Notices from the Superintendent

Facilities Meetings 2019-2029 Facilities Plan Meetings_v3 (Draft)

We have two more Facilities meetings and all of you are invited to attend.

Creston Family of Schools – Wednesday, November 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Prince Charles Secondary School

Nelson Family of Schools – Thursday, November 7 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Trafalgar Middle School

Online Credit Card Payment

For your convenience, most of our schools now accept online Credit card payments for fees and pizza etc.   Please check with your school clerical.

Communicating Student Learning  SD8-Communicating Student Learning-Brochure-PRINT

SD 8 – Kootenay Lake Elementary and Middle Schools have been included in a pilot project which is shifting the way student learning is communicated to parents. Previously, students had received 3 written report cards per year.  Now, student learning will be communicated through two report cards, one in January and one in June, with three additional points of contact from the teacher throughout the year. These points of contact may include, student led conferences, parent teacher interviews, phone calls, emails or other means of communication where individual students progress is discussed with the parent/s and/or guardian. Progress on the report cards will be described using a 4-step scale- emerging, developing, proficient, and extending. These changes will include all K-9 students. An info brochure is attached.  Please see your Principal if you have any questions or concerns.

School-based Pro-D Day

This Friday, November 8th,  is a School-based Professional Learning Day – School will not be in session.

Remembrance Day

Schools will be closed for Remembrance Day on Monday, November 11th.

Educational Concert Series SD8-Educational_Concert_2019

Everyone is welcome to attend the Educational Concert Series by the Playmor Junction Big Band.  FREE Admission for all.

November 20 – Salmo Secondary School

November 27 – LV Rogers Secondary School

December 4 – Mt. Sentinel Secondary School

Holiday Concerts

In the next couple of weeks, Holiday concerts and events will be posted.   Please check our website .

Winter Break

All schools will be closed during Winter Break – December 23, 2019  – January 3, 2020.    Schools will reopen Monday, January 6, 2020.

All are welcome to attend.




Dr. Christine Perkins | Superintendent & Chief Executive Officer

School District 8 Kootenay Lake

811 Stanley Street, Nelson, B.C.   V1L 1N8

Office:  250-505-7037

Cell:  250-505-9625