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A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Abbotsford School of the Integrated Arts (Sumas). (Abbotsford School District)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Abbotsford high school

Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts’ exposure on Oct. 19, 20 and 21

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Abbotsford School of the Integrated Arts (Sumas). (Abbotsford School District)
RBSS students decorate a parking stall at the school as part of the Paint the Parking Lot project. (Facebook)

2021 Robert Bateman grads ‘Paint the Parking Lot’

RBSS students decorate Abbotsford school’s parking lot for a good cause

RBSS students decorate a parking stall at the school as part of the Paint the Parking Lot project. (Facebook)
The Abbotsford Teachers’ Union stated that local teachers worked without heat on Friday as secondary principals’ and vice-principals’ were at a work-related retreat in Whistler. (Google)

Abbotsford Teachers’ Union says teachers left in the cold on Friday

Abbotsford School District disagrees, saying all buildings were set to 21C on Pro-D Day

The Abbotsford Teachers’ Union stated that local teachers worked without heat on Friday as secondary principals’ and vice-principals’ were at a work-related retreat in Whistler. (Google)
A group of Abbotsford secondary principals’s and vice-principals are at a retreat in Whistler this weekend. (Whistler.com photo)

Abbotsford principals attending retreat in Whistler despite COVID-19 gathering restrictions

Unclear how reported group of 20 will be following COVID-19 protocols during Whistler Pro-D event

A group of Abbotsford secondary principals’s and vice-principals are at a retreat in Whistler this weekend. (Whistler.com photo)
The family of Anika Janz, who died after collapsing at school, has launched a GoFundMe to assist with funeral proceedings. (GoFundMe photo)

Family of Abbotsford student who died launches GoFundMe

Rick Hansen Secondary School student Anika Janz, 14, died after collapsing in PE class

The family of Anika Janz, who died after collapsing at school, has launched a GoFundMe to assist with funeral proceedings. (GoFundMe photo)
A Rick Hansen Secondary School student died in hospital after suffering a medical incident in class on Monday. (File photo)

Abbotsford student dies after medical incident in class

Rick Hansen Secondary School offering additional counselling for students who require it

A Rick Hansen Secondary School student died in hospital after suffering a medical incident in class on Monday. (File photo)
Abbotsford Senior Secondary School was one of several schools recording COVID-19 exposures this month. (File photo)

Several Abbotsford schools record COVID-19 exposures in October

Two secondary schools, one middle school and two elementary schools have virus exposure

Abbotsford Senior Secondary School was one of several schools recording COVID-19 exposures this month. (File photo)
Abbotsford School District building. Black Press file photo.

Two Abbotsford elementary schools record COVID-19 exposures, according to Fraser Health

‘Exposures’ defined as 1 positive case at school, ‘clusters’ as 2 or more, ‘outbreaks’ as widespread

Abbotsford School District building. Black Press file photo.
The North Poplar campus of Abbotsford School of the Integrated Arts has created an online version of the musical Mary Poppins Jr. The school had originally planned to stage the live production in April. (Screenshot from video)

Abbotsford school creates online version of Mary Poppins Jr.

North Poplar had originally planned to present live production in April

  • Jul 26, 2020
The North Poplar campus of Abbotsford School of the Integrated Arts has created an online version of the musical Mary Poppins Jr. The school had originally planned to stage the live production in April. (Screenshot from video)
The Abbotsford school district is moving to a quarterly schedule for high schools, instead of two semesters, in September.

Abbotsford high schools move to quarterly schedule due to COVID-19

Students will take two classes each quarter, instead of 4 or 5 per semester

The Abbotsford school district is moving to a quarterly schedule for high schools, instead of two semesters, in September.
This screen shot from the @a.s.s.s.confessions page posted on June 27 states that Abbotsford Senior Secondary School vice principal Malcolm Campbell has been attempting to shut the page down. (Instagram)

Instagram user claims Abbotsford Senior VP messaged followers to shut down page

@A.S.S.S.Confessions page claims school officials contacted families to find out person behind page

This screen shot from the @a.s.s.s.confessions page posted on June 27 states that Abbotsford Senior Secondary School vice principal Malcolm Campbell has been attempting to shut the page down. (Instagram)
The Abbotsford Quilters’ Guild has received an award in recognition of the quilts that members make and present every year to graduates of the New Beginnings Young Parent Program. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Quilters’ Guild recognized for support of young-parent program

Group a recipient of Partnership Award from B.C. Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association

  • May 26, 2020
The Abbotsford Quilters’ Guild has received an award in recognition of the quilts that members make and present every year to graduates of the New Beginnings Young Parent Program. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford School District photo.

Abbotsford School District survey asks for input on partial return to classes

Families asked to complete survey for each K-12 child in household

Abbotsford School District photo.
Donny’s Wax co-founders, Taro Milligan (left) and Erik Levings (right), take a picture with Donnie Irvine after surprising him with a brand-new skateboard. Submitted photo.

Two Abbotsford Grade 8s create skateboard-wax company, name it after friend with Down syndrome

Donny’s Wax to donate 10% of each sale to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society

Donny’s Wax co-founders, Taro Milligan (left) and Erik Levings (right), take a picture with Donnie Irvine after surprising him with a brand-new skateboard. Submitted photo.
One of the “incel” cartoons featured in the documentary which did not contain graphic-sexual imagery. Screenshot taken from Vice documentary, “This is what the life of an incel looks like.”

Abbotsford teacher suspended for showing ‘incel’ documentary to Grade 12 class

Video contained violent ‘graphic, cartoon-like, sexually-explicit’ images of women as sex objects

One of the “incel” cartoons featured in the documentary which did not contain graphic-sexual imagery. Screenshot taken from Vice documentary, “This is what the life of an incel looks like.”
Teachers from Ten-Broeck Elementary put together a car parade for students, parents and staff.

VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Ten-Broeck Elementary hosts car parade

Teachers hold car parade at Abbotsford school to honour students, parents and staff

Teachers from Ten-Broeck Elementary put together a car parade for students, parents and staff.
Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District.

Abbotsford School District delivering over 300 meals to in-need families amid pandemic

Local partners driving meals to student homes; food bank providing gift cards, hampers

Photo courtesy of Abbotsford School District.
A Bateman staff member gets set to “sign” the letter featured in a tribute video that staff made for students.

VIDEO: Abbotsford school urges students ‘don’t forget about me’

Robert Bateman Secondary School staff create video for students to Simple Minds tune

A Bateman staff member gets set to “sign” the letter featured in a tribute video that staff made for students.
VIDEO: Abbotsford music class records remote jam session from home

VIDEO: Abbotsford music class records remote jam session from home

Colleen and Gordie Howe Middle School students mix together ‘Take On Me’

VIDEO: Abbotsford music class records remote jam session from home
Sandy Hill Elementary students greet teachers as they pass by in a car parade on Monday.

VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Sandy Hill Elementary hosts car parade for students

Local school lets students know how much they miss them as COVID-19 delays classes

Sandy Hill Elementary students greet teachers as they pass by in a car parade on Monday.