Parent Resources


As we move toward continuous reporting in SD71,  our teachers have the choice of three options to communicate student learning

  1. Paper portfolio – a collection of work samples (authentic evidence) with student voice, descriptive feedback, notes about core and/or curricular competencies, with next steps identified
  2. E-portfolios – same as paper, but electronic version requiring parents to log in through the portal at the bottom of school webpages using the child’s user name and password.  Steps how to log in / comment on electronic portfolios will be provided by your teacher if this is the form used.
  3. My Education BC Report – a summary sent out at the end of each term that identifies the big ideas taught over the term, and core competencies addressed, descriptive feedback to the learner, student voice in the comment and next steps​

Regardless of which form of communication used by your teacher, all three follow the Guiding Parameters as determined by a Committee of Teachers

For more information about Communication of Student Learning please consult Learn 71 which has many wonderful tools and information items.

Please note – no supplies are required for pre-purchase for the 2020-2021 school year for any grades. The school has moved to a central purchasing plan to minimize waste and make school start more convenient for parents. Each family will receive a small bill in September for supplies the teacher has selected. (June 2020)

The McCreary Survey collects answers to questions from students in gr 7-12 about issues relating to teens / adolescents. Brooklyn gr 6 & 7 students participated in an Adolescent Health survey in the fall of 2018. It either informed this one or is similar to the McCreary Report which is entitled Balance and Connection in BC – The Health and Well-being of our Youth. It is a long and detailed document – the key findings on p. 8 – 9 are a good place to start.

McCreary Survey Report (PDF)

Raising Digitally Responsible Youth – A Parents Guide is a fantastic parent reference to discover and better understand the social media world our children live within.

The Dangers of Social Media on your Mental Health – symptoms of addiction to social media and great tips for help.