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 […]

Superintendent Letter: Planning for a Safe and Inclusive Halloween

Dear families, Halloween is just around the corner and I know that our school communities are looking forward to celebrating this holiday in creative ways. To ensure that all members in our school communities are able to enjoy this holiday, I wanted to reach out with a gentle reminder to please be thoughtful in the […]

Lessons outside and recess in the rain, outdoor schools help kids’ physical literacy

Five school-age children are hopping across tree stumps and thick branches as part of an obstacle course — but it’s not a phys ed class. Another group of children have built a teeter-totter out of a wide board and a log — but it’s not recess. They’re all wearing running shoes, their jeans mud-streaked and hair […]