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Tomsett Elementary to Receive Seismic Upgrade and Expansion

June 24, 2019
More classrooms and a seismically safer school will give F.A. Tomsett Elementary students a better learning experience by 2022. “We are continuing to accelerate seismic safety projects in Richmond at a record pace, so more students can be in a safer school as soon as possible,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of...
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​June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2019
This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.
Although these groups share many similarities, they each have...
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LRFP Update - Final Draft LRFP, Executive Summary and Table of Updates for June 2019

June 18, 2019
The Richmond School District is pleased to announce the release of a final draft Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP). The final draft LRFP includes various updates and additions based on public feedback that was gathered through the website, survey, and the public open houses.
Final Draft LRFP June 2019 including Executive Summary
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2018 Carbon Neutral Action Report

June 17, 2019
The Richmond School District Carbon Neutral Action Report for the period January 1 st , 2018 to December 31 st , 2018 summarizes the District's emissions profile, the total offsets to reach net-zero emissions, the actions taken in 2018 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the District's plans to continue reducing emissions in...
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Long Range Facilities Plan Open House - Saturday, June 1

May 31, 2019
​An open house for the Long Range Facilities Plan will take tomorrow, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Bridge Elementary from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Board of Education, as well as District staff, will be in attendance to discuss the LRFP and answer questions.


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Premier’s Statement on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia

May 31, 2019
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement recognizing the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: “On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and every day, we stand with LGBTQ2S+ people against stigma, violence and discrimination. “No one should ever live in fear because of who they are or...
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RichCity Idol 2019 - May 29

May 28, 2019
The Richmond School District is excited to invite you to RichCity Idol 201 9 ! RichCity Idol is back for its Sweet 16th! This annual singing competition features the top singers from each of the ten secondary schools in Richmond. Come out and cheer for your Idol at this year's showcase...
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LRFP Update: Revised Draft, Public Open Houses and Survey

May 21, 2019
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...
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Special Public Meeting of the Board of Education - June 26, 2019

May 18, 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, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Boardroom, Administration Offices, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond
The agenda for this meeting is available...
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Update on Elementary School Schedules Effective September 2019

May 09, 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...
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Richmond Students Win Top Awards at Provincial French Public Speaking Competition

May 09, 2019
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 &...
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Mental Health Week - Building Resilience in Kids

May 01, 2019
​Join us on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Ralph Fisher Auditorium for a free film and panel discussion on Building Resilience in Kids.



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LRFP Survey 2 - Summary of Results

April 26, 2019
A summary of results for the second Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) survey is now available on the Let's Talk website at http://bit.ly/2XJzKMx. The survey ran from March 8 to April 8, 2019. During this time, there were 1,800 visits to the website, 391 document downloads and 229 completed surveys.

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Day of Mourning - April 28, 2019

April 25, 2019
​ ​ Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, let’s renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces....
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$12.8 million in funding announced for Manoah Steves Elementary

April 24, 2019
​The Ministry of Education has announced $12.8 million in funding for seismic upgrades and a partial replacement to Manoah Steves Elementary.    The project will replace the oldest section of the school — the administrative offices and main entrance — and upgrade the classrooms and gymnasium, making the entire school safe...
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LRFP Open House Dates Announced

April 17, 2019
Two additional open houses have been scheduled for the Long Range Facilities Plan public consultation process. Open House 2
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Brighouse Elementary
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Open House 3
Saturday, June 1, 2019
William Bridge Elementary
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The fundamental premise of a Long Range Facilities Plan is...
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LRFP Open House Presentation Boards Available Online

April 05, 2019
​ The presentation boards from the Long Range Facilities Plan open house on April 4, 2019, at MacNeill Secondary, are now available on the Let's Talk website in the document library. The District encourages the public to review the presentation boards and provide input by taking the online survey or submitting a comment. The...
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Budget Feedback 2019

April 03, 2019
The Richmond School District is committed to engaging the community as we prepare the 2019/2020 Annual Budget. The Board values the support of the Richmond community and has developed an inclusive process to ensure the community is informed and involved in the budget process. Please take the time to submit a...
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LRFP Open House - Thursday, April 4

April 01, 2019
An open house for the Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) has been scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019 at MacNeill Secondary from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Board of Education as well as District staff will be in attendance to discuss the LRFP and answer questions.

