Saturday Update - 16Oct21

Good day out there, South Nelson.

The theme of community-building at this time was a major theme of our PAC meeting this past week.  Over the next couple of weeks, I will be getting some clarifications on what is possible for us to come together outside, given the current covid protocols and that we know these protocols continue to change as we learn more.  For now, I would like to see if there are any musicians in our midst who would like to sign up to play outside, under cover, on our site on a Friday after school for half an hour or so, starting at 2:40.  Please let me know if you are interested!

To the details…

  • October SD8 Superintendent’s Report -
  • SD8 & South Nelson online calendar –
    • FSAs for grade 4 students – see schedule emailed to grade 4 families (not on website calendar).
    • October 20 – Fire Drill (not on website calendar).
    • October 21 – Earthquake Drill (not on website calendar).
    • October 22 - Professional Development Day, no school for students.
    • October 28 – Re-scheduled Lockdown and Hold & Secure Drills (not on website calendar).
    • October 29 – Classroom-based Halloween celebration, details to come including this year’s version of Halloween for Hunger.
    • November 1 - Professional Development Day, no school for students.
    • November 10 – School-based Remembrance Day ceremony, details to come.
    • November 11 – Remembrance Day, no school.
    • November 17 & 18 – Early dismissal at 1:37, details for Fall Communicating Student Learning to come from classroom teachers.Food Supports -
  • If you would like to access food supports for your child(ren) or are aware of anyone in challenging circumstances who you think could use support in this area, please contact me at  We have snack food available throughout the days, some funding to pay for lunches, and grocery bags of non-perishable food for home through the 'Backpack Buddies' program.
  • Announcements –

Take care,

Dan Rude - Principal