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:
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:
All comments will be considered prior to the Board of Education making a decision on the proposed boundary revisions on December 11, 2019.
Please join us at one of our parent information evenings specifically for kindergarten families. At these sessions we will provide information on how and when to register, as well as program options including French Immersion and Montessori.
October 15 - McNeely Elementary - 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. October 16 - Anderson Elementary - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. October 22 - Byng Elementary - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. October 24 – Spulukwuks Elementary - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Kindergarten evening for parents of students with special needs:
November 13 – Brighouse Elementary Library - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
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.
Scott Robinson Superintendent of Schools
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!