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French Immersion Consultation Survey - Multiple Entry Points

November 17, 2017


In addition to the existing early French Immersion entry point (in Kindergarten or Grade One) the Board of Education ​is considering providing a second or third entry point for families wishing to enter the program.  Click here to begin survey.  Please note:  If you exit the survey without clicking the "Finish" button...
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Changes to the New Curriculum Implementation Schedule for Grades 10-12

November 06, 2017
Attached please find a letter from the Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, outlining the changes to the implementation of the new curriculum for Grades 10 - 12. Letter to Parents from Ministry of Education re Changes to the New Curriculum Implementation Schedule for Grade 10-12.pdf ​
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World Teachers' Day - Letter to Central Okanagan Public School Teachers

October 05, 2017

In honour of World Teachers' Day, please see the attached letter from the Board Chairperson and Superintendent of Schools/CEO for the Central Okanagan Public Schools . World Teachers' Day Message 2017.pdf ...
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Message for Parents

October 03, 2017

Attached please find a letter distributed to parents of Central Okanagan Public School students regarding the recent tragedies in Edmonton and Las Vegas.
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School Opening Report - Part 2

September 28, 2017
​ Attached is the School Opening Report - Part 2 and PowerPoint presented by Superintendent of Schools/CEO Kevin Kaardal to the Board of Education on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. 
2017-2018 School Opening Report Part 2.pdf
2017 School Opening Report - Part 2 Presentation.pdf

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Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)

September 25, 2017

The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  Attached is a letter to parents as well as a brochure issued by the Ministry of Education.
Letter to parents re: FSA
Ministry FSA Parent Brochure
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School Opening Report - Part 1

September 14, 2017

Attached is the School Opening Report - Part 1 and PowerPoint presented by Superintendent of Schools/CEO Kevin Kaardal to the Board of Education on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.   2017-2018 School Opening Report Part 1.pdf  2017 School Opening Report - Part 1 Presentation.pdf
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Early Learning Summer Institute

June 20, 2017
​ The 10th annual Early Learning (Birth to 8 Years) Summer Institute will be held on Monday, August 28th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.  Click on the document below for further information and/or to register.
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Superintendent of Schools/CEO Report on Student Achievement

June 15, 2017

Attached is the Superintendent of Schools/CEO Report on Student Achievement as presented to the Board of Education on June 14, 2017. Superintendent of Schools-CEO - Student Achievement Presentation.pdf
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Provincial Exams Registration

June 13, 2017
​Please follow the link below to register for Provincial exams.
https://sd23survey.sd23.bc.ca/Survey.aspx?s=c8ff890f7b864315abc7c2cdcb34295a

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Budget 2017/18 Presentation

February 08, 2017
    The following presentation on the Central Okanagan Public Schools 2017/18 Annual Budget was made to the public on February 6, 2017 at Hollywood Road Education Services. Please click the first link below to view a .pdf version, or the second link to view in Microsoft PowerPoint. 17-18 Budget Planning Presentation_.pdf 17-18...
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Input to 2017/2018 School Calendar

January 18, 2017
​Please provide your input on the proposed School Calendar for the 2017/2018 school year Calendar Proposal Letter to Parents 2017.pdf
 

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French Immersion Open House Schedule for Kindergarten Students for 2017

January 05, 2017
​ Parents interested in the French Immersion Program for Kindergarten students starting in September of 2017 are invited to attend an open house at the school of their choice.  Please see the attached schedule for the Open House dates. French Immersion Open House Schedule 2017.pdf
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New Student Registration

December 19, 2016
To register a new student, please view the file below for detailed instructions:
New Student Registration Information.pdf

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Your Voice Matters - French Immersion Program

October 19, 2016

Provide your input on the delivery of the French Immersion program by completing the following online survey:  Online Survey​
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Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...
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Message to Parents from Education Minister Mike Bernier

October 05, 2016
​​ Attached is a letter to parents from Education Minister Mike Bernier containing updates on the Grade 10-12 curriculum implementation and Foundation Skills Assessments. Message from Education Minister Mike Bernier - Curriculum Timeline.pdf
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Okanagan Mission Secondary School Expansion

September 23, 2016
​ ​On Friday, September 23rd, MLA Steve Thomson was joined by officials of the Central Okanagan School District, staff, teachers, parents and students to celebrate the official completion of the $15M expansion to Okanagan Mission Secondary School.  Click here​ for the News Release issued by the Ministry of Education.
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Vacancy - Administrative Assistant and Athletic Scheduler

