Gearing up for a new school year

Gearing up for a new school year

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 7:30 AM

As over 640,000 students return to classrooms throughout B.C., there are many resources available to ease the transition back to school for both students and their families.

New curriculum:

The Ministry of Education is in the third year of the implementation of B.C.’s curriculum. See what students will be learning this year: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

Save for the future:

Most elementary school students are eligible for $1,200 through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant. Sign up today: http://ow.ly/eAut3035ngT

Student leaders:

Calling all athletes, academics and artists! Make your hard work pay off by applying for a B.C. scholarship: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards

ERASE bullying:

Worried your child might be involved in bullying? Need to report bullying? Find out what you can do: http://www.erasebullying.ca/

Be prepared:

Learn how to put together an emergency kit and create an emergency response plan: http://ow.ly/vQTU30ezC6m

Help for families on income assistance:

Families on income and disability assistance can get help with back to school costs like school supplies and clothing. Find out more about the School Start-up Supplement: http://ow.ly/YKUS303mQKB

Adult Basic Education:

Parents, thinking about maybe making a career change or going back to high school to upgrade your academic courses? The time is now, academic courses are now being offered free of charge for all B.C. adults. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/pMEf30ezu6n

Quote:

Rob Fleming, Minister of Education –

“The start of a new school year is always an exciting time, and these services will help students and their families get off on the right foot for a successful school year. I look forward to building on these services to ensure students are getting the quality public education they need, while also making life more affordable for families.”

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017EDUC0096-001493