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.


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