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9/23/20171/21/2014 10:28 AMMike Bryant
Schools closedAlert

​Schools/facilities closed to staff and students Thurs, Feb. 9. All evening classes at Queen Elizabeth Continuing Education are cancelled this evening. School district facility rentals for today are also cancelled.

2/9/20172/9/20172/9/2017 6:29 AMSheila Reynolds
Weather protocolInformation

​Information is available in English and Punjabi about the district's procedures regarding potential school closures.

2/8/20172/10/20172/8/2017 4:32 PMSheila Reynolds
Schools closed todayAlert

​All schools and district offices closed for students and staff February 7. All district facility rentals are also cancelled for today.

2/7/20172/7/20172/7/2017 7:44 AMDoug Strachan
For weather notices & updatesInformation

​To receive timely information regarding school weather-related closures, follow Supt. Dr. Jordan Tinney on twitter @jordantinney or tune-in to news media broadcasts.

2/6/20172/6/20172/6/2017 9:40 AMDoug Strachan
Schools ClosedAlert
All Surrey School District schools and the district ofice are closed today. All facility rentals are cancelled today. Night school is cancelled tonight, as well as tonight's meeting at DEC for parents of kindergarten students with special education needs.
2/5/20172/6/20172/5/2017 6:16 PMDoug Strachan
Sullivan Heights Secondary power restoredAlert

​Classes for the day start at 9:25.

10/17/201610/16/201610/17/2016 8:40 AMDoug Strachan
Sullivan Heights delayed openingAlert

​Due to a power outage, Sullivan Heights Secondary plans to open at 9:25. However, the opening may be delayed further and students are asked to check the school's website and Twitter for updates.

10/17/201610/16/201610/17/2016 8:15 AMDoug Strachan
District Education Centre winter break hoursInformation

​During the winter break, the district education centre is closed from December 24 to January 2 inclusive.

12/19/20141/2/201512/19/2014 10:26 AMDavid Connop Price
Letter to parents from the superintendent - Sept. 19Information

Surrey Schools superintendent Jordan Tinney welcomes everyone to a new school year.​

 
Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
As I watched the newscast from BCTF President Jim Iker last night I heard the words “the strike and lockout are now over.” These words were music to my ears and I am sure the message was most welcome to you as well.
 
On Monday we will open our arms to the community and welcome over 70,000 Surrey students back to school. We know that our teachers, support staff and administrators will begin the process of starting the year with the same professionalism, care, and support that our students have always received in Surrey. We are proud of the work of our staff and we know your children will be well cared for. We have missed them.
 
We also realize that this has been a long journey. I have heard many people in the public talk about the job action starting in June and I remind them that it actually started on April 23rd. There have been many sacrifices on many fronts. We thank our parents and community for your patience and support through this time.
 
When I travelled around the district over the past months, it was with a heavy heart that I saw empty playgrounds, halls and classrooms. We have truly missed our children who are the heart and soul of any school. It will be fantastic to once again hear and see the sounds of laughter, play, and time with peers.
 
Our district website has all the information that parents will need about start times in your school. Monday will be a shortened day consistent with our usual routines that we follow on other September opening days. Once again, thank you very much for your understanding and patience, there are many more details to come around instructional time and balancing the school year but most importantly, we look forward to seeing our students on Monday.
 
 
Sincerely,
Jordan Tinney
Superintendent of Schools/CEO

9/19/20149/23/20149/19/2014 12:07 PMDoug Strachan
An open letter from the Surrey Board of EducationAlert

The Surrey Board of Education speaks out regarding the current labour dispute.​

To:
  • Minister of Education
  • Minister of Advanced Education
  • Minister of Children and Families
  • President, BCTF
  • Public Administrator, BCPSEA
  • President, BCSTA
  • Premier
  • Surrey MLA’s

Dear provincial leaders,

As each day passes with our children out of school, we are reminded of the crisis facing our system. We have been entrusted by our public to be guardians of public education. As we watch the ongoing labour dispute go well into September with no end in sight, we are saddened by what we see unfolding before our eyes. Children need our schools. They need to learn. The price we are all paying is simply too steep to accept.

We all know that schools are so much more than institutions of learning. Our schools are gathering places and harbours for our community. We feed children, we liaise with community partners, we provide before and after school care, we teach those in the early years who are preparing to formally enter education and we partner with post-secondary institutions and employers to build bridges for our senior students as they prepare to leave school. We provide sports, arts and extra-curricular activities that, in many cases, are the reasons that students stay connected to school. All of these mandates are supported by provincial initiatives which have recognized and supported that schools are hubs of their communities.

