Back To School 2017

Welcome to our new school year.  We are looking forward to meeting our returning students and welcoming students new to our schools.

Registration Of New Students

Back To School

Registration of pupils NEW TO THE DISTRICT AND KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS who have not yet been registered for the school term commencing Tuesday, September 5, 2017 will take place at district schools on Tuesday, August 29th, Wednesday, August 30th and Thursday, August 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

First Day Of School

All elementary and secondary classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5th with the exception of Kindergarten students.  Please contact your child’s school for Kindergarten specifics. Other exceptions are as follows, but please check school websites or contact individual schools for further details:

  • Brocklehurst Middle School:  
    • Tuesday, September 5th, at 10:30 am for Grade 7 and Leadership students only.
    • Wednesday, September 6th, 8:30 am start for all students at Brocklehurst Middle School.
  • Westwold Elementary School:
    • New students may register at Westwold Elementary School on Tuesday, September 5th, or at R.L. Clemitson Elementary on August 29th, August 29th and August 31st

All elementary schools (rural and in-town) will dismiss students at 12:00 noon.
Secondary in-town schools and Brocklehurst Middle School will dismiss students at 3:00 p.m.
Rural secondary schools will dismiss students at 12:30 p.m.


On Tuesday, September 5th, buses will pick up all students 2 hours later than normal for the 10:30 am start, and deliver elementary students home approximately 2 hours earlier than normal.  Secondary and Middle School students will be picked up from school at the normal time following the 3:00 pm dismissal.

School Supplies - Elementary and Middle Schools

School supplies (pencils, notebooks, etc.) are available at a minimum cost through your child’s school.


  1. School bus walk limit policy to schools and buses in effect in all areas of the School District:
    • Primary students, K to Grade 3 – 4 km to a school, and  3.2  km to a bus stop.
    • All other students, Grade 4 to 12 – 4.8 km to a school, and 3.2 km to a bus stop.
  2. Those students who have not received a bus registration card in the mail should register for transportation within the first week of school to ensure a school bus ride for the 2017-2018 school year.
  3. All bus schedules are subject to changes in the course of the school year as a result of traffic patterns, weather conditions and population density.

For further information on bus routes and schedules, please contact the School District Transportation Department at
(250) 372-5853.

For Clearwater school bus schedules, please call (250) 674-3224.