Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Education 2020 -- School District 52 / Annunciation School / Lax Kw'alaams Archives

Our quick reference and archive of items pertaining to Education on the North Coast and in British Columbia.

School District 52 website

School District 52 Meetings Agenda page

School District 52 Meetings Minutes page

Annunciation School website

PRDTU Website

News Items of Note

(Charles Hays Athletics items can be found here)

Contract Negotiation Updates can be viewed here.


December 11 -- Prince Rupert Teacher Road Rally (video)


November 2 -- Funding available for Active School Travel projects across British Columbia  NCR


September 24 -- Special online session for SD52 tonight providing for a review of plans for spending of Federal restart funding NCR
September 23 -- SD52 Board Meeting recap (video)
September 23 -- New wellness checklist for attending school in place from Northern Health NCR
September 22 -- Restart stats and additional funding among themes for First School District meeting for 2020-21 school year  NCR
September 18 -- BCTF takes COVID related safety issues to the Labour Relations Board  NCR
September 15 -- SD52 hosts first Board meeting of new school year, with public access available by Zoom NCR
September 9 -- Back to School means additional focus for School Zone traffic enforcement  NCR
September 8 -- SD52 outlines further Return to School information and Options  NCR
September 4 -- With more federal funding heading to the schools, BCTF will be holding local School Districts accountable on safety  NCR
September 3 -- As students prepare to return to school next week, the Fraser Institute provides its annual reviews of the province's secondary schools. With Prince Rupert's CHSS topping the NW findings  NCR


August 4 -- SD52 website hosts archive for provincial updates on Back to School 2020  NCR


July 31 -- Government's Return to School plan gains a few caution flags from BCTF membership  NCR
July 30 -- Teachers, parents react to BC's back to school plan (audio)
July 14 -- A young Prince Rupert man tries to save the Sm'algyax language
July 13 -- Launch of indigenous language app sees large success
July 13 -- Want to work on your Sm'algyax ... there's an app for that  NCR


June 26 -- Andrew Samoil appointed new Prince Rupert School Superintendent
June 25 -- School District 52 announces new leader
June 25 -- School District selects Andrew Samoil as Superintendent  NCR
June 23 -- Charles Hays Vice Principal (video)
June 22 -- More personnel shuffling for SD52  NCR
June 20 -- An Online Celebration in 2020 for national Indigenous People's Day on Sunday  NCR
June 19 -- Charles Hays Secondary School Awards 2020
June 17 -- SD52 School Bus Sell Off  NCR
June 17 -- SD52 Superintendent's Message hails achievement in challenging times  NCR
June 12 -- The Charles Hays Secondary Class of 2020 is ... Virtually there!  NCR
June 12 -- Grad Parades in Prince Rupert (video)
June 11 -- In final session for 2019-20 school year SD52 approves Budget Bylaw, Capital plans  NCR
June 11 -- Senior Staffing shuffle in motion at School District 52  NCR
June 10 -- Calling Carla Rourke to the principal's office, please
June 9 -- Sandra Jones returns to lead Prince Rupert School District (video)
June 9 -- SD52 turns to a familiar face as Acting Superintendent  NCR
June 9 -- Teacher's PPE in Prince Rupert (video)
June 8 -- Commencement begins for class of 2020
June 5 -- North Coast teacher advocates for Keep BC Students Safe petition NCR
June 4 -- LaPierre update (video)
June 4 -- School District 52 chooses to go in a different direction with Superintendent role
June 2 -- Prince Rupert Superintendent Departs  (video)
June 2 -- Prince Rupert School District fires superintendent
June 2 -- Prince Rupert School Superintendent Irene LaPierre leaves job abruptly
June 2 -- School District 52 and School Superintendent Dr. Irene LaPierre to part ways  NCR
June 2 -- Prince Rupert Schools to gain lighting upgrades as SD52 bid deadline approaches  NCR
June 1 -- Back to School time for Prince Rupert students means renewed Speed and Safety enforcement in school zones NCR


May 28 -- SD52 and Charles Hays Secondary outline Grad Commencement plans for June  NCR
May 26 -- School District 52 restart plan (video)
May 26 -- School District 52 is ready for the return of students on June 1st
May 26 -- Charles Hays Secondary makes ready for Return to School  NCR
May 25 -- SD52 releases School Restart Plan along with results of survey which indicate near 50/50 split for parents on plans to return students to schools  NCR
May 21 -- Friday Deadline looms for BC K-12 Parent Survey, while online petition calls for schools to remain closed until September  NCR
May 20 -- SD52 prepares for Stage 3 of classroom return set for June 1st  NCR
May 19 -- Ministry of Education to host Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday night  NCR
May 20 -- Nisga'a Students to receive electronic tablets as part of COVID-19 response  NCR
May 20 -- SD52 prepares for Stage 3 of classroom return set for June 1st  NCR
May 19 -- Ministry of Education to host Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday night  NCR
May 16 -- Pineridge parade
May 15 -- Ministry of Education outlines steps ahead towards in-class instruction for British Columbia students  NCR
May 15 -- SD52 makes close to $478,000 in spending reductions to reach balanced budget  NCR
May 13 -- SD52 on continuation of Education (video)
May 13 -- School District 52 addresses the idea of online learning and next steps for students
May 6 -- PRMS Replacement plans set for some advancement this Spring  NCR
May 5 -- BC Teachers ratify contract deal reached last week  NCR
May 4 -- Bags of Goodness prepared by SD52 to fill a void and a tummy
May 4 -- Learning at all times of the day during COVID-19
May 1 -- SD52 sets May 12 as date for 2020 Budget Approval NCR


