Welcome to Fulford Community Elementary School!
Fulford School is located at the south end of Salt Spring Island near Fulford Harbour. Our school is a beautiful building set in acres of woods and within easy walking distance of the ocean, lakes and streams. We have five multiage classes, one classroom for student support services, a one classroom dedicated to music and drama, a Multipurpose room and a library. We employ six teachers, three Special Education Assistants, one secretary, one custodian and a Principal.
Fulford School has a history of teaching excellence. Students are encouraged to develop their strengths through a varied and rich learning environment. Teachers and support staff provide a wealth of opportunities to the students, and the children bring incredible energy to learning. At our school, students come first - always.
Fulford School has a history of strong parental and community involvement. Parents are considered to be an essential part of our day-to-day program. We maintain strong links with Treefrog Daycare (which is located on the school property), including their children in our activities at times. Little Red Schoolhouse, located further out Beaver Point, is also closely connected with us. Local artists and community members work with our students regularly to share their expertise and passion. Fulford School is an integral part of its community.
Our staff, students and community believe in nurturing awe and wonder about the world in which we live, and we are interested in how that world is changing. Most of all we encourage exploration, social responsibility and environmental stewardship.
Above all, Fulford School is a place of joy. Our community is committed to supporting everyone, and we work hard to maintain healthy, happy relationships. Our school is a special place, and we marvel at that every day.
PLEASE SEE BULLETINS PAGE FOR WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
Inclement Weather and Snow Day Procedures
There are three possible scenarios for Salt Spring Island schools during inclement weather:
1) Buses running on main roads only: Schools are open as normal but the buses will be running on the main roads only, which means there is no Bus 2 (Beaver Point Road). Parents should listen to one of the following radio stations to hear announcements regarding bus service: CJSU 89.7 FM Duncan, CBC Radio 1 690 AM, CBC Radio 1 Victoria 9O.5 FM and CFSI 1O7.9 FM Salt Spring. Marie will also send an email out to the parents and a notice will be posted on the district website. See the following link for a main roads only schedule: Main Roads Only Route
2) Buses and/or water taxis not running yet School Is Open: Most students will likely not attend yet school is open. Parents should listen to one of the following radio stations to hear announcements regarding bus service: CJSU 89.7 FM Duncan, CBC Radio 1 690 AM, CBC Radio 1 Victoria 9O.5 FM and CFSI 1O7.9 FM Salt Spring. Marie will also send an email out to make this announcement if there isn’t a power outage and a notice will be posted on the school district website. Please use your discretion to decide if it is safe to transport your child to and from school.
3) Schools closed: Only in the most extreme cases would the school actually be closed. In this situation, Marie will send an email out to the parents and class phone trees will be activated to notify parents of the closure (for the few parents in each class who have requested a phone call). Announcements will again be made on the radio. * Please note: the phone trees will only be activated in the event of a school closure. In the other situations, it is parents’ responsibility to listen for announcements on the radio regarding bus service or check for an email from Marie. Notices are also posted on the front page of the district website.