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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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September 23, 2020

Superintendent's Community Communication Plan 

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Stage 2 Health and Saftey ​Protocols: K-12 for Parents 

Based upon COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 School Settings –Advice from the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and WorkSafe BC
UPDATED: September 23, 2020

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September 21, 2020​

Daily Health Check

Parents and caregivers are required to perform a daily health check with their child(ren) at home prior to attending school. The BC Centre for Disease Control has updated its recommendations in regard to the daily health check requirements. 

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The Daily Health Check is also available in the following languages:


Farsi     |    French  ​|  Korean   |  Spanish  



September 9, 2020

3/17/2021
  
Information

​All schools are open for instruction Monday, September 14

All district schools are open Monday, September 14, 2020. SD43 will follow all health and safety guidelines as provided by health authorities related to AIR QUALITY warnings and COVID-19.

9/13/2020
  
Information

Are you new to the area? Recently moved?  Contact your local school to register your child. 

Please do not visit schools - access to school buildings is restricted. ​

New student registration is available at local schools. 

  1. ​Please use our School Locator tool to determine your catchment/ neighbourhood school. Simply type in your street name.
  2. Once you have determined your catchment school, prepare the required documentation such as Proof of Citizenship for parent and child, Proof of BC residency and Proof of Guardianship. A complete list can be found on our Student Registration Information.
  3. Contact the school directly to obtain an electronic registration package and more information on how to submit important registration documents.​ Links to school websites and contact information here​.

The first day of classes for school year 2020-2021 is September 10, 2020. 

3/27/2020
  
Information

As the world continues to react to the rapidly changing situation we are experiencing with the emergence of COVID-19, we wanted to take a moment to share the latest information available to us with our SD43 families.​ Read more here.​

3/16/2020
  
Information

​Please register at your catchment/ neighbourhood elementary school directly and bring your complete supporting documents. 

We welcome new parents to School District 43! It's time to register for Kindergarten. 

To register for Kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before December 31st, 2020. 

Step 1: Locate your catchment / neighbourhood elementary school

Use our School Locator to identify your catchment/ neighbourhood elementary school. 

Step 2: Bring your complete supporting documents to your catchment/ neighbourhood elementary school.

Please read the Funding Eligibility Checklist for a list of documents needed for registering at your catchment / neighbourhood elementary school. 

Are you a non-resident of Canada? Contact International Education at 604-936-5769 or visit 1100 Winslow Ave., Coqutilam. 

Please note our Kindergarten Programs of Choice - Montessori, Mandarin Bilingual, Reggio and French Immersion registration is now closed. 

Questions? We're here to help! 

Call the School District 43 Board Office at  604-939-9201 from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. 

2/5/2020
  
Snow

​Changes in school status are posted by 6:30am

Any district-wide or partial closure will be decided by 6:30 am and will be announced on the School District website at www.sd43.bc.ca , Twitter ( https://twitter.com/sd43bc​ ), Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/sd43bc/) and local media outlets like CKNW AM 980 radio, CKWX 1130 radio and CBC (690AM/88.1FM).

For more information on SD43 procedures during inclement weather, visit this page​.

1/13/2020
  
Snow

​SD43 schools open, delayed start at Anmore Elementary.

​SD43 schools will be open today and starting at their usual times, with the exception of Anmore Elementary which will operate with a delayed start of 10am for students. With more snow than forecast overnight, the school district reminds parents that the decision to send their children to school is their own based on the safety of their children in their immediate circumstance. The school fully understands that parents may choose to delay bringing their children to school or keep them home altogether given the wintery conditions.

3/8/2019
  
Snow

All schools are OPEN and in session today, Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Click title for more information.

All schools are OPEN and in session today, Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Crews have worked hard to clear snow, however, door-to-door drop-off of students may not be possible at some schools. Travel safely and slowly in school zones. While the district tries to make the best decision with the information available, the weather does change quickly. Therefore, when schools remain open, decisions to stay at home during inclement weather conditions should be made by each family. Please check back for periodic updates. For other helpful information, see our Emergency and Inclement Weather Information. 

2/13/2019
  
Snow

​All SD43 schools are CLOSED today.

Due to current weather conditions on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 all School District No.43 (Coquitlam) schools are CLOSED. Check www.sd43.bc.ca for updates. 

2/12/2019
  
Snow

Any school status updates will be announced by 6:30am via the School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) website at www.sd43.bc.ca. Click title for more information.

​Any changes in school status, such as a district-wide or partial closure decision, will be posted by 6:30am via the School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) website at www.sd43.bc.ca. Please check the website homepage first  and often as it will provide the most updated and accurate information. If you do not have power, call a friend or relative and ask them to check the SD43 website for you. Also, listen to CKNW AM980, News1130 or CBC AM690 radio for updates. For other helpful information visit our Emergency and Inclement Weather Information page.

Information will also be posted to Twitter and Facebook.

2/11/2019
  
Information

​The SD43 website will be down today from 3pm - 5pm for critical updates

12/27/2018
  
Warning

​Most schools have power and are open and in session today.  Click title for more details on delayed openings or possible closures.

