Chilliwack School District

Parents and students at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020 for the first day back to part-time and optional school since March 12, 2020. Students are expected back in class on Sept. 10, although the school district has added a transition plan to learn from home. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Chilliwack school district and board chair confident in plan to return to classrooms

Parents with continued concerns about pandemic urged to contact school to discuss options

Parents and students at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020 for the first day back to part-time and optional school since March 12, 2020. Students are expected back in class on Sept. 10, although the school district has added a transition plan to learn from home. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
Students lined up outside Chilliwack secondary on April 2, 2020 to collect their belongings. They will return to the classroom on Sept. 10, but high school students will only be taking one course at a time. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack parents invited to online townhall to discuss pandemic safety measures

Meeting will be hosted on Zoom and will include a chance to have questions answered

Students lined up outside Chilliwack secondary on April 2, 2020 to collect their belongings. They will return to the classroom on Sept. 10, but high school students will only be taking one course at a time. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Schools will all be requiring all students and staff to follow strict health protocols once school starts, including daily symptom checking and frequent hand washing and sanitizing. (Shutterstock)

Chilliwack school district plan includes one-course semester schedule

Document outlines protocols for illness at school, handwashing stations and more

Schools will all be requiring all students and staff to follow strict health protocols once school starts, including daily symptom checking and frequent hand washing and sanitizing. (Shutterstock)
Chilliwack School District Interim Superintendant Rohan Arul-Pragasam posted a video on Aug. 26 highlighting the areas of concern for the district as they move toward a full opening of schools on Sept. 10. (Video still)

Chilliwack school district releases back-to-school protocols

Chilliwack high schools moving to one-block system with eight 22-day semesters

Chilliwack School District Interim Superintendant Rohan Arul-Pragasam posted a video on Aug. 26 highlighting the areas of concern for the district as they move toward a full opening of schools on Sept. 10. (Video still)
Seven-year-old Lucy Dalglish working on her “Mo Willems Lunch Doodles” at home. (Submitted photo: Cindy Dalglish)

Distance ed not an option this semester in Chilliwack school district

Timing of Fraser Valley Distance Education restructuring ‘has not been ideal’ says principal

Seven-year-old Lucy Dalglish working on her “Mo Willems Lunch Doodles” at home. (Submitted photo: Cindy Dalglish)
A family in Chilliwack works through school work at the kitchen table in spring 2020. Some Chilliwack students will be going back to a hybrid model of education that will combine in-school and at-home programming. (Submitted by Keri Harvey)

UPDATE: Four schools chosen for Chilliwack hybrid learning program

Students in elementary and middle school can study partly at home for 2020/21

A family in Chilliwack works through school work at the kitchen table in spring 2020. Some Chilliwack students will be going back to a hybrid model of education that will combine in-school and at-home programming. (Submitted by Keri Harvey)
Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Black Press file photo)

Chilliwack school district not expecting teacher shortage due to COVID-19

Retirements not increasing in School District 33, staff confirms

Plans are being made across the country for how to safely send students back to school in the fall as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. (Black Press file photo)
A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Chilliwack children can get tested locally, Fraser Health confirms

Erroneous information online and via 811 has many families driving to Abbotsford for testing

A nurse gets a swab ready at a temporary COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal, on Friday, May 15, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Young Road at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020 for the first day back to part-time and optional school since March 12, 2020. School is expected to be open to all students full time in September under Stage 2 of the provincial plan. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Chilliwack school district staff working on September classroom plans

More information about back-to-school plans to be unveiled by Aug. 26 says senior district staff

Young Road at Central elementary in Chilliwack on June 1, 2020 for the first day back to part-time and optional school since March 12, 2020. School is expected to be open to all students full time in September under Stage 2 of the provincial plan. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld spoke publicly about SOGI 123 in the fall of 2017, and continues to do so. (Progress file)

Chilliwack school trustee pens letter in support of Conservative candidate Sloan

Barry Neufeld writes appeal to Chilliwack MP Strahl, citing anti-abortion stance, LGBTQ issues

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld spoke publicly about SOGI 123 in the fall of 2017, and continues to do so. (Progress file)
Students at the Chilliwack School District’s childcare program for essential workers get some exercise done in a safe way with their teacher in April 2020. Schools are expected to be open to all students in September, according to the school district. Some may be eligible to enrol in a new hybrid model. (Submitted/ The Progress)

