Re-opening info for StrongStart Program

We are looking forward to welcoming our North Okanagan-Shuswap StrongStart families back to our programs starting on Thursday, October 1st. StrongStart is a free early learning program for preschool children, 0 to 5 years old, and their parent or caregiver. There will be COVID-19 guidelines in place at all programs to ensure the safety of our families, StrongStart educators, and school community. 

REGISTRATION: 

  • Registration for all SD83 StrongStart programs will open on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 and will be ongoing 
  • If your child was previously registered in a StrongStart program in our district, please call the school to indicate that you and your child are interested in attending the StrongStart program again this school year 
  • If your child is new to StrongStart, please phone the school to request a time to come in and complete the registration process 
  • Interested families will need to choose one program to attend as we will not be supporting participation at multiple programs due to COVID-19 

Click here for complete information

Paying School Fees

This year, we are requesting that all parents pay school fees through e-transfer if possible. If not, we ask that fees are paid by check. We are requesting the fees to be paid no later than Oct. 23.

To pay by etransfer please sent the funds to:

sbr@sd83.bc.ca

Please note that we have an automatic deposit set up, so we don’t need a password, and please, importantly include your child’s name.

A great couple of days

Good afternoon. I’d like to express my thanks to parents, students and staff for a great return on Thursday and Friday. Increasingly, students are understanding our new routines and adapting to lots of handwashing and sanitizing, lining up and all the rest. They are amazing. I’d like to express an enormous shout out to our teachers and support staff who have also shown high levels of adaptability and class as they’ve worked through the first few days. We are still making a few ‘tweaks’, but we are adjusting.

Thank you parents for remembering to drop your child off at the foot of the stairs. Increasingly, we strongly encourage this, as well as having a meet spot on the sidewalk after school.