E-Bulletin, December 11, 2012

1.  Literacy Action Plan Finalized

  • Plum Coulee School, Border Valley School, and Winkler Elementary School have been selected to receive additional literacy supports through the Literacy Coordinator.
  • Professional Development focusing on ‘Literacy Instruction in the Classroom’ will be provided throughout the year to all grade 1 and 2 teachers.

 2.  Student Services Review

  • A committee of principals, resource teachers, clinicians and senior administration developed the GVSD Student Services Protocol.
  • The goal is to foster, support, and assist in facilitating an inclusive educational environment in all schools.

3.  Southwood School Parent Advisory Council Request

  • The Council requested the Board change the grade configuration of Southwood from a K-3 to K-4 school.
  • After considering many different factors, the Board decided the current configuration, although temporary, will continue.
  • A meeting was held with the Parent Advisory Council to discuss the rationale behind the decision and to reaffirm the division’s goal to eventually have Southwood be a K-4 school.

 4.  Construction Updates

  • NPC (New High School) - Window installs are progressing on west wing and brick hoarding is in place for Gym walls. Estimated project completion date - June 1, 2013.
  • Maintenance Shop – Interior walls and insulation are started. Estimated project completion date - January 31, 2013.