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Innovate-ED 2018

June 16, 2018
​ The Innovate-ED Ed Tech Conference  is coming to Kelowna this October! Last year, 5 districts from across the Thompson-Okanagan (including SD23) came together to launch a first of its kind Ed Tech conference, for BC educators, by BC educators. To give you everything those other ed tech conferences have, but in our...
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August Provincial Exams

June 25, 2018
Students can now register for the August Provincial Rewrites.  Click here​ to register.

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Central Okanagan Family Hub

July 11, 2018
​The Central Okanagan Family Hub is open during the summer to provide support services to  all parents of students attending Central Okanagan Public Schools.  Click Here for the COFH Summer Schedule

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Trustee Elections 2018

July 13, 2018

The next general local elections will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018.   Also at this time will be the election of the Boards of Education within the Province.  The Central Okanagan Public Schools Board of Education consists of 7 elected trustees: 4 Trustees from the City of Kelowna; 1...
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StrongStart Centres

August 24, 2018

Central Okanagan StrongStart Centres will be opening to families on Monday, September 17th.  StrongStart Centres are school-based early learning programs for children birth to 5 years (or prior to Kindergarten entry) accompanied by a family member of caregiver.  This is a free drop in program.  Please see the attached brochure...
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Trustee Candidate Information Meeting 2018

August 29, 2018
On Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 6:30 pm at Hollywood Road Education Services - Room 2, a Trustee Candidate Information Meeting will be held for anyone interested in running in the upcoming election for School Trustee.
News Release - Trustee Candidate Information Meeting.pdf
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Name the New Middle School

September 10, 2018

Central Okanagan Public Schools is seeking suggestions from the community to name a new middle school in the Lake Country area.   The new middle school is set to open in 2021 with 600 new spaces for students in grades 6 to 8.  Click here to submit a name for this new...
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Foundation Skills Assessment

September 18, 2018
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The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students' academic skills in grades 4 and 7.  For further information visit:  Ministry of Education
Attached please find a letter dated September 17, 2018 to parents/guardians from the Superintendent of Schools/CEO Kevin Kaardal.
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Central Kelowna Family of Schools Community Forum

October 09, 2018

The central zone family of schools will be sharing their amazing work and their Learning Plans with the community on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:00 pm at Kelowna Secondary School.  See attached for further information.
Central Kelowna Family of Schools Community Forum.pdf
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Mission Schools Learning Forum

October 29, 2018
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The Mission zone family of schools will be sharing Classrooms of Today....Preparing Citizens for Tomorrow  with the community on Thursday, November 8,  2018, 6:00 pm at Okanagan Mission Secondary School.  See attached for further information.
Mission Zone Family of Schools Learning Forum.pdf
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Proposal - Urban Aboriginal Head Start Preschool

October 31, 2018
​ The Board of Education is currently considering a proposal from the Metis Community Services of BC to establish an Urban Aboriginal Head Start Preschool in the Rutland area.
Parents can learn more by clicking Aboriginal Headstart Proposal Information
The Board of Education is also inviting members of the public to provide their feedback through an...
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COPAC Parent Conference

November 04, 2018
​ On Saturday, November 24 at Hollywood Road Education Services, the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) will be hosting a Parent Conference which will include a full day of great speakers and information that will help parents create their best year ever in their school community.  Free breakfast, lunch and...
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2018-2022 Board of Education

November 09, 2018
The 2018-2022 Board of Education was officially inducted at a Swearing In Ceremony held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  The Central Okanagan Board of Education includes Moyra Baxter (Chairperson), Norah Bowman, Rolli Cacchioni (Vice-Chairperson term 2), Chantelle Desrosiers, Julia Fraser (Vice-Chairperson term 1), Amy Geistlinger and Lee-Ann Tiede)
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Dual Credit Information Night

November 23, 2018

Students and parents are invited to hear about exciting student Dual Credit Programs offered in the Central Okanagan Public Schools that allow access to post-secondary training while β€‹still in high school.  See attachment for further information. Dual Credit Information Night - November 29, 2018.pdf
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French Immersion Community Forum

January 18, 2019
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Parents interested in receiving further information on the French Immersion Program on the Westside are invited to attend a French Immersion Community Forum being held on Tuesday, January 22nd, 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Glenrosa Middle School.
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Westside French Immersion Program Options

January 23, 2019
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Please see the attached on the options for French Immersion on the Westside.   Please call the schools for more information and/or click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about French Immersion.
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Enrollment for September 2019

January 28, 2019
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Enrollment  applications for September 2019 can be submitted  on February  4, 2019 at 7:00 am. 
https://enrollment.sd23.bc.ca/
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Budget Presentation - February 4, 2019

