DPAC & PAC
Our Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) and the district-wide DPAC put in countless hours throughout the school year. They provide support for their school communities through the organization of events and initiatives, and the sharing of resources for students, teachers, and parents.
If you have an event or resource you would like to see added, please contact Jenn Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and Sea to Sky District PAC (DPAC) are important opportunities to stay connected to your school and to the district as everyone navigates the current COVID pandemic. You will find a COVID safety plan on your school's new and improved website, as well as detailed safety guidelines on the SD48 website.
There is is also a new SD48 school messenger app to download: https://4.files.edl.io/0b77/03/18/20/000325-9aa2e39c-9856-4d16-8aa9-caecc9b950a8.pdf
As parents our first place of contact for questions and concerns around return to school is through your school principal. Your PAC and DPAC also play a role in parent advocacy if you are unsure of where to reach out for support. Our conversations with staff indicate that it is very important for students to remain connected and registered with their SD48 school even if as a family you have chosen transitional or alternative options for the first quarter of the school year.
As you start up the PAC at your school there are great resources, including a PAC101 at: https://bccpac.bc.ca/index.php/members/pac-dpac/what-is-a-pac
The SD48 DPAC has decided to meet via zoom this year with the following schedule of meetings to include on your school and PAC calendars:
1) Monday, September 21st 6-7:30 pm
2) Monday, November 23rd AGM 6-7:30 pm
3) Monday, January 25th 6-7:30 pm
4) Monday, March 8th 6-7:30 pm
5) Monday, May 10th 6-7:30 pm
Please confirm to Secretary Alison Robb <email@example.com> that your PAC has received this message, and who will represent your school at the first DPAC Meeting by zoom Sept 21.
Your SD48 DPAC Executive,
Chair Meredith Gardner (Pemberton) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Vice Christina Walsh (Squamish) <email@example.com>
Secretary Alison Robb (Whistler) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DPAC Meeting Information and Minutes
DPAC Meeting Minutes for the 2019-2020 school year:
6:00PM, Monday, September 23, 2019 – Brackendale Elementary (Squamish)
>> Meeting Minutes
6:00PM, Monday, November 25, 2019 – Online Meeting (Zoom Meeting)
6:00PM, Monday, January 13, 2020 – Whistler Area (Myrtle Philip)
6:00PM Monday, May 11, 2020- Online Meeting (Zoom Meeting)
Resources & Useful Links
BCCPAC-BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Council-The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC), is a registered non-profit and non-partisan charity, represents the parents of 565,000 children attending public schools. As the provincially mandated voice of parents in public schools, they engage, empower and support parents for the success of all learners through collaboration, partnership and education, in a culture of acceptance, inclusion and equity. BCCPAC are governed by a volunteer board of directors elected annually by the membership which consists of District Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC), and Parent Advisory Councils (PAC).
BCSTA-The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) serves and supports our members, BC’s boards of education, in their key work of improving student achievement. At the local level BCSTA provides professional development, legal counsel and communications. Provincially, our non-profit Association acts as boards’ strong, unified voice in advocating to government, other education partners and the public on matters affecting public education.