The fundamental premise of a Long...
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Preliminary Draft LRFP Released

March 15, 2019
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...
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Feed-U-Cate 38 – Nutrition for Learning

March 12, 2019
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...
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LRFP Update: Open House and Survey

March 08, 2019
​Thank you to everyone who contributed to the engagement survey - How Would You like to be Engaged . We heard that you would like the opportunity to discuss the LRFP at a public information session. As such, we have scheduled our first open house for Thursday, April 4, 2019 at...
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Richmond Resilient Communities Workshops

March 04, 2019
Specifically designed for each community, workshops enable participants to:
Build knowledge and awareness of risks and hazards; Create basic family emergency plans to share with family and friends; Learn about emergency notification systems, specifically Richmond BC Alert; Develop neighbourhood community emergency response maps & plans. The two hour workshop will be...
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Survey Results: Long Range Facilities Plan Public Consultation

February 27, 2019
​ Richmond parents, community members, teachers and school district employees were asked how they would like to be engaged in discussions about schools and how they would like to receive information about the engagement process. After hearing your feedback, we will move forward with scheduling public information sessions at schools. We...
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Winners Announced for Education Week VIPF Photography Contest

February 27, 2019
​The Richmond School District and the Vancouver International Photography Festival have announced the winners of their Education Week annual photography contest. Congratulations to all the schools and students that participated. The top 5 photographs are featured below and the 20 photographs will be on display during Education Week at Aberdeen Centre from Monday, February...
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Long Range Facilities Plan Public Consultation

February 19, 2019
The Richmond School District’s Public Board of Education gathered valuable information from the public during its consultation on school closures from June 2015 to October 2016. The feedback that was received during this consultation helped inform and guide many decisions that the District has made since the consultation closed. Now, in...
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Update from the Superintendent's Office

February 19, 2019
The Richmond School District wishes to announce the retirement of Superintendent, Sherry Elwood, effective March 31, 2019. Ms. Elwood's career in public education spans over 36 years and has included a vast variety of roles including teacher, school administrator, assistant superintendent as well as Superintendent of Schools in two BC school districts....
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Education Week 2019

February 14, 2019
Education Week is an annual celebration hosted by the Richmond School District. It is a time to celebrate teaching excellence and student achievement while highlighting individual, classroom, school and district accomplishments.
Education Week also provides an important opportunity for the Richmond community to appreciate the public education system.  
Numerous...
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Richmond Students Celebrate Winning Coveted Scholarships

February 13, 2019
Congratulations to ​McNair Secondary Grade 12 students Leon Picha and Cole Langer who are celebrating winning $100,000 scholarships from the Loran Scholarship Foundation. 
The Loran Scholarship Foundation selected 35 exceptional young Canadians from a pool of 5,089 applicants, based on evidence of character, commitment to serving their communities, and leadership potential. The...
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All Richmond SD38 Schools are open - February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019
Maintenance crews will be working all morning to clear sidewalks and parking lots from last night's accumulation. Please travel with care.
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School Closures Due to Weather

February 12, 2019
The District will continue to monitor the weather and will try to determine school closures by 6:30 a.m. We will communicate to parents as soon as possible using a variety of methods including social media and school and district websites.
If schools are open, and you wish to keep your...
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From Cuba with Love at McRoberts Secondary

February 08, 2019
The 45th Ave Jazz Band, directed my Richmond music superstar Jaelem Bhate will be performing at McRoberts on February 14. The two bands will be doing one set each in support of the McRoberts upcoming jazz band trip to Havana. Thursday, Februar 14, 2019
7:00 p.m.
The Theatre at McRoberts Secondary
8980 Williams Road, Richmond...
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Parent Information Meeting: Communicating Student Learning, Reporting, and E-Portfolios

February 08, 2019
Join us for an introduction on how teachers are using e-Portfolios to communicate student learning.  Learn about the elements of e-Portfolios that help students and families know what students are learning, how they are doing, and what their next steps are for learning.    We will review the assessment language being used,...
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Potential School Closures Due to Weather

