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Leadership Management Day of Recognition - December 5, 2019

On December 5, 2019, the Richmond School District celebrates the significant contributions of our leadership and management staff. In Richmond, this includes principals, vice-principals, district educational administrators and management and professional staff.

This is a day to reflect on the positive impact that these individuals have throughout the district on a daily basis. Whether it is through providing caring and inspirational leadership to their school communities or offering skilled management support and expertise, our educational leaders and district managers work tirelessly, often behind the scenes, to make sure those they support can focus on our core mandate – the success of our students. Without their tireless contributions and dedication to their staff and our students, the district could not function. I encourage you to take the time today to demonstrate your appreciation to these individuals.

On behalf of the executive staff and the Board of Education, I would like to thank all members of our leadership management team who contribute to making the Richmond School District the best place to learn and lead.

Sincerely,

Scott Robinson
Superintendent of Schools

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Information Night

​There will be an information session for the 2020-2021 I.B. Diploma Programme on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Richmond Secondary School Theatre. This session is open to interested students and parents currently in Grade 10.

  • Are you a capable, resilient and thoughtful Grade 10 student interested in deepening your understanding and skills in a diverse but connected program of studies over your final two years of high school?
  • Are you a curious, open-minded person genuinely interested in learning?
  • Would you enjoy developing your research, thinking and collaborative skills alongside other dedicated students in a challenging program?
  • Are you interested in achieving a diploma recognized around the world,
  • including top university admissions offices?
Come to the I.B. Diploma Programme Information Evening.



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Richmond students have fun, and stay fit with three new playgrounds

Students at three Richmond elementary schools are benefiting from new playgrounds that encourage active learning and healthy lifestyles.

Made possible through the Playground Equipment Program (PEP), Blundell, Grauer and Kidd elementary schools received $90,000 investments as part of the Province’s commitment to update aging infrastructure in B.C. schools to provide safe learning environments that set children up for success.

“I’m proud that we invested in playgrounds so children in Richmond, and every corner of the province, can have access to the outdoors on safe and modern playground equipment,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “By investing in new playgrounds, we are relieving fundraising pressures on parents and also improving the learning environment for young students because physical activity is proven to help students stay mentally alert.”

Playgrounds promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, encourage children to share, develop conflict resolution skills and overcome challenges, and help students learn more effectively in the classroom. Playing outdoors is proven to reduce anxiety in children, improve focus and enhance students’ attention spans.

“The board of education is pleased with the Province’s commitment to improving school playgrounds in the Richmond School District,” said Ken Hamaguchi, board chair, Richmond School District. “Playgrounds bring communities together and provide opportunities for outdoor play and learning. These beautiful play spaces will undoubtedly serve the Grauer, Kidd and Blundell communities for years to come. We would like to thank and commend everyone who played a role in making these playgrounds possible.”

The Playground Equipment Program was launched in 2018. Since then, government has invested $10 million to provide 101 new playgrounds to schools throughout the province for more than 25,000 children to enjoy. Every school district has now received at least one new playground. The program provides access to communities that don’t have the fundraising capacity to buy the playground equipment students need.

“We are extremely pleased to have a brand new accessible playground at Grauer Elementary,” said Dionne McFie, president, Richmond District Parent Advisory Council. “The playground is a magnificent learning environment where students use their imaginations to create experiences that build lifelong friendships. I applaud the Grauer Elementary School community, the Richmond School District, and the Province of British Columbia for their commitment to creating an inclusive space where each student has the opportunity to learn, grow and play.”

School districts in B.C. have the opportunity to apply for the funding by sending a list of priorities in their capital plan submissions in June of each year. Playgrounds are funded based on greatest need. Priority is given to schools where there is no playground, then to schools where the existing playground is aging. School districts that did not receive funding this year may receive funding next year if they re-apply.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019EDUC0124-002180

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Proposed School Boundary Revisions Public Consultation

The Richmond School District's Board of Education gathered valuable information from the public during its consultation on the Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) from February – June 2019. Subsequent to the approval of the LRFP, district staff reviewed all school catchments and identified opportunities to align boundaries, reduce the number of major road crossings, and develop options to reduce the number of split-feeder elementary schools.

