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April 10, 2024

Board Approves Local School Calendar for 2024-25, 2025-26, and 2026-27 School Years

At the March 12, 2024, board meeting, the Abbotsford Board of Education passed a motion to approve and formalize the school calendars for the 2024-25, 2025-26, and 2026-27 school years. The Abbotsford Board of Education is required to create a calendar that meets the legislated requirements of the School Act, and the Abbotsford Teachers Union (ATU) Collective Agreement. These calendars establish the start and end dates of the school year, as well as key holiday breaks and non-instructional days.

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April 3, 2024

Abbotsford School District Launches Public Consultation for 2024-2025 Budget Cycle

As per the School Act, the Abbotsford Board of Education is preparing to approve an updated Strategic Plan and a balanced budget for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year by June 30th. The district is committed to providing a high-quality education while upholding fiscal responsibility and invites employees, families, and community members to share their voices in the consultation process.

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April 2, 2024

Fraser Health's Guide to Outside play, physical activity and injury prevention

The guide to outside play, physical activity and injury prevention is brought to you by Fraser Health.

Get outside and play

Physical activity is a necessary requirement for optimal health – and the benefits are even greater if you can do it outdoors.

Regular physical activity in childhood helps to develop cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and bone density, and being outdoors is known to improve mental health.

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March 12, 2024

A Winter of Wonder: Schools Revel in Carnaval de Québec

The jubilant spirit of the Carnaval de Québec swept through the Abbotsford School District last month, bringing a burst of French Canadian culture right into the classrooms and playgrounds of Clearbrook, Centennial Park, Sandy Hill, and Margaret Stenersen elementary schools.

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March 1, 2024

Ten Youth Announced as 2024 Indigenous Role Models

Ten outstanding Grade 12 Indigenous students from the Abbotsford School District have been announced as this year's Indigenous Role Models. Following a rigorous review process conducted in December 2023, the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee considered applications from a pool of over 200 eligible students. The chosen students have distinguished themselves through their deep cultural connections, exemplary leadership, and dedicated service in their schools and broader communities. 

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February 29, 2024

Share Your Voice! Strategic Plan Consultation

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of public education, our commitment to providing every student with a world-class education remains at the forefront. It is with this vision in mind that I write to you today.

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February 23, 2024

ABC Recognition Program Celebrates 2022-23 Standouts

The Abbotsford School District is pleased to announce the Above and Beyond Champions (ABC) Recognition Program award recipients from the 2022-23 school year. This program highlights remarkable individuals whose contributions have profoundly impacted the district’s strategic goals, cultural ethos, and educational environment. Nominated for consideration by their peers, the 2024 award recipients were celebrated alongside their colleagues at the Long-Term Service Dinner on February 21, 2024 at the Clarion Hotel.

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February 22, 2024

School District Honours Dedication at 2024 Long-Term Service Dinner

On February 21, 2024, the Abbotsford School District held its annual event to honour the commitment of over 150 employees. With service milestones ranging from 20 to 40 years, these individuals, from educators to administrative staff and from facilities to IT support, have been pivotal in implementing the district's mission of preparing students for a lifetime of success.

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