News Stories

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September 1, 2023

Back to School: A Message from Superintendent Nosek

Dear Abbotsford School District families,

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write my first letter to you as your new Superintendent. I am honoured to step into the role of Superintendent of Schools/CEO for such a vibrant school district and community, and I am truly excited for the road ahead.

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August 30, 2023

Welcome Back! A Message from the Board of Education

Welcome to the 2023/24 School Year!

At the Abbotsford School District, we envision a world-class, innovative, and individualized educational experience for every student. With over 20,000 students entering our schools next week – and over 2,500 staff members on deck to support - we are prepared and ready to meet each student's needs this year by delivering education in rich and inspiring ways.

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May 3, 2023

Smile Cookie Campaign Supports Abbotsford Students

Smile Cookie Week is here, with Tim Hortons announcing that the annual campaign will take place from May 1 – 7 in communities nationwide. In Abbotsford, 100% of the proceeds collected from the sale of the iconic pink and blue smile cookies will go directly to the Abbotsford School District’s “Back to School” event, providing students and families who need extra support with a backpack of school supplies, hygiene products, and food hampers.

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January 31, 2023

Superintendent Dr. Kevin Godden Announces Impending Retirement

Today, Abbotsford School District's Superintendent, Dr. Kevin Godden, announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2022/23 school year to all staff in the district via email. He had discussed this decision with the Abbotsford Board of Education earlier in the school year.

September 30, 2022

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Today is Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We honour and uphold Survivors and intergenerational Survivors of the Indian residential school system, and commemorate those who didn’t return home.

December 31, 2021

Delayed Return to School

I hope this letter finds you healthy, safe and in the company of loved ones. On Wednesday, Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside and Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Dr. Bonnie Henry held a joint news announcement regarding the delayed return to school for students for the remainder of the 2021/2022 school year. To allow schools to adapt to the impacts of the Omicron variant that is impacting our province, all K-12 students will return to school on Monday, January 10, 2022.

August 20, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Added to Calendar

On August 3, the B.C. Government formally recognized September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in alignment with legislation passed by the federal government in June.

As part of this formal recognition, the Abbotsford School District will be closed to all students and staff on Thursday, September 30, 2021. District employees usually entitled to federal and provincial statutory holidays will receive this day off.

February 4, 2021

Enhanced safety measures for K-12 schools

Enhanced safety measures and $121.2 million in federal funding are on the way, as the Province continues to strengthen health and safety plans in K-12 schools to keep students, teachers and staff safe during the pandemic.

All middle and secondary students and K-12 staff will now be required to wear non-medical masks in all indoor areas, including when they are with their learning groups. The only exceptions are when: