Langley School District

A local parent is concerned about students getting to D.W. Poppy Secondary safely. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Rural Langley school not safe to walk to, parent argues

Langley School District asked to reconsider ‘courtesy’ riders in the D.W. Poppy Secondary area

  • Jun 13, 2020
A local parent is concerned about students getting to D.W. Poppy Secondary safely. (Black Press Media files)
Aldergrove Community Secondary students including Devan-Marie Krys-Pratt (middle) carried on a long-held tradition amid the COVID- 19 pandemic – walking across the stage in cap and gown, and tossing their caps in celebration of their completion of high school. (ACSS/Special to the Star)

Aldergrove grads ‘make history’ by being first class to launch their futures amid pandemic

Aldergrove Secondary’s 2020 graduating class walked the stage while maintaining social distance

Aldergrove Community Secondary students including Devan-Marie Krys-Pratt (middle) carried on a long-held tradition amid the COVID- 19 pandemic – walking across the stage in cap and gown, and tossing their caps in celebration of their completion of high school. (ACSS/Special to the Star)
Students at Langley Fine Arts attended a physically-distanced grad ceremony this year. Plans for a traditional prom and commencement ceremony were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic but the school still found a way for graduates to mark the milestone. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley schools prepare for end of year report cards

Nearly 5,000 students returned when in-class instruction resumed June 1

Students at Langley Fine Arts attended a physically-distanced grad ceremony this year. Plans for a traditional prom and commencement ceremony were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic but the school still found a way for graduates to mark the milestone. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Grade 12 student Kaiden Cole danced his way through the halls of Langley Fine Art School in his prom attire to celebrate graduating this year. Plans for a traditional prom and commencement ceremony were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic but the school still found a way for graduates to mark the milestone. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley grads mark a milestone amid a pandemic

Many local schools are finding ways to celebrate Grade 12 students

Grade 12 student Kaiden Cole danced his way through the halls of Langley Fine Art School in his prom attire to celebrate graduating this year. Plans for a traditional prom and commencement ceremony were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic but the school still found a way for graduates to mark the milestone. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, flashes gift cards that will help feed local families amid COVID-19. (Susan Cairns/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Beatniks Bistro donates $4,000 to Langley School District Foundation

Executive director Susan Cairns said $32,500 is spent every week to help feed Langley families

Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, flashes gift cards that will help feed local families amid COVID-19. (Susan Cairns/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Brian Iseli, secretary-treasurer for the Langley School District, presented the 2020/2021 annual budget bylaw for consideration at a board meeting on May 26, 2020. (Langley School Board video screen grab)

Cost of COVID-19 ‘biggest unknown’ for Langley School District budget

District’s 2020/2021 annual budget bylaw sent to a third reading during board meeting

Brian Iseli, secretary-treasurer for the Langley School District, presented the 2020/2021 annual budget bylaw for consideration at a board meeting on May 26, 2020. (Langley School Board video screen grab)
Staff at the Langley School District prepare to welcome about 6,200 students on June, 1, 2020 when in-class instruction is set to resume for the first time since it was suspended March 17, 2020. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Nearly 6,200 Langley students set to return to school June 1

School district shared COVID-19 update during board meeting

Staff at the Langley School District prepare to welcome about 6,200 students on June, 1, 2020 when in-class instruction is set to resume for the first time since it was suspended March 17, 2020. (Langley School District/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

VIDEO: Langley School District outlines plans for partial in-school learning starting June 1st

Return is voluntary and students will continue with remote learning until end of school year

Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Parkside Centennial Elementary School is operating a mini grocery store for hungry families amid COVID-19. (Jennifer Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Parkside Elementary opens free mini grocery store amid COVID-19

Initiative being done by Aldergrove school to keep students and their families fed during closures

Parkside Centennial Elementary School is operating a mini grocery store for hungry families amid COVID-19. (Jennifer Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A sign reading “As much as I miss my barber… I miss you all a lot more,” signed by Mr. Main is just one of many messages shared by staff from James Kennedy Elementary in a video posted to YouTube on May 12, 2020. (video screen capture)

VIDEO: James Kennedy Elementary staff remind Langley students to ‘smile’

In a video message staff remind students they are missed

A sign reading “As much as I miss my barber… I miss you all a lot more,” signed by Mr. Main is just one of many messages shared by staff from James Kennedy Elementary in a video posted to YouTube on May 12, 2020. (video screen capture)
Kristi Robertson, a music teacher at Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School, created a virtual choir with 40 participants ranging from Grade 4 to age 50 accompanied by a video highlighting positive local stories. (video screen capture)

VIDEO: 40 singers form virtual choir to highlight positive Langley stories

A local music teacher created the video in dedication of 2020 graduates

Kristi Robertson, a music teacher at Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School, created a virtual choir with 40 participants ranging from Grade 4 to age 50 accompanied by a video highlighting positive local stories. (video screen capture)
A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver. (Jonathan Hayward/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

BC Restart Plan includes five stages leading return to in-class learning for province

Current stage includes in-class learning for children of essential workers and vulnerable students

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver. (Jonathan Hayward/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
‘I don’t know how teachers do it’: a thank you to Langley essential workers

‘I don’t know how teachers do it’: a thank you to Langley essential workers

Suspension of in-class instruction meant teachers had to adapt to virtual teaching

‘I don’t know how teachers do it’: a thank you to Langley essential workers
VIDEO: ‘It reinforces how much we need each other’

VIDEO: ‘It reinforces how much we need each other’

Langley Fundamental Schools invited families for social-distance-friendly parade Friday morning

VIDEO: ‘It reinforces how much we need each other’
Teachers at Belmont shared a video of themselves singing to help remind students they are missed at school. (screen shot)

VIDEO: Langley teachers sing to students to keep connected during COVID

Local elementary school works to engage with students

Teachers at Belmont shared a video of themselves singing to help remind students they are missed at school. (screen shot)
Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, flashes gift cards that will help feed local families amid COVID-19. (Susan Cairns/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley School District Foundation tells families to ‘lean on us’

Non-profit asks for donations while it continues to help feed low income families amid COVID-19

Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, flashes gift cards that will help feed local families amid COVID-19. (Susan Cairns/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Former vice-chair lashes out at Langley school board colleagues

Trustee Shelley Coburn called her sudden removal in February “bullying”

Langley School District’s board office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Christian School is one of several hosting day cares for the children of first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak (Harmony Wilson/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley schools host day care for children of essential service workers

Kids have a place to go while their parents battle the COVID-19 outbreak

Langley Christian School is one of several hosting day cares for the children of first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak (Harmony Wilson/special to Langley Advance Times)
Amid a COVID-19 outbreak, the Langley School District has a plan to educate its students remotely. (SD#35/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley students resume instruction at home

Langley School District issued a letter explaining roll out for remainder of school-year

Amid a COVID-19 outbreak, the Langley School District has a plan to educate its students remotely. (SD#35/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Phyllis and Fern Gabriel hold a copy of their hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ children’s book Let’s Count the Moon. (Langley Advance Times files)

VIDEO: coronavirus safety and a language lesson all in one

Kwantlen language teacher Fern Gabriel shares online handwashing tips in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓

Phyllis and Fern Gabriel hold a copy of their hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ children’s book Let’s Count the Moon. (Langley Advance Times files)