Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

As we move into October and what feels more like fall now with the weather, we are hoping that we will soon have our students back in our buildings. This has been a difficult time for all of us. We are praying that our students and families are safe and well at home, and we are supporting our staff as they navigate the challenges of offering remote learning once again. We understand the stress and hardship that school closures have on our families, however we also continue to hold the safety and well-being of our students and staff as a priority, and will continue to work with the OCPHO, ECE, and Public Health when are buildings are open again.

Despite not having our students with us this week, we will still commemorate September 30 and acknowledge the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day this week with our students through lessons, activities, remembrance, and prayer. This is an important day for our district, our schools, our families, our students, and our staff to understand and acknowledge the lasting impacts of colonization and the residential school system on the Indigenous people and to honour the survivors and their families. We invite you to have your child(ren) share with you what they learned with their teachers this week.

This month we also have Trustee elections, on October 18th. You can read more information on the following pages and additional details. Please take a moment to ensure you are on the YCS voters list. By default, all voters are listed as YK1 voters unless they register to vote for YCS with the city. You can verify that you are on the list HERE.  We encourage you to offer your support and come out and vote for our YCS Board Trustees.

Happy October everyone!