Planning for a safe and inclusive Halloween

Dear families, As Halloween approaches, I wanted to remind students and families of the need to be thoughtful and inclusive when selecting a costume to be worn at school. Please consider the two following guidelines when you and/or your child are making the costume selection: Be kind and consider the school community. Costumes that could […]

September 13, 2021: Update for families from Fraser Health

Dear families, As the school year gets underway, I am writing to share with you a back to school update from Fraser Health. Much of the information in this update will not be new for you, as I spoke to it in my August 27 letter. The update does address, however, the revised provincial notification […]

Letter from the superintendent: racial inclusivity and Anti-Racism Awareness Week

Dear families, The province has proclaimed May 23-29, 2021, as Anti-Racism Awareness Week – a chance for British Columbians to celebrate and learn about B.C.’s diverse culture, reflect on biases, and stand together against racism. In June 2020, former superintendent Sylvia Russell sent a letter to families affirming the district’s commitment to creating fully inclusive […]

SD42 Summer Learning Options 2021

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District is offering the following Summer Learning 2021 options: • Elementary – English and French Immersion (Grades K-6).Registration opens on the parent portal at noon, Monday, May 17, 2021. • Grade 7-8 Transition Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST).Registration opens on the parent portal at noon, Monday, May […]

Feb. 3, 2021: Letter for families from Superintendent Harry Dhillon

Dear families, This morning Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside announced updates to the Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 School Settings. The updated document is available on the Ministry of Education website with a summary of key changes highlighted in yellow. The modifications include changes to mask guidelines in schools, which are outlined […]