Due the ongoing labour dispute between the BCTF and the BC Government SD63 parents are being urged to “be ready for anything”. The district has advised that if a resolution is found the week of August 25th then there is a possibility of a normal start to the school year on September 2nd. If negotiations (or perhaps mediation) carry on through the long weekend with a resolution being found just prior to the scheduled start date of September 2nd, or any time after that, teachers will need a day to ensure classes are ready to welcome students. Parents should be prepared for students to return to classes within 24 hours of an announcement from SD63 that a settlement has been reached. Please monitor their webpage http://www.sd63.bc.ca as well as local media sites for any updates.