February 07, 2019
The district will try to determine school closures due to inclement weather by 6:30 a.m. We will communicate to parents as soon as possible using a variety of methods including social media and school and district websites. If schools are open, and you wish to keep your child home due to...
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Richmond Student Wins BC Gold Award for Canadian Open Math Challenge

January 23, 2019
Congratulations to Kevin Yan, a Grade 9 Palmer Secondary student, who has won the Gold Award as the top Grade 9 student in BC on the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) which was written back in November. In addition, Kevin's score on this challenging Math contest earned him a national Silver Award,...
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Education Week 2019 VIPF Photography Contest

January 03, 2019
As part of Education Week 2019, The Richmond School District will be hosting a photography contest in conjunction with The Vancouver International Photography Festival and Aberdeen Centre. The contest is open to all secondary students and includes some great prizes.  The top 20 photo submissions will be professionally printed, framed and...
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ERASE Bullying Poster Contest: Winner Announced

December 21, 2018
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.
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Local Homestay Placements Needed for International Students

December 05, 2018
​The Richmond School District's International Program is looking for three to four week homestay placements for international students in January and/or February.  If interested, please contact Richmond International Education at study@sd38.bc.ca or come to our information session on Tuesday, December 11 at the School Board Office at 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond.
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Ready, Set, Learn 2019 Free Concert Series

November 30, 2018
You and your pre-school aged child are invited to come to a free concert with Will Stroet.

Events take place January to February and include activity stations that will highlight Indigenous culture.
Contact Information: Marie Thom, Early Learning Teacher Consultant 604-668-6000 EXT 3270


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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Information Night

November 26, 2018
​There will be an information session for the 2019-2020 I.B. Diploma Programme on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30pm in the Richmond Secondary School Theatre. This session is open to students and parents currently in Grade 10.
Are you a capable, resilient and thoughtful Grade 10 student interested in deepening your understanding...
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Richmond Board of Education 2018-2022

November 15, 2018
The Inaugural Meeting of the Board of Education was held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Trustee Ken Hamaguchi was elected as Chairperson of the Board of Education (Richmond), and Trustee Sandra Nixon was re-elected as Vice Chairperson of the Board.   
The trustees for the 2018-2022 term consist of Norm Goldstein, Ken Hamaguchi,...
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Guiding Financial Controls and Practices for PAC’s and PAC Treasurers

November 06, 2018
​On November 1, 2018 a presentation was given on behalf of the Richmond School District to the Richmond District Parents Association (RDPA) on Guiding Financial Controls and Practices for PAC’s and PAC Treasurers. The presentation covered the following topics:
PAC Purpose and Structure
Role of PAC Treasurer
Treasurer Upon Taking Office
PAC Bank Accounts
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Free Discussion: Adolescent Mental Health

October 26, 2018
Richmond parents and our community are invited to a free discussion and presentation with internationally-renowned experts in adolescent mental health Dr. Stan Kutcher and Dr. Yifeng Wei.

About Dr. Stan Kutcher:

Dr. Stan Kutcher is a professor at Dalhousie University, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and former director...
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Parents As Career Coaches

October 26, 2018
Careers and education aren't what they used to be. The plethora of post secondary choices are harder than ever to navigate. One thing that hasn't changed are the difficult conversations and discussion between parents and their teens. Marion's interactive presentation helps to guide Parents through these valuable conversations with their children.
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School Board Office Closed Friday, October 19

October 18, 2018
​The School Board Office will be closed to the public on Friday, October 19, 2018, for staff to attend a professional development day.
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Parent Information Sessions for Kindergarten Registration

October 12, 2018
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 16 - Westwind Elementary - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
October 17 - 
Anderson Elementary - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
October 23 - 
Thompson...
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​ Registration is now open for the 2018 City of Richmond Diversity Symposium

October 11, 2018
Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Exploring Pathways to Inclusion for Diverse Communities How do we move from being diverse to being inclusive? This fundamental question reinforces the theme of the fourth annual City of Richmond Diversity Symposium on Friday, November 2, 2018 and explores various pathways to inclusion for diverse groups...
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World Teachers' Day - October 5, 2018