August 24, 2016
​ The Okanagan Central Schools Athletic Association (O.C.S.A.A.) is advertising for an Administrative Assistant and Athletic Scheduler.  This is a part-time position commencing September 6, 2016.  Please see attached for further information.  ​Deadline date for submissions is Friday, August 26th. Advertisement - Administrative Assistant and Athletic Scheduler.pdf
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Administrative Office Summer Hours

June 30, 2016
​ The summer hours for the Administrative Office located at 1940 Underhill Street effective July 4th through to August 19th are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Regular hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm will resume on Monday, August 22nd.
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August Provincial Exam Registration

June 03, 2016
Click here​ to register for August Provincial Exams.
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Letter to Parents/Guardians from Minister of Education

May 26, 2016
​Please find the attached letter and documents from the Minister of Education regarding changes to the curricula, graduation program and provincial assessments.  The first question that may come to mind after reading the letter is, "How will this impact my child's learning experience?" Please find some of the answers in the...
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Kelowna Art Gallery - Art in Action

May 11, 2016
​The 30th Annual Art in Action exhibition is currently being hosted by the Kelowna Art Gallery from April 23rd to June 12th.  Art in Action is not only an excellent opportunity for students to show their work in a professional environment, but also a chance for teh general public to celebrate...
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Attention: Parents of Graduating Students

May 02, 2016
Attached is a letter written by Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools/CEO to the attention of "Parents of our Graduating and Future Graduating Students" regarding safety of students at non-sanctioned graduation activities. Grad Activities Letter to Parents - May 2016.pdf​ Also attached is an Information Notice issued by the Ministry of Transportation...
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The Census and You

May 02, 2016
Beginning May 2, each dwelling will receive a census letter.  The census can be completed online, or a paper copy can be requested.  Attached is a fact Sheet "The Census and You", in English.  The fact sheet is also available in French and 10 non-official languages on the census website under the...
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2016/2017 Superintendent of Schools/CEO Budget Recommendations

April 21, 2016

Attached is the "Central Okanagan School District 2016/2017 Superintendent of Schools/CEO Budget Recommendations" report as presented to the Finance and Legal Committee on April 20, 2016. Superintendent's Budget Recommendations for Website.pdf​ ...
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Superintendent of Schools/CEO Preliminary Budget Proposal

April 12, 2016

Attached please find the Central Okanagan School District 2016/2017 Superintendent of Schools/CEO Preliminary Budget Proposal.  Please note these are proposals only - recommendations will follow receipt of feedback.​
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Info and Strategies for Parents: How to Talk to Your Teen About Drugs and Alcohol

April 11, 2016

In collaboration with the Central Okanagan School District, ARC Programs Ltd. presents " Info and Strategies for Parents: How to Talk to Your Teen About Drugs and Alcohol" . This presentation aims to provide information, tips and strategies for parents to help prevent their teen from experimenting with drugs and...
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Public Budget Presentation

February 04, 2016

A budget presentation was made by Eileen Sadlowski, Director of Finance, to the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council on February 1st.  ​
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SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...
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French Immersion Information Open Houses for Kindergarten 2016

January 13, 2016

Parents interested in the French Immersion program for Kindergarten students are invited to attend open houses at the school of their choice.  Please see the attached notice for the schedule of meetings.​ French Immersion Open House Schedule.pdf ...
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A Framework for Enhancing Student Learning

January 13, 2016
​ Attached is the presentation made to the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council by Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Schools/CEO on Monday, January 11th. Framework for Enhancing Student Learning - Presentation to COPAC.pdf
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Lake Country Catchment Area Review - Staff Memo and Recommendation

December 18, 2015

Attached is the staff memo that will go to the January 6, 2016 Planning and Facilities Committee Meeting of the Board.  This is a public meeting that will take place at 6:30 pm at the School Board Office, 1940 Underhill Street.​
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#GETLOUD for Mental Health

November 23, 2015
The Canadian Mental Health Association and the Central Okanagan School District are encouraging the citizens of the Central Okanagan to pledge to #GETLOUD for mental health and to help promote a mentally healthier community. The Pledge and Petition are attached. Get Loud Petition.pdf Get Loud Poster Pledge.pdf​​
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Central Programs & Services Adult Education

