPSEA and BCTF. In it, trustees express their unanimous desire to see a negotiated settlement to end the current labour dispute. Please follow this link to read the full text of the letter.


At the Board of Education meeting on June 24th, trustees directed that two letters be made available to the public on our district's website. The letters are respectively from the Board of Education and from the BC School Trustees' Association. The full text of the letters is available in the .pdf documents below:

Bus Schedules and Job Action


As a result of the current job action, school Bus service will be provided only for secondary students at Belmont and Edward Milne writing Provincial exams between June 18 and 24. All normal bus routes (pick up and drop off locations) will be in operation with morning buses operating at regularly scheduled times. All afternoon buses will bedeparting schools on regularly scheduled Monday - Thursday times even on Friday June 20 (there will be no early out on Friday June 20).

 

A further communication will be provided if there are additional changes as a result of the job action.  Please direct any schedule questions you may have to Brian Gordon, Manager of Transportation at bgordon@sd62.bc.ca



Here is the latest information our district has regarding tomorrow's planned strike by the BCTF.

Bargaining:

Despite marathon bargaining over the weekend and late into the evening on Sunday night it appears that there are significant differences between the BCTF and BCPSEA regarding a settlement offer.  Please see the link (add a link for attached document) for details regarding this.  What this means is that there is a full scale strike on for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 17th. 

Provincial Exams:

Provincial exams are proceeding as scheduled.  Please check the Ministry website for schedules.  Belmont has a slightly different schedule which has been emailed out to parents.  Contact the school if you have any questions regarding scheduling of provincial exams.

For the convenience of parents and community members, here are the links to both the BCPSEA and BCTF websites in order to get the latest updates.


During the weekend, the BC Public School Employers' Association and CUPE reached a tentative agreement on a provincial framework agreement for educational support staff. For details on the tentative agreement, and the accompanying BCPSEA news release, please follow the links below:



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Upcoming Events

First day of school - all schools in session one-half day.  Start/dismissal times will vary by school.  Please contact your school for information.

Non-instructional Day - District-wide school planning - schools not in session.

Thanksgiving Day - schools not in session.

Non-instructional Day - Province-wide.  Schools not in session.

Remembrance Day - schools not in session.

Early dismissal (3 hrs. for all schools) - Parent-Teacher Conferences - all schools.

Non-instructional Day - Professional Development - all schools.

Winter Vacation (includes Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

Schools Reopen - all schools.

Provincial Exams (Grades 10 - 12).
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