Ready, Set, Learn Open House

School District 63 is pleased to invite you to attend a "Ready, Set, Learn" Open House for parents and preschoolers (3 years and up) at Brentwood, Cordova Bay, Deep Cove, Keating, ḰELSET, Lochside, Prospect Lake and Sidney Elementary schools on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Ready, Set, Learn Poster

Letter to Parents: CUPE 441 Strike Notice

Dear Parents / Guardians:
I regret to inform you that the union representing our support staff members in Saanich School District has held a legal strike vote. The union is now in a position to serve 72-hour strike notice on the school district.

It is our sincere hope that collective bargaining will be concluded in a manner that does not result in any job action that could affect the operation of our schools. The employers’ bargaining committee continues to work diligently to bring resolution to this dispute as quickly as possible.

We will keep you informed of any relevant information that may affect our schools operating as usual. In the event job action occurs it may take a variety of forms and may not necessarily result in complete school closure. If 72-hour strike notice is served we will inform you of any impact to our
schools as soon as possible. At this time, we are anticipating that all schools will be open for the first week of classes to welcome students back following the summer break.

We thank you for your understanding as we work to conclude an agreement with CUPE and our valued support staff as soon as possible.


Dave Eberwein
Superintendent of Schools

Press Release: CUPE Local 441 Announces Successful Strike Vote

Please find the attached Press Release regarding the CUPE Local 441 strike vote.

Back to School

Saanich Schools are ready to welcome over 7200 students into our classrooms again this year.  In Saanich, our spirit of innovation and inclusion means we continue to offer new courses, programs and learning opportunities for our students making our district a truly special place for students.