Back-to-School 2023

Back to School

First Day of School

All elementary, middle, and secondary classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 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:

Westwold Elementary School: New students may register at Westwold Elementary School on Tuesday, September 5, or at R.L. Clemitson Elementary on Tuesday, August 29, Wednesday, August 30, and Thursday, August 31.

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.

Registration of New Students 2023 Information


On Tuesday, September 5, buses will pick up all students 2 hours later than normal for the 10:30 am start, and deliver elementary students home approximately 2.5 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. 

Register for busing information




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 2023-2024 school year. Bus registration forms are available from your bus driver.

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.

School Supplies - Elementary and Middle School

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

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