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District News highlights the latest announcements, information, events, or stories that are happening in or around the Cowichan Valley School District (SD 79). Check this page often for updates!

Special Open Board Meeting - September 26

Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:14pm

A Special Open Board Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Yuxwule' Eagle Room (Board Room) at the School Board Office. Members of the public and the school comm[...]

Non-Instructional Day: September 25

Posted: September 18, 2017, 1:45pm

Monday, September 25, 2017 is the first non-instructional day of the school year. There will be no classes, and schools will not be open. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact yo[...]

What's new at our schools?

Posted: September 6, 2017, 1:11pm

Thanks to new provincial requirements and funding around class size and composition, our district—like 59 others in the province—had the opportunity to do things differently with the placement of [...]

Kindergarten Survival Guide


Posted: August 30, 2017, 11:26am

Starting Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for you and your little one, but it can also create anxiety for both the young learner and the parent or guardian. Depending on what exposure to pre-Kind[...]

Back to School Information

Posted: August 24, 2017, 9:32am

Do you know what to do on the first day of school? Here is some important information for new and returning students.   RETURNING ELEMENTARY STUDENTS Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 2 Hour Earl[...]