Spring Break Mar 19-Apr 5

 Please see below the calendar, for more detailed information of listed events. 

Have a fantastic Spring Break, and a happy Easter too!

When we come back…

Mon. April 5

Tuesday, April 6

Wed. April 7

Thurs. April 8

Easter Monday

No School






Please complete daily health check before sending your child to school.

Please return Home Learning activities.


Cross Country Run – whole school (running loop-if our field is dry enough!)

Please complete daily health check before sending your child to school.


Primary class library book exchange


Class photos with Lifetouch – 9:15am




Please complete daily health check before sending your child to school.


Intermediate class Library book exchange


Kevin here (Arts)


Body Health and Science Starts next week! Do you have any questions? See notice sent home with the Summary of Learning prior to Spring Break.


Please complete daily health check before sending your child to school.

Alissa’ s note to families…  

Hi Everyone! Thank you for great Term 2! The kids put on a fantastic Showcase of Learning yesterday and we will work on getting some pictures of the event to you as soon as possible!  The kids are bringing home a little goodie bag today, and there is a little wooden egg ornament for them to decorate. They can add it to the Co-op display on their porch if they wish.

We return from Spring Break on April 6, 2021 and are looking forward to more events and activities as we wrap up our year together.

Comox Valley Schools is seeking feedback on the SD#71 School Calendar for the next 3 years. View the draft calendars for the 2021-2024 school years and share your comments.



SD71 Spring Mental Wellness Challenge for families

It’s back! A season for family, fun, food, and enjoyment. Take the challenge. Enter to win prizes. Contest closes April 30th. Draw May 7th.! https://www.comoxvalleyschools.ca/spring-mental-wellness-challenge-2021/od, and enjoyment. Take the challenge. Enter to win prizes. Contest closes April 30th. Draw May 7th. Spring Mental Wellness Challenge 2021

Class photos with Lifetouch on Wednesday April 7th.

There will not be a whole school photo this year due to COVID protocols, but each class will have their photo done on the morning of April 7th. Each student will receive a class photo once they have been printed.

School book draw  

There was a lucky winner of a signed, first edition copy of the latest Wings of Fire book. Congratulations to everyone who entered the contest!  There were 88 entries, one for each series title a student read. Pretty impressive reading for such a small school. 

Many thanks to Books4Brains Bookstore in Comox for generously donating both this book prize and a copy for the school. 

Have great Break everyone, with lots of time curled up with some good books! 

"Differently Wired" Parent Group

Support and guided discussion for people who identify as parents or caregivers of "differently wired" kids ages 0-12 (i.e. living with ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Gifted, 2E, Developmental Difference, Diagnosed or Non-Diagnosed).

Thursdays 11am-12pm on Zoom for 6 Weeks starting April 15th

To register and/or for more info email meredith@hornbydenmanhealth.com or call 250-898-0247


Calling all Hornby islanders -- to join in the COVID COMMUNITY CONVERSATION by Zoom on Sunday, March 28, from 2:00 to 4:00pm: a facilitated collaborative debrief and discussion of our experiences from this unprecedented year.

Register by email: office@hirra.ca or phone: 250-335-1482

Visit hirra.ca or hornbyeducation.com for full details.


Spring break programs with HIES and Hornby Recreation look like so much fun! We are so lucky to have awesome community organizations offering opportunities for Island students. Big shout out to the organizers!


Registrations for the 2021-2022 school year are being accepted

Kindergarten and new students to the Hornby Island Community school can begin the registration process starting on February 1st. The process is now all online at https://www.comoxvalleyschools.ca/student-registration/ Please let us know if you need any help or access to a computer to be able to complete the registration process.

Please note that registering as soon as possible is helpful to the planning process for the year to come.



Please model physical distancing during drop off and pick-up times. We also would appreciate the area in front of the bus being clear for us to bring students out safely. It also helps the drivers focus on their very important task.

Afterschool programs

If you are needing to contact Nina O’Donnell for information about HIES programming, the phone number at Room to Grow is 250-335-1085 and email address is hies.communityschoolcoord@gmail.com

School Closures, Power Outages, Ferry Cancellations

Our procedures for power outages and ferry cancellations that may affect regular operations of our school are as follows: if the power is out before school starts, the Principal/Vice Principal will contact the School District to make a decision on closing the school. If the school is to be closed we will begin the emergency call outs. If the power goes out during the day, we will make a decision based on information we receive about how long we will be without power. We may need to close the school. If this is to happen we will contact parents/guardians/emergency contacts. For this reason, and in the case of other emergencies, it is VERY important we have your verification forms with alternate emergency contacts. If School District #71 is closed due to weather conditions, Hornby School will also be closed unless otherwise stated. Again, the phone tree call out will be in effect and all efforts will be made to ensure call outs happen early in the morning.

If there are power outages we may not get through to your phone line; please be sure to listen to the local radio stations at 97.3 The Eagle and/or 98.9 The Goat, and if you can, check the School District website for notices on school closures at: https://www.comoxvalleyschools.ca/. Usually closures are announced prior to 6:30AM.

Please note: contact information we have on file is provided by parents at the beginning of the school year when you review and sign the student verification form; If there are any changes in contact information throughout the year (i.e. phone, address, etc.) please notify the school as soon as possible so this can be updated in our system.


Pick-ups and Drop-offs 

At this time, only School District #71 staff and students are authorized to be on the deck or in the modulars to help us maintain physical distancing and cleaning requirements. We have set up an area at the front entrance where you are able to pick-up resources or library books arranged in advance, or drop off completed work or books. Please use the sanitizer provided, and be sure to allow for physical distance if there are other people in the line. We are also asking for only preschool and school usage of the playground and field areas during school hours. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.


Use of School Facilities – The field and the covered shelter are currently unavailable for Community Use due to COVID 19 restrictions around gatherings. The Multi Mod and the Deck are currently also unavailable for community bookings.  

Our Methods of Communication  

Now more than ever, the strength of our communication between home and school is pivotal to learner success. We will stay connected while apart by... 

  • Email Updates from Teachers regarding assignments and activities 
  • Blog Updates
  • Weekly Notice: Sent out by email every Thursday to parents and staff. This is posted on our website at: http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/Please be sure to check your email every Thursday as important information such as school field trips, meetings, etc. are posted and announced in these notices.   
  • School WebsiteThe website will have the most up to date information and learning tools for familieshttp://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/  

 You can find the Student handbook on our website at: http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1064112&type=d&pREC_ID=1357585 


Our Community School Learning Hub Model 

Parents, learners, staff, and community are working together to co-create a learning model for Hornby Island Community School that incorporates blended learning with technology and community experiences/mentorships. Please visit our working website, http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/  for the most recent information.  

You can also contact alissa.pratt@sd71.bc.ca  (Vice Principal) for further information.


Hornby Island Community School – Code of Conduct http://hornbyisland.comoxvalleyschools.ca/apps/pages/index.jspuREC_ID=1064112&type=d&pREC_ID=1357581