DPAC UPDATES:

Thank you to the PACs in West Vancouver Schools for their support this year. We hope you have a safe and fun summer!

Next DPAC Meeting:
We hope to be meeting in person for our first meeting. Please join us on Wednesday, October 6th, at 9:15 for the first DPAC meeting of the 2021-22 school year. An Agenda containing the meeting link will be sent out closer to the meeting date and will be emailed to all PAC Chairs and DPAC representatives. All meeting Agendas, Minutes and presentations from DPAC meetings for the 2020-2021 year can be found under Resources. Please contact us at dpac@wvschools.ca if you have not received an email.

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PARENT EVENTS

Please check in the fall for an announcement about Talking About Inclusion, Anti-Racism & Diversity: Chapter 3. 

Please visit our partners, the West Vancouver Memorial Library and their website, wvml.ca/inclusionhub for a list of resources and recommendations, including a Family Reading Challenge for parents with students at all grade levels.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY – USEFUL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS:

Covid-19 Safe-Schools – Provincial Page (updated March 31, 2021)

Provincial COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines for K-12 (Updated March 30, 2021)

Covid Self-Assessment Tool (January 27, 2021)

Q&A with Superintendent Chris Kennedy (WVS), Superintendent Mark Pearmain (NVSD) and Dr. John Harding (VCH) (October, 2020)

Daily Health Check:  English  |  Farsi  |  Chinese

WVDPAC/West Vancouver Schools/VCH Town Hall Parent Forum (September 2nd, 2020)
WVDPAC/WVS FAQ from Town Hall Parent Forum (September 2nd, 2020)
WVS Parent Resources for Continuity of Learning at Home (July, 2020)
WVS Student Resources for Continuity of Learning at Home (July, 2020)

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PAST PARENT EVENTS 2020-2021:

 

Talking About Inclusion, Anti-Racism & Diversity: Chapter 2

Virtual Event with Sempulyan
Tuesday, April 27th, 7-8:30pm

Sempulyan’s Residential School Story
Thank you to those who were able to join us for the second chapter of our Inclusion and Diversity series. Through personal narrative, Sempulyan – Stewart Gonzales – shared his experiences as a residential school survivor and his journey of healing in order to help us to understand reconciliation and our shared history. 

Sempulyan is a member of the Squamish Nation and an Indigenous Cultural Worker.

More information can be found here.

 

 

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Talking About Inclusion, Anti-Racism & Diversity: Chapter 1

Virtual Event with Alden Habacon
Tuesday, March 30th, 7-8:30pm

The WVDPAC Inclusion and Diversity Committee have partnered with the West Vancouver Memorial Library to support your learning journey. A special Virtual Community Event featuring Alden Habacon was held on March 30th.

More information can be found here.

DPAC General Meeting Schedule 2021/2022

**Until further notice, all WV DPAC meetings will be virtual.**

DPAC General Meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of the month, starting in October. Our meetings are held at the Inglewood Learning Centre located at the south end of West Vancouver Secondary. Access to the portable is from Inglewood Avenue.  

Please make sure you have all the dates noted:

Wednesday October 6th – 9:15 am
Wednesday November 3rd – 9:15 am
Wednesday December 1st – 9:15 am
Wednesday January 5th – 9:15 am
Wednesday February 2nd – 9:15 am
Wednesday March 3rd – 9:15 am
Wednesday April 6th – 9:15 am
Wednesday May 4th – 9:15 am
Wednesday June 1st – 9:15 am (AGM)

An open discussion will take place at the end of each meeting, allowing for the sharing of ideas, resources, or a continuation of discussions initiated at the General Meeting.

All parents/guardians of students enrolled in West Vancouver Schools are welcome to attend DPAC meetings. Please contact dpac@wvschools.ca or your school PAC for meeting information.

RSS Superintendent Chris Kennedy’s Blog

  • Learning Leader vs. Community Leader July 27, 2021
    This is the fourth in a series of posts that will share some of my findings from my recent doctoral dissertation – How BC School Superintendents Spend Their Time. BC school superintendents want the E in CEO to be Education and not just Executive. More than half of the province’s school superintendents report that they […]
  • The Majority of BC School Superintendents are New to their Jobs July 20, 2021
    This is the third in a series of posts that will share some of my findings from my recent doctoral dissertation – How BC School Superintendents Spend Their Time. Before doing this research, I definitely had some pretty clear ideas on the experience levels of the 60 BC school superintendents.  I had assumed most superintendents […]

About DPAC

The West Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council (WVDPAC) is an advisory body of parent volunteers from all West Vancouver schools. Together, we promote parental views to the West Vancouver Board of Education and work with the West Vancouver School District to build the learning environment we want for our children.

Executive Committee

 Chair  Kelly Richter
 Vice-Chair  VACANT
 Treasurer  Kelly Kerklaan
 Secretary  Anshu Mathur
 Director   Danielle Katerberg
 Director   Nessa van Bergen
 Director   Helen Hall
 Director   Monica Scoles
 Director   Kyra Williams-Smiljanic
 Director   Anya Yashkina
 Director   Tanja Imhoff
 Director   Amy Pressman-Cyna
 Director   Marisa Yang
 Director   Kim Gould
 Director   Sylvia Butterworth
 Director   Sara Relling

For general inquiries, please contact us at:

West Vancouver DPAC
1075 21st Street,
West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A9
Canada

General Email: dpac@wvschools.ca