Schools

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

$2.7 million shortfall projected for 2021-2022 Delta School District budget

No staff reductions planned; budget balanced thrrough reduced expenses, dipping into reserve funds

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
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Surrey School District not planning to pull cops out of schools, like Vancouver

Such a move would require ‘careful consideration,’ district spokeswoman says

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A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on Sept. 2, 2020. Uniformed police officers will no longer be assigned to Vancouver public schools after trustees voted to end its school liaison officer program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Trustees vote to end program assigning uniformed police officers to Vancouver schools

Trustees voted eight to one Monday in favour of a motion to halt the program at the end of June.

A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on Sept. 2, 2020. Uniformed police officers will no longer be assigned to Vancouver public schools after trustees voted to end its school liaison officer program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A police officer aims a radar gun at oncoming traffic during a school-zone speed trap traffic blitz outside Peace Arch Elementary in 2017. (File photo)

White Rock council heeds residents’ plea for better speed signage

Roper Avenue concerns note proximity of two elementary schools

A police officer aims a radar gun at oncoming traffic during a school-zone speed trap traffic blitz outside Peace Arch Elementary in 2017. (File photo)
A crossing guard stops traffic as students wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 arrive at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

COVID-infected students in Lower Mainland schools transmitting to 1 to 2 others: data

Eight to 13 per cent of COVID cases among students in the Lower Mainland were acquired in schools, B.C. says

A crossing guard stops traffic as students wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 arrive at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This site in the Sullivan neighbourhood was purchased by the Surrey school district for a future school. It’s adjacent to Goldstone Park, which is at 146th Street and 58th Avenue. The site reaches all the way to 146th Street from 148th Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
This site in the Sullivan neighbourhood was purchased by the Surrey school district for a future school. It’s adjacent to Goldstone Park, which is at 146th Street and 58th Avenue. The site reaches all the way to 146th Street from 148th Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Teacher Elisa Infusini and her grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Teacher Elisa Infusini and her grade one students wear masks as they attend class at Honore Mercier elementary school, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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B.C. teacher banned from teaching younger students after showing age-inappropriate movies

Teacher showed multiple inappropriate movies and failed to supervise students

(Black Press Media files)
Frank Bucholtz column

COLUMN: Surrey educators earning high marks amid COVID-19

From teachers to the union and the school district, everyone is doing their part

  • Apr 8, 2021
Frank Bucholtz column
FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. teachers’ union asks officials for COVID data to prove schools are still safe

BCTF president wants province to share criteria for when schools switch between in-person and remote learning

FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – A family walk past the sign at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

All Toronto schools to close for in-person learning as of Wednesday

Toronto joins Peel in being second Ontario region to make the jump

FILE – A family walk past the sign at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Surrey council is to consider at its April 12 meeting a development variance permit sought for a new elementary school at 165A Street and 20 Avenue. (City of Surrey planning report image)

New Sunnyside-area elementary school anticipated to open in Fall 2025

Surrey council to consider development variance permit on April 12

Surrey council is to consider at its April 12 meeting a development variance permit sought for a new elementary school at 165A Street and 20 Avenue. (City of Surrey planning report image)
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COVID-19: Masks now mandatory for students in Grade 4 and up, B.C. confirms

This puts B.C. in line with other provinces

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UPDATE: B.C. announces amendments to school mask mandate amid COVID surge

Other provinces have brought in more stringent mask mandates for students

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Maddaugh Elementary School is set to open March 29. (Image via Twitter from @DaveRiley36.)

Maddaugh Elementary to open in Clayton Heights

School to welcome new students March 29

Maddaugh Elementary School is set to open March 29. (Image via Twitter from @DaveRiley36.)
Seaquam Secondary 2021 junior robotics team 9181N won the third annual Middle School VEX Change Up Signature Event over the Family Day long weekend, qualifying them to compete in the world championship in May. Pictured, from left are Grade 10 students Krithik Keshan Tamilselvan (designer), Owen Reid (builder), Carter Jones (builder) and Trevor Ruttan (driver). (Delta School District photo)

North Delta robotics team headed to (virtual) world championships

Seaquam Robotics junior team 9181N won the third annual VEX Change Up Signature Event in February

Seaquam Secondary 2021 junior robotics team 9181N won the third annual Middle School VEX Change Up Signature Event over the Family Day long weekend, qualifying them to compete in the world championship in May. Pictured, from left are Grade 10 students Krithik Keshan Tamilselvan (designer), Owen Reid (builder), Carter Jones (builder) and Trevor Ruttan (driver). (Delta School District photo)
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BCTF says more K-7 teachers with COVID-19 than Grades 8-12 teachers

Union says this shows the importance of wearing masks in classrooms

(Black Press Media files)
Saulteaux Cree – Saskatchewan hide and rabbit moccasins by Edith Cyr (1914-2000). (Shared with permission by Diane Jubinville)

Delta students to ‘Roc their Mocs’ March 11

Event to “teach about diversity, identity of different cultures around the world”

Saulteaux Cree – Saskatchewan hide and rabbit moccasins by Edith Cyr (1914-2000). (Shared with permission by Diane Jubinville)
Students with Seaquam Secondary’s Delta Youth Advisory Council are collecting non-perishable food donations Feb. 1 to March 5 to help feed local families in need over spring break. (Delta School District/submitted photo)

Seaquam Secondary food drive to help feed 15 North Delta families

Donations can be dropped week days between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. until Monday, March 8

Students with Seaquam Secondary’s Delta Youth Advisory Council are collecting non-perishable food donations Feb. 1 to March 5 to help feed local families in need over spring break. (Delta School District/submitted photo)
COVID-19 variants were discovered at two elementary schools.
COVID-19 variants were discovered at two elementary schools.