News Stories

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October 29, 2023

Halloween Safety: Trick-or-Treating Tips

With Halloween around the corner, the Abbotsford School District would like to share some trick-or-treating tips and remind families and students about the importance of safety during this fun-filled day on October 31st.

Little children in Halloween costumes sitting on steps holding pumpkins in front of their faces Kids dressed up for Halloween
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October 12, 2023

Crisis in the Middle East + Resources

This weekend, we have been following the tragic reports of the crisis unfolding in the Middle East. Children, youth and adults may experience a range of emotions when they hear about or see images and videos from these deeply upsetting events. We imagine this news to also be particularly challenging for our Jewish, Palestinian and Israeli students, staff and families and our thoughts are with them.

I wanted to reach out to share available supports, should you find them of use.

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Blurred students walking to class through front foyer of school RBSS - Student Life
October 10, 2023

Building Safe, Caring and Inclusive Schools

A welcoming education system for all K-12 students and their families is essential for student success. Research has shown us that when students feel a sense of safety, belonging, and acceptance, it positively impacts school attendance, feelings of attachment and connectedness, academic achievement and overall well-being.

We feel it is imperative to address the narrative surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in our community, and we want to provide you with credible resources to support your ongoing learning.

Blurred students walking to class through front foyer of school RBSS - Student Life
October 10, 2023

McMillan Husky Tags

Our first Husky Assembly was an exciting success! We recognized many students for demonstrating the strong character qualities we look for everyday, while practicing excellent audience skills together with enthusiastic school spirit. McMillan students really brought their best!

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October 5, 2023

World Teachers’ Day: Honouring the Heart of Education

Today, on World Teachers’ Day, the Abbotsford School District is celebrating and expressing gratitude for the incredible educators who are the heart and soul of our organization. We honour our teachers' unwavering dedication, passion, and commitment to preparing and inspiring our students for a lifetime of success through Respect, Opportunity, and Innovation.

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Small carved cedar feathers coloured orange with meaningful words written on them T+R Day - Fraser Middle
October 4, 2023

Students and Staff Commit to Truth and Reconciliation

Students and staff across the Abbotsford School District united to show their commitment to truth and reconciliation as they actively engaged in educational initiatives and professional learning sessions last week to honour Indigenous peoples. 

Small carved cedar feathers coloured orange with meaningful words written on them T+R Day - Fraser Middle