November 03, 2015
​Are you over the age of 18 and interested in getting your High School Diploma?  Need to upgrade your education? Central Programs & Services has opportunities that you may not be aware of.  All courses are online which means that you can work around your schedule.  Contact Central​ Programs & Services...
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COPAC Parent Conference - November 14th

October 30, 2015

On Saturday, November 14th the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council will be hosting a conference for parents. Agenda items include CMHA Kelowna "Building the Bounceback Kid: How to Build Resiliency in your Kids", PAC 101, Treasurer 101, Secretary 101, "FreshGrade" - A New Approach to Reporting, and Why Parent Advocacy.  The...
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Ministry of Education Letter - September 28, 2015 re New Curriculum Support Plan

October 19, 2015

Attached please find a letter issued by the Ministry of Education on September 28, 2015 outlining the support plan for the implementation of the new curriculum/competencies.​
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2015 School Opening Reports - Part 1 and 2

September 24, 2015

Attached are the following: 2015 School Opening Report - Part 1 presented to the Board of Education on September 9th and the 2015 School Opening Report - Part 2 presented to the Board of Education on September 23rd. 2015-2016 School Opening Report Part 1.pdf 2015-2016 School Opening Report Part 2.pdf ​ ...
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French Immersion Task Force

September 18, 2015
  Attached please find the presentation and Timeline provided at the French Immersion Task Force Committee Meeting on Thursday, September 17th. September 17, 2015 French Immersion Task Force Presentation Final.pdf French Immersion Task Force Timeline .pdf
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School Opening Report - Part 1

September 10, 2015

Attached is the School Opening Report presented to the Board of Education at their September 9 Public Board Meeting.  Part 2 of the School Opening Report will be provided at the September 23 Public Board Meeting. ​
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Back to School News Release

September 03, 2015
​ Please find attached a News Release issued by the Central Okanagan School District and RCMP. ​
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8th Annual Early Learning Summer Institute

July 24, 2015
  The 8th Annual Early Learning Summer Institute "Remembering to Play" with Vince Gowmon will be held on Friday, August 28th from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm at Dr. Knox Middle School.  Please see the attached for further information. Remember to Play flyer.pdf
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2015 Year in Review

June 25, 2015
    Attached is the "Year in Review" presentation made by Superintendent Hugh Gloster at the June 24th Board Meeting. Year in Review 2015.pdf
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September 29th Lake Country Catchment Area Review Focus Group Meeting Materials

June 24, 2015
​ ​ Attached please find information from the September 29th Lake Country Catchment Area Review Focus Group Meeting. A public consultation meeting for all parents and community members has been scheduled for Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 pm at George Elliot Secondary School.   Agenda - Focus Group Meeting - September 29, 2015.pdf...
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June 2nd Lake Country Catchment Area Review Focus Group Meeting Materials

June 04, 2015
  Attached is the documentation provided to parents at the Lake Country Catchment Area Review Focus Group Meeting on June 2, 2015.  
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Budget Planning 2015/2016 Survey Results

May 13, 2015
The Central Okanagan School District recently conducted an online survey for planning for the 2015/2016 budget and for future years.  For the top priorities for each school and the District click here:  Survey Results​  
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Social and Emotional Skills and the Middle Years: ​An Evening with Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

April 30, 2015
  The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) will be visiting Kelowna on May 14 and 15, 2015. UBC researchers and staff will present workshops that will provide an in depth look at HELP's work exploring 'the differences that make a difference' in children's development.  The community is invited to learn more...
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Applications for International Student Homestays for 2015/2016

April 23, 2015
The International Education Department is seeking families to host short-term (5 months) or full year (10 months) international high school students.  Please see the attached for further information.​
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Dual Credit Information Meeting

March 06, 2015
  On Thursday, March 12, 2015 ​the Central Okanagan School District will be hosting a Dual Credit Information Evening commencing at 6:30 pm at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road.  Dual Credit Programs are available to students within the Central Okanagan School District schools, at Okanagan College and at the...
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Rutland Grade Configuration

January 30, 2015
  Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of Rutland Area Students dated January 29, 2015.  At the January 28th Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved the Superintendent's recommendation to implement the grade configuration change to Rutland area schools as per Board Motion 12P-089.  This decision will result in the...
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Westside Middle School French Immersion

January 27, 2015
  Attached is the staff presentation and parent survey from the Parent Information Meeting held at Ecole ​George Pringle Elementary School on Monday, January 26th.  The staff recommendations will be presented to the General Affairs Committee of the Board on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 4:00 pm at the School Board Office (1940 Underhill...
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Lake Country Catchment Area Feedback Email Link

