Important Message about Tuesday, September 2, 2014 -- School Openings
September 1, 2014 11:37 AM

Dear Parents and Guardians

It is known at this time that the BCTF and BCPSEA have not reached an agreement on a negotiated settlement. The District has been advised that there will continue to be pickets at all schools in the Comox Valley on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

The District is advising parents/guardians and students that all schools in the SD71 Comox Valley will be closed on Tuesday, September 2nd and will remain closed if similar job action continues.

Parents are reminded that the Ministry is providing some funding for childcare arrangements and that information can be found by accessing There are also many community recreation groups providing activities for youth. Parents are encouraged to contact their local recreational organizations. Contact information is provided below.

We will continue to update parents/guardians and students as much as possible as information becomes available. We will continue to post new information on this website and will also be reporting when schools open on our local radio stations.


Sherry Elwood
Superintendent of Schools

School Opening/School Bus Schedules for the 2014/15 School Year

Schools in the Comox Valley are scheduled to be opening on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. At this time there is a possibility that the current teacher job action may change this date. Parents are encouraged to seek updated information about school opening on the School District No. 71 (Comox Valley) website:

The information, below and attached, will inform parents and students about schedules for the first two days of the school year, and will be pertinent to whatever dates the school year begins.

School Bus Schedules, Transportation and Bus Passes for 2014-2015

  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014/or whenever the 1st day of the school year begins for students Regular morning pick-up. Elementary school dismissal will be at 12:30 pm; all other schools will have dismissal two hours earlier than the usual times for your school.
  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014/or whenever is the 2nd day of the school year for students Regular morning pick-up and after school drop off as per the regular school year schedule.

Schools have varying start-up times so please visit the school district website ( or contact schools directly for accurate information.

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