New hybrid learning model open to Chilliwack students

Two days in a classroom and three days at home could be ‘right fit’ for many students, says district

Students at the Chilliwack School District’s childcare program for essential workers get some exercise done in a safe way with their teacher in April 2020. Schools are expected to be open to all students in September, according to the school district. Some may be eligible to enrol in a new hybrid model. (Submitted/ The Progress)
G.W. Graham principal says school expansion provides new learning opportunities

G.W. Graham principal says school expansion provides new learning opportunities

A 450-seat add-on will let the school run innovative programs that require more space

G.W. Graham principal says school expansion provides new learning opportunities
Charity Stobbe, seen here with her fainting goat, Stevie Nicks, is retiring on June 25 after 35 years of teaching in the Chilliwack School District. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack teacher and her fainting goat head into retirement

Charity Stobbe says goodbye to the classroom after teaching in the Chilliwack School District for 35 years

Charity Stobbe, seen here with her fainting goat, Stevie Nicks, is retiring on June 25 after 35 years of teaching in the Chilliwack School District. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
The students at Tyson elementary in Chilliwack collected food donations as a fundraiser to replace their Break the Rules day. Students Ethan Clark, Quinton Campbell, and Mason Schroeder helped their principal count up the donations before the Salvation Army arrived to pick it all up on June 18, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Tyson elementary helps boost Chilliwack Salvation Army

Students collect hundreds of food items as school project

The students at Tyson elementary in Chilliwack collected food donations as a fundraiser to replace their Break the Rules day. Students Ethan Clark, Quinton Campbell, and Mason Schroeder helped their principal count up the donations before the Salvation Army arrived to pick it all up on June 18, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the previous board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

Chilliwack school trustee apologizes again for social media posts

Barry Neufeld offers apology for making students feel ‘unworthy or unsafe’

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the previous board’s last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Paula Jordan, currently the principal at Rosedale Traditional Middle School, has been appointed to an assistant superintendent role with the Chilliwack School District, it was announced on June 17, 2020. (Submitted image)

Rosedale principal appointed to higher role with school district

Paula Jordan to takes role as an assistant superintendent in Chilliwack

Paula Jordan, currently the principal at Rosedale Traditional Middle School, has been appointed to an assistant superintendent role with the Chilliwack School District, it was announced on June 17, 2020. (Submitted image)
A sketch of what the arts and tech program layout will look like for the Grades 6-8 students at A.D. Rundle starting this September. (Submitted)

Middle school arts and tech program popular with Chilliwack students

New cohort of 90 students to join A.D. Rundle program in September

A sketch of what the arts and tech program layout will look like for the Grades 6-8 students at A.D. Rundle starting this September. (Submitted)
The students and outdoor education staff at the Ed Centre have been an integral part of building the trails at Lewx Qwo:m Park. Mitch McMillan (left), 17, pictured here in 2018, helped since day one. (Jenna Hauck/ File photo)

Chilliwack’s Ed Centre gets new Indigenous name

School to be named Kwíyeqel secondary for the new school year

The students and outdoor education staff at the Ed Centre have been an integral part of building the trails at Lewx Qwo:m Park. Mitch McMillan (left), 17, pictured here in 2018, helped since day one. (Jenna Hauck/ File photo)
Janet Hall, assistant superintendent, hands over her letter of resignation for her retirement, to interim superintendent Rohan Arul-pragasam, June 2020. She began her career in education 34 years ago as a teacher at Cultus Lake elementary school. (Submitted photo)

Hall retires from 34 years of educating in Chilliwack

From teacher to assistant superintendent, Hall says she will return to classrooms to read to kids

Janet Hall, assistant superintendent, hands over her letter of resignation for her retirement, to interim superintendent Rohan Arul-pragasam, June 2020. She began her career in education 34 years ago as a teacher at Cultus Lake elementary school. (Submitted photo)
Rohan Arul-Pragasam, Chilliwack School District’s interim superintendent. (Video image)

‘Cultural sensitivity’ training planned for all Chilliwack school district staff

School district announces five-point plan to address systemic racism and discrimination

Rohan Arul-Pragasam, Chilliwack School District’s interim superintendent. (Video image)
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