Tuesday, August 20, 2013

School District 52 prepares for a new school year

The weather of late, seems inclined to rush summer out of the way, a sure sign that the new school year is almost upon us once again.

And with August's days dwindling, School District 52 has started to outline the launch of the upcoming school year.

The School District begins the 2013-14 school year with a new, but familiar name at the top of the staffing list, as Sandra Jones takes over as Superintendent of Schools.

As we outlined on the blog in July,  she was named to the position in July, taking the place of Lynn Hauptman who has relocated to South East B. C.

When the schools reopen on September 3rd, a number of principals will take up new duties at different schools, prior to the school year ending in June, the School District announced a number of staff shifts for the 2013-14 school year.

Among those changes, Sheila Wells moving from Charles Hays to Ecole Roosevelt School, with Susan Kobza moving from Ecole Roosevelt School, to take up duties with Pacific Coast School.

Rounding out the summer of change at the schools, Sandy Pond has shifted from Pacific Coast School to become principal of Charles Hays, joining her at CHSS and taking up  duties as Vice-Principal  is Carla Rourke.  That leaves Vice-Principal Kevin Leach as the lone holdover in upper administration at Charles Hays for this school year.

Ken Minette continues on as Principal of Prince Rupert Middle School, but has added on the duties of Director of Instruction, he will take on those tasks on a part time basis.

As for the launch for the 2013-14 school year, registration will take place starting on August 26th,  for those new to the District or those have moved to a new school area.  All elementary school offices will be open from August 26th to August 30th from 9 AM to 12 Noon.

Likewise registration for new students will be taking place at Charles Hays Secondary School Prince Rupert Middle School and Pacific Coast School from August 26th to August 30th.

Schools will open on Tuesday, September 3rd according to the following schedule.

All Elementary Schools for Grades 1 to 5, will have a two hour opening from 10 AM to Noon for the first day of school. Families of Kindergarten students will be notified of start dates and times by their schools.

Prince Rupert Middle School has divided up the launch of the first day of school, with Grade 7 and 8 students attending from 10:30 AM to Noon, while Grade 6 students are to attend from 1 PM to 3 PM.

Charles Hays Secondary has also split up the first day of school Grade 9 and 10 are to attend at 9:45 AM, while Grade 11 and 12 students are to arrive at 1 PM.

Pacific Coast School will hold it's first day of school from 10 AM to Noon for all Grades.

Regular Classroom Instruction for all schools will begin on Wednesday, September 4th.

With the opening of school, the various transportation methods are once again on schedule, a full review of the Ferry and Bus schedules as well as more details on the opening of school can be found from this information sheet from the School District.

A stand alone guide to the Regular Bus Schedule for the District can be found here.

The first meeting of Board of Education for School District 52 is set for September 20th at 7 PM.

You can review items of interest on School District 52 from our archive page.

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