January 16, 2015
  Please note the following is the correct email address for providing feedback regarding the Lake Country Catchment recommendations: ​planning.review@sd23.bc.ca ...
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Lake Country Catchment Area Review

January 16, 2015
Please click on the following for the presentation made at the Public Consultation Meeting held on Thursday, January 15, 2015.    
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Rutland Area Public Consultation Meeting Presentations re Timing of Grade Reconfiguration

November 19, 2014
​ Attached please find the presentation made at the Public Consultation Meetings held recently at Springvalley Middle School, Rutland Middle School and Rutland Senior Secondary School, regarding the timing of the grade reconfiguration in the Rutland area.  The complete Long-Term Facility Plan document can be found under the 'District Info' link...
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Summit 7 - Classroom Interventions for Vulnerable Readers: Preschool to Grade 3

November 12, 2014
  Summit 7 will be held in Kamloops at the Thompson Rivers University on February 20 and 21, 2015.  Please see attached for registration information. Summit 7 - Classroom Interventions for Vulnerable Reades Preschool to Grade 3.pdf
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Rutland Grade Configuration Public Consultation Dates and Times

November 07, 2014
  W e would like to extend an invitation to all parents of students attending Rutland area schools to participate in a public consultation meeting to provide input into the timing of grade configuration changes for elementary, middle and secondary schools in the Rutland area. Parents are welcome to attend one...
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Phase 2 of Survey - Lake Country Catchment Area Review

November 07, 2014
​The first phase of the online conversation is complete.  Hundreds of parents/community members completed the survey.  We are now moving to the STAR STEP of this Catchment Area Review process.  Even if you weren't able to participate in the first part of this process, you are invited to provide feedback in...
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Internet Safety Workshop for Parents

October 29, 2014
​ On November 5, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Central School Gym (1825 Richter Street), there will be a parent information session on how to keep yourself and your child safe while being online.  Merlyn Horton from the SafeOnline Education Society http://www.safeonlineoutreach.com/ will be presenting the...
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City of Kelowna and West Kelowna Trustee Candidates Forum

October 25, 2014
  A trustee candidate forum, co-sponsored by the Central Okanagan Teachers' Association and Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council, will be held as follows: Date:  Thursday, October 30, 2014 Time:  ​Doors Open at 6:15 - Forum 6:30 to 8:30 Location:  Kelowna Secondary School, Drama Room
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Family Life Parent Night

October 15, 2014
The Central Okanagan School District's Family Life team will be hosting a parent night on the evening of Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm in Room 2 at Hollywood Road Education Services (1040 Hollywood Road).  This will be an opportunity for parents to learn about the program and also be...
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Public Consultation Meeting and Information re: Lake Country Catchment Area Review

October 10, 2014
    A Public Consultation Meeting to share the feedback from the Lake Country Catchment Area Review, as well as to provide the preliminary staff recommendations, will be held as follows: Date:          Thursday, January 15, 2015 Time:          6:00 pm Location:     Ecole Peter Greer Elementary School Gym Additionally, parents of elementary students...
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School Opening Report - Part 2

October 09, 2014
  Attached is the School Opening Report - Part 2 presented by Superintendent Hugh Gloster to the Board of Education on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.​
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Trustee Candidate Information Meeting

October 08, 2014
Attached is the presentation made at the Trustee Candidate Information​ meeting held on October 7, 2014. Trustee Candidate Information Meeting 2014.pdf
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Canadian Student Leadership Conference - Slide Show

October 03, 2014
  The slide show for the conference has now been completed.  Slide Show
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Lake Country Catchment Area Review

September 30, 2014
Please find attached the PowerPoint presentation made by senior staff to the Oyama Traditional School Parent Advisory Council meeting on Monday, September 29th, 2014.
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Kelowna Art Gallery

September 29, 2014
​Please visit the following link for school tours offered by the Kelowna Art Gallery: Kelowna Art Gallery
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School Opening Report - Part 1

September 26, 2014
  Attached is the School Opening Report - Part 1 which was presented by Hugh Gloster, Superintendent of Schools, to the Board of Education at their public Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 24th.​ 2014-2015 School Opening Report 1.pdf
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Trustee Candidate Information Meeting

