Spirit Day!

This Thursday, the Principal for a Day winner, Jake, would like to have a school spirit day.

Principal Jake is requesting that all BPS students wear school colours or school clothing. If you own blue/white/yellow or Bakersfield spirit clothes, Thursday is your day.

Do you wonder what else Principal Jake has planned???

EQAO – Grades 3&6

For those parents with children in grades 3 and/or 6, please note that your child will be
participating in the grade 3 and 6 standards-based assessment, known as EQAO, Education Quality and Accountability Office. This year students will be participating in the assessment from May 21st to 31st. Specifically, our Grade 3 students will participate between May 21st and May 24th, while our Grade 6 students between May 27th and May 31st.  If at all possible, please ensure that you don’t book any family vacations and/or medical appointments during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

As many parents and educators are aware, EQAO assessments are used in schools to plan for continuous student improvement in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy. The school based results assist in developing goals for improvement, namely by targeting areas in the curriculum which may require additional focus.

International and Indigenous Languages (IIL) Program Registration for 2019-2020

Elementary International and Indigenous Languages Program Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will began on Thursday, April 11, 2019. We are pleased to announce that we are now offering online registration for our elementary program. Registering online will eliminate wait times and long line-ups. To facilitate registration, on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm, online registration will be available for the first time through Edsby on our webpage: www.yrdsb.ca/international-languages

Families can still register in person at the language site starting April 11 and in September.  Please contact our office at international.languages@yrdsb.ca if you would like to register in person before September.
Did you know that the IIL Program has over 20 languages to choose from? Currently we have approximately 15,000 students registered in our programs across the Board. Students from SK to Grade 8 are eligible to take language classes that run once a week during weekday evenings (from Tuesday to Friday) or Saturday mornings for 2.5 hours. There are many new and exciting things in store for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year, such as the opportunity to learn the Indigenous languages Ojibwe and Cree.

Please note that due to space limitations, registration applications will take place on a
first-come-first-serve basis. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment or lack of
teacher availability.

For more information about registration, courses, dates and locations, please
visit www.yrdsb.ca/international-languages or e-mail us at