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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!

Inclement Weather Information 2021/22

Posted: December 3, 2021, 12:00pm

Inclement Weather Information Dear Parents/Guardians: With the winter season fast approaching, it is important to remind you about the school district’s procedures regarding inclement weather. T[...]

Bench Elementary - Giving a Hand Up


Let’s not kid ourselves, this year has been rough. From the COVID-19 pandemic to heat domes, drought to floods our communities have been dealing with so much over the past 20 months that we need to [...]

Responding to Recent State of Emergency

Posted: November 22, 2021, 11:58am

The Province of BC has called on all residents and organizations to come together to support this effort, and stories from communities across the province have shown neighbours stepping up to provide [...]

POSTPONED - Public Presentation on Cowichan Secondary Design

Posted: November 9, 2021, 12:50pm

Due to the ongoing flooding and the declaration of a local state of emergency, the Cowichan Secondary School presentation is postponed.     The Board of Education for the Cowichan V[...]

Cowichan Secondary Builder Announced

Posted: November 3, 2021, 11:38am

The new Cowichan Secondary School is one step closer to reality now that the Board of Education for the Cowichan Valley School District has selected the builder for this long-awaited project. Urban[...]