Come and visit the Scholastic Book Fair this week. We are open during Student Led conferences. Come and find a great read and help raise money for your school library! Hope to see you there!
Hours: Tuesday 11:45 – 12:10pm, Recess and 3:00- 3:30pm
Wednesday 11:45 – 12:10pm, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday 11:45 – 12:10pm, 2-5pm & 6-7pm
In answer to questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to reach out to all of you. Please be assured that the Burnaby School District continues to monitor the situation closely and is in regular communication with the Fraser Health Authority, as well as the Ministries of Health and Education.
The District takes direction on matters of public health from the Fraser Health Authority. They are providing answers to the public online about questions, including those related to schools. You can find the answers here:
The province has cautioned that fake news regarding coronavirus has been circulating on social media and they encourage families to refer to official sources, such as the BC Centre for Disease Control for the latest information and updates: www.bccdc.ca. Additionally, updates from the province to the public are on the District’s website for easy reference: www.burnabyschools.ca.
Here is today’s joint statement from the Minister of Health and Provincial Health Officer:
The Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has consistently reiterated that the risk to British Columbians remains low, and Dr. Henry has told families to leave the advice over who should be isolated for coronavirus to health professionals.
If you have specific questions about coronavirus or who provincial health is recommending should self-isolate, please contact 811.
Principal, South Slope Elementary
February is registration month for the 2020-2021 school year. Priority placement is given to those who apply by the deadline of Thursday, February 27th for:
- Students who would like to enroll in one of our Programs of Choice (some programs have earlier application deadlines, please check the District’s website: www.burnabyschools.ca)
- Students who would like to enroll in one of our Language Programs: French Immersion and Mandarin Language Arts
- Students who are starting Kindergarten next September
- Students who will be new to the District or are living outside of Burnaby
- Students who would like to attend another school other than their home school (cross-district transfer)
LEARN MORE about the registration and application process. Submissions are made at the school. Please note that schools will be closed on February 28th while staff attend Professional Development.
You are invited to attend any of the following information sessions about elementary language program offerings and secondary options. Please note rescheduled dates due to inclement weather. More information found on district site.
Apply by Thursday, February 27 for elementary and secondary Programs of Choice, and cross-district transfers. Cross-district transfer applications are required if a student is planning to attend a school other than their home school. For forms and to learn more about registration.
Each of our eight secondary schools offer programs that give students the opportunity to excel in a specific area of interest, while fulfilling academic requirements. Learning options include Programs of Choice in technology, sports, trades, career training and educational enrichment, such as French Immersion, Advanced Placement courses and AP Capstone.