HAVE YOUR SAY ON REPORT CARDS – Parent Feedback to the Ministry of Education on Student Reporting

Many of your children will be bringing home their report cards this week as we get ready for the winter break.

We thought that this would provide a good opportunity for you to participate in the Ministry of Education’s Engagement Process on Student Reporting.

As many of you may be aware, this 2016-2017 school year, the Ministry of Education is gathering input from parents on how you want to hear about your child’s process at school. The Ministry is looking for input from parents to guide the development of the reporting approach for students in Kindergarten to Grade 9 so parents have a better understanding of their child’s progress.

There are two ways for parents to participate:

The parent feedback form will be open for response until February 28, 2017 at 4 PM. All of the input submitted will be summarized into an Engagement Summary Report, which will be available online in June 2017. The information gathered will be considered by the Ministry and the School District leaders as they develop potential models for improved reports.

For further information, please visit http://engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/en/home/

Thanks in advance for your participation in this parent engagement process.

Update on BC’s Redesigned Curriculum and FSAs

November 2016
Update on BC’s New Curriculum from Education Minister Mike Bernier

Based on feedback provided by teachers and educators, the redesigned grade 10-12 curriculum will be implemented at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. This extra year will give teachers, principals and trustees more time to work hands-on with the redesigned curriculum – making sure it’s right for students. Additionally there is an update on Foundation Skills Assessment for students going into grades 4 and 7 in the coming year. Parents can read all about these updates in a letter from Minister Bernier.

Minister’s Letter to Parents – Nov. 29

The letter includes important updates on:

  • New curriculum implementation for students going into grades 10-12
  • Foundation Skills Assessment for students going into grades 4 & 7

For more information, please visit the Burnaby School District website.

SD41 Emergency Preparedness Presentation at October DPAC Meeting

On October 17, Assistant Superintendent Roberto Bombelli, Safe and Care Schools Manager Sue Dorey, and Moscrop Secondary Vice Principal Tim Wozney presented at the October DPAC General meeting regarding the Burnaby School District’s Emergency Preparedness Policy and the District’s emergency response planning.

A copy of their presentation is available here: SD41 Emergency Preparedness Presentation

September DPAC General Meeting Agenda and Information

 

The next DPAC General meeting is taking place Monday, September 19th at 7 PM at Burnaby Central High School (6011 Deer Lake Pkwy). As you may recall from our June meeting, DPAC Reps voted in favour of moving our monthly general meetings to the third Monday of each month for this school year.

The agenda for next Monday’s meeting can be found at the link below:

DPAC General Meeting Agenda – Sept. 19

2016 – 2017 Burnaby DPAC Meeting Schedule

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 *

Monday, May 15, 2017

*  Budget Consultation Meeting – note the April meeting takes place on the first Monday of the month. As such, there is no DPAC meeting in March.