Willoughby Middle School Transition Team Meeting – November 22, 2018

The Willoughby Slope Transition Committee met Thursday, November 22nd to review the information gathered at the October meeting and to establish priorities. Under the headings ‘Student Safety’, ‘Transportation’, ‘Culture’, ‘Programming’, ‘Facilities’, and ‘Flexibility and Choice’, committee members ranked the importance of concerns to identify first steps and action items. With valuable input from the student representatives, the committee’s work is becoming more focused and continuing to move forward. The committee will meet again in mid-January. If you want to add your voice to the conversation, talk to your PAC, your school administrator or email feedback@sd35.bc.ca.

Thank you to the PAC, staff, students and administration who have volunteered for the team!


  • Willoughby Middle School Transition Team Meeting - October 11, 2018

    The Willoughby Slope Transition Committee met for the first time Thursday, October 11th to begin brainstorming topics to address as changes come to the slope. Representatives from school administration, DPAC and feeder school PACs got together with some eager students and brought up the issues they feel need to be considered – theme headings included ‘Student Safety’, ‘Transportation’, ‘Culture’, ‘Programming’, ‘Facilities’, and ‘PACs’. District staff will now boil down the information gathered into possible action items for the committee to arrange into priorities. The next Transition Committee meeting will be in late November. If you want to add your voice to the conversation, talk to your PAC, your school administrator or email feedback@sd35.bc.ca.

  • Willoughby Middle School Boundary Information Evening - September 13, 2018

  • Willoughby Middle School Boundary PAC Information Evening - June 13, 2018

  • RC Garnett Classroom Expansion - October 19, 2016

    RCG Expansion - Oct.19.16 final[3]_page1

  • Media Release, Willoughby Slope secondary school - June 24, 2016

    Media Release re: Langley Secondary School seismic upgrade and announcement of Willoughby Slope secondary school.

  • Deputy Minister's Letter: April 21, 2016

    April 21, 2016

    Mr David Bing, Deputy Minister of Education, responds to correspondence from Ms Megan Dykeman, Vice-Chair, Langley Board of Education.

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  • Eligibility Requirements for Attending YCMS – Effective September 2016

    June 17, 2014

    Dear Parent/Guardians:

    Re: Eligibility Requirements for Attending Yorkson Creek Middle School- Effective September 2016

    In response to potential overcrowding at the Yorkson Creek Middle School, the Langley School District will no longer be able to accommodate any non-catchment area child or non-school district child as part of the middle school intake for the 2016-2017 school year.

    Section 7 4.1 of the School Act defines a “non-catchment area child” as a person of school age, resident in the school district, but not a resident in the catchment area of a school. A “non-school district child” is defined as a person of school age, resident in British Columbia, but not resident in the school district.

    The catchment area in this case comprises the school boundaries of the five feeder elementary schools: Langley Meadows, R.C. Garnett, Willoughby, Richard Bulpitt and Lynn Fripps. Exceptions to this rule will be students that have older siblings attending Yorkson Creek Middle School orR. E. Mountain Secondary in September 2016.

    According to School District Policy #7008 – Student Registration:

    After enrolment of continuing students, and if the required space and facilities are determined to be available, applications from new students will be accepted in the following order of priority provided that application deadlines and other requirements have been met:
         i)   a catchment area child;
        ii)   a non-catchment area child;
       iii)   a non-school district child.

    Parents of non-catchment area children and non-school district children attending grade 4 and below in a Willoughby area school next year will need to make other arrangements to attend a school for grade 6 outside of the Willoughby area. Unless circumstances change and another middle school is developed in the Willoughby area, there will no longer be room to accommodate non-catchment area and non-school district children at Yorkson Creek Middle School as of the 2016-2017 school year.

    By issuing this notice 11ow the Langley School District is providing time for families in these circumstances to make other arrangements for their children prior to the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

    Please contact your school principal if you have questions.

    Gord Stewart
    Assistant Superintendent

    Eligibility Requirements for Attending YCMS  – Effective 2016 September (2014Jun17)

  • Willoughby Slope Community Consultation Meeting: June 8, 2015

  • Letter to Parents/Guardians of R.E. Mountain Catchment Schools - April 10, 2015

  • Letter to Parents/Guardians of R.E. Mountain Catchment Schools - April 27, 2015

  • Willoughby Spring 2015 Consultation Meeting: May 11, 2015 (Lynn Fripps Elementary, 1:00pm & 6:30pm)

  • Ministry of Education Letter to Superintendent Hoffman Regarding Willoughby Slope School Procedures and Status

  • Willoughby Community Consultation Meeting Q & A - Evening of May 11, 2015

  • Willoughby Community Consultation Meeting Q & A - Afternoon of May 11, 2015

  • Long-Term Facilities Plan and Willoughby Slope Recommendations: June 16, 2015

    At the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the Board of Education passed a motion directing staff to begin working with the community, schools and the Township of Langley to maintain the current configuration of schools (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) on the Willoughby slope.

    For the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years there will be no changes to configurations or catchments.

    For 2017 and beyond, there will be a drawing of new catchment boundaries for elementary schools on the Willoughby slope and potential drawing of catchment boundaries for the possible addition of a second middle school (subject to Ministry approval of a new school for the Willoughby slope).

    Long-Term Facilities Plan and Willoughby Slope Recommendations