Thank you for choosing DESK
DESK K-7′s program is now full.
If you have a student wishing to enroll please phone the school and we will start a wait list. If a student leaves, for some reason, we can then add your child. Thank you for your understanding.
DESK will close for the Christmas season and will be closed from December 21st, 2013 and will reopen on January 6th, 2014. Have a safe and Happy season.
NOTICE from the Superintendent of Schools/CEO
Our Mission: “We focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.”
School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake)
Office of the Superintendent of Schools/CEO
570 Johnstone, Nelson, B.C. V1L 6J2
Telephone: (250) 505-7037 Fax: (250) 352-6686
Toll Free: 1-877-230-2288 Web:
◊ Creativity and Imagination ◊ Citizenship ◊ Resiliency
November 29, 2013
To Our SD8 (Kootenay Lake) Community
This letter is to follow up from the one I sent to you dated August 29, 2013. I have no
doubt that you have been hearing in the media about the current state of our District’s
negotiations relative to the CUPE collective agreement. The purpose of this message is
to advise you that recently CUPE Local 748 has reaffirmed their strike mandate. This
means that in the event our negotiations do not satisfy the union membership and the
School District, there is still a possibility that CUPE members could initiate strike activity.
Our CUPE staff members are highly valued individuals who provide important services
that support our learners every day. Bus Drivers, Clerical workers, Facilities and
Maintenance employees, Technology Support personnel and Educational Assistants
are among our employees included in this group. In the event that our colleagues
choose to take strike action, and remove all services, we will be unable to receive
students in our schools. Therefore, I recommend that while we hope for the best, we
need to be planning for the worst-case scenario. At this time I am advising parents that
they should be considering childcare arrangements in the event of a full withdrawal of
services by our CUPE colleagues.
The Board of Education has called a Special Regular Meeting
at 6:30 PM on Monday,
At this meeting the Board will discuss the current circumstances and
make a decision about next steps. This meeting is open to the public and will occur at
the Nelson Board Office.
Please keep listening carefully to local radio media, and keep an eye on our website
www.sd8.bc.ca ) in order to see updates and current information about this matter.
Superintendent of Schools/CEO
cc Board of Education
Please phone DESK if you experience some challenges during registration.
The Grade 8 and Grade 9 students at DESK follow a personalised learning plan using a combination of online and paper resources and materials. Students meet regularly online at a virtual classroom, and face to face at a variety of events scheduled over the year.
Applications are being accepted up to January 15th, 2014 for the second semester, beginning February 3 2014. Students transferring to DESK must show evidence of reasonable progress in their schoolwork prior to transfer.
Requirements: Application form (including student email address); $50.00 refundable deposit; Access to high speed internet, headphones and microphone.
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- Flexible elementary and secondary learning options in online and print based (blended) formats
- Programs with flexible time lines to fit your schedule
- Programs that may run anytime, anywhere, any pace
- Experienced and innovative teachers and support staff who will guide you through the distance learning process
- The opportunity for full-time or part-time course work and you may study at home
- Courses that supplement your current high school program
- Flexibility to help students cope with the pressures of medical conditions or high level athletics
- A variety of courses for Adults
- DESK is part of School District #8 Kootenay Lake
DESK MISSION STATEMENT:
To ensure the success and growth of every learner by providing quality personalized support and service.
Academic Success . Creativity and Imagination . Citizenship . Resiliency