Dear Members of the Coast Salish Community:
As I mentioned last week, I was able to visit our new school and saw that the inside of the building is progressing well. Most of the areas that will be utilized for partial occupancy have flooring installed, heating units in, walls being painted and drop ceilings being completed. Exterior work, such as roofing and siding are also coming along well. Some supply chain and trade issues are still being encountered by the Contractor. Our district personnel are in regular meetings with the Contractor about the status of these items and the need to complete the work as quickly as possible. Latest scheduling information from the Contractor now anticipates us having partial occupancy early in 2023. (November 2022)
Coast Salish Construction Update (January 2023)
Coast Salish Construction Update (October, 2022)
Coast Salish Letter to Parents (August 11, 2022)
Coast Salish Letter to Parents (June 6, 2022)
Coast Salish Elementary construction update (April 2022)
New Principal Frank Pearse appointed (January 2022)
Catchment Area Announcement - Board approves new catchment May 11, 2021
Updates coming as construction progresses - Sheffield is not open for September 2021 Kindergarten registration
Construction of new school underway (August 2020)
Construction Notice for Neighbours (August 2020)
Sheffield Avenue Elementary Conceptual Designs (some information may be outdated)
Permitting Stage (November 2019)
Ministry funding and approval was received (May 2019)
Preliminary Design in progress (July 2018)
Project Development Report submitted to Ministry of Education. Awaiting Ministry funding and approval (June 2018)
Project Development Report is underway (February 2018)
SD43 Board of Education advanced funds for the Project Development Report and initial stages of design to help expedite the process.
School address: 3538 Sheffield Avenue. It is a 6 acre site; sponsored Crown land grant; and OCP and Zoning is in place as part of Wesbild development application.
At the June 6, 2017 SD43 Regular Public Board Meeting, the Board of Education moved to approve advancing funds to engage an architect to begin the design process for the "Sheffield" Elementary School prior to receiving funding approval from the Ministry for a new school.