School District #58

Nicola Similkameen

 
 

MISSION - The District will do this work by:

  1. Supporting excellence in teaching and learning

  2. Challenging and supporting staff and our students to pursue their personal best

  3. Recognizing and celebrating cultural diversity and the heritage of our communities

  4. Encouraging parental involvement with students at home and school through meaningful relationships with families and communities

  5. Fostering resiliency, resourcefulness, respect and independence

  6. Inspiring curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in all students and staff to achieve their full potential

  7. Providing safe and nurturing learning environments for ALL students to achieve their full potential

  8. Recruiting the best qualified personnel, providing ongoing, systematic professional development and retaining outstanding staff

  9. Providing timely, relevant and useful information and data to students, staff, parents and partner groups


VALUE STATEMENTS - The District values:

  1. Inclusive education and partnerships

  2. The diversity of our communities

  3. Fairness and due process in decision making

  4. The heritage and culture of Aboriginal (Inuit, Indian and Metis)  and First Nations people, with recognition of the traditional territory of the local Nle’kepmx and Syilx peoples

  5. The dignity of all individuals

  6. The important role of parents and caregivers in support of their child’s education

  7. The pursuit of excellence and personal best

  8. The well-being of students and staff

  9. Parental and student choice with respect to how, when, and where learning takes place

  10. Responsible Citizenship 

  11. Regular, effective and relevant communications

  12. Positive relationships based on trust and mutual respect

  13. Innovation and promising educational practices

 

“Success for ALL Learners ~ Today and Tomorrow”





School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen)

1550 Chapman Street, Merritt, BC

PO Box 4100, V1K 1B8

Telephone: 250 378 5161

Toll Free: 1 800 778 3208

Fax: 250 378 6263

What’s New?


District Strategic Planning

SD 58 recently went through a strategic planning process.  Read more about it here.


Kindergarten Registration

Click here to find out more about Kindergarten at SD 58 and how to register your child.


District Math Assessment

Use this link to access the online portion of the DMA.








  

TEACHER BARGAINING UPDATES:

Update: This week the British Columbia Teachers' Federation issued strike notice.  This will result in schools being closed Monday, June 16th with a full scale strike beginning Tuesday, June 17th.  Buses will not be running and the district is requesting that parents seek alternate childcare arrangement and keep their children home until further notice.

Please be aware that, for students in grades 10 to 12, Provincial exams WILL proceed.  Students should contact their school or check their school's website for the exam schedule.  The front door at each school has been designated as the unrestricted access point.

Parent Letter June 12