School Calendar - Open House and Survey

Due to new provincial legislation requiring school districts in BC to establish their own school calendars beginning with the upcoming school year, SD 40 (New Westminster) will be holding an Open House and conducting a survey focussing on two school calendar options for the 2013-14 School Year.  Click to see the calendars and access the survey soliciting your feedback.

The first option represents the current 'Status Quo' option which consists of a one-week Spring Break, whereas the second option would contain a two-week Spring Break as part of our district calendar.  Parents, students, staff, and the community are invited to attend an Open House focussing on school calendar options for Spring Break.  Currently, New Westminster and Burnaby are the only two school districts in the Metropolitan region that have a one-week Spring Break.

Should New Westminster retain a one-week break or adopt the two-week model used throughout the Lower Mainland?  You are invited to attend an Open House to be held at the New Westminster Secondary School Library on Wednesday, February 27th at 7 p.m. to learn more.  Please note that you can also tell us what you think by taking a short survey which will be available until March 12th.  Please click to read survey background information and research on local school calendar and bell schedules (S. Jeroski, 2011).