April 28 -- Education Minister not ready to reopen BC Schools yet
April 28 -- SD52 delivers 'Bags of Goodness' as part of local food initiative  NCR
April 22 -- School report cards will be issued, despite COVID-19
April 21--  Reading for Rupert (audio)
April 21 -- SD52 updates parents/students on Continuity of Learning in Prince Rupert NCR
April 17 -- New initiatives seeks to connect North Coast residents with reading during the times of COVID  NCR
April 16 -- SD52 set to move forward with virtual budget consultation for end of April  NCR
April 7 -- SD52 updates parents, guardians and students on elementary school continuity of education plans  NCR
April 2 -- Charles Hays Secondary provides update for Students on continuity of Education plan  NCR


March 30 -- How School Districts are figuring out what comes next for students (audio)
March 30 -- Province of British Columbia working with School Districts, Independent Schools and First Nations Schools towards continuity of Education Plan  NCR
March 27 -- SD52 continues momentum towards continuity of Education Planning NCR
March 25 -- SD52 seeks feedback from parents/guardians towards education plans moving forward  NCR
March 24 -- School May Be OUT; But Rainmakers Now is ON ...  NCR
March 24 -- SD52 Cancels Budget consultations until further notice NCR
March 22 -- City of Prince Rupert closes playgrounds, Parks and SD52 play areas  NCR
March 17 -- BC elementary and secondary schools suspended indefinitely
March 17 -- Province of BC declares suspension of in class K-12 instruction, Premier Horgan updates province on other COVID-19 measures  NCR
March 10 -- Funding announced for North Coast Schools
March 9 -- Rainmakers win provincial basketball championship
March 3 -- SD52 calls for public feedback on calendar planning for next three years  NCR


February 28 -- SD52 launches survey seeking feedback on best site option for PRMS replacement project  NCR
February 28 -- MLA Rice is ready for a ribbon cutting  NCR
February 27 -- SD52 recruitment video highlights the Prince Rupert experience for prospective teachers  NCR
February 26 -- Rupert residents show anti-bullying support
February 26 -- School District showcases potential sties for new middle school NCR
February 26 -- Pink Shirt Day across the city, province seeks to put an end to bullying  NCR
February 25 -- Breakfast Club of Canada launches the day right
February 24 -- School District to share plans for Prince Rupert Middle School replacement with City Council tonight  NCR
February 18 -- SD52 hosts Second Budget consultation session tonight at Booth Building NCR
February 18 -- Kanata School reduced to rubble as demolition process underway  NCR
February 14 -- SD52 sets February 27th meeting and Open House for new Middle School plans NCR
February 14 -- Board to meet with French Immersion supporters later this month  NCR
February 14 -- French immersion issues, plans for a New Middle School and Budget Planning among themes for SD52's February Board Meeting  NCR
February 6 -- Frozen fingers to warm and wiggly digits
February 6 -- First of series of SD52 Budget consultations set for tonight  NCR
February 6 -- French teacher shortage concerns parents who want to provide opportunities for children in BC  (audio)
February 4 -- BCTF launches twitter info stream on themes of labour dispute  NCR


January 24 -- The first step towards the CHSS Class of 2033 starts with a Kindergarten registration  NCR
January 24 -- With little movement in teacher's talks, BCTF membership reportedly reviewing next steps   NCR
January 22 -- Five schools in Prince Rupert on a Do Not Consume Warning due to High Copper levels (video)
January 22 -- Mayor Lee Brain's notes put some distance between City of Prince Rupert and SD52's latest water woes  NCR
January 22 -- 'Potential short and long-term health impacts' from drinking water in Prince Rupert schools: Northern Health (audio)
January 22 -- SD52 schools using bottled water, waiting on results from copper levels in drinking water
January 22 -- SD52 students to use bottled water while Board of Education considers solutions to water issues  NCR
January 21 -- Prince Rupert schools using bottled water until copper levels confirmed to meet standards
January 21 -- School District 52 asking students to use filtered water after new water tests
January 21 -- Northern Health orders all schools in Prince Rupert to switch to bottled water (audio)
January 21 -- Lead concerns at SD52 schools rekindles attention to ongoing issue: A look back at some of the focus of the past  NCR
January 17 -- Lead in Water concerns, plans for a seismic upgrade and School Calendar options among SD52 Board Notes for January  NCR
January 16 -- SD52 sets timeline for preliminary budget consultations for 2020  NCR

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