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News, Links and Resources

Attached please find the first Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) Newsletter.

Community Advisory Committee for the Temporary Modular Housing.

Are you looking to discuss any concerns about the Temporary Modular Housing? Feel free to send an email to:

Beware - S-Trips Not Endorsed by VSB

The Vancouver School District would like parents to know that S-Trips are not supported or sponsored by the district or secondary schools. The S-Trip company offers grad events and recreational trips during spring and summer school breaks, as well as weekend trips to ski resorts. These are not school-sanctioned grad events or field studies and school and VSB staff are not involved in these trips.

The company recruits volunteer students from secondary schools to help with the advertising of these programs to other members of the student body. This advertising is done through social media tools widely used by students, such as Facebook and Twitter. The school district will not permit this company to advertise or meet with students on school property. The Vancouver School District has a comprehensive policy for school sponsored field trips and studies, which include clear expectations for student safety, responsibility and supervision. We encourage parents to carefully review the guidelines for student supervision and safety of any trips in which their youth are participating.

Links and Resources

The Churchill Secondary Chapter of Partners for Inclusive Education (PIE)

Churchill Secondary is pleased to welcome the first high school chapter of the Vancouver based network “Partners for Inclusive Education” (PIE)! PIE is a parent support group that promotes the implementation of inclusive education at our school. Inclusion describes the principle that all students are entitled to equitable access to learning, achievement and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of their education (Special Education Services. A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines. April 2016). Inclusion recognizes that some children and teens are vulnerable and that it requires teamwork from parents and schools to maximize "wrap-around support" and to recognize the value of celebrating differences that make our children individuals. PIE will offer an opportunity for parents to share ideas, learn, grow, and show support within the school community and strives for open collaboration and communication on topics related to inclusive education.

Everyone is welcome and school staff is encouraged to attend. Members are usually parents of students with special learning needs and/or mental health issues who have experience or need assistance in navigating the resources available to schools and parents. PIE welcomes parents who want to promote anti-bullying, anti-racism and tolerance of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LBGT) students.  Every person - regardless of their challenges - is important, should participate, and contributes something unique and valuable to our school community. The group will meet a few evenings per semester at the school throughout the school year. Everyone is welcome to attend all PIE events and join the conversation. To receive the reminders and updates, you can join the e-mailing list by sending a message to:

Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)

The Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) is a collection of parents (elected by PACs) working with the common goal of supporting education for all the children of Vancouver School District (SD#39).

The purpose of DPAC is to: 

  • Support Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) at the school level and to encourage them to share their parents views at the district and provincial levels. 
  • Represent the views of city parents to the Vancouver Board of Education through participation on school board standing and advisory committees. 
  • Advocate for Vancouver parent concerns at the provincial level through representation to the British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC), Vancouver Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), and the Ministry of Education (MOE).

BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC)

The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) is a charitable organization registered under the Society Act of BC and is committed to enhancing the parental voice in public education in BC.

The purpose of BCCPAC is to:

  • Advance the public school education and well-being of children in the province of BC.
  • Carry on activities to promote and enhance meaningful parent participation in an advisory role at the school, school district and provincial levels.

School Aged Children and Youth (SACY)

SACY engages Vancouver parents, teachers, students, administrators and the greater community in a process to strengthen school-based alcohol and drug prevention and early-intervention programs and policies.

Safe Online Outreach Society (SOLOS)

SOLOS promotes the safe and responsible use of all forms of digital communications and social media through education that is research-based and pro-technology.

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