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Information for Parents

​​​​Mission is proud to be a diverse community and our schools reflect this diversity. All students should be actively engaged in their learning environments. Mission Public Schools is committed to providing the best support possible for children.  Student Services Department created a guide to help parents understand their role in their child's education.

Click here to access Student Services - Resources for Parents.
​​Click here for: A Parent's Guide to Critical Incidents​
Click here for: Safer Schools Together: Threat Assessment Protocol - Fair Notice​

​​​​What do I do if I have a concern about my child's educational program?
What if I think they may need support?

STEP ONE: If you have a question or concern about your child's academic and/or social-emotional well-being at school, you should talk to the Classroom Teacher. The Classroom Teacher may consult with the Learning Specialist Teacher and/or the Principal. This may, for example, initiate testing for specific needs your child may require.

STEP TWO: If after talking to the Classroom or Learning Specialist Teacher you still have a concern, then you should speak with the Principal or Vice-Principal. If you still have a concern after speaking with the Principal or Vice-Principal, then you should call the Director of Instruction, Student Services at 604-826-6286.

In the rare circumstance where your concerns have not been adequately addressed, the Board of Education Policy Appeals Bylaw​ recognizes the right of a parent or student to appeal any decision of an employee of the Board which significantly affects the education, health or safety of the student.

Help keep kids stay safe from bully behaviour online and at school

Bullying can affect all children and has negative impacts on the victim as well as the bully.  Bullying can appear in several forms:​

Verbal bullying: Examples are name calling, making fun of someone, making jokes at another's expense, unwelcome teasing and spreading secrets someone disclosed in confidence.

  • Physical bullying: Pushing, shoving, pinching, hitting, spitting, damaging property and vandalizing lockers or school supplies. 
  • Social bullying: Examples are spreading rumours, being exclusive with friends and excluding people from events or study groups.
  • Cyberbullying: Using social media to intimidate, exclude and disseminate private information or using texting, emails or other applications to damage someone's reputation.

Strategies focused on building self-esteem, developing respectful relationships and providing clear but respectful communication tend to be the most successful.

Children who are bullied need to be empowered and supported in developing healthy relationships.

Bullies on the other hand, need to learn social responsibility, empathy, right from wrong and remedial actions, such as rebuilding relationships and apologizing. 

What can you do as a parent to prevent or deal with bullying?

  • Encourage your child to report bullying they either experience or witness to school staff, such as teachers, counsellors, principals or parents.
  • Provide opportunities for open dialogue about sensitive topics.
  • If your child is the bully, encourage them to reflect on their actions, and how they would feel if the tables were turned and they were on the receiving end.
  • Help your children develop digital literacy so they are aware of what cyberbullying looks like and have strategies for handling cyberbullying when it arises.

Find more advice for preventing or dealing with bullying on Fraser Health's website at:

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