Essential information about labour dispute at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School

The current labour dispute between the province and B.C. teachers has caused a number of program and event changes at SESS.

  • Jun. 12, 2014 6:00 p.m.


The current labour dispute between the province and B.C. teachers has caused a number of program and event changes at Similkameen Elementary Secondary School. Parents and students should be aware that:

-The band concert has been postponed to the  last week of June.

– Non-provincial exams are cancelled.

– The awards assembly has been postponed to a date in September, to be announced.

–  Aboriginal Grad is proceeding.

– Graduation ceremony is proceeding.

– Grad trip – proceeding

Secondary student timetables:

Provincial exams:

Gr. 10 -12 provincial exams are continuing as scheduled.

Secondary locker clean-outs are scheduled for today, Thursday,June 12,  at 12:30.  Students should hand in textbooks at that time.

Elementary locker clean-out is at teacher’s discretion.


Word is that SESS will not be picketed Thursday  at lunch/recess.

Monday’s “study session” will not have pickets, so support staff (CUPE) can come to work.

Bus drivers will be at work, but will be doing alternate duties – so busses will not be running.

Full picket lines will be up Tuesday, so support staff (CUPE) will not be coming to work.

Letters home:

A letter will be sent home today with information about Monday and Tuesday.  Busses will not be running and students should stay home.  Some students (Gr. 11) may be  coming in to study.

Negotiations are planned to continue between teachers and the province over the weekend, in a last minute attempt to avoid a full strike.


Just Posted

Car catches fire while being towed by motor home on Hwy. 97

The incident occured just north of Sage Mesa Rd., no injuries have been reported

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee supports added regulations, rezoning of Three Blind Mice

The recommendations will be presented to Penticton city council at an upcoming meeting

Rain in the forecast for much of the Southern Interior

Rain for much of the day in most areas clearing in the evening

South Okanagan wildfire monitored closely for hot spots

The Eagle Bluff wildfire, north of Oliver, is classified as held

Warmer fall weather could extend wildfire season: AccuWeather

Above seasonal temperatures are expected throughout September, October and November

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Cross-examination begins for B.C. dad accused of killing young daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

Swimming advisory issued for Summerland beach

Bacterial counts exceed guidelines

B.C. Pizza Huts raise over $100,000 for Type 1 diabetes research, prevention

The fundraising is part of its annual Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes

Civil claim filed over motocross track west of Summerland

Track was constructed on agricultural land around 2016

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Most Read