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Superintendent’s Report to the Board – January 2021

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Circle of Care: Students 1. a. Winter celebrations: School cheer and holiday spirit were in no short supply this season! We found new ways to celebrate the season safely and our creativity paved ways for new traditions across the district. (1b)

Circle Of Care: Students

  1. Winter celebrations: School cheer and holiday spirit were in no short supply this season! We found new ways to celebrate the season safely and our creativity paved waysfor new traditions across the district. (1b)
  2. Seamless Day is a brand-new Ministry of Education pilot program in which Early Childhood Educators (ECE) work alongside Kindergarten Teachers to provide school-age child care in existing BC Classrooms.  School District 46 is one of only three school districts in the province who will receive the funding ($46,000) for ‘Seamless Day’ in this pilot project. We will move forward with this at West Sechelt Elementary. (1b)
  3. WonderWheels Tracking: The NEW SD46 StrongStart Outreach WonderWheels bus got off to a great start this December touring the coast with a social media ‘tracking’ campaign and driven by our very own ‘Elf’! (1b)
  4. Family Literacy Week is January 25thto 29thand SD46 has many events and activities lined up for our students, staff and community! (1d)
  5. A giving Community: When Kassandra Parker’s grade 5/6 class at Halfmoon Bay Elementary became interested in how they could help our community feel more like a community during Covid times and set out to raise $8,000 for the Food Bank in November with the help of other schools across the district, they never dreamed that they would surpass their goal, and by a LOT!  By their December 10th deadline, they were able to raise $14,136.00 plus 5000 items for the local food bank. (1f)
  6. Kinnikinnick Elementary will be one of 15 schools in the province participating in the DASH (Dedicated Action for School Health) Healthy School Communities Certification pilot. DASH’s Healthy School Communities Certification is a 6-step process that guides schools to select a priority health topic for the year, and then plan and implement activities to promote health and well-being with a focus on their selected topic. (1f)
  7. The first ‘SD46 Week of Code’ was held in early December. These online workshops on coding were hosted by Ann Pimentel, District Inclusion Technology Teacher, and the Canada Learning Code team for students and classes of all grades and levels. (1j)

Circle of Care: Staff

  1. February is Black History Month! SD46 is looking forward to honouring this month with educational activities that focus on anti-racism and acceptance. (2c)
  2. Our district is one of six districts in the province chosen to participate in the BC Ministry of Education’s Continuous Improvement Program Pilot. This program will run from January to May and will focus on data-based decision-makingstrategiesand strategic planning to continually improve our students’performance and futureopportunities. (2d)
  3. Early dismissal days in the beginning of December provided the time for teachers and parents/caregivers to connect regarding their children’s educational progress this year. (2e)

Circle of Care: Community

  1. District-wide Superintendent winter visits: It is a joy and honour each December to visit the schools and all our staff with gifts, thanks and a chance to celebrate their dedicated and wonderful work. (3a)
  2. TD Annual Grade 1 Book Giveaway: over 400 books were gifted in December by TD to grade one students across the district. This year’s book: Moira’s Birthday by Robert Munsch. (3c)
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