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Parent Advisory Council

Next PAC Meeting

Upcoming Calendar Items

Friday, December 17th:

Last day of school before Winter Break

Tuesday, January 4th:

First day of school after Winter Break

Monday, February 7th:

Semester 1 Reports (final) published on MyEd

Joint DPAC Statement on School Safety Measures

Vancouver DPAC has signed on to a joint letter from DPACs to the Minister of Health and Minister of Education calling for additional safety measures in schools.

DPACs continue to discuss their support for this letter. Currently, this letter covers:
Vancouver, Surrey, Sooke, New Westminister, Burnaby

This letter covers: 173000 students.

Some DPACs have expressed public support for some of the measures in our letter and are discussing remaining measures.

North Vancouver DPAC, covering 11500 students, has spoken publicly in favour of a K-3 Mask Mandate, additional exposure reporting and vaccinations for volunteers entering the school.

We have written our trustees in support of their motion for a K-3 Mask Mandate.

Supporting and Connecting Youth (SACY)

We would like to introduce Alex Tokiwa, our new Point Grey SACY Youth Engagement/Prevention worker (Vancouver Coastal Health). The SACY program provides supports to students through substance-use prevention and health promotion strategies. Alex is available to work with students from all grades and will also be providing classroom education throughout the school year. More information about SACY can be found at: www.vsb.bc.ca/sacy

Alex’s contact information is alexandra.tokiwa@vch.ca or 604-250-2675.

PG Calendar at a Glance 2021-2022 School Year

As you are aware, after input from students, families, school-based and District staff, the Vancouver School District will adopt a semester model for the 2021-2022 school year. Students will take four courses from September to January and another four courses from February to June.

Semester 1 September 8, 2021 - January 31, 2022 *

Semester 2 February 1 - June 29, 2022

Health and safety continues to be a top priority in our schools and we anticipate a return to full-time in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. As such, this new schedule is designed to better meet the needs of students, including more teacher support for students and more flexibility with learning. The adoption of the semester model will also see a standard timetable and bell schedule across all secondary schools. School will begin at 8:40 am and finish at 3:06 pm.

As plans continue to develop, together with District staff, we will continue to work with families, teachers, staff, the Ministry of Education and health officials to ensure the schedule will be implemented safely.