January 29, 2019
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The public presentation explaining how the District's budget is established took place in conjunction with the Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council (COPAC) meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019 .    Attached is the Budget Planning Presentation made at the meeting.
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Early Learning For Families (ELFF)

January 30, 2019
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Please see the attached for information on the Early Learning For Families (ELFF) program, as well as the schedule of dates for school events.
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Input for School Calendar 2019-2020

February 04, 2019
​ The community is invited to review the proposed calendar for the 2019-2020 school year (attached) and to provide input to the proposal by completing a very brief survey. Click Here for Survey.  The deadline date is Thursday, February 28, 2019. 
Calendar Proposal Letter to Parents 2019.pdf
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Budget Input

February 04, 2019
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As we  begin to develop and project the preliminary 2019-2020 budget, Central Okanagan Public Schools would like to gather feedback from partner groups and the community regarding the upcoming school year. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. This input is important to help make recommendations to the Board...
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Presentation - H.S. Grenda Middle

February 11, 2019
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You are invited to a community presentation of the new H.S. Grenda Middle School on Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, at George Elliot Secondary School.
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2019-2020 Budget Input

February 26, 2019
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Central Okanagan Public Schools would like to gather input from partner groups and the community on the 2019/2020 budget.   We would ask that you complete a  survey which will help make recommendations to the Board of Education to finalize the School District budget for 2019-2020.

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School bus registration open

March 12, 2019

​School bus registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. Please see the attached instructions for registration.
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School Calendar for 2019-2020

March 14, 2019
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On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the Board of Education approved the School Calendar for the 2019/2020 School Year.  Click here for the Local School Calendar.
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H.S. Grenda Fly-through

April 01, 2019
​Take a virtual tour of the new H.S. Grenda Middle School in Lake Country: H.S. Grenda Fly-through
 
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Board Approved Budget Recommendations

April 25, 2019
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Attached please find the Superintendent of Schools/CEO 2019/2020 Budget Recommendations which were approved by the Board of Education at their Public Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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Parent Gang Information Sessions

May 08, 2019
There will be a parent information session on May 22nd to help parents understand how they can help prevent their child from getting involved in gang activity.  The session will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Road Education Centre (1040 Hollywood Road South).
Gang Reduction through Informed Practice (GRIP) aims...
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Letter to Parents re Vaping

May 14, 2019
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Attached please find a letter from the Superintendent of Schools/CEO to all Parents/Guardians in the Central Okanagan Public Schools regarding vaping.
Letter to Parents - Vaping.pdf
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Graduation

May 14, 2019
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Letter to parents of graduating students regarding the safety of your child at non-sanctioned graduation activities.
Grad Activities Letter to Parents - May 2019.pdf
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Information Night - Female Trades Sampler Program

May 23, 2019
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Trades Building (T) - Okanagan College (free parking on campus - see attached map)
Central Okanagan Public Schools and Okanagan College are partnering together to deliver a trades exploration program to assist students in their career exploration while learning valuable construction and...
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Innovate-ED Conference

May 31, 2019
The Innovate-ED Conference is coming to Penticton!

Last year, we once again partnered with four other Thompson-Okanagan School Districts to host the second annual Innovate-ED Conference at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. Over 600 educators from across the Okanagan and beyond attended, and we continue to hear incredible feedback on the...
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Provincial Exams on August 8-9

June 10, 2019
All exams are electronic and to be written at Hollywood Educational Services, 1040 Hollywood Road South
Please note students must pre-register with the required information: Current email address Ministry of Education Number (PEN) Pre-register here: https://sd23survey.sd23.bc.ca/Survey.aspx?s=07b91836451a4bb6b0cf139899a772cd
On the day of the examination, students must come in 30 minutes prior to the examination with photo...
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Reconcili-ACTION in Early Learning: August 26

June 25, 2019
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Registration deadline: August 20, 2019. Have you ever asked yourself what does Truth & Reconciliation mean to me...and the families I work with? How can I show up in culturally safe and supportive ways for children and their families? Please join us for this participatory event with Kelly Terbasket and...
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Attention: Kindergarten Parents

July 15, 2019
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Attached is a transition document prepared for parents of Kindergarten students - "I'm Ready! Kindergarten Here I Come".

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Transportation - Parent Info

August 29, 2019
​ Attached please find two information items presented at the September 11, 2019 Public Board Meeting regarding Transportation. Information Item - Transportation Services Department Update.pdf Information Item - Transportation Update - Communication and Status.pdf
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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2019
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Open the discussion on suicide prevention and good mental health:  NR_WorldSuicidePreventionDay.pdf
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