NLPS News Thursday, March 11, 2021

Employee Engagement

  1. The Long Range Facilities Plan ThoughtExchange launched on March 1, 2021 and will be open until Friday, April 2, 2021. This years’ question: What are the most important things about a school facility that contribute to student achievement and well-being?
  2. You may also participate in the community virtual meeting on Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m. focusing on the DRAFT Long Range Facilities Plan. Participants will be able to post a question in the Q&A forum and provide feedback on what they think are the most important things about a school facility that contribute to student achievement and well-being. The public meeting will be recorded and saved on the district’s YouTube channel. We invite you to look through the draft plan before participating in the ThoughtExchange or attending the meeting.
Spring Break Restoration

Board Meetings

At the Regular Board meeting held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, the Board had discussions about mask wearing for students; approved a recommendation from the business committee to keep bus route #16 as a regular route; and approved a recommendation from the education committee for the local school calendars for 2021-22 and 2022-23. The Board also received staff reports about the Hul'q'umi'num language, feedback on the 2021-22 budget and approved the membership of the Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Advisory Committee. Watch the meeting.

Know of someone who is retiring? Let us know so we can say congratulations and thanks for their dedication.
  • Doug English
  • Kristin Houvenaeghel
  • Joyce Zavarise
  • Rob Lumsden
  • Colleen Gale
  • Ted Cadwallader
  • Dave Prevost
  • Donna Spencer

Anti-Racism Arts Festival

The Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society (CVIMS), in collaboration with the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation (CCMF), and several local Nanaimo partners, are pleased to host the 2021 Anti-Racism Arts Festival March 12-20.

The festival is a national event every March which is hosted in a different Canadian city each year. Now it's coming to Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.

There will be several week-long activities/workshops featuring various art and educational activities. The goal of the festival is to inspire, teach and use creativity as a catalyst for change and action against racism.

Spring Ahead

Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday, March 13 before bedtime. Daylight Savings Time returns on Sunday, March 14 at 2am.

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