SCHOOL STATUS
The following school(s) are currently without power.
  • Leigh Elementary - Parents are asked to keep their children at home until power can be restored. Parents will be updated as BC Hydro provides us information.

Travel safely to and from school.

Visit BC Hydro's website for safety tips on down power lines.

12/19/2018
  
Information

Visit this webpage and share our messaging on social media to help spread the word about safe driving, cycling and walking in and around SD43's 70 school zones. (Click title for more details)

Visit this webpage and share our messaging on social media to help spread the word about safe driving, cycling and walking in and around SD43's 70 school zones.

The goal is to make school zones safer for everyone including the 32,000 students, 4,300 employees and thousands of parents, visitors and community members who drive, cycle or walk to and by the district’s 70 schools every day.

Visit the district website at www.sd43.bc.ca and watch for messages appearing on our social media channels over the coming week to help spread the word. Together we can make school zones safer!

12/14/2018
  
Snow
All schools are OPEN and in session today, Tuesday February 27, 2018. Click title for more information. 

All schools are OPEN and in session today, Tuesday February 27, 2018.  It is snowing at higher elevations and raining at lower elevations with warming temperatures forecasted as the day progresses.

While the district tries to make the best decision with the information available, the weather does change quickly. Therefore, when schools remain open, decisions to stay at home during inclement weather conditions should be made by each family.

Please check back for periodic updates. For other helpful information, see our Emergency and Inclement Weather Information.

2/25/2018
  
Snow

​All schools are OPEN and in session today, Wednesday February 14, 2018. Click title for more information.

​All schools are OPEN and in session today, Wednesday February 14, 2018. 

While the district tries to make the best decision with the information available, the weather does change quickly. Therefore, when schools remain open, decisions to stay at home during inclement weather conditions should be made by each family.

Please check back for periodic updates.

For other helpful information, see our Emergency and Inclement Weather Information.

2/12/2018
  
Information

The phones at École Porter Street Elementary School are presently down. If you require immediate assistance please contact the Board office at 604-939-9201

12/5/2017
  
Information

​Due to a planned technology update, websites and email services on the SD43 network (including all school websites) will be unavailable from 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10 until 12 noon on Saturday, March 11.

​Due to a planned technology update, websites and email services on the SD43 network (including all school websites) will be unavailable from 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 10 until 12 noon on Saturday, March 11.

3/10/2017
  
Warning
For inclement weather update information click the title above.
 
In most instances, especially when no snow has fallen overnight, no announcement will be made that schools are open; only cancellations, closures or delayed school openings will be announced.  No closure messages on the website = schools are open.
 
For inclement weather information, see our Emergency and Inclement Weather Information webpage.
2/7/2017
  
Information

Cross Catchment Online Application Forms are available on the SD43 homepage (www.sd43.bc.ca). The Cross Catchment Application process will close on Thursday, February 9 at 4:30 p.m. Refresh your browser if you do not see the blue application form buttons. Click the title for more information.

​Cross Catchment Online Application Forms are available on the SD43 homepage (www.sd43.bc.ca). The Cross Catchment Application process will close on Thursday, February 9 at 4:30 p.m. 

If you do not see the blue application form buttons (one for Kindergarten, and one for Grade 1-12), you may need to refresh your browser or do a force cache refresh to clear your browser's cache memory. A force cache refresh can be performed by typing in the following key combinations:

Windows: ctrl + F5
Mac/Apple: Apple + R or command + R
Linux: F5

You may need to try the above solutions more than once. If these solutions do not work, you may need to manually clear your cache by going into your Internet browser settings.

2/5/2017
  
Snow

​All schools are OPEN and in session today, Tuesday December 13, 2016.  Click title for more information.

​All schools are OPEN and in session today, Tuesday December 13, 2016.

While the district tries to make the best decision with the information available, the weather does change quickly. Therefore, when schools remain open, decisions to stay at home during inclement weather conditions should be made by each family.

In most instances, no announcement will be made that schools are open; only cancellations, closures or delayed school openings will be announced.
 
For other helpful information, see our Emergency and Inclement Weather Information.
12/6/2016
  
Snow

Due to continued snowfall on December 5, 2016, schools will be releasing students to their parents prior to the regular dismissal time if parents can come pick up their children. If parents cannot come before the regular dismissal time, students will be dismissed at the regular time. Click title for more information.

Due to continued snowfall on December 5, 2016, schools will be releasing students to their parents prior to the regular dismissal time if parents can come pick up their children. If parents cannot come before the regular dismissal time, students will be dismissed at the regular time. Please check back for periodic updates. For other helpful information, see our Emergency and Inclement Weather Information.

12/1/2016

École Porter Street Elementary School

728 Porter Street, Coquitlam BC
V3J 5B4
604.936.4296 604.937.8033 porterstreet@sd43.bc.ca
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Our school strives to keep our community informed. However, during urgent events, visit www.sd43.bc.ca to ensure you receive the most accurate and up-to-date information.