The Richmond School District is pleased to announce the release of a revised draft Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP). The revised draft LRFP includes various updates and additions based on public feedback that was gathered through the website, survey, and the public open house.
Revised Draft Long Range Facilities Plan:http://bit.ly/2LVCuoX
Table of Updates - Revised Draft Long Range Facilities Plan:http://bit.ly/2M0dJs0
The District continues to encourage the public to submit feedback through the Long Range Facilities Plan Public Consultation website, attend upcoming open houses and complete the latest online survey to ensure that their input is incorporated into the final LRFP.
Open House 2Saturday, May 25, 2019Brighouse Elementary11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Open House 3Saturday, June 1, 2019William Bridge Elementary11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In addition, Survey 3 is now open for feedback. Please take a moment to complete the survey and let the District know what is important to you. The survey will be open from May 21, 2019 – June 3, 2019.
A Special Public Meeting of the Board of Education will be held to consider approval of the District's Long Range Facilities Plan. The details of this special public meeting are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019Time: 7 p.m.Location: Boardroom, Administration Offices, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond
The agenda for this meeting will be made available by noon on Friday, June 21, 2019.
Over the past several months, the Richmond School District has undertaken a significant consultation process with stakeholders, staff and parent advisory groups to develop a set of elementary schedules that is consistent across the District. As a result, the District will be making adjustments to the schedules of all elementary schools starting September 2019.
The following schedule will be in place at all elementary schedules starting September 2019:
The benefits of making these changes include, but are not limited to, the District's ability to provide sufficient time within the lunch break for physical activity and nutrition; increase the accessibility of student support services; provide equity for all members of our educational community; increase opportunities for the effective assignment of staff; increase the ability to support schools when assigned staff are away; and support community partners in their ability to provide daycare and after school programming.
Elementary Principals will be communicating the 2019/20 school schedule to their school communities on Thursday May 9th.
Thank you for your understanding as we implement these changes.
10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 209 made the provincial finals, including 11 students from Richmond in this year's pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d'art oratoire.
"Concours is an outstanding showcase and celebration of excellence in French language education," said Greer Cummings, President of Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon.
"Through participation in Concours, students develop their public speaking and relationship building skills in French, and ultimately the confidence to express their ideas clearly. These capacities are highly valued in today's global society, making these students more adaptable and employable in a dynamic and competitive landscape. As effective communicators, these students will become the leaders of tomorrow. We are so proud of all our Concours participants. Bravo à vous toutes et tous pour votre belle participation!"
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.