Parent Resources

Here are a few links to resources we've developed for parents on our website:

Back to school factsheets

The Ministry of Education has prepared some back to school factsheets to help prepare students for the school year.

Mental Health and Your Child

Doctors of BC has released a policy paper entitled Reaching Out: Supporting Youth Mental Health in British Columbia and also launched a new website OpenMindBC.ca. 

Emergency Contacts

School counsellors are available to help students who are dealing with difficulties in school or at home. However, if urgent help is needed after school hours you may contact these emergency numbers for help.

How to solve a concern at school

Most concerns at schools can be solved through meeting with teachers and if necessary principals and vice-principals at school. Learn the process that parents/guardians should follow in solving a concern at school.\

Resources for Newcomers

The District Reception and Placement Centre has numerous multilingual publications and videos available for students and parents to view and download.

Parent Information brochures

The VSB and the team at the District Reception and Placement Centre have compiled a number of brochures to assist parents with some general questions they may have about BC schools.

Getting to school safely

Online Safety for your child

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has issued a Cybertip.ca Alert for parents as well as a tip sheet on how parents can talk to youth about online extortion. You can read the alert here. You can review a tip sheet for parents here. 

We also encourage all parents to sign-up for Cybertip.ca alerts to receive information on concerning technology trends as they emerge.  Click here to sign-up: https://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/signup