September 23, 2014
  The Central Okanagan School District will be hosting a Trustee Candidate Information Meeting for anyone interested in running in the upcoming election for School Trustee.  The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm in Room 2 at Hollywood Road Education Services, 1040 Hollywood Road, Kelowna....
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Opening Day for StrongStart Centres

September 22, 2014
  The opening day for Strongstart Centres will be Monday, September 29, 2014.
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CSLC 2014 - Sign Up to Volunteer

September 14, 2014
​ Be part of the inspiration at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference. Sign up to volun teer  Here​
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Practical Ideas to Help You Work With Your Children at Home

September 12, 2014
​ Thanks to Principal Veronica Dumontet (Ecole Belgo Elementary School) and Vice-Principal Tamalee Middleton (Ecole Glenmore Elementary School) for compiling these resources for students in both the regular and French Immersion Programs.
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Year End Message from Board Chairperson and Superintendent

June 27, 2014
Attached please find a Year End Message from Board Chairperson Moyra Baxter and Superintendent Hugh Gloster.
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Communication from the Board of Education

June 25, 2014
1.     ​Letter dated June 23, 2014 from the Board of Education to The Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education, and Jim Iker, President, British Columbia Teachers' Federation re teacher negotiations   2.     Letter dated June 20, 2014 to The Honourable Peter Fassbender re: Seismic/Capital Project Cost Sharing and Education Funding
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Report Cards

June 25, 2014
Please see the attached letter from the Superintendent of Schools outlining the report card and year-end procedures.
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Changes to Social Studies 11 and English 10 Exams

June 17, 2014
Superintendents in the Province were notified at the end of the day yesterday, June 23, 2014, that the Ministry was going to make adjustments to both exams as a result of challenges being faced during job action.  Please note the sections a student must complete and which sections will be struck...
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Strike Action to Continue Until Further Notice

June 16, 2014
As of the present time, we understand that there is still no settlement in the current labour dispute.  
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News Release from Ministry of Education for Parents

June 09, 2014
The Ministry of Education has issued a News Release for parents on the current labour dispute and the possibility of a full walk out on June 16th.  The News Release contains information to give parents greater clarity about what to expect and the potential impact on their children.​  Please visit http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/information-for-parents-on-the-bctf-strike.html to...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians re Teacher Job Action on Thursday, June 12th

June 06, 2014
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of all Central Okanagan School District students regarding the withdrawal of teaching services in the Central Okanagan School District on Thursday, June 12th.​
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Letter to Parents re Proposed Student Walkout on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June 03, 2014
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of all Central Okanagan School District students regarding the proposed student walkout on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.​
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Letter to Parents re Teacher Job Action on Monday, June 2nd

May 29, 2014
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of all Central Okanagan School District students regarding the withdrawal of teaching services in the Central Okanagan School District on Monday, June 2nd.​
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Information Circular from the Ministry of Education to Parents

May 26, 2014
Attached is an information circular that was distributed on May 26th, from the Ministry of Education to parents, regarding the current labour dispute.​
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Letter to Parents re Teacher Job Action

May 22, 2014
Attached is a letter to Parents/Guardians of all Central Okanagan School District students regarding the withdrawal of teaching services in the Central Okanagan School District on Tuesday, May 27th.​
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Central Okanagan - August Provincial Exams

April 30, 2014
  Central Okanagan School District will be hosting provincial exams on August 10 - 12 at Hollywood Road Education Services.​ This service is only available for students enrolled in School District No. 23.   Registration will close on Friday August 7th.   Important Links:​ Information on the exam schedule and eligibility Register for August...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians regarding Teacher Job Action

April 23, 2014
Please see the attached letter to Parents/Guardians of students in the Central Okanagan School District dated April 23, 2014 regarding Teacher Job Action.​
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Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) 2014

April 02, 2014
The future leaders of our communities, our Province and our nation will be gathering in the Central Okanagan School District on September 23 to 27, 2014 to attend the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) 2014.  The Central Okanagan School District is honored and excited to be co-hosting CSLC 2014 in partnership with the...
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University of British Columbia Okanagan - Aspire: Envisioning our Future

March 06, 2014
Over the next year, the University of British Columbia Okanagan is engaging in conversations about UBC Okanagan - what is its place and promise for UBC, the province and society?  What is their distinct contribution to a global, civil, sustainable society?  Your participation is valued and there are several ways you...
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Education Week Public Events - March 10 - 14, 2014