October 04, 2018
October 5, 2018, the Richmond School District  celebrates  the significant contributions  of our teachers, support staff  and administrators. World Teachers’ Day 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that recognizes education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education,...
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All Candidates Meeting for the Richmond School District Board of Trustees

September 25, 2018
​An All Candidates Meeting for the Richmond School District Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at Burnett High School (Large Gym) at 5011 Granville Ave, Richmond from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The meeting is open to all residents and employees in the Richmond community. There will be an...
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Orange Shirt Day - September 30

September 18, 2018
Orange Shirt Day was created during the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project in Williams Lake, BC, in May 2013. As part of the project, former student, Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, told the story of her first day at Residential School when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother,...
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Public Information Meeting for Potential School Trustees

September 13, 2018
The Richmond School District is hosting a trustee candidate information meeting for prospective candidates on Wednesday, September 19 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Richmond School District Board Office at 7811 Granville Avenue. Anyone interested in running as a school board trustee is invited to find out more information...
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Visioning Art Contest Winner Announced

September 13, 2018
The Visioning Art Contest was launched March 15, 2018 following the Board of Education's approval of the revised Policy 100 Vision, Mission and Values statements. Submissions for the art contest were accepted until May 4, 2018. A Visioning Art Contest selection panel was assembled with eight stakeholder groups including students, trustees,...
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Ministry of Education Announces Funding for Tait and Ferris Elementary

September 07, 2018
Seismic upgrades at Robert J. Tait Elementary and W.D. Ferris Elementary will keep students, staff and teachers safer in the event of an earthquake. “When students, teachers and staff walk through the front doors of their school, they deserve to feel safe and secure,” said Premier John Horgan. “After years of underfunding...
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Back to School Resources for Families

September 06, 2018
Here are some great resources to help ease the transition and get your kids ready for the classroom. New curriculum gives students a better chance of success All K-9 students in B.C. are benefiting from a new curriculum that provides a hands-on learning approach that encourages collaboration, critical thinking and communication....
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Welcome Back - A letter from the Richmond Board of Education

August 27, 2018
On behalf of the Richmond Board of Education, I am pleased to welcome our students and families to a new and exciting school year starting September 4. To ensure that our children get safely to their schools, we thank Richmond motorists for taking special care while driving through school zones and...
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September is Literacy Month in Richmond

August 20, 2018
​Richmond has officially declared September as Literacy Month. The School District and the City of Richmond are pleased to work together to develop students' and citizens' literacy skills. During the summer, there are reading, writing, and art programs offered through the Richmond Public Library.  Join us at the Brighouse Library on Saturday,...
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2017 Carbon Neutral Action Report

August 08, 2018
This Carbon Neautral Action Report for the period January 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017 summarizes our emmisions profile, the total offsets to reach net-zero emissions, the actions we have taken in 2017 to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and our plans to continue reducing emissions in 2018 and beyond. ​...
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Learn how to build a stronger connection with your TWEEN

July 12, 2018
Why doesn’t my TWEEN listen to me?? Do you want to learn how to build stronger connection and communication with your TWEEN (7-12 years old)?
Join these FREE workshops!
Tuesday, July 10, 2018    Health & Wellness Tuesday, July 17, 2018        School life in Canada Tuesday,...
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Free Summer Youth Activities for SD38 Students

July 12, 2018
​Bored at home? Not sure what to do? Come join our free youth week long activities!
Activities Include: Music, Fitness, Dance, Field Trips, Sports, Settlement Base and more.
Refreshments will be provided.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED!
Who:  Grade 8 - 12 students and drop-ins are welcome

DATE:  July 16...
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Register Now for School

July 09, 2018
New residents of Richmond or students moving within Richmond and changing schools or Non-Richmond residents wishing to apply to go to Richmond schools should register as soon as possible by visiting https://www.sd38.bc.ca/services/student-registration/Pages/default.aspx


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Visioning Art Contest Winner Announced

June 28, 2018
The Visioning Art Contest was launched March 15, 2018 following the Board of Education's approval of the revised Policy 100 Vision, Mission and Values statements. Submissions for the art contest were accepted until May 4, 2018. A Visioning Art Contest selection panel was assembled with eight stakeholder groups including students, trustees,...
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Board of Education Approves Policy 106: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

