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April 10, 2024

Board Approves Local School Calendar for 2024-25, 2025-26, and 2026-27 School Years

At the March 12, 2024, board meeting, the Abbotsford Board of Education passed a motion to approve and formalize the school calendars for the 2024-25, 2025-26, and 2026-27 school years. The Abbotsford Board of Education is required to create a calendar that meets the legislated requirements of the School Act, and the Abbotsford Teachers Union (ATU) Collective Agreement. These calendars establish the start and end dates of the school year, as well as key holiday breaks and non-instructional days.

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April 3, 2024

Abbotsford School District Launches Public Consultation for 2024-2025 Budget Cycle

As per the School Act, the Abbotsford Board of Education is preparing to approve an updated Strategic Plan and a balanced budget for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year by June 30th. The district is committed to providing a high-quality education while upholding fiscal responsibility and invites employees, families, and community members to share their voices in the consultation process.

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April 2, 2024

Fraser Health's Guide to Outside play, physical activity and injury prevention

The guide to outside play, physical activity and injury prevention is brought to you by Fraser Health.

Get outside and play

Physical activity is a necessary requirement for optimal health – and the benefits are even greater if you can do it outdoors.

Regular physical activity in childhood helps to develop cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and bone density, and being outdoors is known to improve mental health.

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March 15, 2024

Fraser Health: Measles vaccination information for parents and guardians

With measles cases being reported internationally and spring break on the horizon, the Provincial Health Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control and Medical Health Officers across the province are reminding people in British Columbia to check their and their children’s vaccination records for the measles vaccine, especially before any international travel. Fraser Health public health units are available to offer vaccination at no cost, and will offer extra clinics before and during spring break for childhood, school-aged and adult immunizations.

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March 14, 2024

Empowering Indigenous Voices: Drum-Making Supports Transition to Middle School

The Abbotsford School District's Indigenous Education Department, under the guidance of the Indigenous Education Council (IEC) and in collaboration with Semá:th First Nation, Mathxwí First Nation, and the Fraser Valley Métis Association, is proud to continue a district-wide initiative to support Grade 5 Indigenous students as they transition to middle school. This initiative aligns with the district’s Strategic Plan, which emphasizes fostering a sense of belonging and connection among students and promoting cultural understanding and respect.

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March 12, 2024

A Winter of Wonder: Schools Revel in Carnaval de Québec

The jubilant spirit of the Carnaval de Québec swept through the Abbotsford School District last month, bringing a burst of French Canadian culture right into the classrooms and playgrounds of Clearbrook, Centennial Park, Sandy Hill, and Margaret Stenersen elementary schools.

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March 1, 2024

Ten Youth Announced as 2024 Indigenous Role Models

Ten outstanding Grade 12 Indigenous students from the Abbotsford School District have been announced as this year's Indigenous Role Models. Following a rigorous review process conducted in December 2023, the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee considered applications from a pool of over 200 eligible students. The chosen students have distinguished themselves through their deep cultural connections, exemplary leadership, and dedicated service in their schools and broader communities. 

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