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.


2020-2021 SD48 DPAC Executives:

Chair: Meredith Gardner (Pemberton) <mgatthefarm@gmail.com>
Vice-Chair: Christina Walsh (Squamish) <christina_bell@shaw.ca>
Secretary: Alison Robb (Whistler)  <alirobb@shaw.ca>

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District Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC) are recognized by the School Act and represent the collective views of school Parents’ Advisory Councils (PAC) in a school district (BCCPAC 2016). In School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky), DPAC provides a vehicle of communication between individual school PACs, advocates for parental involvement in the education system, and provides funds to support parent education.
DPAC Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes for the 2020-2021 school year:
*All meetings will be virtual until further notice
6:00PM, Monday, January 25, 2021-Online Meeting (Zoom)
Four Blankets Presentation by Susan Leslie:
6:00PM, Monday, November 23, 2020-Online Meeting AGM (Zoom)
6:00PM, Monday, September 21, 2020-Online Meeting (Zoom)
6:00PM, Monday, May 10, 2021-Online Meeting (Zoom)

6:00PM, Monday, September 23, 2019 – Brackendale Elementary (Squamish)
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6:00PM, Monday, November 25, 2019 – Online Meeting (Zoom Meeting)

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6:00PM, Monday, January 13, 2020 – Whistler Area (Myrtle Philip)

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6:00PM Monday, March 9, 2020- Online Meeting (Zoom Meeting)
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6:00PM Monday, May 11, 2020- Online Meeting (Zoom Meeting)


Resources & Useful Links


Policy 106 Navigating Concerns Within the District
Expressions of concern regarding school district matters such as employee conduct, resource materials used, or a student’s learning are welcome. Click on the diagram to find out how to navigate the appropriate steps to raise a concern within the district.Navigating District Concerns

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.

Return to School Message from the SD48 District Parent Advisory Council 
The SD48 DPAC would like to welcome all parents to the 2020/21 school year recognizing that it is a time of anxiety and back to school may look very different for different students.  

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