Posted on May 22, 2020

Shihiya School

Waytkp Shihiya Families,

The health and safety of our students and staff are of our utmost concern and we have made the decision that the Shihiya School will remain closed until September 2020. Teachers and staff will continue to provide online learning resources and deliver weekly learning packages to students until the end of May. In June, teachers and staff will be sending home fun family-based activities in place of academic learning packages. The last day of weekly deliveries before summer break will be June 19. Speech and Language,

Occupational Therapy, and Counselling supports will continue to be provided until June 19 as well.

Teachers and staff will be providing weekly Zoom meetings and checking times for students to access any learning support they may need from home. The Zoom meetings will be accessible with your child’s classroom teacher and Certified Education Assistants (CEA's). This is an opportunity for your child to connect with someone virtually to help them with their learning at home. Zoom links for accessibility will be posted on Class Dojo and sent to parents via email.

Teachers are looking into offering learning supports throughout the summer and will be sending home information regarding this at a later date. When classes resume in September, teachers will assess each student and develop programs to suit individual needs and set the necessary supports in place for your child.

For any updates regarding Shihiya School and the Splatsin Education Department, stay tuned to our website and Facebook page. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, contact Head Teacher, Reidun Kopp: (250) 309-1201 or [email protected].

The Shihiya School would like to thank everyone for their continued support during these challenging times and look very forward to seeing students in September.


As graduation season is upon us we want to ensure that we do not miss any of Splatsin’s graduates. If you are, or have, a graduate in your family for 2020, please submit the below information to: [email protected]

  • Graduate’s Name
  • Parent’s Name
  • Phone #
  • Email address
  • Mailing Address
  • School Name
  • Designation (Grade 12/Certificate/Diploma/Degree)


If you would like to contact a specific staff member of the Education Department or the Shihiya School, go here.

School District No. 83 Indigenous Education Department

The district has announced that in place of a graduation celebration this year, Indigenous graduates will be presented with a beautiful blanket, certificate of recognition, and a wooden feather carved by local artist, John Sayers. They are also creating a video collage of the graduates which will be shared during a virtual viewing celebration (date TBA). Submit your information for the slideshow here.

There is also an opportunity to apply for one of three $500 scholarships. Apply here.

The school district is also offering graduates a $150 gift to help with future learning or career costs. To access these funds, apply here.