June 28, 2018
The Board of Education approved Policy 106: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) at the June 27 public meeting.
The Board of Education believes that every student and adult has the right to feel safe and is therefore moving forward with the implementation of a SOGI policy at the Richmond...
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June 27 Public Meeting of the Board of Education & Speaker Request Sign Up

June 19, 2018
At the June 27 public meeting of the Board of Education, the agenda will include a recommendation to approve the proposed SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Policy. A recommendation to approve indicates that the Board has examined an item in question and is ready to make a decision as to...
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Information Regarding the June 13 and June 27 Public Meetings of the Board of Education

June 13, 2018
Tonight's (June 13) public meeting of the Board will be divided into two sections.  The first section will be from 7:00-8:00 p.m., during which several groups of students will be presenting their learning and experiences on a variety of topics to the trustees.   This part of the meeting will only be...
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Learn English With Us As You Settle In Canada!

June 07, 2018
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)  加拿大新移民英语课程
Are you new to Canada? 您是否刚到加拿大吗? Would you like to learn English (speaking and listening)? 您想学习英语吗(说、听)? Would you like to learn about living in Canada? 你想了解在加拿⼤⽣活吗 ?
STEP ONE: 步骤1: Call Western ESL Services, 604.876.5756 to book an assessment. 致电 Western ESL...
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Breakfast Club Scrambble 5

May 30, 2018
​Let's Play! Let's Ride! Let's Eat!
On Thursday, June 7, 2018, a group of Richmond School District staff will mount their motorcycles and spend the morning visiting schools to raise awareness for Feed-U-Cate and breakfast club programs. Students at each school will participate in a game of Scrabble and the winning school will be presented with...
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RichCity Idol 2018

May 25, 2018
RichCity Idol is back for its fifteenth-year. This annual singing competition features the top singers from each of the ten schools in Richmond. Come out and cheer for your idol at this year's showcase of student talent!  Wednesday, May 30 th at Gateway Theatre.  Doors open at 6:30 PM and the...
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Raising Digitally Responsible Youth – A Parent’s Guide

May 16, 2018
With society heading in a direction of being constantly connected to technology, what do we need to know as parents to protect our children and teach them responsible and appropriate uses of technology? The parameters of rules and expectations that you put in place at home will undoubtedly guide their behaviour...
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Day of Mourning

April 27, 2018
​ Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning. As workers, families, employers, and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, let’s renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces.
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SOGI Policy Feedback

April 19, 2018
​ You are invited to provide written feedback and respectful comments to the Richmond School District's draft Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Policy.    Public information sessions will also take place on April 24 and May 5. Details are available online at  https://t.co/VCQfUviIGN SOGIimage.jpg
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Learning Today For Tomorrows World with Yong Zhao

April 18, 2018
​ Richmond parents and our community are invited to a free discussion and presentation with internationally recognized professor and author, Yong Zhao.
May 1, 2018 | 7 – 8:30 pm English Session
Richmond Secondary Multi-Purpose Room
Register here: http://bit.ly/2H9Xx0t
May 2, 2018 | 7 – 8:30 pm Mandarin Session (Cantonese translators...
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Richmond Schools Win at 2018 BC Green Games

April 10, 2018
​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...
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TWOKAM Day Celebration - April 18

April 05, 2018
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...
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Budget Feedback

March 22, 2018
​The Board of Education is seeking input from its stakeholders and members of the public on budget priorities.
Visit our Budget Feedback page for more information.
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Calling All Students: Visioning Art Contest!

