The Richmond School District is pleased to announce the release of a preliminary draft Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP). The fundamental premise of a LRFP is to provide a mechanism for districts to demonstrate they are managing their facilities in an effective, economic and efficient way in support of their educational goals. The LRFP places the need for capital projects in a district-wide context and becomes the basis for submission of capital project requests by the district and for investment decisions by the Ministry.
Work on the draft LRFP began in earnest in May 2018 with a review of the District's physical assets (lands and buildings), school boundaries and program locations. The process has included the gathering and analysis of data, developing and testing strategies and gathering feedback from numerous workshops so that strategic directions could be established.
A public engagement website was launched on February 19, 2019 to ensure that the Richmond community understands the concepts, issues and proposals related to facilities planning. The website delivers multiple opportunities to provide input into the plan and is currently hosting a survey to gather input on key considerations. An open house has also been scheduled for April 4, 2019 at MacNeill Secondary to offer the public an opportunity to speak to staff and trustees and learn more about the plan.
The preliminary draft LRFP includes a series of proposals that directly impact the future use of district facilities. The public is encouraged to visit the Long Range Facilities Plan Public Consultation website, attend upcoming open houses and complete the online surveys to ensure that their input is incorporated into the final LFRP.
Preliminary Draft Long Range Facilities Plan: http://bit.ly/2F3m2wv
Long Range Facilties Plan Public Consultation Website: http://bit.ly/2HyzPxL
Feed-U-Cate 38 – Nutrition for Learning is a Richmond School District #38 program that was established in Fall 2012 by a committee of students and staff and its goal is to educate the community about schools' food programs as well as to invite community donations to support these breakfast, lunch and snack programs for elementary and secondary students in need.
We are grateful to individuals, school groups, school PACs, and community organizations for their generous donations to Feed-U-Cate 38 over the past years. All donated funds are allocated towards food purchases. All schools have expressed their appreciation for the financial support they have received from Feed-U-Cate 38. The annual report to the Board about Feed-U-Cate 38 is found on the School District website.
The Richmond School District acknowledges that "it takes a village to raise all our children," and as such continues to seek ways to collaborate with community partners to help lessen the negative impact of child poverty in schools and the community.
If you would like to discuss Feed-U-Cate 38 or would like to make a donation, please contact Wendy Lim, Assistant Superintendent firstname.lastname@example.org or Larry Antrim, District Administrator email@example.com or Colleen Litz, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
The Richmond School District and the City of Richmond are collaborating to promote February as ERASE Bullying Month and we are inviting everyone to wear something pink on February 28th. Our collective goal is to ensure that Richmond is a respectful, safe, caring and connected community that values individual differences.
This year's ERASE Bullying winning poster is copied below and was designed by Kealsha Wong, a grade 11 R.C. Palmer student. Kealsha has a passion for helping others and beleives that we can all contribute to making a connected community. "Support is important to everyone in the community and connection means being there for others.” Kealsha enjoys the creative process, and while her future goals are to go to University to study sciences or business, she says that art is a lifelong pastime that helps her manage stress.
On Wednesday, April 18th, thousands of schools and students across the country will be participating in TWOKAM/Talk With Our Kids about Money Day. To celebrate, the Richmond School District and the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education [CFEE] will be hosting a finale event to celebrate TWOKAM Day. We have invited Paul Lermitte, author of three Financial Literacy Books for youth [www.Paullermitte.com], to share valuable life lessons from his experiences in working with families and their financial matters.
Join us to Celebrate "Talk with Our Kids About Money Day"!
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Students in Grades 6 – 12 AND their Parents
6:30pm - 8:00 pm
Brighouse Elementary School, 6800 Azure Road, Richmond, BC
Please RSVP before 3pm Friday April 13th, 2018 at SD38 FINALE EVENT RSVP to reserve your seat(s) for this event!
The BC Green Games supports BC teachers and promotes place-based environmental education. This project-style, inquiry-based program is a 21st century learning opportunity in scientific exploration, storytelling, media arts and advocacy. This year, Ferris Elementary and Richmond Secondary were both awarded Green Grants of $1000. To learn more about their projects please visit the links below.
W D Ferris Elementary - E(co)volution: Environmental Growth @W.D. Ferris Elementary
Richmond Secondary - E-Waste Collection Week!