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January 24, 2024

Local School Calendars: 2024-2027

The Abbotsford Board of Education is currently seeking feedback from families, employees, students and the larger community on the proposed school calendars for the next three years - 2024-2025 school year, 2025-2026 school year and 2026-2027 school year. Feedback will be collected via the school district's Engagement Portal until February 9, 2024.

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December 20, 2023

End of Year Message from Minister Singh

As we near the end of 2023 and the beginning of the winter break throughout BC, Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care, has released the following end-of-year letters to families and staff.

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December 7, 2023

Dormick Park Elementary Launch School-Wide Social Skills Program

Dormick Park Elementary has recently introduced an innovative school-wide social skills program uniquely designed to align with the school's four core values: Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. This program marks a significant stride in its commitment to fostering positive and nurturing learning environments. In November, the school spotlighted the value of kindness, marking the first of a series of monthly themes to support key social skills among students.

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November 15, 2023

Proposed Boundary Review for Cooper Meadows & High Street Village

The Abbotsford School District has initiated a proposed boundary review for the Cooper Meadows Development and the High Street Village Development. These reviews seek to address changes in catchment boundaries resulting from significant residential projects, ensuring students continue to receive the best possible educational experience as our community grows.

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November 7, 2023

Highlights - Board Meeting - November 7, 2023

The Abbotsford Board of Education regularly meets throughout the school year. Agendas and minutes from the public Board Meetings can be accessed through the District's Electronic School Board. Below is a summary of highlights from the meeting. 

Presentations

Yale Secondary - Student Voice Inquiry

Students from Yale Secondary speak to trustees about their Student Voice inquiry journey over the last few years and their ideas for this school year.

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November 2, 2023

Nominations Open for 2024 Prime Minister’s Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Prime Minister's Award. This prestigious recognition celebrates exceptional educators across Canada. Since 1994, these awards have acknowledged over 1,800 outstanding educators who have gone above and beyond to create safe spaces for their students, continue to work hard to make learning fun and inspire the next generation to be bold innovators and creators.

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October 18, 2023

Abbotsford School District Honoured for Leading Inclusive Hiring

The Abbotsford School District received the notable "Outstanding Commitment to Inclusive Hiring" award at the 2023 Inclusive Employer Excellence Awards, held at the Clarion Hotel in Abbotsford on October 11. This recognition celebrates the district's pioneering efforts in creating an inclusive workforce, from innovative recruitment strategies to comprehensive employee support.

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