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
Eligibility Requirements for Attending YCMS – Effective September 2016
June 17, 2014
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.
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).