When students feel welcome, supported, respected and safe they are more engaged in learning. Burnaby School District remains committed to creating cultures of belonging in our schools by providing caring, inclusive environments that support the unique learnings needs of each child.
We invite you to learn more about the District’s ideals of diversity and inclusion, and supporting your child, in this letter from Ron Burton, Chair of the Burnaby Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools, Gina Niccoli-Moen. LEARN MORE
We want to remind parents/guardians, students, and staff about Burnaby School District weather related school closure announcements.
All schools will remain OPEN, unless there is heavy snowfall, damage or other circumstances (eg. power outage) that make it impossible to operate safely. The district will do its best to communicate school or district-wide closures or cancellations by 6:30 am. This information will be posted on the front page of the district website and tweeted out (follow us on Twitter @burnabyschools). However, please keep in mind that there may be situations where this is not always possible, for example, power outages or technical problems.
The most reliable way to learn of school closures is to listen for updates on the following radio stations:
- CBC AM 690
- CBC Radio One FM 88.1
- CKWX AM 1130 – NEWS 1130 AM
- CKNW AM 980
- Fairchild AM 1470
- Fairchild FM 96.1
Please do not call the radio station – simply tune in and listen for the announcements which will be made on a regular basis.
Parents/guardians are responsible for their child’s safe travel to school. Please walk elementary children to the door of their school if you are uncertain whether the school is open or not. If for any reason you feel that your child cannot travel safely to school then you should notify the school that your child will be absent.
Student safety is a shared responsibility. With your cooperation and support related to winter weather procedures, we can achieve safe conditions for all.
Thank you to all who were involved in the Pancake Breakfast – 12th Avenue PAC, the Burnaby Fire Department who brought Santa Claus, parents who cooked, served and cleaned up, and to staff and students who dressed in their pyjamas.
You made the annual event a fun, successful and tasty one!