The Campbell River School District has approved its new three-year calendar, which starts with the 2020/21 school year. Pixabay Image

Campbell River School District approves three-year calendar

Calendar aligns with Comox Valley School District and includes two-week spring break

Campbell River School District staff, students and their families will be able to plan further ahead.

At its public meeting on March 31, the school board voted to adopt the draft calendars for the 2020/21, 2021/22, and 2022/23 school years.

Presenting to the board, Superintendent Jeremy Morrow said the calendars were built with three main points in mind: feedback indicated a desire for a two-week spring break, a three-year calendar, and alignment with the Comox Valley School District’s calendar.

RELATED: Two-week spring break returns to Campbell River public schools

More than 400 responses were considered by the calendar committee – which Morrow said included parents, principals, teachers, support staff and students – when building the calendars.

He said they were “built and designed with feedback” from the very beginning.

The draft calendars were presented to the school board on Feb. 25 and were publicly circulated one more time to gather additional feedback.

Morrow said the district did receive 21 more comments. At least four parents wanted the district to maintain its current one-week spring break, while 17 were supportive of the two-week break.

Morrow said the majority of the feedback received in the last month was supportive of the draft calendars and recommended to trustees to pass the calendars as they appeared in the agenda package.

At the end of the meeting, after the board had passed the three-year calendar, Dave Harper, president of the Campbell River District Teachers Association, asked what mitigation efforts would be made to support families who depend on schools being open.

Morrow said the district would be exploring having educational assistants provide programming over at least one of the break weeks.

He’s also hoping that with community agencies having the calendars up to three years in advance, they’ll be able to plan activities and supports for families that need them.

You can view the calendars online here.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Campbell RiverCampbell River School District 72

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Music education remains important, especially during pandemic

‘Music really does lift people up in times of trial,’ says Sandowne music teacher

Local liquor store raising funds for food bank

On May 30, a portion of sales at JAK’s Beer Wine & Spirits will be donated to the food bank

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

City of Campbell River re-opening most park amenities and outdoor washrooms

Splash park, playgrounds, sports fields, outdoor volleyball courts, indoor facilities not yet

Trudeau to seek 10 days of paid sick leave for Canadian workers, says talks are ongoing

Paid sick leave is key to keeping COVID-19 spread under control, prime minister says

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Mirror business directory and map

If you’d like to be added to the list, shoot us an email

Alert Bay: COVID-19 cases go from 30 to zero thanks to health and emergency planning

Dr. Cutfeet says community leadership set Alert Bay up for success

Vancouver Island hasn’t seen a new homegrown case of COVID-19 in two weeks

Island’s low and steady transmission rate chalked up to several factors

Three people facing mischief charges after protests at Premier John Horgan’s home

Special prosecutor was appointed to avoid real or perceived undue influence

Eight people arrested in Victoria homeless camp after enforcement order issued

Those living in tents were given until May 20 to move indoors

Andrew Weaver says he was ready to defeat John Horgan government

Independent MLA blasts B.C. Greens over LNG opposition

44% fewer passengers flew on Canadian airlines in March 2020 than in 2019

COVID-19 pandemic has hit airlines hard as travel remains low

Most Read