School News

List serve changes

February 9, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This is to inform you that we are moving from our current List-serve emails to a new system to send out parent information. We will be accessing the email address you have provided on your child’s verification form that is securely stored in your child’s MyEducation BC (MyEd BC) account. Emailed notices will be distributed by authorized school or district personnel only.

There are a few changes you will notice when receiving school emails. It will no longer come from School name – L@LISTS.SD41.BC.CA but rather Communications, School name< sysadmin@myeducation.gov.bc.ca.  Additionally, email from your PAC executive will come through the school administration and will be sent out using this database.

The advantages to using the MyEd BC database include:

  • Being able to send targeted information – grade or even class specific
  • A reduction in the challenges we have experienced with emails not being received to certain email domains (Hotmail, in particular)
  • Schools will maintain only one database
  • District staff will be able to send important District information

As per the List-Serv system, you will not be able to reply to emails and you will not see the names of the other persons on the list. If you have more than one child in the same school and receive duplicate emails from the new system please contact the school to inform them.

You may still unsubscribe to receiving emails at any time, however, it is important that you are aware that the ability to share information with parents via email is critical. Electronic communication is used for emergency purposes, to inform you of report card information, school, grade or classroom specific information and updates to curriculum.

We remain committed to providing you with information that is directly related to your child’s educational experience. If you have any questions, please call the office.