General news and announcements

School Catchment Boundary Review

Following the completion of a catchment boundary review with community consultation, on November 18, 2020, the Board of Education approved the implementation of the following catchment boundary changes for the 2021/22 school year:

  • move study areas A1 and A2 to the Lochside Elementary catchment;
  • move study area C to the Brentwood Elementary catchment;
  • move study area D to the Cordova Bay Elementary catchment; and
  • move study area E to the Lochside Elementary catchment.

More information regarding the study areas and the catchment boundary review can be found in the attached materials. For additional information, enquiries can be sent to  .

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 Mornings 9:30-10:30AM
Monday Afternoons 1-2PM

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.

Parkland Track 2021

Parkland Track 2021 is a community lead initiative to replace the running track at Parkland Secondary, which is at the end of its life, with a new 8 lane track and soccer field. For more information on this initiative to create a competition quality athletics facility for the community, please visit https://www.parklandtrack2021.com/.

Free Workshop: Parents as Education and Career Coaches - Virtual Zoom Session

The Saanich Career Education department invites you to attend a free seminar for parents! 

Please join us on Monday, November 9th, 2020 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm for an informative session to help parents and guardians navigate the new world of career options open to students!    

PLEASE NOTE Registration is required - click here for more information.

School Catchment Boundary Review

Saanich School District Seeks Community Input for School Catchment Boundary Review

The Saanich School District is seeking community input to inform a school catchment boundary review. The purpose of the review is to address imbalance between school capacities and catchment populations in the southern zone of the district, and to consider other catchment boundary issues that may exist in the district.

To balance school capacities with catchment populations, the district completed a study identifying options to add capacity where possible, and to adjust catchment boundaries where necessary

To participate in our survey, open until end of the day October 21, click here.

 

Annual General Meetings

The Annual General Meetings for the School District 63 Business Company and its two subsidiary companies, Saanich International Student Recruiting Services Inc. and Saanich International Distributed Learning Services Inc., will be held on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 at 4:00 pm at School District 63 School Board Office, 2125 Keating Cross Road, Saanichton, B.C.

A Message from Saanich Schools

June 5, 2020

 

A Message from Saanich Schools

The present attention being given around the world to the reality of racism and its effects reminds us of the critical importance we all play in erasing it. What we say and do matters when our goal is to provide equality for all in our society and in our schools.

As leaders within the Saanich school system, we reject racism.