News & Announcements

District to host first Climate Action Conference for island secondary students

In response to the growing desire among youth and educators to introduce more education opportunities around climate issues, Comox Valley Schools will host the first Regional Youth Climate Action Conference February 13. Interest has spread across the region with more than 100 out-of-district registrants but representation from our Valley youth still needed.
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Food Literacy in Valley grows with a new Farm to School coordinator

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Social Planning and Research Council (SPARC) of British Columbia have enhanced the school district’s food literacy program with a new position to help grow opportunities for good nutrition for Valley students. The Valley was chosen to have a coordinator because of the existing solid base of interest and activity in schools with partnering organizations.
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Important recycling project puts books in the hands of early readers

Recycling children’s books can improve access to more reading opportunities for young children and kick-start a lifetime love of reading stories and books. The Comox Valley 1000x5 Book Recycling Project needs help filling its shelves this time of year to keep a steady supply of books to donate to children throughout the community.
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Vaping and Youth

Comox Valley Schools is very pleased to have had Island Health Authority present on vaping January 8 and for graciously sharing their slide presentation to the community. For those who could not attend and wish to have access to the information shared that night, visit our Vaping Information page under the Parents section of the website.
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Youth in trades get a financial kickback from the province

Earn as you learn is the premise to the Youth Work in Trades program offered to secondary students. It pays off when students reach enough hours toward a Level 1 apprenticeship. This month, students received $1,000 from the Government of British Columbia as an incentive to pursue a career in the trades industry.
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School Board Office Operational Hours

To better serve our community, operating hours have been adjusted. While we will be closed during the Winter Break between December 23 and January 3, we will remain open all spring and summer break.
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Highway closure in Union Bay may cause delays

Students who travel on School District 71 buses south-bound may experience delays on the return trip home from school today due to a road closure on Highway 19A.
An accident on the highway in Union Bay earlier in the day forced a road closure. The highway is open to alternating single-lane traffic for both directions.
Parents and families of students are encouraged to tune into the local radio stations at 97.3 (The Eagle) and 98.9 (The Jet) FM or check in with Drive BC for the latest developments and updates on traffic conditions.
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