Letter to Parents - 3-year Calendars

Dear Parents/Guardians and School Community:

The Ministry of Education passed Bill 36, the School Amendment Act, which eliminated the Standard School Calendar.

As a result, school districts are now required to establish their own school calendars. The calendar committee is comprised of representatives of the partner groups in the Kootenay-Lake School District including the Kootenay Lake Teachers' Association (KLTF); Canadian Union of Public Employees (C.U.P.E.), Kootenay Lake Principals and Vice Principals' Association (KLPVPA), and the Kootenay Lake Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) and our Board of Trustees.

This committee has met to draft a proposed three-year school calendar (attached), which meets the requirements of Bill 36. Section 87.01 (7) of the School act requiring consultation on school calendars. A board must make public a proposed school calendar one month before submitting it to the Ministry.

We are inviting the community to Review the proposed (3 years) calendars for the 2020-2021; 2021-2022; and 2022-2023 school years and to provide input to the proposal before it is discussed by our Board of Education at a public meeting.

We invite you to provide your input about this proposal by Friday, February 28, 2020 by completing a very brief survey at the link below:


We anticipate that the finalized proposed calendars for the 2020-2021; 2021-2022; and 2022-2023, (once approved by the Board of Education) will be provided to parents early this spring. A copy will be provided directly to you through your child’s school. Thank you for your time in reviewing this proposal.



Dr. Christine Perkins | Superintendent & Chief Executive Officer

School District 8 Kootenay Lake

811 Stanley Street, Nelson, B.C.   V1L 1N8

Office:  250-505-7037

Cell:  250-505-9625

Email:  christine.perkins@sd8.bc.ca

Web:  www.sd8.bc.ca