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EOP not likely to open this week

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EOP not likely to open this week
by Gord Ritchie - Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 11:13 AM

It is with great sadness that the “first day of school” has arrived and our students, teachers, and support staff are not in school at this normally exciting time of year, comments North Okanagan-Shuswap School District #83 Superintendent of Schools Glenn Borthistle.

As with other public schools, EOP will not be offering courses to new students until the teacher strike is over. Students who started a course in the spring and are working to complete that course may continue to do so. Please contact Gord Ritchie at if you need any assistance with this.

When the teacher strike is over, our goal at EOP is to offer the following courses for the 2014-2015 school year. We will also continue to offer a program for grade 6-8 students previously registered in EOP. 

Grade 9 Courses

English 9, Science 9, Math 9, Socials 9 and PE 9

Grad Program Courses

IDS 10-12, Planning 10, English 10-12, Communication 11-12, Languages 10-11 (Rosetta Stone), ASL, Social Studies 10-11, Geography 12, Law 12, First Nations 12, Foundations and Pre-Calculus Math 10, Applications and Workplace Math 10-12, Foundation or Math 11-12, Pre-Calculus Math 11-12, Calculus 12, Science 10, Biology 11-12, Chemistry 11-12, Physics 11-12, Earth Science 11, Science and Tech 11, PE 10-12

“We know that a resolution will eventually be found and that “first day of school” will be held at some point in the near future and that teachers and support staff will once again be able to do the great work that they do with students on a daily basis. We will continue to keep parents and students advised of the latest developments on our district website (, our School District facebook page, and twitter site (@sd83schools).”

“We fully appreciate that the labour dispute has created a lot of uncertainty, frustration and inconve- nience for everyone. I look forward to soon having more positive news about the upcoming school year, and thank you for your continued patience during this extremely difficult time.”