March 15, 2018
​We want you to show us, visually, what our new vision statement means to you: "The Richmond School District is the Best Place to Learn and Lead."
Submission Criteria: One original 2D artwork
Artwork must be created by student(s) currently enrolled in the Richmond School District
Artwork size is 11...
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Ministry of Education Announcement: Accelerating investments to keep students safe in Richmond

March 09, 2018
​The following news release was posted on the Ministry of Education website on March 8, 2018: https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2017-2021/2018EDUC0009-000341.htm
Accelerating investments to keep students safe in Richmond   RICHMOND – Families in Richmond can look forward to safer schools, as the Ministry of Education and the Richmond School District are implementing a...
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Raising Digitally Responsible Youth - A session for Parents of School-Aged Children

March 02, 2018
The Ministry of Education and Safe Schools Together present Raising Digitally Responsible Youth - A session for Parents of School-Aged Children.
With society heading in a direction of being constantly connected to technology, what do we need to know as parents to protect our kids and teach them responsible and appropriate use...
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Winners Announced for Education Week VIPF Photography Contest

February 26, 2018
​The Richmond School District and the Vancouver International Photography Festival have announced the winners of their first annual photography contest. Congratulations to all the schools and students that participated. The top 20 photographs will be on display during Education Week at Aberdeen Centre from Monday, February 26 to Saturday, March 3....
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Transitioning Youth Parent Workshop 101

February 19, 2018
If you are a parent with a child who has diverse abilities and may require service or support after graduation and is in grade 6-13, this workshop is for you.
Join us on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at MacNeill Secondary in the school lounge.
To register...
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ERASE Bullying

February 01, 2018
​As in the previous three years, 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...
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French Immersion Celebration Week

January 31, 2018
​Did you know that over the last 10 years in B.C. the French Immersion student population has increased by about 30 per cent? This growth would not be possible without the dedication of theeducators, students, parents and volunteers whose hard work ensures a thriving French Immersion community in B.C. To celebrate...
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Richmond Student Wins National A&E Essay Contest

January 25, 2018
​Isabella Schaffer, a former Diefenbaker student, won the nationwide A&E Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest. Her winning essay on Jody Wilson-Raybould can be read below:

Missing or murdered. Over a thousand indigenous females were reported as such between 1980 and 2012. Due to a lack of concern from police...
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Education Week 2018

January 25, 2018
​Education Week is an annual celebration hosted by the Richmond School District. It is a time to celebrate teaching excellence and student achievement while highlighting individual, classroom, school and district accomplishments. This year's events include:
Meet the Board
Jr. Board Meeting
Youth-In-Action Project Showcase
Science Jam
The Girl with the Golden...
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MacNeill Grade 7 Parent Information Night and Open House Jan. 25

January 17, 2018
MacNeill Secondary will be hosting its parent information night and open ho use on Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m.
Feature Presentations: Snapshots from theatre production – "The Girl with the Golden Locks"
Drama Performances
Band & Choir Performances
Dance Team Performances
POWER Kahoot
Coding with Spheros
8 Boys Basketball Kitsilano...
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Student Photography Contest

December 21, 2017
As part of Education Week 2018, The Richmond School District will be hosting a photography contest in conjunction with The Vancouver International Photography Festival and Aberdeen Centre. The contest is open to all secondary students and includes some great prizes. The top 20 photo submissions will be professionally printed, framed and...
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Chairperson and Vice Chairperson Elected to Board of Education

December 18, 2017
​The Richmond School District is pleased to announce that at the Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Education (Richmond), held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Trustee Eric Yung was acclaimed as Chairperson of the Board and Trustee Sandra Nixon as Vice Chairperson of the Board.    These appointments are effective...
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Teen Mental Health Presentation for Parents

December 05, 2017
A parent information session on Teen Mental Health will be hosted at Richmond Secondary School on Wednesday, December 13 at 7pm. It is open to parents from all SD38 high schools. http://rhs.sd38.bc.ca/news/2017/11/30/teen-mental-health-wellness-parent-info-session-december-13-7pm
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RIchmond Canada 150 Upcoming Events

December 04, 2017
​Richmond hearts will be glowing all-year long as the City has unveiled plans for more than 60 events to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. From tall ship visits to floral spectacles to major festivals, Richmond will be showing its Canadian pride in ways that celebrate our nation's history, culture, diversity...
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Ready Set Learn 2018

December 01, 2017
You and your pre-school aged child are invited to a   free  concert with Will Stroet! Events take place January to March and will also include fun activity stations!   Morning events 9:30 – 11:00: January 17 – Brighouse, 6800 Azure Rd January 24 – Woodward, 10300 Seacote Rd. January 31...
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SD38 Alumni Added to the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame

