VSB School Operation Overview Calendar
2021-2022 School Calendar
Secondary Schedule for 2021-22
In the 2021-2022 school year we are implementing a new semester schedule. The new schedule is designed to better meet the needs of learners and is based on feedback received last year from students, families, teachers and school-based and District staff.
Semester 1 September 8, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Semester 2 February 1 - June 29, 2022
Students will take four courses from September to January and another four courses from February to June. The adoption of the semester model will see a standard timetable and bell schedule across all secondary schools. School will begin at 8:40 a.m. and finish at 3:06 p.m. This schedule is consistent across all secondary schools in the District and meets the instructional hours set out in the BC School Act.
The new timetable also includes two 50-minute periods of flexible instructional time per week. This is instructional time designed to support students’ personalized learning. The intent is to build-in flexibility and choice within a student’s schedule that allows them to determine how, when and where their learning takes place, to access extra help from teachers, collaborate with peers and pursue other learning activities. During this time, all staff will be on site and students will be supported in determining how to use this flexible instructional time.
To find out more about this schedule change, visit the District's website.