Last Updated: January 21, 2019 3:11 PM

525 Central Ave.
P.O. Box 310
Grand Forks, BC
V0H 1H0
Fax: 250-442-5317
Phone: 250-442-5313

Attendance Line 442.5313

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Welcome to Walker Development Centre!

School District No. 51

SD51 Forum

The Board of Education would like to invite all parents, staff and community members to a presentation and conversation regarding planning for next school year. These meetings will be about 90 minutes and focus on our Financial Framework for Supporting Student Success.


1. An overview of SD51 Financial Framework for Supporting Student Success (Budget)

2. World Cafe-Stakeholder Discussion and Feedback

We are very interested in your thoughts on:
What is working well at your school?
What could be further developed at your school?
What types of skills/competencies you would like your child (or a child you know) to graduate with?

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Walker Development Centre

The Board of Education would appreciate your attendance
and input at this event.


Mission Statement:

The Walker Development Centre exists to provide a trusting and secure environment in which students with extraordinary circumstances can succeed in meeting academic goals.

Walker Development Centre Staff Believes:

In a safe and caring learning environment which fosters a sense of belonging;
In meeting the individual needs of students;
In treating all staff and students with respect;
In collaboration with our community partners;
In a team approach;
That all individuals can learn.

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Alternate to Suspension Program

Registration - click here for printable Student Registration Form

Students may access one of our four programs through various means:
1) Referral from a School District 51 school Principal
2) Referral from School District 51 Superintendent
3) Self-referral if you have been out of school for more than one semester or are coming into District from another alternate school setting

Junior and Senior Program
- Students currently enrolled in the school system, must have a referral from thier school Principal and School-based Team. This Referral is sent to the District Screening Committee for placement consideration.

Students who have been out of school for a minimum of one semester or out of district may complete a School District 51 Registration form and contact the Office at 250-442-5313 to schedule an in-take interview. This interview may result in some students being referred to a more appropriate school setting.

Adult Program
- Adults may be eligible to attend if they are 18 years of age or older, are looking to complete a 2004 Dogwood or Adult Graduation requirements and have not yet graduated from a k-12 publically funded education system.
- Adults seeking upgrading and some Senior Sciences will be referred to Selkirk College programs.

Please note that students may be required to do a skill assessment upon entry that will be used as an indicator of appropriateness of placement and course selection.

Please bring to your in-take interview:
Proof of residency
Birth certificate
Care Card
Last report card
Withdrawal from the last school attended
Documents supporting guardianship where applicable


Letter from Superintendent Re: Cannabis Letter to Parents - click here
Talk to your youth about drugs - BC Ministry of Health
Questions and Answers - New Curriculum - click here
Chart of Provincial Changes - click here
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Facebook - The School District has just launched a Facebook page where we will be keeping parents up to date on District activities, initiatives, and announcements. Please "like" our Facebook page so that you will be notified when information is posted.
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Medical Conditions/Allergies - Please contact the school office if your son or daughter has a medical condition or life-threatening allergy that would require administration of medication at school. A Medical Alert form and a Request for Administration of Medication at School form will need to be completed.

Coloured School Buses - The District school buses will now display specific colours for each route. The colour bars will be displayed immediately to the rear of the entrance door and under the first passenger window. The colours are as follows:
     GREEN - Route 1 (Eholt, Carson, Reservoir) - Rick Kost
     WHITE - Route 3 (North Fork, Brown Creek, Granby) - Pete Kootnekoff
     BROWN - Route 4 (Almond Gardens) - Debbie Dierckens
     BLUE - Route 2 (Almond Gardens, Gilpin, Nursery, Hardy Mountain) - Joanne Rooke
     RED - Route 5 (Texas Point, Christina Lake, Grand Forks) - Darryl Hunt
     PURPLE - Route 6 (Valley Heights, Christina Lake, Ponderosa) - Tamara Clark

Speaking Up! - The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) has published a parent guide to advocating for students in public schools. There is a copy of the guide in the office if any parents wish to come in and review it.


Daily Schedule

9:00 - 12:00 Junior
12:00 - 12:55 Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 Senior