This section of our website provides parents and students with important information regarding communicating student learning in the North Vancouver School District. On the side navigation panel, information is available regarding our school district's vision and principles in relation to reporting, the core competencies, and the performance standards and grading. Below is information relating to 'Learning Updates' (report cards.) For the 2023/24 school year, the Ministry of Education and Childcare updated their policies on reporting. This fall, we will be implementing all of the changes and we communicate with the public as much as possible so that everyone can understand what is changing.
Communicating student learning is a vital component of the learning process and fundamental to student success. This is an ongoing process throughout the school year that involves the teacher, the student and the parent/guardian.
The assessment information communicated to parents includes suggestions on how to improve student learning and how parents can support their child in the process. This communication can occur in a number of ways, from traditional report card (now called Learning Update'), to conferencing, informal verbal updates and electronic communication.
The North Vancouver School District continually reviews and enhances communication of student learning with parents/guardians. To that end, we are pleased to share with you a number of items designed to provide and enhance meaningful communication between students, parents/guardians and teachers.
Reporting Dates 2023-2024:
|Term 1||Start: September 5, 2023|
End: November 27, 2023
|December 5-15, 2023|
|Term 2||Start: November 28, 2023|
End: February 23, 2024
|Week of March 11-15 2024|
|Term 3||Start: February 26, 2024|
End: June 19, 2024
|Final Summary of Learning:|
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
All Secondary Schools: (except Carson Graham and North Vancouver Online Learning)
All NVSD secondary schools are operating on the same Semester System model for the 2023/24 school year except Carson Graham and North Vancouver Online Learning which are Linear. Each semester lasts half of the school year and is split into two half (or Quarters) for the purpose of Communicating Student Learning to homes. Students will take four courses for the duration of each semester, for a total of 8 courses in the school year. Student schedules may also include out of timetable or “X-Block” classes.
|Semester 1 - 1st Half|
Start: September 6, 2023
End: November 9, 2023
Mid-Semester Learning Update (Report card)
Published Monday, November 20, 2023
|Semester 1 - 2nd Half||Start: November 10, 2023|
End: January 26, 2024
Review and Completion Days
January 29 & 30, and Turnaround Day January 31, 2024
Semester 1 Final Summary of Learning (Report card)
Published Tuesday, February 6, 2024
|Semester 2 - 1st Half||Start: February 1, 2024|
End: April 15, 2024
|Mid-Semester Learning Update (Report card)|
Monday, April 22, 2024
|Semester 2 - 2nd Half||Start: April 16, 2024|
End: June 21, 2024
Review and Completion Days June 24 & 25, 2024
|2023/24 School Year Final Summary of Learning|
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Carson Graham will use a Linear timetable with all 8 courses occurring through the entire year and rotating on a “Day 1-Day 2” model. Carson Graham students will take four of their courses on Day 1, and their other four courses on Day 2. Day 1 and Day 2 will alternate all year in a district pre-determined pattern.
|Term 1||Start: September 6, 2023|
End: November 30, 2023
|Friday, December 8, 2023|
|Term 2||Start: December 1, 2023|
End: March 15, 2024
|Friday, March 8, 2024|
|Term 3||Start: April 2, 2024|
End: June 19, 2024
|Final Summary of Learning (Report Card:|
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Please note: Carson Graham will have Parent Teacher Learning Conferences on November 16, 2023 and April 18, 2024
Please see each school calendars for the unique schedule including the communication of student learning dates.
Communication of Learning Report Cards:
To indicate the student’s level of
performance in relation to the curricular standards, performance standards
will be used in grades K-3, letter grades will be used in grades 4-9, and
percentages will be used in grades 10-12.
The report card comments provide
teachers the opportunity to comment on student learning in relation to the
subject’s learning standards. Comments will consist of what the student
knows (content), can do (curricular competencies), understands (transfer
of big ideas and concepts), and ways to support further development.
Although there are three distinct report cards
throughout the year for elementary students, grading for students in grades 4 -
7 is cumulative with each reporting period reflecting your child’s growth in
the subject over the course of the year, from September to the reporting date.
Grades from September to June are not averaged, but do provide a snapshot of
where the student is with their learning at the reporting time.