The District is now beginning the next phase of facilities planning. It is important to note that families that have a child currently attending a school with a proposed school boundary revision will:

  • not be affected by the boundary revision,
  • have the choice to remain at the school in their current catchment or transfer to a school in their newly proposed catchment,
  • have the choice to enrol any siblings in their current catchment or their newly proposed catchment.

Who is affected?

As of September 2020, all new students living in an adjusted catchment area will be part of the newly formed catchment.

If you have any feedback, please respond by November 15, 2019 by providing your comments on the Let's Talk website (https://www.letstalksd38.ca/proposed-school-boundary-revisions) or by submitting written feedback to your school. The Board of Education is committed to a robust consultation process and will:

  • Authentically engage in an inclusive and meaningful way;
  • be accountable to maintain and grow our relationships in an honest, transparent, and responsible way;
  • and listen in order to make decisions that are best for our students.

All comments will be considered prior to the Board of Education making a decision on the proposed boundary revisions on December 11, 2019.

学区通告

20192月至6月期间关于长远设施规划(Long Range Facilities Plan, LRFP)的公众咨询为列治文学区的教育委员会提供了极为有价值的信息。在长远设施规划经批准之后,学区工作人员审阅了所有学校的校区分界,确认了有关校区边界划分、减少主要道路交通口数量,并发展方案用以减少多选生源小学的数量。

20191021日起,列治文学区将开始下一阶段的设施规划。如果您所在的校区分界将面临任何改动, 您所在的学校校长将会与您沟通。值得特别注意的是,如果您家中的孩子目前就读的学校将会面临校区分界改动,你的家庭将:

  • 不受校区边界改动的影响,
  • 可以选择按照目前的校区分界升学, 或按照新校区分界申请转学去新校区内的学校,
  • 可以选择按照目前的校区分界注册任何兄弟姐们入学,或按照新校区分界注册入学新的校区。


谁会受到影响?

20209月起,居住在新校区分界的所有 新生 入学申请, 将按照新校区分界分配入学。

如果您有任何回馈,请于20191115日之前在Let’s Talk网站上留下您的评论,或向您的学校提交书面回馈意见,学务委员会致力于创建一个健全的咨询流程,并将:

  • 真正地以开放包容,积极有意义的方式进行意见征询;
  • 全力打造诚实、透明、负责的相互关系;
  • 倾听意见,为学生做出最佳决策。

学务委员会将在20191211日作出决议以前, 考虑所有收获的建议。


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World Teacher's Day - October 5, 2019

On October 5, 2019, the Richmond School District recognizes and celebrates the significant contributions that teachers make to public education and the lives of their students. This is a day to reflect on the enormous impact that teachers have in defining the classroom experience and to show gratitude to those who have affected you in some way as a student - even years ago.

Teachers play a fundamental role in our success both as individuals and as a society and we are so fortunate in Richmond to have such a dedicated, committed and professional community of teachers in our classrooms.  I encourage you to take the time today to express your appreciation to the educators around you, letting them know the impact they have had on you and your life. 

In 2019, World Teachers' Day will celebrate teachers with the theme, "Young Teachers: The future of the Profession." The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, to take stock of achievements, and to address some of the issues central for attracting and keeping the brightest minds and young talents in the profession. Teaching continues to be a very challenging role and it is critical that we all take the time to demonstrate our support for those who come to work each day ready and willing to give their best to our children.

On behalf of the executive staff and the Board of Education, I would like to thank all teachers who contribute to making the Richmond School District the best place to learn and lead.

Sincerely,

Scott Robinson
Superintendent of Schools


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