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Parent and Community Information

Richmond District Parents Association (RDPA)

The Richmond District Parents Association (RDPA) is the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) for School District #38 (Richmond) and one of the stakeholder (partner) organizations in our district. General meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Tuesday of each month in the Boardroom of the School Board Offices and all parents are welcome to attend.  Minutes of their meetings, monthly newsletters, resources for Parent Advisory Councils and lots of Tips for Parents can be found on their website at
School Planning Councils (SPC)
Find out about what School Planning Councils by reading this handbook.

Learning Matters: A Guide For Parents
Educating a child is big challenge and, as parents, we need strong support to meet that challenge.  Through a joint effort of Richmond School District parents, teachers, counsellors, and administrators, Learning Matters was created to uphold your efforts as parents in guiding your child's schooling.

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS)
Settlement Services assist immigrants, refugees and other eligible clients with immediate needs for settling in Canada or with ongoing integration into Canadian society.  Visit their website for more information.

Transition Planning and Resource Guide For Youth With Special Needs and Their Families
This transition guide was developed to better support families and youth who have special needs in their transition from high school to adult life. The guide was adapted from the Ministry of Children and Family Development document, Your Future Now: A Transition Planning and Resource Guide for Youth with Special Needs and Their Families (MCFD, 2005).

Adaptations were made to bring this guide up to date and meet the needs of Richmond Families.

This guide has been developed so it can be jointly worked on at home and school. Once complete, you can choose to share the information gathered in the workbook section of the guide as well as the information from your child’s school with the people or agencies that are involved in your child’s transition.

We hope you find the guide helpful.

We would like to acknowledge the following  agencies and programs for their input:
  • Community Living B.C.
  • School District #38 (Richmond)
  • Delta School District – Special Needs

Health and Safety

The Richmond School District updated its emergency procedures in the 2014/15 school year by implementing a new Lockdown Protocol for all 48 district schools and administrative buildings. This comprehensive review was undertaken as part of an ongoing effort to provide safe learning environments for our students and staff.

School staff and students are now familiarized with the new Lockdown Protocol procedures, dealing with both in-school and neighbourhood emergency situations, through school wide drills.  The Richmond School District will continue to work in collaboration with the Richmond RCMP and the City of Richmond Fire Rescue Department to ensure that our Lockdown Protocol procedures are in-line with those of our emergency responders.

In the case of a school lockdown, updates on the District website and social media platforms will be provided as soon as possible, however,  the first priority is to attend to the safety of the students.

Children Health and Safety
Working Together to Keep Our Children Safe

Chinese Translated Versions
Children and Technology Use
Dealing With Grief
Traffic Safety Links

Application Form for Distributing Information to Schools
If you wish to distribute materials in Richmond schools, you must first submit your request to the School District by completing the application form below.

Application Form: Permission To Distribute Information In Schools

Disclaimer: Some of the websites above are not owned and managed the Richmond Board of Education and are provided to you as a courtesy.  Using these links will let you leave the Richmond School District website. These linked sites are not under the control of Richmond Board of Education and Richmond Board of Education shall not be responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.

Richmond School District (SD38)
7811 Granville Avenue
Richmond BC
V6Y 3E3
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School District No 38 (Richmond)
Phone: 604.668.6000