March 04, 2014
Please see the attached document for Education Week events that are open to the public during Education Week.​
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Registration Dates for the 2014/2015 School Year

November 28, 2013
​On November 27th, 2013, the Board of Education approved the following registration dates for the 2014/2015 school year:  Initial Registration Dates: February 3, 2014 to March 7, 2014 The closing date of Registrations in order to apply the Board's registration priorities is set as August 28, 2014.  
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Approved Westside Elementary School Catchment Area Map

November 15, 2013
Attached is a map of the approved Westside elementary school catchment areas for the 2014/2015 school year.​
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Westside Elementary School Catchment Recommendations

November 15, 2013
The staff recommendations for elementary school catchment areas for the 2014/15 school year are attached.  These recommendations will be debated by trustees at the Planning and Facilities Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th, at 6:00 pm at Mount Boucherie Secondary School.​  The Committee will make their own recommendations to the...
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Summit 4 - When Vulnerable Readers Thrive

October 16, 2013
​Please see the attached for further information. Date:  February 21 and 22, 2014  
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Glenrosa Middle French Immersion Consultation Meeting and Rose Valley, Shannon Lake and Mount Boucherie Catchment Review Meetings - Presentations

October 02, 2013
Please see the attached for the presentation made on October 15th at Glenrosa Middle School regarding French Immersion on the Westside. Also attached are the presentations made on September 30th at Rose Valley Elementary School, October 1st at Shannon Lake Elementary School and October 10th at Mount Boucherie Secondary School on...
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Westside Catchment Review Information

September 27, 2013
​The following link provides a variety of information pertaining to the Westside Catchment Review process, including an on-line survey.   Westside Catchment Review
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Westside Consultation Meeting Dates

September 13, 2013
To continue consultation with the Westside community on elementary school catchment areas and the future of French Immersion on the Westside, a series of consultation meetings have been scheduled:   1. Community Consultations for Mar Jok, Shannon Lake and Rose Valley Elementary Schools Rose Valley Elementary - Monday, September 30, 2013 -...
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Summer Registration Period

July 03, 2013
The Summer Registration Period is August 27, 28 and 29, 2013.  The hours for registration are as follows: Elementary Schools: 8:30 am to 11:30 am Middle and Secondary Schools:       August 27                  8:00 am to 3:00 pm       August 28 and 29      8:00 am to 1:00 pm   Please see attached for further registration...
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Future of Grade 7 Students in Okanagan Mission Area

June 27, 2013
​At the June 26th Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved the relocation of Grade 7 students from Chute Lake Elementary School, Anne McClymont Elementary School and Dorothea Walker Elementary School to Okanagan Mission Secondary School where an interim Grade 7-8 middle school program will be created, as of September,...
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Future of Grade 7 Students in Lake Country Area

June 27, 2013
At the June 26th Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education approved the relocation of Grade 7 students from Oyama Traditional School, Peter Greer Elementary School and Davidson Road Elementary School to George Elliot Secondary School where an interim Grade 7-8 middle school program will be created, as of September, 2014....
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Okanagan Mission Area Focus Group Meeting

May 24, 2013
​A meeting was held on Thursday, May 23rd at Okanagan Mission Secondary School for invited parent representatives from all area schools to continue the planning process to accommodate future increases in enrolment in the Mission.  Attached is the PowerPoint presentation from the May 23rd meeting.    Please provide feedback to Superintendent, Hugh...
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August Provincial Exam Registration

May 22, 2013
​ SD23 will be hosting provincial exams on August 12th - 14th at Hollywood Road Education Services. This service is only available for students enrolled in School District No. 23. 
Registration will close on Thursday August 8th.
IMPORTANT LINKS: Information on the exam schedule and eligibility  (scroll down to...
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Celebrate Early Learning Summer Institute for Teachers

May 21, 2013
​Date:  Monday, August 26, 2013 Time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Location: Pearson Road Elementary School Morning Keynote by: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl Registration Deadline: August 10, 2013 See attached for further information. Registration link is on the attached document.
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SUMMIT 3 - When Vulnerable Readers Thrive Dreams Come True

April 30, 2013
Summit 3 will be held in Vancouver on October 7th and 8th, 2013.  This Summit is dedicated to Clyde Hertzman's Legacy.  As Summits 1 and 2 were both full well before the deadline, early registration is encouraged.  Please see the attached for registration information. Summit 3 - When Vulnerable Readers Thrive...
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Lake Country Focus Group Meeting #2

