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Canadian Geographic Big Energy Map!

Big Map

Today at the NLC Gymnasium Canadian Geographic, supported by Encana, provided training for teachers in SD59 on the use of Canadian Geographic’s Big Energy Map. The map, created with support from CAPP (the Canadian Petroleum Producers) shows all of the energy production and distribution across an 11m x 6 m giant floor map of Canada. The map highlights oil and gas, hydro, coal, and nuclear energy production and distribution across the country.

In 2016-17 Encana purchased the Big Energy Map for School District 59.

Thank you to both Encana and to Canadian Geographic for making this training possible for our teachers, and there-by making the map and the information accessible for our students.

Looking For School Bus Drivers

School Bus Drivers

Due to unforeseen circumstances within SD # 59 Transportation department and a shortage of qualified School Bus drivers, some school bus routes may have to be cancelled for a period of time if no school bus drivers are available.

We will endeavor to provide as much advance notice as possible.

If there are any people that are interested in becoming a School Bus driver, please contact SD # 59 HR Department for more information.

SD59 requires casual, part-time bus drivers to serve routes in Dawson Creek and surrounding rural areas. Find more information at Support Employment Listings.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

$1200 Grant for RESP

RESP

Eligible BC children ages six through nine qualify for a $1,200 grant when they sign up for a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). No additional contribution is required. For children born in 2006, the deadline is August 14, 2019 and for children born in 2010, they have until the day before their 9th birthday.

See https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/bc-training-and-education-savings-grant for more information.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration: What do parents need to know? Children attend Kindergarten in the same year that they turn five years old. The first step for everyone is to register with your neighbourhood catchment school or in one of the Schools of Choice: Ecole Frank Ross French Immersion, and Don Titus Montessori. Bring supporting documentation, along with your child, to your neighbourhood English catchment school.

The following original documents must be presented at your catchment school to complete your application:

 

  • Proof of British Columbia residency with address
  • BC Care Card Number
  • Birth certificate of the child or other government issued identification
  • Applicable Immigration/Citizenship/Permanent Resident Documentation

 

How do I prepare my child for kindergarten?

View our site http://earlylearning.sd59.bc.ca/getting-ready-for-kindergarten/

February Board Meeting Date Changed

The regular open board meeting previously scheduled for February 20, 2019 has been changed to February 13, 2019.  The meeting will be held at 1:00 pm at the School District Board Office located at 11600-7th Street, Dawson Creek, BC. 

Around the District News - Tumbler Ridge Students

Fish Farm

The picture above is of Tumbler Ridge students working at the TRSS fish farm.

Food Class 

A collage of Tumbler Ridge student creations from a gingerbread house project in Foods 9-12

Bus Students - Be Prepared for Winter Weather

For the safety and comfort of all students, it is advised students have appropriate winter apparel (winter coats, hand, head and foot wear) while riding the bus. Unknown circumstances and delays may arise at any time and it is important students are dressed appropriately for winter weather. 

Events

Jan28

Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.

Feb13

Early Dismissal Days

Student are dismissed 1 hour early.

Feb13

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office
Feb18

Family Day Holiday

Schools are closed.

Mar13

Board Meeting

1 pm - Chetwynd Location TBA

Board Meetings

Feb13

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office
Jan16

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office

Monday, January 21, 2019

Region Route Status Last Updated
Dawson Creek #46 Bear Mountain Cancelled 6 hours 41 min ago
Dawson Creek #1 Tate Creek (Secondary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #2 Alaska Highway On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #3 South Dawson On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #5 Kilkerran On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #6 Fellers Heights (Secondary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #7 East Pouce On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #9 Doe River (Elementary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #14 Willowbrook On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #16 Tomslake (Secondary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #18 Doe River (Secondary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #19 West Dawson On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #20 Sunset Prarie (Elementary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #24 Lakeview On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #25 Hays On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #27 Fellers Heights (Elementary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #28 Willowbrook (Secondary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #29 Farmington On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #30 Pouce Coupe On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #32 Tower Lake On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #33 Arras (Secondary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #34 Groundbirch (Elementary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #36 Parkland (Elementary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #38 Arras (Elementary) On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #41 Devereaux On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #44 Special Needs On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #47 Tuscola Mountain On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #48 West Pouce On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #50 Kiskatinaw On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Dawson Creek #53 Riverside On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #13 Mount LeMoray On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #15 East Pine On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #17 Sukunka On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #21 Boucher Lake On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #22 Commotion Creek On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #23 Bond Siding On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #26 Lone Prarie On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #39 Moberly Lake On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #40 Jackfish On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #45 Wabi Hill On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #51 Dokie On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #52 West Moberly On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago
Chetwynd #54 Lakeshore On Schedule 6 hours 55 min ago

January 28, 2019

Tumbler Ridge
Closed
last updated: 1 week 5 days ago