General news and announcements

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2021

Kindergarten Information Evening: 

January 7, 2021   7 - 8pm
Zoom Meeting - https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/6133683264

Kindergarten Registration at Catchment Schools - January 2021

Children born in 2016 are eligible to register for Kindergarten at your neighbourhood school.

French Immersion Kindergarten Lottery Registrations

Registration for September 2021

Kindergarten registration will take place at your neighbourhood school at designated times during January.  Please see the Registration page for more information.

Starting February 1st, 2021 Registration for Middle (Grades 6-8) and Secondary (Grades 9-12) levels will take place at the schools.  Please visit the Registration page for information on how to register students in Kindergarten to Grade 5.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Saanich!

Info Session January 28 - District Career Programs and Dual Credit Opportunities

Please join us virtually on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7pm to learn about career opportunities available to students in Grades 10-12.  Please see this poster for more information and to register.

A Message from the Hon. Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education

Please find the attached message from our new Minister of Education, the Honourable Jennifer Whiteside.  

Sincerely,
Dave Eberwein
Superintendent & CEO, Saanich Schools

Message from Board Chair, Tim Dunford

To all our staff, parents and community,

As 2020 draws to a close, schools in Saanich are about to embark on the winter break and it gives me, on behalf of your Board of Education, the opportunity to express, with humility and respect, our gratitude for and confidence in all your efforts, and to offer best wishes for a relaxing and restorative holiday. 

School District 63 International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Parkland Secondary School

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a highly sought-after rigorous academic program for students in grades 11 and 12.  Please join us for a virtual information evening on Wednesday, January 13th at 7 pm.  You can register by emailing .  You can also find out more about this program by going to http://www.parklandib.ca/ or to https://www.ibo.org/.  Parkland has an IB prep program at the grade 9 and 10 level as well so this information session would be relevant for students going into grades 9, 10, or 11 in September 2021.

Saanich Schools StrongStart Restart Information

The Saanich School District would like to thank all families for their patience and support as we worked through the challenges and logistics of opening StrongStart.  We are very happy to announce that Strong Start is open for in-person programming for small groups of families.

These programs are conducted by qualified early childhood educators who lead a variety of learning activities designed to support children on their learning path before they enter school. 

The current schedule will be :

Brentwood Elementary

Tuesday/Thursday Mornings 9:30-10:30AM
Tuesday Afternoons 1:15-2:15PM

Brentwood Protocols
Lochside Elementary

Monday /Wednesday/Friday mornings 9:30-10:30 am

Lochside Protocols
Sidney Elementary Tuesday/Thursday 9:15-10:15AM Sidney Protocols

 

Registration and Application Information

Please read the details below carefully before applying:

  1. Families will only be able to apply to attend StrongStart for one day a week for the offered consecutive weeks.  **please note, that because of contact tracing students will need to attend each week on the same day (i.e. only Mondays)
  2. The current schedule for Strong Start sessions offered will be the three weeks from the week of November 30 - December 18.  
  3. Space will be limited.  Families that do not get in will be waitlisted for next sessions.
  4. All families who are accepted to attend a StrongStart must complete a District Registration Form.  Bring your completed registration form to the StrongStart Centre you are accepted to.  
  5. The Application to Attend is live and consistently added to any waitlists or contacted for spaces available.  Application to attend is per child.  If you are bringing two children, please fill out the Application to Attend again.