Rumours untrue

Recently there have been rumours about “cameras in student washrooms” that have generated some calls and emails to School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) and some of its schools.

“I want to assure everyone that these rumours are untrue and unfounded,” states Superintendent of Schools Donna Kriger. “SD83 is committed to student safety, privacy, well-being and learning. We are grateful for those concerned stakeholders who reached out to us from a place of positive intent.”

S83 is currently enjoying a school start up filled with renewed optimism and hope. “Our intention is to continue this positivity through the 2022-23 school year as we focus on keeping students first.”

Kriger asks that if parents do hear these types of rumours/information please take the time to check with your school principal to ensure the information is indeed accurate.

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer. Please see attached newsletter with important start up info for next week. I look forward to meeting everyone on Wednesday September 7th. If you have any questions please reach out at


Chris Matheson

Kindergarten Orientation for Next Year

If you have a child who has not yet registered for Kindergarten next year, or you know someone who has a child who hasn’t yet registered, please be advised that our registration is open.  It’s important that we have families register early to avoid late changes to class configurations as we plan for next year.

Kindergarten orientation will take place June 9 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. We are inviting new families and their child to join us at this time. They will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff, tour the school and pick up a welcome package. An email has been sent to students that are registered for next year with further information. Please call the school if you would like more information.

Welcome back to school!

Welcome back from Spring Break on Monday, April 4! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

Just a reminder that when we all come back to school that the mask mandate has ended. SD83 is a “mask friendly” school district. You can wear a mask if you choose.

Please continue with the daily health checks and stay home if you are ill. Also, regular hand washing and sanitizing should continue. For those who choose to wear a mask, medical grade masks continue to be available for students and staff.

If you really enjoyed your time off don’t fear, there are two more school holidays on the horizon. Good Friday is on April 15 and Easter Monday is April 18.

Important federal information for those who travelled internationally over Spring Break

If you and your family travelled outside Canada over Spring Break there are important federal requirements to be aware of. This includes that for 14 days following entry into Canada, travellers must:

Some federal rules after entering Canada are different from the provincial or territorial rules. In this case, you must follow the stricter rules.

For more information: Federal requirements for out of country travellers