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untitledPlease find attached the “How To” instructions on setting up an account for your family in order to access the online “Hotlunch” ordering application for our Fun Food and Popcorn days: “wishart-fun-food-instructions If you have any questions at all, please email us at – wishartfunfood@gmail.com

MARCH- Cut off for ordering and payment – February 22nd
March 17th – Booster Juice

APRIL Cut off for ordering and payment – March 30th
April 7th – Kernel’s popcorn
April 21st – Hot Dog day

MAY Cut off for ordering and payment – April 27th
May 5th – Kernel’s popcorn
May 26th – White Spot


A few weeks ago, you were sent home a letter sharing a new approach lunchto lunch and recess. The schedule for lunch will change so that students go outside at 12:05 for recess, and then the bell will ring at 12:35 for students to come into their classrooms to eat. There are examples of this approach throughout our district. The benefits are to improve behavior outside and inside, reduce the number of accidents during break time, less litter on the playground, more food eaten, more fluid intake, and fewer delays in getting students into class after recess. Our plan is to initiate this new schedule after Spring Break.

  • 8:40 a.m -Warning Bell rings – students enter building
  • 8:45 a.m – Second Bell – start of morning instruction
  • 10:15 a.m – Recess 
  • 10:35 a.m – End of recess
  • 12:05 p.m – Warning Bell – start of playtime
  • 12:35 p.m – Warning Bell – enter school and wash hands
  • 12:40 p.m – Bell to go to classroom and eat lunch
  • 12:55 p.m – School wide silent reading
  • 1:10 p.m – Afternoon classes continue


Kindergarten and new students in Grades 1-12 may begin registering for the 2017-2018 school year during the week of January 23rd, 2017.

Registration opens at 8:00am on January 23rd and will run until January 30th.  Registration on-line is encouraged at http://registration.sd62.bc.ca. Parents must present proof of child’s age and residence to the school within 14 calendar days of submitting the registration.  Parents unable to register on-line may register in person at their home catchment school.

For further information, including information on new and late French Immersion and Nature Kindergarten registration please see:



Parents volunteering for field trips or classroom work require a Criminal Record Check when working with our students. This needs to be completed and on file at the school office prior to volunteering.

Driving any students in a private vehicle also requires a completed Criminal Records Check as well as a driver’s abstract from ICBC and  a copy of your valid driver’s license and insurance.  These are now required for all volunteers when driving for field trips. Please see the links with information below. Thank you again for volunteering your time so our children can have the best educational opportunities.

Drivers Abstract

Criminal Record Check



Important reminder to please inform the school of any medical issues and/or allergies.  We strive to provide a safe, healthy environment.


As the weather is getting colder please ensure that your children are untitleddressed appropriately; warm coat, scarf, mittens, hat, boots etc.  Please also supply an extra change of clothes for your student to keep at the school for those wetter days.

SD62 schools will do its best to be open for students and staff on all prescribed school days to provide duty of care. The safety of students and staff is our first priority. Circumstances like snow, flooding, power outage and more could cause disruption to a normal school day. During times like these, the decision to close schools or cancel school buses will be made by the Superintendent.

In all cases, announcements will be made to parents, students and staff as close to 6:30 a.m. as possible via one or more of the following:

  • School District website
  • Social media via District Twitter and Facebook
  • School Connect email
  • Telephone
  • Radio – CFAX 1070

School bus cancellation

School bus transportation may be cancelled when the Superintendent is advised by the Transportation Department that roads are in poor condition and not safe. The Superintendent will then make the decision to open schools as normal or close them. If buses are cancelled, but schools are open:

  • The choice to bring children to school is that of the parent/guardian.
  • Schools will not conduct a normal instructional day because of the decrease in students and staff.

School closure outside of school hours

Depending on the severity of the weather, the Superintendent may make a decision to close schools for students or for both staff and students. In rare circumstances, some schools may be kept open because of location and the need for a safe place for students.

School closure during school hours

If weather conditions create a concern for safety, the school principal may close the school after consulting with the Superintendent. While every effort will be made to keep schools open, parents are encouraged to establish a plan for their children in the event of early dismissal or school closure. Closure announcements will be made by the methods listed above.

Elementary and middle schools – teachers will contact parents or emergency contacts to advise of closure. Students may only leave with their parent/guardian.

Secondary schools – students will be free to leave after the closure announcement is made and it is deemed safe.

Schools will remain open until all students are picked up or transported home by school bus.


If your student will be absent from school please call the office at 250-478-9528 or email (nolsten@sd62.bc.ca) to notify of their absence.