We had hoped that September 2nd would somehow see a resolution, in the interest of children. It is now the end of the second week of September and the ongoing dispute between the government and the BCTF has gone beyond a labour dispute and is now into the realm of ongoing damage to the integrity of a public education system. A public education system that feeds and supports the very fabric of society - we need a resolution. We do not intend to propose a means to the end as multiple options such as: mediation, arbitration, legislation, or meaningful bargaining have been suggested. No matter what the choice, the two parties involved must depart from the public rhetoric and engage in a meaningful process of resolution that begins with the opening of our schools and welcoming our teachers, support staff, parents and children back.

This letter is an urgent call for an end to the current dispute. Our schools need to open and the long healing process needs to begin. We need to rebuild the public trust in our system; that begins with the two parties recognizing that schools must open. The Surrey Board of Education is reaching out to our local Liberal MLA’s including the Minister of Education, Minister of Advanced Education, and the Minister of Children and Families to meet with our Board to address the need for a resolution.

Children of all ages need our schools and the time has come for an end to the dispute. From those in poverty who need our schools the most to those who are in Grade 12 academic courses and are competing for post-secondary spaces with other children. The time is now to show our children and community that the adults in the system can and will find a resolution. Our children deserve no less.

Sincerely,

Shawn Wilson
Chairperson, Surrey Board of Education

Cc: DPAC, STA, CUPE 728, Superintendents, Secretary-Treasurers, SPVPA, EPEG, All boards

9/11/20149/15/20149/11/2014 4:40 PMDoug Strachan
School openingInformation

School opening day and Adult Ed classes are postponed pending developments in the current labour dispute between the teachers’ union and the provincial government. Updates will likely be announced through the media and will be posted here when available.

9/3/20149/10/20149/3/2014 8:26 AMDoug Strachan
District office hoursInformation

Due to limited staffing during the current job action, the District Education Centre office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

9/3/20149/15/20149/3/2014 8:24 AMDoug Strachan
School opening day statusAlert

​Superintendent Jordan Tinney has issued a letter to parents stating schools are expected to be closed tomorrow. The letter is posted in the Spotlight below.

9/1/20149/2/20149/1/2014 9:48 AMDoug Strachan
School opening and job actionInformation

Statements issued by the teachers' union​ and the government confirm mediated discussions have ended. Supt. Jordan Tinney will provide an update Monday for students and parents regarding opening day.

8/25/20148/31/20146/22/2014 4:27 PMDoug Strachan
District Education Centre hoursInformation

The District Education Centre is open to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

7/3/20148/24/20147/3/2014 3:08 PMDoug Strachan
School is out in Surrey until further noticeAlert

As the BC Teachers’ Federation is engaged in province-wide strike action, schools in Surrey are not open. At this time, summer programs are moving forward. Updates will be posted here and in the Spotlight article below.​

6/16/20146/21/20146/5/2014 4:23 PMDavid Connop Price
Summer school update from supt. Jordan TinneyAlert

Please see the July 3 letter to parents from superintendent Jordan Tinney regarding summer school.

7/3/20147/7/20147/3/2014 10:47 AMDoug Strachan
A parent update from Supt. Jordan TinneyInformation

Superintendent Jordan Tinney has provided parents & guardians an update on several issues relating to the strike/lockout.​​

6/26/20147/2/20146/26/2014 11:24 AMDoug Strachan
District offices closed to public June 30Information

The District Education Centre is closed to the public on Monday, June 30. Staff may access and work in the building; however, no public services will be available and the doors will be locked. The DEC will reopen July 2​

6/27/20147/1/20146/27/2014 2:13 PMDoug Strachan
Provincial ExamsInformation

A list of the dates, times and locations of all Surrey Schools provincial exams by subject is now available. ​

6/19/20146/25/20146/19/2014 3:50 PMDoug Strachan
Student walkoutAlert

​A request to parents regarding a potential walk-out by secondary students​​​.​

​Through numerous media reports and online information, parents are likely aware of a potential walk-out this week by secondary students to protest disruptions caused by the contract dispute between the BCTF and the provincial government.
 
Parents need to know that school staff members will be unable to stop such a protest if it occurs and there are safety concerns when students leave school property, particularly en-masse and without parent involvement or awareness. We will work to keep things contained and safe to the greatest extent possible.
 
Therefore, parents of secondary students in the district are asked to have a discussion with your teen about participating in any protest. It’s the district’s hope that if a student protest occurs, students will be respectful, remain on school property and return to classes quickly after making their public statement. We also would encourage parents to speak with their teen about traffic safety and avoiding crowded sidewalks alongside passing vehicles and pedestrians.
6/2/20146/4/20146/2/2014 5:12 PMDavid Connop Price
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