April 19, 2013
A meeting was held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at George Elliot Secondary School for invited parents to continue the planning process to accommodate future increases in enrolment in the Lake Country area.​  Attached is the PowerPoint presentation from the April 18 meeting.
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Lake Country Focus Group Meeting

March 01, 2013
​A meeting was held on Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at George Elliot Secondary School for invited parents to start the planning process to accommodate future increases in enrolment in the Lake Counry area that are expected starting in September 2014.   Attached is the PowerPoint presentation from the February 28th meeting.  ...
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School District No. 23 Education Week Activities

February 28, 2013
Please see the attached document for a list of Education Week events which are open to the public.
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SUMMIT - When Vulnerable Readers Thrive Dreams Come True

February 06, 2013
​Keynote Speaker presentations from the Summit held on January 31, and February 1, 2013 in Kelowna are now available for viewing.           
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2013-2014 Budget Information

February 06, 2013
 In order to help make our budget plans for the upcoming year, we share our financial picture with you and provide you with an opportunity for input.   The deadline for submissions to be considered in the Superintendent's Recommendations Report is Friday, March 8, 2013 .   2013-2014 Budget Brochure.pdf...
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French Immersion Information Meetings

December 15, 2012
Westside :  Monday, January 21 at 6:00 pm at George Pringle Elementary Lake Country : Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 pm at Peter Greer Elementary Kelowna: Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm at Hollywood Road Education Centre   ​
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Information for Parents: Response to Connecticut School Tragedy

December 14, 2012
​Please see attached letter to Parents/Guardians from Hugh Gloster, Superintendent of Schools.
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2013-2014 Initial School Registration

December 03, 2012
2013-2014 Initial School Registration

(Including Kindergarten and Schools of Choice for K-12)
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SUMMIT for Early Literacy Leaders: Scholars and Practitioners

November 19, 2012
January 31, 2013 to February 1, 2013 Kelowna, B.C. SUMMIT When Vulnerable Readers Thrive.pdf
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Long-Term Facility Plan - Public Consultation Online Feedback

October 24, 2012
Click on the link above to access the feedback form for your area in regards to the District's proposed Long-Term Facility Plan.     Westside Feedback Okanagan Mission Feedback Central Kelowna Feedback Rutland Feedback Lake Country Feedback
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School District Long-Term Facility Plan

September 28, 2012
​School District No. 23 is in the process of updating the District’s Long-term Facility Plan. The Plan will be driven by educational program requirements, community and enrolment demographics, school operating capacities, as well as the current condition of facilities.

Presentation to Joint Planning and Facilities/Education and Student Services Committee Meeting -...
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Long-Term Facility Plan Public Consultation Meetings - October 2012

September 21, 2012
  Please click on link for Meeting Information and Presentations.             October 18, 2012 Mount Boucherie Secondary School 6:30 pm Westside Presentation - October 18, 2012.pdf   October 22, 2012 Hollywood Road Education Services - Room 1 6:30 pm   Central Kelowna, Okanagan Mission...

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French Immersion Consultation Survey - Multiple Entry Points

November 17, 2017


In addition to the existing early French Immersion entry point (in Kindergarten or Grade One) the Board of Education ​is considering providing a second or third entry point for families wishing to enter the program.  Click here to begin survey.  Please note:  If you exit the survey without clicking the "Finish" button...
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Changes to the New Curriculum Implementation Schedule for Grades 10-12

November 06, 2017
Attached please find a letter from the Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, outlining the changes to the implementation of the new curriculum for Grades 10 - 12. Letter to Parents from Ministry of Education re Changes to the New Curriculum Implementation Schedule for Grade 10-12.pdf ​
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World Teachers' Day - Letter to Central Okanagan Public School Teachers

October 05, 2017

In honour of World Teachers' Day, please see the attached letter from the Board Chairperson and Superintendent of Schools/CEO for the Central Okanagan Public Schools . World Teachers' Day Message 2017.pdf ...
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Message for Parents

October 03, 2017

Attached please find a letter distributed to parents of Central Okanagan Public School students regarding the recent tragedies in Edmonton and Las Vegas.
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School Opening Report - Part 2

September 28, 2017
​ Attached is the School Opening Report - Part 2 and PowerPoint presented by Superintendent of Schools/CEO Kevin Kaardal to the Board of Education on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. 
2017-2018 School Opening Report Part 2.pdf
2017 School Opening Report - Part 2 Presentation.pdf

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