It’s smooth sailing for the Prince Rupert School District (SD52) in the lead-up week to the new school year.
With school beginning on Sept. 8, kids are heading back to the classrooms and teachers are ready to handle a brand new season, said superintendent of schools, Sandra Jones last week.
“It’s always a celebratory time of year for educators because every year is so fresh … We’ve got lots of great activities planned for our teachers that will obviously have an impact on their kids in the classroom and we’ve got great programs happening at every school,” said Jones.
“Gradually people are trickling in and coming in to kind of see what’s going on. We’re doing the last of the finishing touches on the summer maintenance and custodial work and we’re excited about a
School start times vary across the district.
Conrad Street Elementary, Lax Kxeen Elementary, Roosevelt Park Elementary and Pineridge Elementary students begin at 9 a.m. and finish the day at 2:45 p.m. while Port Edward Community School starts classes at 8:45 a.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m.
Prince Rupert Middle School begins at 8:50 a.m. and finishes classes at 3 p.m. and Charles Hays Secondary starts at 8:40 a.m. and students depart for the day at 3:10 p.m.
Pacific Coast School starts up at 8:45 a.m. and lasts until 3:10 p.m. while Hartley Bay Elementary and Hartley Bay Secondary begin classes at 9 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. respectively and both schools finish at 3 p.m.
Bus locations and schedules were also posted as were registration dates and special attendance start times for Sept. 8. Regular class schedules begin on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
“For [Charles Hays Secondary], people worry that they don’t have enough stuff or they need a list of things they need to bring in, but in fact, at the high school levels, teachers will tell the kids in their first classes what they’d like them to have. I always say ‘bring a pen’. Have something to write with or some paper, so it’s all pretty straightforward,” said Jones.
Student class list postings will differ from school to school and will most likely be given out on Sept. 8.
For any inquiries regarding the new school year, call the Prince Rupert School District at 250-624-6717.