What parents need to know!

SD83 will be hosting a three-part series for parents that focuses on online gaming, social media safety for youth, and sexploitation. The sessions will be held online from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on three consecutive Mondays, February 27, March 6 and March 13. 

Led by a Safer Schools Together trainer Scott Rothermel, the first session is about the Risks and Rewards of online gaming, the second is on social media, and the third on sexting, sextortion and sexual age of consent.


MEETING ID: 232 575 375 034


Or call in (audio only)

+1 647-749-9093,,47644190#  Canada, Toronto

Phone Conference ID: 476 441 90#


A Colourful Theme Day Twist

The student leadership group thought it would be fun to organize our tye-dye/rainbow colour day by classroom buddy groupings with the thought that it would be fun and encourage more students get more involvement. It is still a colour theme day with a twist and participation is optional. The colours for each group were decided by a draw and the cheers we heard through out the school as the assigned colours were announced seems to indicate that many kids love the idea. The colour assignments are as follows.

Mrs. Monsigneur / Mr. Weeks – Green

Mrs. Watson/ Mrs. Neufeld – Purple

Mrs. Foster/Mr. Purdon – Blue

Mrs. Nicholson/ Mrs. Brown- Red

Mrs. Ramsey/Mrs. Richards – Yellow

Ms. Fox/ Mr. Belec – Orange

Are you interested in Late French Immersion?

There will be an essential information meeting for the SD83 Late French Immersion Program (Grade 6) on Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at Shuswap Middle School.

It is important that parents and students (current grade 5 students) who are interested in the program please attend this meeting. Important information about the program as well as a  link to an online sign up form will be shared at this meeting.

Questions? Please contact SMS Vice-Principal Clint Maltais at (250) 832-6031 or District Vice-Principal of French Immersion Megan Weir at (250) 832-3741.


Kindy registration opens Tuesday!

Do you have a child who will start kindergarten in September 2023? Welcome!

Registration for regular kindergarten and the district’s two programs of choice opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17th and remains open for the rest of the school year. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to North Okanagan School District No. 83!

You will need to register at your child’s catchment school (based on your physical address) or specialty school (Bastion for Early French Immersion or South Canoe for Outdoor Learning). To access our catchment school locator tool or find out more information about our specialty schools, click here

All Kindergarten registrations completed on Tuesday, January 17th are treated as “equal”, so there is no need for line-ups on that day. Registrations received after January 17th, will be date/time stamped and treated on a first come, first served basis. This information will be used to determine placement IF catchment area schools or programs are full. Students with siblings already registered in a Program of Choice (French Immersion or Outdoor Learning) will be given priority if there is limited space.

Online registration is also available. To register online please contact the school you are registering at for a link.

If you have any questions about the Kindergarten registration process, please contact: Jennifer Findlay,Director of Instruction, at jfindlay@sd83.bc.ca .

In case you need it, here is a list of our elementary schools  (click on the school name and the email address will pop up) and their telephone numbers.

Please help us share this information with our community!