Feedback on School District Dress Code

We would like your feedback on the most important things we should consider as we review the guidelines for a Chilliwack School District Dress Code. We are using an online platform called ThoughtExchange where you can share your thoughts independently and confidentially, and consider and rate thoughts shared by others. Note that the deadline for the forum is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. All feedback will be collated and provided to the Education Policy Advisory Committee regarding a proposed new policy on a student dress code as per the approved Board motion that was passed on March 12, 2019

 

THAT the Board of Education recommends the adoption of the following policy and will seek feedback from partner groups via the Education Policy Advisory Committee.”

 

534 Policy: Student Dress Code

 

The Board is committed to providing students with learning environments that are safe and inclusive. Students must show respect for everyone, and this does not change based on how someone is dressed. The Board believes that judgments on the appropriateness of student attire are best made by students and their families, because clothing choices reflect individual identity, cultural norms, and socio-economic factors and are intensely personal. Students may attend school and school-related functions in clothing of their choice, provided that it meets the following conditions:

 

1. Conforms with the health and safety requirements for the intended activity.

2. Does not promote drugs or alcohol.

3. Does not display profanity.

4. Does not display discriminatory language or images.

 

This policy does not apply to schools that have adopted school uniforms.

 

There are two ways of participating in the forum (no login required, please select continue and agree to the terms of use on the opening page, and then select participate. Note you do not have to use your e-mail to register):

 

  1. Select the link and participate https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#702412057

  2. Participate in this exchange by navigating to https://www.thoughtexchange.com/, clicking JOIN in the top right-hand corner and entering the following 9-digit code: 702-412-057

Information & Announcements

Imagine High Virtual Townhall Meetings

Imagine High Integrated Arts and Technology Secondary opens in September 2021 for students in grades 9 - 10. Imagine High is a public school of choice within the Chilliwack School District situated on the former site of the University of the Fraser Valley on Yale Road. By 2023 the school will house up to 700 students from grades 9 - 12.
Please join us for a virtual Zoom Townhall on any of the following dates.

Air Quality Alert

AIR QUALITY:  The District Team has been monitoring the Air Quality Index in the Fraser Valley over the weekend.  There continues to be an advisory in place for Monday.  The recommendation is to limit smoke exposure for staff and students, recognizing some individuals have different vulnerabilities as outlined in the Air Quality advisory.

Parking Lot Safety

Safety in and around our parking lot in the morning and after school has long been a concern, given the vast majority of our families must drive to school. This ‘Parking Lot Safety’ video has been created to help explain the key points we all need to be aware of. Many thanks go out to Atlee James for putting his talents and time to this project. And do you recognize the student voices? Thanks, Chloe and Charlotte!

Follow this link to view the video:

Updates re. COVID-19

Student and staff safety is paramount in the Chilliwack School District. We continue to work closely with Fraser Health as they lead the case and contact management process in our school district. Fraser Health receives lab results of all positive cases in the region. For any staff or students who are confirmed positive for COVID-19, Fraser Health will complete an assessment to determine the level of risk for the school. Fraser Health will notify everyone who has been exposed, including if any follow-up action is recommended, such as to self-monitor for symptoms or self-isolate.