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Back to the books for Kootenay Lake students

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 4th, 2018

There are a few new changes coming to the new school year Dr. Christine Perkins, Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer said in a media release.

Perkins the improvements will make for an exciting year in Kootenay Lake District 8.

Some of the changes include:

  • With the new BC Curriculum K-9 already in schools, the Grade 10 curriculum will launch this September
  • Updates to the new Graduation program
  • New Graduation Literacy Assessment field testing in November 2018
  • Increased use of myBlueprint: e-portfolio platform for teachers and students
  • Aboriginal Education: Implementation of BC’s new Tripartite Education Framework Agreement
  • Ongoing participation in review of the Education Funding Model
  • Board Trustee Election – October 2018

With the first day of school now in the books, Perkins wants to remind parents and drivers to slow down travelling through busy playgrounds and watch out now that yellow school busses are back on the roads transporting students to schools.

“Please slow down and follow speed limits, watching for children walking, cycling and crossing the street. School zone speed limits will be in effect,” Perkins said. “Also, a friendly reminder to yield to school busses and give them the right of way as they merge back into traffic.”

Perkins said the new District website will provide ongoing communication and up to date information for all of our stakeholders. There is also a blog post by Superintendent Perkins.

The Kootenay Lake School District serves approximately 5,400 students and families in communities including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel, Yahk and the surrounding rural areas, within a large geographic area consisting of two time zones.

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