School Openings Windermere Zone

Dear Parents/Guardians:
As you will likely be aware, there has been a negotiated agreement between the BC Public School Employers’ Association and the BC Teachers’ Federation, which is subject to ratification by the respective parties, including local Boards of Education.

Pending ratification of the agreement, (the process is occurring over the course of the day) schools will open for students on Monday, September 22. This will be a partial day for students, as schools will need to deal with configuration and course planning matters as they normally would on the first day of the year with students.

Please see the attached document for information about opening day for schools in your zone of the District. If you have questions about the information please contact your neighborhood school. The information will also be posted to the District website today under the heading “School Opening Information”.

Once the agreement is ratified, we will send a further message to you confirming this.

I want to thank you for your patience during this labour dispute. This has been a difficult time for everyone. We are very pleased about this positive outcome for everyone concerned and want to assure you on behalf of all of us in the system that we will put our best efforts into a successful school year for every student.


Paul Carriere
Superintendent of Schools

Copy: Board of Education

PDF School Opening Windermere Zone

Bell Schedule

Monday through Thursday:

8:30 Warning Bell
8:35 Classes Begin

10:10 Recess Begins
10:30 Recess Ends

12:00 Lunch Starts
12:50 Lunch Ends

We now have lunch first and lunch recess afterwards
Lunch 12:00 - 12:20 Bell at 12:20 clean up- out 12:25

12:50 Classes Begin
2:45 Dismissal

8:30 Warning Bell
8:35 Classes Begin
10:30 Recess Begins
10:50 Recess Ends
12:37 Dismissal


Working together in a safe, caring environment, we will provide opportunities which encourage children to be the best they can be, to be socially responsible, and to become lifelong learners.

Draft 2014-15 Calendar

Please check out the proposed calendar for the upcoming year. You can provide feedback to the school or the District
PDF Draft 2014-2015 School Calendar

**Please note that our school Head Lice Policy has changed. We will no longer be performing school wide head checks. However, if we notice that a student does have lice, we will contact parents to let them know. We will also send home a letter with all children in that classroom, letting parents know that head lice was found in their child's classroom. Unfortunately, head lice is VERY common and it is often present at school, in homes, and in our communities. Please check your child's head weekly and contact the school or Interior Health if you would like further information.