November 28, 2017
The Richmond Sports Wall of Fame was launched in 2015 and includes 34 individuals and teams, many of which graduated from the Richmond School District. This year's inductees included:
Athletes Arjan Singh Bhullar  – 2010 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist,  McRoberts  Secondary
Darcy Marquardt – 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist and...
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2018/19 Budget Process and Timeline

November 23, 2017
​The 2018/19 budget process was approved at the November 8, 2017 public board meeting. November 2017 Work with the Finance and Human Resources staff to determine budget pressures and commitments for 2018 based on enrolment projections and staffing requirements. November 2017 -February 2018 Work with trustee and stakeholder representatives in a Budget...
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I.B. Diploma Programme Information Night

November 21, 2017
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...
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FREE Screening of Most Likely to Succeed

November 10, 2017
Back by popular demand!   The Richmond School District  and the  Richmond District Parents' Association  have collaborated to bring you a  FREE  screening of the Sundance-selected educational documentary,  Most Likely to Succeed  on Saturday December 2nd, 8:30-12:00 at Brighouse Elementary School. Most Likely to Succeed  examines the history of education, revealing the growing...
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Partnership spells success for school-aged kids in Richmond

November 10, 2017
​VCH Richmond and the Richmond School District are celebrating the first anniversary of a successful partnership that ensures kids with challenges are successful in the classroom. Begun a year ago to address the increasing demand for Educational Assistants (EAs) in Richmond school, the Richmond Education Assistant Program (REAP) is an abbreviated...
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Richmond Canada 150 Upcoming Events

October 30, 2017
​ Richmond hearts will be glowing all-year long as the City has unveiled plans for more than 60 events to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. From tall ship visits to floral spectacles to major festivals, Richmond will be showing its Canadian pride in ways that celebrate our nation’s history, culture,...
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Parent Information Night

October 19, 2017
Parents are encouraged to attend a parent information night for more detailed information on the 2018-19 school year. No registration is needed to attend these meetings. Meetings will be held at the following schools with a 6:30 p.m. start time.
KINDERGARTEN, EARLY FRENCH IMMERSION KINDERGARTEN & GRADE 1, AND MONTESSORI...
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ERASE Bullying Poster & Video Contest

October 17, 2017
​ Richmond secondary school students are encouraged to showcase their creativity by submitting a poster or video in the 2018 ERASE bullying campaign. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, November 20 and are to be multicultural and multigenerational in design, showcasing Richmond as a respectful, safe, caring and connected community that...
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Board of Education Advocacy

October 17, 2017
​On October 6, the Board of Education presented a brief to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services. The brief is available in the Board of Education section of the website under Advocacy Letters. Brief to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
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Parents as Career Coaches

October 11, 2017
​Careers and education aren't what they used to be. The plethora of post-secondary choices are harder than ever to navigate. One thing that hasn't changed are the difficult conversations and discussion between parents and their teens. Join Marion Haythorne for an interactive presentation that helps to guide parents through these valuable...
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Orange Shirt Day Sept 30

September 29, 2017
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission,...
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World Teacher’s Day Oct. 5

September 29, 2017
The Richmond School District would like to recognize World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2017. World Teachers’ Day is a UNESCO initiative, a day devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world. teachers-day-poster.png
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Walk for Reconciliation on September 24th!

September 11, 2017
​On Sunday, September 24, join thousands of Indigenous peoples and all Canadians in the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver. The Walk for Reconciliation is an invitation for all peoples to participate in the reconciliation movement. We are walking because we want to show our commitment to the reconciliation movement as we work...
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Gearing up for a new school year

August 30, 2017
As over 640,000 students return to classrooms throughout B.C., there are many resources available to ease the transition back to school for both students and their families.   New curriculum: The Ministry of Education is in the third year of the implementation of B.C.'s curriculum. See what students will be learning...
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Feed-U-Cate 38

July 12, 2017
Feed-U-Cate 38 is a Richmond School District program that helps provide funding to schools that run breakfast and lunch programs for students. On average, participating schools spend over $15,000 a year to support these programs. Traditionally all of these funds are donated or raised by school groups, individual donations or Parent...
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MacNeill Students Donate to Richmond Hospital Foundation

