September 05: Update on the provincial education labour dispute:
Teacher strike action continues across the province. At this point in time we do not know when school will be back in session.
As mentioned in previous correspondence, updates regarding the labour dispute can be accessed through the news media and information is available for review on the following websites: continue reading…

September 03: How to Register for the Parent Support Program
Please be aware that the parent support program is not overseen by School District 64. The Ministry of Finance has announced the Temporary Education Support for Parents to help with learning and supervision during the labour disruption. You can access the parent support program here.

The district has received some queries from parents about accessing their PEN (Personal Education Number). Please note that filling out the PEN field on the province’s online program registration form is optional and not necessary to complete the registration process.

September 01: Update on the provincial education labour dispute:
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an update on the provincial labour dispute and, in particular, with respect to school operations previously scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 2.
We were hopeful that this weekend’s discussions with mediator, Vince Ready, would result in a resolution. Unfortunately these discussions were unsuccessful. continue reading…

August 25: Update on the provincial education labour dispute:
As you are aware the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) reached an impasse regarding contract negotiations and on June 17, 2014 the situation escalated to a full-scale strike. continue reading…

June 25: Report Cards:
Our school year is ending in a way that is difficult for everyone in our school community. The conflict between government and the BC Teachers’ Federation has resulted in standard year end progress reporting not being possible, and this letter is to help inform parents as to how their child’s progress has been reported. continue reading…

June 23: Social Studies 11, Science humaine 11 & English 10 Provincial Exams scheduled for June 24, 2013
Notification was received this afternoon from the Ministry of Education that concerns have been raised related to the quality and validity of marking for Social Studies 11 & English 10. Therefore, the Ministry has made the decision to alter the sections that students will be responsible for completing related to these two exams. Student scores will be based on the reduced set of questions and the standards (cut scores) will be adjusted accordingly.

June 18: GISS School-based Exam Update:
At Gulf Islands Secondary School, approximately one-third of school-based exams were cancelled today due to the current labour dispute. continue reading…

June 17: GISS Questions and Answers:
In response to questions and concerns arising from uncertainty around the end of the school year, we have compiled answers to some of the questions that we have been asked most frequently. continue reading…

June 13: Provincial Examination Information for Parents:
Provincial Exams will take place in School District 64 according to the published exam calendar. If the labour dispute is not continue reading…

June 12: A letter from the Superintendent:
The Gulf Islands School District has received revised notification from the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) that as of Monday, June 16th it will be withdrawing teaching services until further notice. Therefore, continue reading…

June 09: A letter from the Superintendent:
The Gulf Islands School District has received revised notification from the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) regarding picket lines at our schools on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The majority of schools in SD64 will be open for instruction on the morning of Wednesday continue reading…

June 05: A letter from the Superintendent:
REVISED: SEE JUNE 09 ABOVE The Gulf Islands School District has received notification from the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) that our schools will be behind picket lines on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 continue reading…

June 03: From the Ministry of Education:
School District 64 has received the following information from the Ministry of Education:
A student walkout being promoted for the morning of Wednesday, June 4, has received a significant amount of media attention. While the Ministry respects the desire of students to express their views regarding the current labour situation, the proposed walkout raises a number of concerns particularly with regard to student safety.
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May 29: A letter from the Superintendent:
The Gulf Islands School District has received notification from the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) that our schools will be behind picket lines on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 continue reading…

May 28: For ongoing updates please refer to the following websites:
BC Public School Employers’ Association
BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF)
BC Ministry of Education

May 27: Updated information regarding the current BCTF Strike:
Q&A: Information for Parents during BCTF strike action

May 23: A letter from the Superintendent:
The Gulf Islands School District has received notification from the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) that our schools will be behind picket lines on Thursday, May 29, 2014 continue reading…