Bi-weekly bulletin #7- January 7th, 2020








BULLETIN #7 – January 7, 2020



Approved School Boundary Revisions -


From October to December 2019, the Richmond School District's Board of Education consulted the public on 35 proposed school boundary revisions. Subsequent to the engagement process, 27 proposed school boundary revisions were approved at the public meeting of the Board of Education on December 11, 2019. As a result, all new student registrations for the 2020/21 school year will adhere to the catchment areas outlined in the recently approved revisions.


A total of eight proposed boundary revisions were deferred by staff for possible consideration as part of Phase II. Additional consultation and analysis is required by staff to determine implications related to potential consolidation, transportation and public feedback submitted during the engagement process.

As a reminder, families that live in a revised boundary area, and have a child currently attending a school with an approved boundary revision will:

  • not be affected by the boundary revision,
  • have the choice to remain at the school in their current catchment or register at the school in their new catchment,
  • have the choice to enrol any siblings in their current catchment or their new catchment.

For a complete list of approved boundary revisions please visit:

For a complete list of deferred boundary revisions please visit:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school administration.



Grade 7 parent evening at Cambie


There will be a Grade 7 parent evening event happening on January 21st at Cambie High School beginning at 6:30 pm. At this time, you will be able to learn more about how things work for students and families when they get to high school. School administrators and counsellors will be there to answer questions you may have about your son or daughter and the programs they will be enrolled in when they attend Cambie nextt year. 

Deadline Friday Jan 24th Programs and K Registrations Due


The deadline for applying to district programs such as Montessori or EFI (Early French Immersion) or LFI (Late French Immersion) is on Friday, January 24th. This is the same date that Kindergarten registrations are due for the 2020-21 school year. Please note that all transfer applications are due to the district board office by February 10th , 2020 for the 2020-21 school year.


Thank you note from Anand on behalf of the Sole-Darity Shoe Drive.

Thank you, McNeely Elementary School, for your participation in the Sole-Darity shoe drive initiative! With your help, we collected many pairs of new and lightly used shoes that will now be distributed across Canada to those in need. I hope to have the chance to work with students, staff, and families at McNeely again so that we can continue to make a positive and meaningful difference in the lives of others. 


A Reminder About After School Pick Up

Please do your best to pick your children up after school. Supervision after school is up to the parents. We cannot look after your child(ren) after school if you are going to be arriving late.  If there are exceptional circumstances and you are going to be late for an unexpected reason, please phone the school and we will do our best to find your child(ren) and have them wait at the office. Thank you for your consideration.


Commonsense Media – Tik Tok

Instagram and Snapchat were the 2nd and 3rd most downloaded apps of 2019. In 4th place? Tik Tok. What is Tik Tok you might be wondering? It’s a social media app that is very popular with young adults and teens and it was intended for its users to film short videos. Please note that there is content intended for users to be over 13 years old on this app. There have also been many stories in the media about how Tik Tok has been used for other purposes, however, both good and bad.


Here is a link to a website- Common Sense Media:

This is a good place for parents to go to review digital content about any app or to read about the appropriateness of the material contained in video games, other apps, or even movies. Please take a look at this review and make your own decision about whether Tik Tok is an appropriate app for your child(ren).


No Idling

Please obey the signs and turn off your vehicle when waiting to pick up your children in front of the school.             


January 20th

PAC meeting 7 pm

January 21st

Cambie High School grade 7 Parent Information night

January 24th

Indoor Action Day

Alternate school programs (LFI/Montessori) and Kindergarten registrations deadline

January 25th

Chinese New Year

January 29th

Divison 1-4 Band Concerts 1:30 and 6:00

Dates to Remember: