Spectators at SAS – Proof of Vaccination Required

Further to the email School District No.83 sent out to our community referring to “Spectators at School Events and Activities“, we expect the number of spectators to exceed 50 at SAS sporting events, SAS music concerts and SAS theatre performances, and similar to our community partners (hockey rinks, recreation centres, movie theatres, restaurants, etc.proof of vaccination will be required for all spectators 12 years of age and older.

Currently, the only exceptions include: 

  • Student athletes and coaches participating in their own sporting event, as well as minor officials and officials assisting with that game
  • Band students, teachers, & volunteers participating in their own music concert
  • Musical theatre students, teachers, staff & official volunteers participating in their own performance.

The exceptions exist for those individuals whose participation is necessary to ensure the event or activity takes place. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Rob Cadden


Salmon Arm Secondary

COVID-19 exposure

Interior Health has notified School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) that there was a positive COVID-19 exposures at Salmon Arm Secondary (Sullivan Campus) on Nov. 18-19.

When there is an exposure, Interior Health will directly notify confirmed close contacts of the positive case with further instructions, including if they should self-isolate or self-monitor for symptoms of illness. If you are contacted by Interior Health, or receive a self-isolation/self-monitor letter, it is imperative that you follow their direction carefully. The most important thing for students and families to remember is that students who have any symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and get tested.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever/chills, shortness of breath, and loss of taste and smell. Most people experience only mild disease. A small number of people may experience a more moderate to severe illness requiring hospitalization.

COVID-19 is spread by respiratory droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. It may also be spread by touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.

The Board of Education of School District No. 83 is committed to ensuring all of our students, staff and schools are safe. Please use all the layers of protection available to you.

Report Cards & MyEd BC Family Portal

On Monday, November 22 we published Term 1 Report Cards and updated Transcripts to both the MyEd BC Student Portal and to the Family Portal.

Report Cards – hard copy

Each year, we generate a list of those families who would like a hard copy of their child’s report card to be picked up at the office, or a digital version (a PDF file) to be directly emailed. If you would like your name on this list, please email Meegan Waters, our front desk receptionist: mwaters@sd83.bc.ca

MyEd BC – Family Portal

Families received a series of emails over the last week letting you know we are moving from ParentConnect to MyEducation BC’s Family Portal, along with instructions and contact information if you required support.

To login, a link is provided on our website under the Parent menu. Once you successfully login, there is really good information to access, including attendance, transcript information, and student schedules.

For assistance with MyEducation BC and Family Portal, please email: MyEdSupport@sd83.bc.ca

Winter Sports are just around the corner!

Are you interested in trying out for the Golds boys basketball team or the Jewels girls basketball team? Perhaps you want to join the Ski/Snowboard team, or the Wrestling team?

Check in with Mr. Neid in the gym for more information and details on upcoming meetings and practice times.

Golds Boys Basketball: Jeff Johnson (jjjohnson@bdo.ca)

Jewels Girls Basketball: Tekki Brown-Hryniw (tbrownhr@sd83.bc.ca)

Ski/Snowboard Team: Chris Stromgren (cstromgr@sd83.bc.ca)

Wrestling Team: Ray Munsie (raymunsie@gmail.com)