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 jmorris@sd48.bc.ca

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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
 
Please confirm to Secretary Alison Robb  <alirobb@shaw.ca> 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) <mgatthefarm@gmail.com>
Vice Christina Walsh (Squamish) <christina_bell@shaw.ca>
Secretary Alison Robb (Whistler)  <alirobb@shaw.ca>
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DPAC Meeting Information and Minutes

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.
 

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DPAC Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes for the 2020-2021 school year:
*All meetings will be virtual until further notice
 
6:00PM, Monday, September 21, 2020-Online Meeting (Zoom)
>>Meeting Agenda
>>Meeting Minutes
 
6:00PM, Monday, November 23, 2020-Online Meeting (Zoom)
>>Meeting Agenda
>>Meeting Minutes
 
6:00PM, Monday, January 25, 2021-Online Meeting (Zoom)
>>Meeting Agenda
>>Meeting Minutes
 
6:00PM, Monday, March 8, 2021-Online Meeting (Zoom)
>>Meeting Agenda
>>Meeting Minutes
 
6:00PM, Monday, May 10, 2021-Online Meeting (Zoom)
>>Meeting Agenda
>>Meeting Minutes

6:00PM, Monday, September 23, 2019 – Brackendale Elementary (Squamish)
>> Meeting Minutes

6:00PM, Monday, November 25, 2019 – Online Meeting (Zoom Meeting)

>>Meeting Agenda
>>Meeting Minutes

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

>>Meeting Agenda
>>Meeting Minutes

6:00PM Monday, March 9, 2020- Online Meeting (Zoom Meeting)
>>Meeting Agenda
>>Meeting Minutes

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

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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.