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Wishing everyone a safe summer

Please listen to Lily (grade 1) and Kalen (grade 3), students from Madeira Park Elementary School as they wish everyone a safe summer!

First Day of School in September 2017

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June 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians:

For the first day of school, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, schools will be in session for half the day and will start approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes later than regular start time. As a result, students will need to ensure that they have a snack with them as the start and finish times (for that day only) will be as follows:

School Revised School START Time Revised School END Time
Cedar Grove Elementary 10:50 AM 1:15 PM
Davis Bay Elementary 11:00 AM 1:15 PM
Gibsons Elementary 11:15 AM 1:30 PM
Halfmoon Bay Elementary 10:40 AM 1:15 PM
Kinnikinnick Elementary 10:45 AM 12:45 PM
Langdale Elementary 10:55 AM 1:15 PM
Madeira Park Elementary 11:15 AM 1:45 PM
Roberts Creek Elementary 11:00 AM 1:20 PM
West Sechelt Elementary 11:00 AM 1:30 PM
Chatelech Secondary 11:15 AM 2:00 PM
Elphinstone Secondary 11:00 AM 1:45 PM
Pender Harbour Secondary 11:15 AM 1:45 PM

School bus services for this day will reflect the start time change.  All stop locations and routes will remain the same, but morning pick up and drop off times will be approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes later.

With the exception of Cedar Grove Elementary School, kindergarten students do not come to school on Tuesday, September 5th. Parents of children entering kindergarten should contact their school directly regarding the schedule for kindergarten students.

Best wishes for a safe and relaxing summer. We hope you can read books with your children at the beach or on your summer adventures.




Patrick Bocking

Superintendent of Schools

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