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October 16, 2020

Halloween considerations

Halloween can be a wonderful time of year for young people to explore creativity, play and share in a sense of celebration. And dressing up in costumes is a fun and joyful tradition for kids and staff alike.

It’s also a time when we’re… more

October 13, 2020

Re-naming Richard McBride

We’re looking for two members of the community to join the re-naming committee for the new school being built on the Richard McBride site!

Do you live in New Westminster? Are you interested in helping make recommendations on the name… more

October 9, 2020

NWSS Environment Club hosts all-candidates debate

Need something to feel hopeful about? How about a committed group of high school students who want to make their school, New Westminster and the world a better, more democratic space … even when they might not be able to cast their own… more

October 1, 2020

What to expect when there’s a positive COVID-19 case

Dear students, parents and staff,

As you may have heard, in New Westminster we have now had our first few confirmed COVID-19 exposures and wanted to connect with all of you and let you know what to expect for future cases.

First and… more

October 1, 2020

The FAQ’s for Phase 2

You have questions? We have answers!

Below are a series of questions we’ve heard from you: whether that was in an email, over the phone, in one of the three Townhall opportunities, or maybe even at the grocery store. Because we know… more

September 18, 2020

Daily health assessment checklist

School will look a little different this year, as there are many layers of new protocols in place that that will help keep everyone safer. One of the key ways we’re going to do that is making sure that if your child is sick, they need to stay… more

September 14, 2020

Pier fire affecting air quality and some schools

Dear parents and students,

As you may know, today’s more generalized air quality concerns have been compounded in New Westminster by the fire at the pier park.

After this morning’s assessment of how each site was being… more

August 26, 2020

The Plan: Phase 2 Return to Schools

It is with great pride today that we share with you the New Westminster plan for the Phase 2 Return to our schools.

This has been a collaborative and layered process at every step of the way. While working under the direction of the… more

August 18, 2020

Planning the return: timelines and what’s to come

Dear parents, students and staff,

Thank you. Thank you for the patience you’re showing as we work to collect all the guidance and answers we need from our various partners … information that’s helping us build the best possible plan… more

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