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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!

Spring Vacation: March 9-20, 2020

Posted: March 5, 2020, 1:15pm

Just a reminder of the Cowichan Valley School District's two-week spring vacation (district closure and spring break) beginning Monday, March 9 until Friday, March 20, 2020. During this time, all s[...]

Student Learning Survey for Parents


Hello parents or guardians of grade 4, 7, 10, or 12 students. Now until April 3rd is your chance to provide input to the Ministry of Education through their Student Learning Survey for Parents. This [...]

News Release - Post-Fire Cleanup and Planning Continue at Chemainus Secondary

Posted: March 2, 2020, 9:25am

NEWS RELEASE DATE: Saturday, February 29, 2020 For Immediate Release POST-FIRE CLEANUP AND PLANNING CONTINUE AT CHEMAINUS SECONDARY COWICHAN VALLEY, BC – Planning and cleaning for the new week i[...]

COVID-19 Update


Dear parents, guardians, and families, This week all school districts in the province received guidance from the Officer of the Provincial Health Officer and the BC Centre for Disease Control regar[...]

Second Fire at Chemainus Secondary School

Posted: February 28, 2020, 3:18pm

Local fire departments are currently dealing with a second structure fire at Chemainus Secondary School. The report of the fire came in at just at 1 p.m. this afternoon and all students and staff w[...]