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Superintendent's Updates
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Updates from Superintendent Dr. Pius Ryan, including the Superintendent's Report, which is issued on a monthly basis (September to June), will be posted to this page.

To review previous updates, please click on the links below:

Superintendent's Report - November 21, 2022​​


The November issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats, 
Microsoft Sway​ and PDF​ and includes the following:​
  • Good News from the NVSD
  • Announcements: β€‹NVSD welcomes new Board of Education | NVSD wins Bravo! Award
  • Information: BC Training and Education Savings Grant | MyEducation BC: new log in option for parents/guardians, secondary students |Reminder: Severe weather information | Reminder: SMS text messaging via SchoolMessenger | Alertable public alerting system | Reminder: Supporting students and families in the community
  • NVSD Events: Standing Committee Meeting - November 22 | Keeping Kids Safe: Cybersafety and Sexual Exploitation Education - November 23 | AFK Winter Holiday print sale returns - December 1 to 15 | Public Board Meeting - December 6 | Digital Media Youth Expo - December 10 | PATHS - Exhibition open
  • NVSD Registrations: 2023/2024 Kindergarten - Registration open | North Vancouver Online Learning - Registration open | AFK Winter After School Art Classes - Registration open​​​

Superintendent's Report - October 20, 2022​​


The October issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats, 
Microsoft Sway​ and PDF​ and includes the following:​
  • Good News from the NVSD
  • Announcements: β€‹Supporting students and families in the community | Grade 8 Retreat at Cheakamus Centre (VIDEO)
  • Information: Framework for Enhancing Student Learning | Indigenous education | Celebrating Halloween safely | Severe weather information | SMS text messaging via SchoolMessenger | Staying safe in the darker, wetter weather | Outdoor safety – Be prepared 
  • NVSD Events: Kindergarten Information Session – October 26 | Public Board Meeting – November 15 | Standing Committee Meeting – November 22 | PATHS – Exhibition opens September 24
  • NVSD Registrations: North Vancouver Online Learning – Registration open | After School Art classes – en franΓ§ais and more! | 2023/2024 Kindergarten – Registration begins October 31 | Advanced Placement Exams – Register by November 1​

Superintendent's Update: Student and Family Affordability Fund - October 17, 2022

The Superintendent provides a second update regarding how the school district will be supporting students and families through the Student and Family Affordability Fund.

Superintendent's Update: Student and Family Affordability Fund - October 6, 2022​

The Superintendent provides the first update regarding how the school district will be supporting students and families through the Student and Family Affordability Fund.

Superintendent's Update: Foundation Skills Assessment - September 27, 2022

The Superintendent provides an update to families of students in Grades 4 and 7 regarding the upcoming Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA).

​Superintendent's Report - September 22, 2022​

​The September issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats, Microsoft Sway​ and PDF​, and includes the following:​

  • Good News from the NVSD
  • Announcements: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30 | Argyle Secondary artificial turf update
  • Information: Policy 104: Updates to Public Question/Comment Periods | Reminder: School district permission forms | Joining a school PAC | Bear awareness
  • NVSD Events: PATHS - Exhibition opens September 24 | Standing Committee Meeting - October 4 | General Local Election 2022 - October 15 | Kindergarten Information Session - October 26 | Public Board Meeting - November 15
  • NVSD Registrations: After School Art Classes - Registration open | Elementary Band & Strings - Late Registration ends September 29 | 2023/2024 Kindergarten - Registration begins October 31​

Argyle Secondary artificial turf field update - September 22, 2022

The North Vancouver School District and District of North Vancouver are very pleased to share that construction of the new artificial turf field (ATF) at Argyle Secondary is moving forward, with the new ATF expected to be completed by September 2023. A copy of the letter shared with the Argyle school community is available for review. Congratulations Pipers!​​

Superintendent's Update: Schools will be closed on September 19 - September 13, 2022

The Superintendent provides an update to the NVSD community regarding a district-wide school closure on Monday, September 19, in observance of the funeral services for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

​Welcome back message to NVSD community - September 6, 2022  

The Superintendent and Board Chair share a welcome back message with the NVSD community of students, families and staff. 

​Superintendent's Message - August 25, 2022

In this update to parents/guardians of students in Grades 11 and 12, the Superintendent shares an important safety message about youth social responsibility and safe celebrations.