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2017 - 2018 Important Dates

Monday August 28: Wednesday August 30: Centralized Orientation at Rick Hansen Secondary School

Thursday August 31: In-school Orientation

Tuesday September 5: First day of school

Wednesday September 27 to Oct 4: Extension process for second semester begins

Monday October 9: Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Wednesday October 18: Invoices issued for extending students

Friday October 20: Secondary students trip to Victoria

October - Date to be confirmed*: Caving and water rafting (Comm Rec Extreme)

Wednesday November 1 : Extension payments due

Monday November 13:  Remembrance Day Observance

November - Date to be confirmed*:  Secondary students Vancouver Canucks Hockey Game & Downtown Vancouver

November - Date to be confirmed*: Paintball (Comm Rec Extreme)

Friday December 15: International Ski trip to Whistler Mountain

December - Date to be confirmed*: Lindeman Lake Backpacking (Comm Rec Extreme)

Friday December 22: Last day of classes for Christmas Break

Monday January 8: Classes restart after Christmas break

January Date to be confirmed*: Secondary students Whistler Ski/Snowboard Trip

January Date to be confirmed*: Comm Rec Extreme Ski/Snowboard/Snowshoe Trip

Monday January 23  to Wednesday January 25: Centralized Orientation for new International Students

Thursday January 26: In-school Orientation for new International Students - students go to their own school

Sunday January 28:  All leaving students must leave the District program.  The District custodianship, homestay, medical insurance will cease as of Jan 31

Tuesday January 30: Second semester starts for Secondary students

Thursday, February 1: New Middle and Elementary students start

February Date to be confirmed*: Comm Rec Extreme Ski/Snowboard/Snowshoe Trip

Monday February 12: Family Day Holiday

Monday February 19 - 28 : Renewal process for students returning in September 2018 begins

March Date to be confirmed*: Comm Rec Extreme Ski/Snowboard/Snowshoe Trip

March Date to be confirmed*: Secondary students Whistler Ski/Snowboard Trip

Thursday March 1: Deadline for renewal for students returning in September 2018

Friday March 2: International Ski trip to Whistler Mountain

Wednesday March 14: International Program office will renewal issue invoices to parents & representatives

Monday March 19 to Friday March 29: Spring Break

Late March Date to be confirmed*: Two night Comm Rec Extreme Ski/Snowboard/Snowshoe Trip

Friday March 30: Good Friday Holiday

Monday April 2: Easter Monday Holiday

Tuesday April 3: Schools reopen

April Date to be confirmed: Comm Rec Extreme Paintball

April Date to be confirmed: Comm Rec Extreme 4 day Stein Valley hike

Wednesday April 4: Payment due for students renewing for September 2018

April Date to be confirmed*: Secondary students Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer game and Downtown Vancouver

Multiple dates in May to be confirmed: Comm Rec Extreme Rock Climbing

May Date to be confirmed: Comm Rec Extreme River Rafting

Friday May 18 (Pro-D): Secondary students trip to Victoria

Monday May 21: Victoria Day Holiday

June Date to be confirmed: Annual International year-end event

June Date to be confirmed: Comm Rec Extreme Lindeman Lake Hike and swim

Thursday June 28: Last day for all students

Friday June 30: Last day for teachers.  All students who have completed their studies with SD#34 must leave the District program.  The District custodianship, homestay, medical insurance will cease as of June 30

Monday August 27: First day of Orientation.  Students should arrive a few days before to get acclimatized

Tuesday Sept 4: First day of classes