June 29, 2017
Students from the Business Education department at MacNeill Secondary recently donated $2000 to the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Proceeds were raised from various ventures that were created and organized by the students.  The original goal was $1500 but they were able to surpass their goal and donate $2000 to the foundation.
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Volunteers Needed for One to One Children’s Literacy Program

June 21, 2017
ONE TO ONE's trained volunteer tutors work with students on an individual basis to increase their reading confidence and to practice their reading skills. The one-to-one reading sessions take place within the regular school day at some of our schools.  Students who participate in this program are selected by their teachers....
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Canada's History For Kids

June 16, 2017
Two Richmond Students are featured on the Canada's History for Kids website. Matthew shares a story about the Canadian Pacific Railway. His research focuses on how important the railway was in unifying Canada and how the Chinese workers were treated. http://kids.canadashistory.ca/Kids/YoungCitizens/Profiles/2017/MatthewO.aspx Bernice shares a story about the First Nations Legends and...
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National Aboriginal Day – June, 21

June 16, 2017
June 21st is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures and contributions to Canada of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. Setting aside a day for Aboriginal Peoples is part of the wider recognition of Aboriginal Peoples’ important place within the fabric of Canada and...
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Richmond Student Takes 1st Place at 2017 Concours d’arts oratoire finals!

June 14, 2017
Richmond student, Seong Gyu Jang took 1st place in Level 3 [Late French Immersion] of the 2017 edition of the CPF National Concours d'art oratoire. On June 3, 2017 thirty-eight of Canada's best and brightest French second language students from grades 11 and 12 met in the National Capital region to compete in...
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Breakfast Club Scrambble Review

June 09, 2017
​Congratulations go to Whiteside Elementary as the winner of the Breakfast Club Scrambble with 116 points! Thank you to all schools, staff and community members that participated in this year's event and helped raise awareness for breakfast club programs in the Richmond School District. $1139 was raised and will go towards...
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Breakfast Scrambble

May 25, 2017
Be a part of this year’s fourth annual Breakfast Scrambble on Thursday, June 1 and help raise awareness for breakfast club programs. This year’s route includes Thompson, Gilmore, Grauer, Blundell, Brighouse, Currie, Cook, Bridge, Whiteside, Kidd, Mitchell, Anderson and the School Board Office. T shirts will also be available for 20...
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Public Budget Presentation

April 12, 2017
Two public budget meetings were held on April 3 and April 5 to give opportunities for staff and members of the public to provide input to the 2017/18 budget. Attached below is the PowerPoint presentation that was presented at these meetings. Feedback on our school district budget is welcomed. Please visit...
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Update on the Student Transfer Process

April 12, 2017
​We are pleased to advise that the Richmond School District is now able to approve transfer requests for certain categories of transfers, for certain specific schools.  Once these transfers have been processed, the District will be reviewing all remaining transfer requests to determine how to proceed regarding those requests.  The determination...
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Most Likely To Succeed

April 12, 2017
​ The Richmond School District and the Richmond District Parents’ Association invite you to a FREE SCREENING of the Sundance-selected educational documentary, "Most Likely to Succeed" (details below).
Most Likely to Succeed examines the history of education, in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in...
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Public Budget Meetings

March 17, 2017
​Two public budget meetings will be held to give opportunities for staff and members of the public to provide input to the 2017/18 budget. Details are as follows:
Date: Monday, April 3, 2017 Location: 1st floor Boardroom, School Board Office, 7811 Granville Avenue Time: 2pm – 3pm
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2017 Learning & The Brain Conference: Inclusive Education

March 17, 2017
Come celebrate Richmond’s diversity by uncovering what inclusion means in our schools with Shelley Moore. Shelley is a PhD student, a Richmond teacher and a consultant working with schools to support the learning and success for all students. Her work explores the benefits of learning in diverse contexts and embracing the...
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Talk with our Kids about Money

March 17, 2017
​ Did you know that the new BC math curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 9 requires a financial literacy learning standard to be taught at each grade level? What are you doing at home, as a parent to support your child's financial literacy education? Join us to hear about free resources,...
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