June 23, 2020
Update: Rentals of District Facilities
To help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission and ensure the health, safety and wellness of staff, students and others using Vancouver School District facilities, rentals are cancelled until August 31, 2020. Refunds will be issued for previously booked rentals. Exceptions will be made for camps for children and youth 5-12 years that ran in our facilities over the summer last year. VSB will not be accepting rentals at this time from groups other than 5-12 children’s camps, nor from groups that have not rented our facilities in the past.
Organized competitive play on our sports fields will not be permitted at this time. Consistent with the recent Provincial order, the VSB will be opening field rentals starting July 1 to 72 provincial and local sport organizations registered with viaSport specifically for skills practice, and not games. Organizations will be required to follow PHO guidelines, their sport organization’s return to sport guidelines and must file back to play safety plans.
Existing child care and essential services rentals will continue to be considered in accordance with public health guidelines.
School grounds, courts and play structures are available for casual use by the members of the community outside of school hours. People who use the grounds, courts and play structures are encouraged to follow public health and safety measures including washing or sanitizing hands before and after use, as well as practicing physical distancing with people who are not members of the same household. Members of the community are reminded that school property is for the exclusive use of schools during school hours.
May 28, 2020
Update: Re-opening of playgrounds
May 8, 2020
Tennis courts to open
April 16, 2020
Update: Sports Fields Closed
The Vancouver School Board supports the use of schools by non-profit, community and commercial groups provided it does not impact the delivery of Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs. Schools and other district programs have first priority in the use of facilities.
Rental rates for all school facilities and grounds is established by the district and includes full cost-recovery of long and short term capital and operating costs.
District facilities available for rental include:
- Multipurpose rooms
- Specialty rooms (i.e. libraries, music rooms)
- School parking lots
- Playing fields
School facilities are typically available after 5:00 pm on school days and on weekends. There is an additional fee for custodial services on weekends and outside regular custodial hours on weekdays.
All requests to book facilities in the district are handled through the Rentals Department. Please complete and submit an application forms by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A rental contract will be provided upon approval. Please note that rental bookings are only arranged for the current school year.
Current rental rates are available here. All bookings are subject to the district's minimum insurance requirements.
For rental inquiries, please contact the Rentals Department at 604.713.5088 or by email at email@example.com. Our hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on statutory holidays.