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June 6, 2024

Abbotsford School District Expands Support Staff Appreciation Day

The Abbotsford School District is excited to announce the expansion of its annual appreciation day to include all support staff, now designated as Support Staff Appreciation Day. This special day, first introduced last year as Instructional Support Staff Appreciation Day, is dedicated to recognizing the invaluable contributions of Educational Assistants, Youth Care Workers, International Student Liaisons, Indigenous Support Workers, Custodians, Administrative Assistants, and all other support staff members that contribute to the success of our organization.

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June 3, 2024

Fraser Health's Guide to Summer Health

The guide to Mental health and substance use impacts on youth is brought to you by Fraser Health.

Keeping kids healthy and safe this summer – tips for parents

As summer approaches, excitement levels rise in anticipation for outdoor adventures, sports and family vacations. Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it’s also a time to prioritize health and well-being. Below are some tips to help your kids stay active, healthy and safe during the summer months.

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May 31, 2024

Access zones now in place to protect kids at school

B.C.’s K-12 students and staff will be protected from harassing protesters as the Province enacts access zones around schools. 

“Every kid and teacher in our province has the right to go to school without being disrupted by aggressive or hateful protests,” said Premier David Eby. “Our government is taking action to protect kids and ensure schools remain safe spaces by establishing no-go zones for protestors. I want people who think it’s OK to intimidate or harass kids while they’re trying to learn or play at school to know that what you’re doing is now illegal.”

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May 15, 2024

2024 Indigenous Role Models Honoured at Semá:th (PHOTOS)

On April 18, 2024, at the Semá:th First Nation Longhouse, an Honouring Ceremony took place for the 2024 Indigenous Role Models. Organized by the Mamele’awt Community Indigenous Education Centre, the event brought together Indigenous and school district leaders, community members, students and many supporters of the Role Models keen to celebrate their accomplishments.

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May 14, 2024

Highlights - Board Meeting - May 14, 2024

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.

*Please note that we were experiencing audio/video issues during the entirety of this Livestream Board meeting.

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May 7, 2024

Abbotsford students place second at Reading Link grand challenge

Mathxwí Elementary competed against teams from across Greater Vancouver after winning Fraser Valley system.

The Ruthless Readers from Mathxwí Elementary School placed second at the grand challenge level of the Reading Link Challenge competition.

The competition was held in North Vancouver on May 1 with teams from the Fraser Valley, Coquitlam, Vancouver, New Westminster and Surrey library systems going head-to-head to determine an overall winner.

Owen Sekhon, Jay Sekhon, Nixon Fyfe, Pavel Baring and Stephanie Anderson made up the Ruthless Readers.

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May 1, 2024

Fraser Health's Guide to Mental health and substance use impacts on youth

The guide to Mental health and substance use impacts on youth is brought to you by Fraser Health.

Youth is a time of growing, learning and changing. It can also be a time when behaviours may become more risky and youth may experiment with substance use. While not all youth will choose to use substances, many do experiment and some experience harms from their own or other’s substance use. 

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April 10, 2024

Board Approves Local School Calendar for 2024-25, 2025-26, and 2026-27 School Years

At the March 12, 2024, board meeting, the Abbotsford Board of Education passed a motion to approve and formalize the school calendars for the 2024-25, 2025-26, and 2026-27 school years. The Abbotsford Board of Education is required to create a calendar that meets the legislated requirements of the School Act, and the Abbotsford Teachers Union (ATU) Collective Agreement. These calendars establish the start and end dates of the school year, as well as key holiday breaks and non-instructional days.

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April 3, 2024

Abbotsford School District Launches Public Consultation for 2024-2025 Budget Cycle

As per the School Act, the Abbotsford Board of Education is preparing to approve an updated Strategic Plan and a balanced budget for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year by June 30th. The district is committed to providing a high-quality education while upholding fiscal responsibility and invites employees, families, and community members to share their voices in the consultation process.

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