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Springwood Re-Opening Meeting Tonight

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The community information meeting to discuss the re-opening of Springwood Elementary is set for this evening.

Trustees from School District 57 along with SD57 staff will be on  hand to  not only  answer  questions, but to  gather  information  parents and area residents  feel should be shared.

The meeting  is set to start at 7 tonight in the Multi-purpose Room at Kelly Road Secondary School.

While students  in the K-Grade 6 regular program  who live in the new  catchment area for Springwood will automatically be registered in Springwood Elementary for the 2017-18  school year,   students wishing to  stay at their current school  must apply  for transfer.  Student transfer applications are  available now  by  clicking here

Students  in  the Grade 7 regular programming and living within the Springwood catchment area have a choice.   They can  either choose to stay at their  current school or make the move to Springwood.  These students are not required to  fill out a Springwood Elementary Student Transfer application.

The Student Transfer application process is open until 3 p.m. on Friday April 21st.

School board chair Tim Bennett says reaction from parents has been mixed since the school’s reopening was announced.

“We’ve heard from parents who are just really excited for their kids to be attending a reopened school – especially those who are in the neighbourhood who can now walk to school,” he says. “We’ve also heard a lot of questions, concerns, some anxiety regarding what does this mean for our students? There’s still a lot of questions that parents have about how this is going to work.”

But he adds he’s pleased the school district’s communications strategy seems to be working so far.

“Letters have gone home to every child who’s affected. A follow-up phone call to each household has also been made. So, this allows parents the opportunity to talk to somebody personally – to get their questions asked. I’m really looking forward to the meeting this evening.”




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