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Students at Monterey middle school pass a soccer ball around a circle on May 22, an approved interactive game for students during the optional June 1 return to class. (Black Press Media file photo)
Students at Monterey middle school pass a soccer ball around a circle on May 22, an approved interactive game for students during the optional June 1 return to class. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Greater Victoria School District will welcome back students this fall. The province invested $45.6 million towards enhanced safety measures for school districts. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria School District prepares for fall classes

Province invests $45.6 million towards enhanced safety and cleaning measures for school districts

  • Jul 29, 2020
The Greater Victoria School District will welcome back students this fall. The province invested $45.6 million towards enhanced safety measures for school districts. (Black Press Media file photo)
Student Reese Emde takes part in a Vic High tradition and signs the brick wall in the school’s attic in 2018. While onsite group tours of the school won’t happen ahead of the seismic upgrade construction project due to start this year, a 3-D virtual tour is now available online. (Courtesy Vic High)

District launches virtual tour of historic Victoria High

Historic school destined for temporary closure due to seismic upgrades

Student Reese Emde takes part in a Vic High tradition and signs the brick wall in the school’s attic in 2018. While onsite group tours of the school won’t happen ahead of the seismic upgrade construction project due to start this year, a 3-D virtual tour is now available online. (Courtesy Vic High)
The Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association is calling for more diversity amongst school districts in the region. (Pixabay)

Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association calls for more diversity in region’s school districts

GVTA president says current situation highlights need for more representation

The Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association is calling for more diversity amongst school districts in the region. (Pixabay)
Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Monterey students record their COVID-19 stories for provincial project

Grade 7 students part of Royal B.C. Museum project

Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)                                Erin Faber sounds out her one-minute recording capturing what life has been like during COVID-19. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The Greater Victoria School Board will review the role of school liaison officers. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria School District to review role of school liaison officers

SD61 will create committee to consult with community members

The Greater Victoria School Board will review the role of school liaison officers. (Black Press Media file photo)
Macauley Elementary School in Esquimalt is under a hold and secure order following a cougar sighting Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt elementary school under hold and secure following cougar sighting

Macauley students will be released one-by-one at the end of the day

Macauley Elementary School in Esquimalt is under a hold and secure order following a cougar sighting Wednesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The Greater Victoria School District and Saanich Police are investigating racist, violent messages posted to an online yearbook for Mount Douglas Secondary. (Google Streetview)

School district, Saanich police investigate racist, violent online yearbook comments

Mount Douglas Secondary yearbook taken down after derogatory messages posted

The Greater Victoria School District and Saanich Police are investigating racist, violent messages posted to an online yearbook for Mount Douglas Secondary. (Google Streetview)
The former Sundance school that is currently home to Ecole Beausoleil of the Francophone school district, will possibly reopen in 2021 as a catchment elementary school in the Greater Victoria School District. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Sundance school to restart with students at Willows

School district delays Sundance reopening due to COVID-19

The former Sundance school that is currently home to Ecole Beausoleil of the Francophone school district, will possibly reopen in 2021 as a catchment elementary school in the Greater Victoria School District. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
The Greater Victoria School District has distributed more than 1,000 tablets to students who need access to technology for online learning. (Twitter/Greater Victoria SD)

SD61 distributes more than 1,000 Chromebooks and iPads to students learning from home

Devices are for students who require access to technology for online learning

The Greater Victoria School District has distributed more than 1,000 tablets to students who need access to technology for online learning. (Twitter/Greater Victoria SD)
Long time Oak Bay High track and field coaches (and teachers) Mike Sheffer and Keith Butler are supporting a new fundraising campaign to resurface the Jack Wallace Memorial Track behind the school. The two retiring teachers are hoping to make it their parting legacy. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Long time Oak Bay High track and field coaches (and teachers) Mike Sheffer and Keith Butler are supporting a new fundraising campaign to resurface the Jack Wallace Memorial Track behind the school. The two retiring teachers are hoping to make it their parting legacy. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Spectrum Community School is evacuating staff and students as a precaution against a potential bomb threat, as of Tuesday morning. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

UPDATED: Spectrum Secondary cancels classes Tuesday after bomb threat

SD61 says school is safe and will be open on Wednesday

Spectrum Community School is evacuating staff and students as a precaution against a potential bomb threat, as of Tuesday morning. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
GNS senior and primary schools are closed early for March break due to as a member of the school is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. (Oak Bay News file photo)

Glenlyon Norfolk School closes campuses in Victoria, Oak Bay due to potential COVID-19 case

As of Tuesday, both campuses are closed early for spring break

GNS senior and primary schools are closed early for March break due to as a member of the school is awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. (Oak Bay News file photo)
On March 2, the Greater Victoria board of education voted to formally censure trustee Diane McNally. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School District)

SD61 board votes to censure trustee after unauthorized disclosure of confidential report

Trustee Diane McNally has been suspend from in-camera meetings for one year

On March 2, the Greater Victoria board of education voted to formally censure trustee Diane McNally. (Courtesy of Greater Victoria School District)
The Greater Victoria School District is seeking public input. (Black Press File Photo)
The Greater Victoria School District is seeking public input. (Black Press File Photo)
Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

Greater Victoria School District will rename George Jay Elementary

The board will develop a committee to choose a new name

Board members of the Greater Victoria School District have voted to change the name of George Jay Elementary. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
The Greater Victoria School District is having its kindergarten registration Jan. 20-24. (Black Press Media File Photo).
The Greater Victoria School District is having its kindergarten registration Jan. 20-24. (Black Press Media File Photo).
Savory Elementary Grade 3 student Silas Gesslein (left) and Grade 5 students Hannah Little and Isaiah Gesslein enjoy the first significant snowfall of 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Schools open for session across Greater Victoria

Some bus routes may be delayed, altered due to slippery conditions

Savory Elementary Grade 3 student Silas Gesslein (left) and Grade 5 students Hannah Little and Isaiah Gesslein enjoy the first significant snowfall of 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

Victoria residents divided over changing school name due to its racist history

50 per cent of survey respondents favour changing name of George Jay Elementary

George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)