Letter Grades for students in grades 8 and 9,
and Percentages and Letter Grades for students in grades 10 – 12, are
cumulative throughout the course reflecting your child’s growth in the subject
over the semester. Grades and marks in the "two halfs" of the semester are not averaged and provide
a snapshot of where the student is with their learning at the reporting time.
A published formal report card will be
provided at the midway and end of each semester. Other informal communications can
occur with the discretion of the student’s teacher and upon request.
Report Card Online Access:
- Parents/guardians log into
MyEducation BC to access report cards. If parents wish a printed copy of
the report card – parents can print from the MyEd system.
- Prior to the end of each reporting
period, an email will be sent from the school informing parents/guardians
when the report cards will be published online.
- Parents/guardians are required to
reset their password every three months as per the regulations set out by
the Ministry of Education and FIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection
of Privacy Act).
- Instructions on how to reset
passwords and other information pertaining to report cards can be found at
the bottom of this webpage.
- All parents/guardians new to the
North Vancouver School District will receive an email with their
MyEducation BC parent portal account information (login and temporary
- The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment,
Grade 10 Literacy Assessment and Grade 12 Literacy Assessment are
graduation assessments. Exam sittings are offered at schools a few times
each year as per the Ministry of Education calendar. Please see your home school
calendar or contact your school for further information.
- Students will receive a
performance indicator for the Graduation Assessments.
- Each assessment will display on
the student’s Ministry of Educational Transcript. This can be accessed
through their Student Transcript Services Account here.
- Click here for more information on the new
Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies:
- Students work on self-assessment
of the Core Competencies throughout the year. These competencies are
integrated into lessons on a daily basis and are embedded in the big ideas
in all curricular areas.
- On the self-assessment, students
describe themselves in relation to the Core Competencies and set goals, to
gain ownership of their learning. Students describe who they are as
learners, document their progress, and share their accomplishments.
Self-assessment of the Core Competencies brings together learning in a way
that profiles the uniqueness and individuality of each learner.
- In May, students complete a
self-assessment of the Core Competencies and upload it to their electronic
portfolio. Parents/guardians will receive information from their child’s
school about accessing the self-assessment.
- The year-end Final report card
will include a comment that acknowledges that your child has completed the
required self-assessment of the Core Competencies.
- We encourage families to review
the self-assessment with their child, focusing on their accomplishments
and future goals.
Parent-Teacher Conferences/Dialogue Opportunities:
Conferences/Dialogue Opportunities provide an excellent opportunity to
share examples of student learning, reflect on areas of strength and
identify areas for further growth. Teachers share their insights and
observations of the student’s progress and discuss how best to support the
student’s learning. The NVSD believes that effective and timely
communication is central to student success and supports the ability for
parents/guardians to discuss student progress with their teachers outside
of the formal reporting structure.
Currently, parents and guardians have two opportunities in the school year to connect with their child’s teacher. Student-Teacher-Family Conferences, Student-led Conferences, and Teacher-Parent conferences are some examples of possible formats offered. Please check the school website for further information. For the
2020/21 school year, Parent-Teacher meeting opportunities will be held
virtually (online) or, if necessary, by telephone.
schools will each update their opportunities for Parent-Teacher- Student Learning
Conferences/Dialogues in the 2022-2023 school year.
If needed, Parents and Guardians are encouraged to contact teachers directly to arrange an opportunity to
discuss their child’s progress outside of the formal reporting structures.
Elementary Reporting Initiatives:
There are two unique reporting initiatives happening in select NVSD elementary schools:
Online Scholantis Portal Portfolios:
Kindergarten classes in Cove Cliff, Seymour Heights, and Sherwood Park are demonstrating learning on an ongoing basis to parents by posting regular updates online to the Scholantis student portfolios. Learn more about
Online Scholantis Portal Porfolios.
All elementary schools in the Carson Graham Family of Schools and the Sutherland Family of Schools will hold a Student/Teacher/Family Conference in November. The Student/Teacher/Family Conference provides an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to collectively evaluate and reflect on student learning, with an increased emphasis on student self-reflection, goal setting and metacognitive awareness.
This conference is in lieu of the term one report card. Learn more about
For questions related to:
- technical issues accessing your child's report card;
- the content of your child's report card, please contact your child's teacher(s).
- the Core Competencies Self-Assessment;
For more information about the Core Competencies:
Additional information about the new BC curriculum and assessment framework can be found at: