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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.

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/

Energy Explorers (Presented by NEAT)

Energy Explorers

 

The Northern Environmental Action Team presents the Energy Explorers program in January at the Northern Lights College (Dawson Creek, BC).

This event will run January 18th, 2019 (Open to Grades 5-7) and January 19th, 2019 (Opne to public) from (9:30am to 2:30pm). 

Featuring Mobile Escape, Maker Space, Tour of Bear Mountain Wind park, Hands on Activities and more. Costs to attend are Family ($25), Adults ($10), Children ages 6-16 ($8), Children 5 and Under (free).

This event is sponsored by Bear Mountain Wind, EnCana, BC Hydro powersmart, Safeway, Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. Mark your calendars in January for this special event! 

Activities in the District

This past week has been a busy one for students in School District 59. Final assessments have been completed prior to the winter break and a wide range of events have been occurring, ranging from evening concerts and turkey lunches to student-teacher sporting events and community sponsored gift shopping and wrapping.  As the final day before the break comes to a close, we want to thank teachers, parents, and community supporters for all of your efforts in making this time of year special for our students.

 
 
 
 
   

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

Jan16

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office
Jan28

Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.

Feb13

Early Dismissal Days

Student are dismissed 1 hour early.

Feb18

Family Day Holiday

Schools are closed.

Feb20

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office

Board Meetings

Jan16

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office
Dec19

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Region Route Status Last Updated
Dawson Creek #1 Tate Creek (Secondary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #2 Alaska Highway On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #3 South Dawson On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #5 Kilkerran On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #6 Fellers Heights (Secondary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #7 East Pouce On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #9 Doe River (Elementary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #14 Willowbrook On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #16 Tomslake (Secondary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #18 Doe River (Secondary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #19 West Dawson On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #20 Sunset Prarie (Elementary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #24 Lakeview On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #25 Hays On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #27 Fellers Heights (Elementary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #28 Willowbrook (Secondary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #29 Farmington On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #30 Pouce Coupe On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #32 Tower Lake On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #33 Arras (Secondary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #34 Groundbirch (Elementary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #36 Parkland (Elementary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #38 Arras (Elementary) On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #41 Devereaux On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #44 Special Needs On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #46 Bear Mountain On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #47 Tuscola Mountain On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #48 West Pouce On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #50 Kiskatinaw On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Dawson Creek #53 Riverside On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #13 Mount LeMoray On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #15 East Pine On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #17 Sukunka On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #21 Boucher Lake On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #22 Commotion Creek On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #23 Bond Siding On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #26 Lone Prarie On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #39 Moberly Lake On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #40 Jackfish On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #45 Wabi Hill On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #51 Dokie On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #52 West Moberly On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
Chetwynd #54 Lakeshore On Schedule 2 hours 12 min ago
The StrongStart program is running on schedule.